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By Misty Whited / July 16, 2019
Coralie Pledger is recognized for her outstanding financial stewardship and impact in the Central Texas community.
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By Lucy Weberlein / April 8, 2019
In honor of Earth Month, we're sharing some of our eco-friendly initiatives, led by Foundation staff.
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By Lucy Weberlein / February 11, 2019
Local leaders in the food system sector provide insights into Central Texas' efforts to re-design our local food system to benefit our whole community.
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By Mike Nellis / August 17, 2018
Recently, a few vocal critics have taken to the national press to paint a one-sided and incomplete picture of donor-advised funds — a tool that provides millions of dollars annually to Austin nonprofits.
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By Guest Blogger / July 3, 2018
The Foundation offers a new technology-based solution to support your charitable giving needs. Modern Giving is a new tool to address the growing need for accessible, efficient and democratic philanthropy in our community.
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By Guest Blogger / January 2, 2018
As 2017 comes to a close, consider reviewing your philanthropic goals and maximize your giving.
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By Guest Blogger / November 30, 2017
In November, Austin Community Foundation and St. David’s Foundation invited Ellen Marshall, with the Colorado Initiative to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy, to Austin Forward, a speaker series hosted for local philanthropists that features forward-thinking leaders from around the country.
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By Guest Blogger / July 25, 2017
"For every fund and donation, there is a person with a story," reflects Amy Allen, Senior Philanthropic Officer, on her 25 years at the Foundation.
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By Guest Blogger / May 16, 2017
Fiscal Sponsorship is a service the Foundation provides to help address community-wide problems as an alternative to starting and running a nonprofit organization.
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By Guest Blogger / March 31, 2017
Recently we announced new investment options that speak to donors’ varying objectives and investment philosophies. These new choices allow donors to select investment strategies that match their time horizon goals as well as their investment cost philosophy.
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