Turk Pipkin, Eric Johnson, Ray Benson and UT President Bill Powers present the donation check to ACF's Jeff Garvey.
A Big Month for Giving in
From one of the biggest concerts of the year to our annual fundraiser and wonderful recognition from the community, October was a busy month at the Austin Community Foundation.
The Fire Relief Concert on Oct. 17 was a huge success, raising more than $725,000 for ACF's Central Texas Wildfire Fund.
Thanks to organizers, Mike Hall of Texas Monthly and Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel, as well as Turk Pipkin and Eric Johnson, thousands of Central Texas learned about our fund and the work we're doing to help these communities recover from the wildfires of Labor Day Weekend.
The next night, we were pleased to honor Ann Butler, Edith Royal, Sandra Martin, John C. Blazier and three of Austin's finest animal charities at our annual
Edith Royal and Ann Butler at Celebration of Giving.
Celebration of Giving on Oct. 18. Hundreds attended this festive event, including representatives from the Austin American-Statesman, which published glowing stories of our success.
Thank you to Austin Ventures, Ann Butler and all of our sponsors. We're proud to continue our role as the hub of philanthropic giving in Central Texas.
See more photos from the 2011 Celebration of Giving.