Austin Chamber announces Austin Gives Generous Business Awards honorees

Posted on 02/19/2020

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:

The Austin Gives Generous Business Awards luncheon will be held at the JW Marriott on Mar. 26.

AUSTIN, Texas—The Austin Chamber of Commerce announced former St. David’s Foundation CEO Earl Maxwell will be honored with the Bobby Jenkins Philanthropic Leadership Award at the Austin Gives Generous Business Awards on Mar. 26.

As the Philanthropic Leadership Award recipient, Earl’s interview will include how strong mentoring early on in his career impacted his vision for philanthropy’s role in communities. With the support of his partners at Maxwell Locke & Ritter, a model for business giving could be implemented, eventually leading to his decision to take on the CEO role at St. David’s Foundation.

The Chamber also announced the Generous Business Awards honorees:

A+ Federal Credit Union
American Constructors
Amplify Credit Union
Austin Detours
Bank of America
Bank of America, Lillian Gray
Baylor Scott & White Health
BCL, Raquel Valdez
Bloom Communications
Charles Schwab, Joel Carrillo-Jacques
Elizabeth Christian Public Relations
Firehouse Animal Health Centers
Intel Corporation
L'Oca d'Oro
Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union
Samsung Austin Semiconductor
Shop LC
Silicon Labs, May Ledesma
Silicon Labs
STG Design
Texas Capital Bank
Texas Gas Service
Texas Mutual Insurance Company
WP Engine

“The Generous Business Awards luncheon is one of the most important business events of the year because it uniquely highlights companies that serve as philanthropic models for others,” said VP of Marketing & Customer Engagement at Texas Mutual and 2020 Austin Gives Chair Jeremiah Bentley. “Texas Mutual is proud to have been recognized in the past for our commitment to building a stronger, safer Texas. We look forward to this event every year and love the opportunity to hear from businesses and individual leaders who are role models for the business community. Each year, we pick up tips that help us improve on our philanthropic programs.”

Austin Gives recognizes businesses that have pledged one percent of pre-tax earnings—such as volunteer time, products, services, and financial support—toward community impact efforts. The program is voluntary with no cost to participants.

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The Austin Gives Award program was created to recognize Austin businesses for their efforts to give back to community-based, non-profit organizations. Since its launch in 2011, the program has celebrated Austin as one of the most philanthropic regions in the nation. Learn more at