Tag Archive for Austin volunteering

TREND: More Austin businesses giving back

In Austin, we just may be at the tipping point for charitable giving from local businesses. Ask Debbie Johnson, who manages Austin Gives, a program that recruits and recognizes local businesses that give back. Though the program is less than two years old, it already has almost 200 members, many of which stepped up their…

Nonprofits Push for Hispanic Leaders in Austin

Whatever you think of Austin’s surge in the Hispanic population, there’s no denying that it creates a need for more Hispanic leaders. And as usual, Austin’s nimble nonprofit organizations are responding to the need. By the year 2050, 1 in 3 Americans will be Latino, according to demographic projections. In Travis County it’s already happening:…

Love, Jane Rose

Last week, nonprofits across town recognized National Volunteer Week, which was conceived by the Hands On Network and the Points of Light. One of the warmest, most heartfelt thanks came from Jane Rose, volunteer services coordinator at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Austin. “I created something of a ‘love letter’ to all volunteers, not just…

Donate: The man is selling space on his arms, people.

On September 2, Rob Cunningham will swim in Town Lake from the 360 Bridge to Tom Miller Dam, 4.1 miles total. Then, in October, he’ll ride his bike from Dallas to Austin, 200 miles. He’s not a “fitness freak,” per se. No, Rob’s more of a philanthropy freak. Because you don’t just jump in the…