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: https://www.austinchamber.com/events/austin-gives-generous-business-awards-2020
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|
|Amplify Credit Union|
|Bank of America|
|Bank of America, Lillian Gray|
|Baylor Scott & White Health|
|BCL, Raquel Valdez|
|Charles Schwab, Joel Carrillo-Jacques|
|Elizabeth Christian Public Relations|
|Firehouse Animal Health Centers|
|Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union|
|Samsung Austin Semiconductor|
|Silicon Labs, May Ledesma|
|Texas Capital Bank|
|Texas Gas Service|
|Texas Mutual Insurance Company|
“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.
Tickets and tables for the Generous Business Awards luncheon can be purchased at https://www.austinchamber.com/events/austin-gives-generous-business-awards-2020.
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ABOUT AUSTIN GIVES
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 https://www.austinchamber.com/about/austin-gives.