When an individual becomes immersed in an effort, they become an advocate for that cause, driven to share it with the rest of the world. From the very beginning, they can envision the impact of the cause on the community. For some, they’ll quickly start creating a plan. For others, they’ll learn as they go. But, plan or no plan, it’s that vision that will motivate them to pursue their cause. They’ll give themselves in every way possible to see that vision become a reality.
On July 10, GivingCity Austin unveiled the 2012 New Philanthropists at its annual Givers Ball. About 300 guests attended the event to celebrate these 22 individuals and grab the magazine’s latest summer issue. GivingCity Austin, the guide to doing good in Austin, selected these distinguished individuals for their passion and for taking philanthropy to new levels.
The 2012 New Philanthropists come from all walks of life and various professions. For some, the work that they do is professional. For some, it’s personal. For others, it’s both. While many hold prestigious titles in their professions, none is more prominent yet humbling than “philanthropist.”
I encourage you to read more about these 22 individuals and the work they are doing in our community. You’ll see what makes them special and how they’re creating change in Austin.