AUSTIN, Texas - The winners of Austin Chamber of Commerce's Austin Gives Awards were announced on May 7th at an awards ceremony that took place at the JW Marriott in Austin. Over 450 guests were in attendance at the event, which takes place every year to honor companies and individuals who go above and beyond to give back to the community-based non-profit organizations. In addition to the regular awards, the Bobby Jenkins Philanthropic Leader of the Year Award was presented to Patsy Woods Martin, founder of I Live Here, I Give Here and creator of Amplify Austin Day.

Austin Chamber CEO Jeremy Martin kicked off the event, followed by St. David's HealthCare Vice President Denise Bradley, who introduced Keynote Speaker Jake Wood, founder of Groundswell and Project Rubicon. Judy Maggio and Leslie Rhode of ATX Good News highlighted the day's first award recipient, Patsy Woods Martin, who received the Bobby Jenkins Philanthropic Leader of the Year Award. Austin Gives Vice Chair Bobby Jenkins was also part of the ceremony, and handed things off to CBS's Austin's Walt Maciborski, who emceed the awards portion.

2024 Austin Gives Winners:

Employee Engagement: Medium - BEC General Contractors Inc.

Employee Engagement: Large - Brohn Homes

Employee Engagement: Extra Large - Charles Schwab

Charitable Champion: Pet Honesty

Big Heart: ECPR Texas

Bold Giver: STG Design

Community Leader: Austin Arena Company LLC

Volunteer of the Year (tie): Emily Beckman, George P Johnson Experience Marketing and Deanna DeHaven, C2C Media

Bobby Jenkins Philanthropic Leader of the Year: Patsy Woods Martin.

A giant thank you to our Keynote Speaker, Jake Wood, our Storytelling Partners: ATX Good News (Judy Maggio & Leslie Rhode), Joel Coffman and RecognizeGood, and our Emcee Walt Maciborski of CBS Austin.

The day wouldn't have been possible without the hard work of our Austin Gives volunteer team, led by Austin Gives Vice Chair Bobby Jenkins. Thanks to everyone on our Judging Committee, Nominating Committee, and our Steering Committee, led by Kathleen Lucente.

Event sponsors included: Presenting Sponsors: St. David's HealthCare and St. David's Foundation, Live Music Reception Sponsor: PNC, Video Sponsor: Texas Mutual Insurance Company, Award Sponsors: Nyle Maxwell Family of Dealerships, Dignity Memorial and ABC Home & Commercial Services - Texas, Corporate Sponsors: Ascension, CleanScapes, Southwest Airlines, and Westminster Austin, and Supporting Sponsors: Amplify Credit Union, Encotech Engineering Consultants, Inc., Schlotzsky's, and Texas Disposal Systems.

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