Finalists Announced for Austin Gives Generous Business Awards

Posted on 02/20/2018

UPDATE: due to concerns about COVID-19, the Austin Gives Generous Business Awards luncheon will be rescheduled for a later date. Check the event information page for future updates:

Awards to be presented at annual event on March 22

AUSTIN, Texas (Feb. 20, 2018) – The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce announced today 16 finalists for the Austin Gives Generous Business Awards which recognize organizations that demonstrate exemplary business philanthropy. One winning company from each of four categories will be honored at the annual awards luncheon scheduled for March 22, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency in Austin.

This year’s finalists represent all types and sizes of businesses. The finalists include the following categories: Charitable Champions (under 26 employees), Big Heart (27-100 employees), Bold Giver (100-400 employees), and Community Leaders (over 400 employees).

Antonelli's Cheese Shop Charitable Champion
Bloom Communications Charitable Champion
Junkluggers of Austin Charitable Champion
Moonshine Sweet Tea Charitable Champion
Holtzman Partners Big Heart
JE Dunn Construction Big Heart
Roadwire Big Heart
Accruent, LLC Bold Giver
Austin American-Statesman Bold Giver
Rose Dental Group Bold Giver
WP Engine Bold Giver
BBVA Compass Community Leaders
NetSpend Community Leaders
Texas Mutual Insurance Company Community Leaders
Wells Fargo Community Leaders

The Generous Business Awards were created by Austin Gives to recognize and celebrate businesses in the Austin community who make giving back a part of their business model. Since its launch in 2011, the Austin Gives program has celebrated Austin as one of the most philanthropic regions in the nation and has quickly grown with over 500 companies in the network. The recipient of this year's Bobby Jenkins Philanthropic Leadership Award will be announced at a later date.

"We are excited to recognize these outstanding companies who are making a difference in our community through generous philanthropy and a commitment to helping others,” Denise Bradley, Ph.D., vice president, communication & community affairs, St. David’s HealthCare, and Austin Gives Chair said. “It’s organizations like these that make Austin a truly special place.”

About Austin Gives
Austin Gives, a program of the Austin Chamber, is committed to recognizing and encouraging business philanthropy in Austin, Texas. Businesses of all sizes that commit to giving one or more percent of their pre- tax earnings toward financial contributions, donated products or services or volunteering are invited to be recognized as an Austin Gives Business.

About the Greater Austin Chamber
The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce focuses on how the Austin Region works. We serve as the voice of business for 2,800 organizations representing a combined workforce of about 330,000 employees throughout Central Texas. Our mission is to provide leadership that facilitates the creation of a prosperous economy and effective advocacy for members. For more information, please visit

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Media Inquiries:
Luke Sheffield, Public Relations Manager
Austin Chamber of Commerce