$1,015.00 was donated to Leadership Austin on behalf of Toni Born. Leadership Austin prepares community leaders with the skills to lead, an understanding of the issues, and a strong network with which to connect and serve Greater Austin. Give Realty is a huge supporter of Leadership Austin and their programs. Every agent at Give goes through their Experience Austin Program and Laurie is a graduate of their Essentials program. Did you know, an additional $100 from every transaction supports Leadership Austin programming? Through this, Give Realty also sponsors the Best Party Ever and provides a $1500 social entrepreneur scholarship fund every year.
$2,235.00 was donated to Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Research Foundation on behalf of Laura Angell and Daniel Barbour. Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a rare cancer of secretory glands, typically originating in the head and neck region. The Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Research Foundation (ACCRF) supports research into adenoid cystic carcinoma that will accelerate the development of improved therapies and a cure for the disease
$800.00 was donated to the Austin Young Chamber Foundation on behalf of Ty and Lindsey Tyner. Pictured above are the AYC Board Members in front of the iconic Willie Nelson statue and the ACL-Live location. The Austin Young Chamber of Commerce (AYC) is the fastest growing young professional’s organization in Central Texas. The purpose of the AYC is to provide valuable opportunities for the professional and personal development of young professionals. Members of the AYC have the opportunity to get involved, learn how to make a difference in the community, and become the next generation of Austin leaders. Our mission is to develop and connect young professionals in Austin to create business, community and individual success.
The Tyner’s total donation was for $2,550.00. Leadership Austin received $1,300.00 and Pug Rescue received $450.00
$2,452.50 Donated to Outreach Ethiopia on behalf of the Heineman family. Outreach Ethiopia’s mission is to stop child labor and assist orphaned and vulnerable children with education and life skills to improve their survival and development opportunities in rural Ethiopia. They are dedicated to providing food, school uniforms/supplies, and life skills training for 111 orphaned children and their guardians in a very poor, under privileged village in Ethiopia. Outreach Ethiopia also provides school text books, books for the libraries, furniture, and laboratory equipment. 100% of donations go directly to benefit the children and elderly in Weledi, Ethiopia. You can learn more about this organization by visiting their website at www.outreachethiopia.org.
$4,500.00 was donated by Josh and Amanda Flores to KLRU for the Friends of ACL program. Both Josh and Amanda are music lovers and huge fans of Austin City Limits so they combined forces with Give Realty and look forward to seeing some live shows in 2015!
$1,350.00 Donated to Nebraska chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on behalf of Jackie Collett and Allan Mittelstaedt. Jackie started her 10 year fundraising career working with and learning from Shannon Gubbels, the Executive Director. After moving back to Omaha last year, Allan and Jackie continued their involvement with the organization for several reasons. Jackie attribute’s her success as a fundraiser to everything she learned from Shannon, the dedicated CFF volunteers, and the amazing patients. The CF Foundation is a world leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis and is consistently recognized for the development of life saving drugs, education, support, and fiscal responsibility. “Since my introduction to the Foundation in 2003, the average life expectancy of CF patients has increased by more than a decade! It was important to my husband and I that our donation support an organization we can trust to produce results, and the CF Foundation continues to make great strides in saving lives.” You can learn more about this organization by visiting their website http://www.cff.org/Chapters/nebraska/
$1,425.00 was donated to KUT on behalf of Varsha Raj and Pradeep Ravikumar. They are big fans of all the KUT programming and were thrilled to be able to give back to an organization who makes their drive time so enjoyable. Out thanks to Stewart, Brian and Parrish for a great tour of the studio and to Nathan for sharing his time with us. Oh, and the socks are amazing!
Chris and Amy are long-time animal lovers and they wanted to support these local organizations even though they are moving away. Love-A-Bull was organized to educate and to advocate on behalf of the American Pit Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier, and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier (all breeds commonly referred to as “pit bulls”) and pit bull mixes. The mission of Love-A-Bull is to promote responsible guardianship and improve the image and lives of pit bull type dogs through education, advocacy, and rescue. Divine Canine is a non-profit formed in 2004 by a group of dog lovers who had the goal of sharing the unconditional love of dogs with people confined to special needs facilities in Central Texas. Their success is based on two simple premises. First, there exists a deep, mysterious bond of healing between humans and their dogs. Second, dog enthusiasts are a responsible, dedicated and highly driven volunteer demographic. Our volunteer teams care about their community and want to share the joy their dogs give.
$1,481.00 donated to Helping Hand Home for Children on behalf of the Ryan Family. When the Ryan’s relocated to Austin and purchased their new home, they wanted to support a nonprofit that helped better the lives of children. Helping Hand Home for Children provides a nurturing and therapeutic home for children who have suffered abuse and neglect. In 1893, an abandoned newborn was discovered in a shoebox at Austin’s railway station, was cared for by a group of local women and the first childcare facility in Austin was formed. Today it is known as Helping Hand Home for Children.
$1,500.00 donated to Friends of Austin Animal Center on behalf of Chantelle Wallace. Chantelle was a long-time volunteer and wanted to continue to support the organization even though she was moving away. FoAAC is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to improving the lives of the animals at the Austin Animal Center (AAC) and supporting the programs, customers, and staff of the Center. The Austin Animal Center is the largest no-kill shelter in the United States, and we are proud to be associated with AAC. Friends of AAC sponsors Hard Luck Hounds, Desperate Housecats, and Classic Canines and Cats, all of which help find forever homes for the neediest animals in the shelter.