2013 Austin Gives GeneroCity Award Application
Austin Gives wants to recognize businesses that are leaders in philanthropy, making a difference in the Austin community.
In 2012, Austin Gives was established through a collaboration between the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, the United Way for Greater Austin, the Entrepreneurs Foundation, the Austin Community Foundation and I Live Here, I Give Here. Austin Gives was designed to recognize and celebrate businesses that donate 1% or more of their pre-tax earnings to philanthropy in the Austin community.
Each year, three companies will be selected from among Austin Gives participants to be honored for their exceptional giving programs. One honoree will be chosen from each of three categories: Bold Givers (large = 250 plus employees), Big Hearts (mid-sized = 50 – 250 employees), and Charitable Champions (small = under 50 employees). These honored businesses stand out for their leadership and innovation in philanthropy and serve as role models for others.
Eligibility: Must be an Austin Gives member and not have won in the previous year.
Award Announcement: Winners will be announced and honored at the Austin Gives Awards luncheon on January 7, 2014 with keynote speaker John Paul DeJoria, Co-Founder of John Paul Mitchell Systems, Patrón Spirits and JP’s Peace, Love & Happiness Foundation.
Application: Click here to download the 2013 GeneroCity Award application.
Application Process: Complete the application and submit it electronically to email@example.com. References should also come electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions should go to email@example.com.
Application Deadline: Monday, December 2, 2013
2012 GeneroCity Awards
We are thrilled to have received so many applications for our first GeneroCity awards; over 20% of our members applied for the awards.
It is inspiring to see all the wonderful philanthropy happening in Austin so the judges, a panel of community leaders, had a very difficult time selecting the few winners. Please congratulate these award winners:
Harden Healthcare Bold Giver GeneroCity Award (over 250 employees)
Harden Healthcare promotes a culture of servant leadership throughout the company. Support of numerous non-profits through donations and company-wide volunteer opportunities includes delivering Meals on Wheels, collecting Toys for Tots and mentoring youth within the community.
BuildASign.com Big Heart GeneroCity Award (50 to 250 employees)
BuildASign.com has prioritized philanthropy since its inception. Not only does the company monetarily donate and encourage employees to engage in the community, BuildASign.com also regularly creates banners for military families free of charge. These banners are used to welcome loved ones returning home from deployment.
Give Realty Charitable Champion GeneroCity Award (under 50 employees)
Give Realty was founded under the for-benefit business model, which commits a dedicated portion of company earnings towards philanthropy. With 25% of commissions given to charities of its clients’ choice, Give Realty, Inc. has donated a total of $227,800 since July 23, 2008.
The GeneroCity Award recipients were selected by a panel comprised of local community leaders including Nikelle Meade of Brown McCarroll; John-Michael Cortez of CapMetro; Ed Kargbo of Yellow Cab; Denise Bradley of St. David’s Healthcare; and Bobby Jenkins of ABC Home and Commercial Services.
Below are the finalists for each of the three awards and they deserve congratulations as well.
GeneroCity award: Bold Giver Finalists (over 250 employees)
University Federal Credit Union
GeneroCity award: Big Heart Finalists (50 to 250 employees)
Texas Gas Service
GeneroCity award: Charitable Champion Finalists (under 50 employees)
Elizabeth Christian & Associates Public Relations
Give Realty, Inc.
South Texas Money Management, Ltd.
Zuma Office Supply