Philanthropy saved the historic Driskill Hotel from demolition almost 50 years ago. When developers threatened to bulldoze the property, The Heritage Society of Austin (now called Preservation Austin) raised more than $900,000 by hosting a “bake sale” Read More
Stories from GivingCity’s regular Sunday column in the Austin American-Statesman.
Support for our coverage of Philanthropy stories comes from St. David’s Foundation. Since 1999, the Austin American-Statesman’s Season for Caring program has been raising money the old-fashioned way: Compelling stories distributed as widely as possible. Read More
In today’s Statesman, editorial writer Tara Tower Doolittle makes a plea to help the families served by the Palomita Early Childhood Development Center in southeast Austin. Last weekend, vandals broke into the childcare center and Read More
I’m thinking about the Austin Community Foundation today as they pore through thousands of envelopes filled with checks from the Austin American-Statesman’s Season for Caring campaign. That campaign launched for the 16th year this past Read More
From Andrea Ball’s story in the Statesman yesterday: “Charities Suffering in an Ailing Economy” The Christmas Bureau of Austin and Travis County — which gives holiday gifts to needy children — still has 2,300 unsponsored Read More