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Robert Godwin

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”

Posted at February 5, 2016 by Comments Off on 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); (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.

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