Category Archives: Makes Austin Greater

Betsey Abell makes Austin greater

04.16.2014 | 90TH ANNIVESARY, MAKES AUSTIN GREATER Comments

Nine philanthropists 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 >

 
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 >

 
VPL students at Webb Middle School

03.20.2014 | HANDS ON CENTRAL TEXAS, MAKES AUSTIN GREATER, SUCCESS STORIES, TARGET GRADUATION, YOUNG LEADERS SOCIETY Comments

A middle school perspective on leadership

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On the surface, these students look like any other boys in the St. John's neighborhood - Jose is a Webb Middle School student who ... Read More >

 
YLS members & recruits get involved at Decker!

03.12.2014 | HANDS ON CENTRAL TEXAS, MAKES AUSTIN GREATER, TARGET GRADUATION, YOUNG LEADERS SOCIETY Comments

YLS & student leaders expand the Decker Middle School Garden!

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Last month, a small group of volunteers gathered at Decker Middle School to work on the community garden.  We were current YLS ... Read More >

 
Volunteers gather for MLK Day of Service

01.20.2014 | HANDS ON CENTRAL TEXAS, MAKES AUSTIN GREATER Comments

15th Annual MLK Day of Service honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Last Saturday, January 18, State Rep. Dawnna Dukes (D-Austin) held the 15th Annual MLK Day of Service to honor the life and legacy ... Read More >

 
Cheryl Black give top tax tips

12.23.2013 | MAKES AUSTIN GREATER

Tax prep tips: 7 things to know when claiming your charitable giving

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As a CPA working with nonprofits for just over 30 years, I've often been asked about the proper documentation and processes to ... Read More >

 
Debbie_blog

12.21.2013 | MAKES AUSTIN GREATER

Inspiration for year’s end

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If you’ve met our president, Debbie Bresette, you know how inspirational she can be with both words and actions. And she knows no ... Read More >

 
Holiday gifts can mean serious community impact

12.03.2013 | MAKES AUSTIN GREATER

What impact could YOUR holiday gifts make? #GivingTuesday

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Over the Thanksgiving weekend, 141 million people spent an average of $400 each during the first "official" weekend of the holiday ... Read More >