The Austin nonprofit community perks up every year for the Philanthropy Day Awards, given out by the Austin chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
These honors are chosen by the pros! The following individuals and groups will be applauded during a luncheon at the JW Marriott on Feb. 8.
A special bravo goes out to the always generous Bert “Tito” Beveridge and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Given the recent evaluation from Forbes valuing his company at $2.5 billion, however, Tito’s might more accurately qualify in the Large Corporation category.
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NANCY AND NYLE MAXWELL
Nominated by Seton Foundation, Dell Children’s Medical Center Foundation
Outstanding Philanthropic Large Corporation:
Nominated by Breakthrough Central Texas
Outstanding Philanthropic Small or Medium Corporation:
TITO’S HANDMADE VODKA
Nominated by Seton Foundation, Miracle Foundation
Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation/Organization:
ST. DAVID’S FOUNDATION
Nominated by YMCA of Austin, AGE of Central Texas
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser:
Nominated by KIPP Austin Public Schools
Kelly Davidson Memorial Outstanding Philanthropic Youth:
Nominated by The Livestrong Foundation, Cyclists Combating Cancer
Outstanding Fundraising Professional:
Nominated by Christie Bybee, ABE Charitable Foundation Inc.
DR. PASCAL “PAT” FORGIONE, JR.
Nominated by the Christi Center