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St. David’s Foundation Turns Up Amplify Austin
In support of this year’s successful Amplify Austin effort, St. David’s Foundation announced grants totaling $370,000 to more than 30 health care related nonprofits and agencies, supplementing the funds raised by the Foundation’s grant partners during the 24-hour fund drive.
Amplify Austin’s fundraising efforts in early March were a huge success for the local community. The objective was to raise $1 million in donations to Austin nonprofits in 24 hours. The goal was reached and surpassed, with the Foundation grants taking the total to just over $3 million.
Executive and Development Directors of 37 St. David’s Foundation partner agencies joined Earl Maxwell, CEO of the Foundation, for lunch and, most importently, accepting the checks. The Foundation’s partner agencies were informed prior to the launch of Amplify Austin that the Foundation would supplement the donations they raised during the one-day fundraising drive.
“Hospice Austin was delighted to participate in Amplify Austin, and we are tremendously gratified by the generous response from our supporters all across the community,” said Grace Washington, Development Director at Hospice Austin. “To add to our delight, St. David’s Foundation has contributed almost $60,000 in support of our efforts to raise funds through Amplify. As a result, Hospice Austin will be able to serve more families here in Central Texas.”
Calendar of Events
- Celebration of Art FUN-Raiser
Art for the People 1711 S 1st Street Austin TX 78704 Friday, March 24, 6:30pm – Monday, March 27, 2017, 9pm Celebration of Art FUN-Raiser! Friday, March 24th (6:30-9:00p) Art of Celebration Group Exhi…
- MotoAmerica Livery Reveals presented by Treaty Oak
Container Bar 90 Rainey St, Austin, Texas 78701 Monday, March 27, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30pm The 2017 MotoAmerica off-season mystery will come to a climatic end at this time with the revealing of several tea…
- Parkside Projects’ Beverage Series: Amari Class
Olive & June, 3411 Glenview Ave, Austin, TX 78703 Monday, March 27, 2017, 6:30 – 10pm Join Parkside Projects at Olive & June for the 2nd installment of its Beverage Class Series – Amari Class,…
- Ella Goes to Round Top
Hotel Ella1900 Rio Grande StAustin, TX 78705 Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 9:30am – 10:30pm Hotel Ella and Texas Monthly are offering guided day trip packages to the 49th Annual Spring Antique Fair in Roun…
- Two Guys on Your Head: Are We Conscious Automata?
Cactus Cafe2247 Guadalupe St, Austin, Texas 78712 Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 6 – 8pm In this exciting collaboration, the Ney teams up with KUT Radio to present Two Guys On Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and…