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Austin Gives 2014 GeneroCity Awards

Join Mayor Leffingwell and keynote speaker John Paul DeJoria, as they celebrate the giving spirit of Austin. The  Austin Gives 2014 GeneroCity Awards Luncheon will honor local organizations that have given back to the community. This event will bring together the most philanthropic businesses in Austin and the non-profits they support.

Debbie Johnson (Photo Credit: CultureMap)

Debbie Johnson, Austin Gives Director (Photo Credit: CultureMap)

Austin Gives is an organization that recognizes business philanthropy in the city. For the awards luncheon, there are three categories that have three finalists in each of them. For small businesses, Charitable Companions: Alt Creative, Sabre Commercial, and Zuma Office Supply. For medium-sized businesses, Big Hearts: Realty Austin and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. And for the big businesses, Bold Givers: eBay, Silicon Labs and The Advisory Board Company.

John Paul’s keynote will include the importance of business philanthropy. Besides being the Co-Founder of John Paul Mitchel Systems and Patrón Spirits, John Paul is also co-founder of JP’s Peace, Love & Happiness Foundation, an organization that  invests in charities that share the core values of his companies — sustainability, social responsibility and animal-friendliness.Also, Bobby Jenkins, Austin Gives’ Board Chair and President of ABC Home & Commercial Services, will talk about the inception of Austin Gives.

WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 7 2014 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Four Seasons Hotel
98 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, TX 78701
Ph. 512-478-4500

TICKETS: Sold out.

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