Robert Godwin has been covering the non-profit scene in Austin from the time of blue jeans and backyard barbeques to the black-tie galas of today. With over 20,000 events recorded by word and photo, Godwin leads the leagues in rubber chicken consumption. As a constant witness to the power of publicity, he now seeks to enlist a legion of assistants by sharing his knowledge of the publicity process.
We can “Change the World”
The 2016 Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon brought its largest crowd ever (850+) to the Hyatt Regency. Appropriately entitled “We can Change the World–one moment, one person at a time”, the event created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Austin Chapter (AFP) proves that title every day. Event Chair Amy Jackson offered greetings to all before deferring to AFP President Sally Blue. Master of Ceremonies Chikage Windler (KEYE-TV) then led the program of awards.
Honored this year: Missy Strittmatter (Outstanding Fundraising Professional); Walt Penn (Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser); Samsung Austin Semiconductor (Outstanding Philanthropic Large Corporation); Buildasign.com (Outstanding Philanthropic Small/Medium Corporation); Archer S. Hadley (Kelly Davidson Memorial Outstanding Philanthropic Youth); Topfer Family Foundation (Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation/Organization); Amplify Austin (Special Recognition Award) and Milton Verret (Outstanding Philanthropist). The abridged version of detailing what each of these honorees did to earn their awards took up most of the time of the program. Each of the honorees in their own way made a fundamental change for the better in the lives of thousands of people. Most of these folks and organizations have been working for years–so you can multiply last year’s work by 10 or 20 or more. The youngest of the group, Archer S. Hadley, was in high school when he saw a access problem and put together the campaign that not only fixed the problem at his school, but is now working on more schools.
Calendar of Events
- Wimberley Arts Fest
The Waters Point13401 RR 12Wimberley, TX 78676 Saturday, April 22, 10am – Sunday, April 23, 2017, 5pm The Wimberley Valley Art League hosts its 9th annual Arts Fest at a new location directly on the B…
- Austin Food + Wine: Feast Under the Stars
Austin Food + Wine Festival800 W Riverside Dr, Austin, Texas 78704 Thursday, April 27, 2017, 6:30pm Join us Thursday night before the festival for our prelude event. We’re rolling out the tabletops an…
- UMLAUF Garden Party: "Under a Texas Sky"
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum605 Robert E. Lee RoadAustin TX 78704 Thursday, April 27, 2017, 6:30 – 9:30pm UMLAUF's Garden Party, this year on Thursday, April 27, and themed "Under a…
- 2017 Austin Food + Wine Festival
Austin Food + Wine Festival800 W Riverside Dr, Austin, Texas 78704 Friday, April 28 – Sunday, April 30, 2017 Get prepped for tastings, libations, hands-on grilling demos, and more from the world’s ris…
- Stand Up for CareBOX Program
Atlassian Austin303 Colorado Street, Austin, Texas Friday, April 28, 2017, 7 – 11pm The Second Annual Stand Up for CareBOX Program event features Austin's funniest comedians, locally crafted beer…