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04.16.2014 | 90TH ANNIVESARY, MAKES AUSTIN GREATER Comments

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As part of our 90-day celebration of UWATX’s 90th anniversary, we’re working on 10 lists of 9 highlighting influential and impactful people in the Austin community. In this second part of our series, we bring you nine philanthropic leaders in the Austin community - 1. Susan and Michael DellIn 1999, Susan and Michael Dell established the Austin-based Michael & Susan Dell Foundation. The Michael & Susan ... Read More >

Spring Day of Caring 2014

04.12.2014 | HANDS ON CENTRAL TEXAS Comments

Three months of volunteering in ONE day

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Yesterday, more than 700 volunteers joined us for Spring Day of Caring - a citywide call for volunteers managed by our Hands On ... Read More >

 
Happy VPL students

04.08.2014 | MAKES AUSTIN GREATER, TARGET GRADUATION, YOUNG LEADERS SOCIETY Comments

WOW – YLSers sure did make Austin greater the past two weeks!

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We just wrapped up the YLS Virtual Giveathon - and  I for one couldn't be more excited about the results:  These efforts directly ... Read More >

 
UWATX @ Alamo Drafthouse

04.06.2014 | 90TH ANNIVESARY, MAKES AUSTIN GREATER Comments

Nine iconic Austin filmmakers that make Austin greater

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As part of our 90-day celebration of UWATX's 90th anniversary, we're working on 10 lists of 9 highlighting influential and ... Read More >

 
Bastrop, Texas

04.05.2014 | 90TH ANNIVESARY, FROM THE PRESIDENT, MAKES AUSTIN GREATER Comments

My love affair with Austin’s aggressive optimism

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As our organization celebrates 90 years of serving this community and growing up alongside Austin, I've been reflecting on what ... Read More >

 
Out of School Time

03.31.2014 | TARGET GRADUATION Comments

Education shouldn’t end when the school day does

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80 percentPortion of students' WAKING hours spent outside of school According to the most pervasive narrative, school is the place ... Read More >

 
Raul Sanchez, Webb Principal

03.27.2014 | SUCCESS STORIES, TARGET GRADUATION, YOUNG LEADERS SOCIETY Comments

Meet Raul Sanchez

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It’s no secret that Austin, Texas is great, arguably the envy of the world: it’s the live music capital, boasts a roaring economy, ... Read More >

 
Insurance Industry Challenge

03.26.2014 | EMPLOYEE GIVING Comments

Insurance industry exceeded goal!

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Last night, the insurance community came together to celebrate an incredible achievement: in it's first year, the Insurance ... Read More >

 
YLS Virtual Giveathon - it's for the kids!

03.24.2014 | TARGET GRADUATION, YOUNG LEADERS SOCIETY Comments

It’s for the kids!

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A year ago, we relaunched the Young Leaders Society with a few big changes - an increased focus on volunteerism, a strong ... Read More >

 
Pediatric Fellows make Austin greater

03.22.2014 | SUCCESS BY 6 Comments

Strengthening all parts of the village

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As the saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child - supportive parents, well-trained child care workers, friendly and ... Read More >