Charity Meets: Keith Waldon, Owner Of Departure Lounge

(Photo Credit: Departure Lounge)

Imagine being able to get a taste of your next destination vacation, before even leaving home. Departure Lounge is a luxury travel agency that allows travelers to get a taste of their next trip. Literally. They allow travelers to enjoy coffee, wines and food from different places, while connecting with advisors who are knowledgeable […]

Interview With Austin’s Scott Jensen Of Rhythm Superfoods

Scott Jensen, left, and Keith Wahrer. (Photo Credit: Ben Sklar)

When the brains behind Austin companies like Daily Juice, Sweet Leaf Tea, Growing Grace and Stubb’s BBQ come together, you know the product will be nothing short of amazing. This team came together with a goal in mind. To have a major role in the “healthification of the American diet.”

Rhythm Superfoods […]

Interview With Austin’s Rochelle Rae Of Rae Cosmetics

(Photo Credit: Naturally Curly)

There are many household names in Austin. Being a city that loves keeping it local, it’s no surprise the ladies of Austin turn local for their makeup as well, and that is where Rochelle Rae comes in.

Besides being a renowned makeup-artist, Rochelle is an Austin entrepreneur in every sense of the word. She […]

Recap: Texas Nonprofit Awards Honor Area Leaders And Organizations

Vince Trevino, Carolyn Schwarz and Tim Taylor (Photo Credit: Stacey Harrell, 501(c)andids Photography)

On Thursday, September 20th, Greenlights for Nonprofit Success and OneStar Foundation presented the Texas Nonprofit Awards as part of the Texas Nonprofit Summit, the premier nonprofit management conference for the State of Texas. Hundreds of nonprofit professionals, board members, funders, government representatives and other community leaders attended the awards ceremony, which celebrated individuals and […]

Lori Massad-Koska: Founder Of Keep Austin Well And Domestic Violence Survivor

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Happy-go-lucky people aren’t merely lucky – they’re happy and optimistic. Even when things go sour, happy people can proactively make the best of any situation and will draw in other positive people in the process. And once in a while, we are lucky enough to meet someone as strong as this, especially when his/her […]

Trella’s Foundation


Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.” Nine years ago, tragedy struck the lives of Carolyn White-Mosley and her family; Carolyn’s 15 year old daughter Trella lost her life to a devastating act of teen domestic violence. […]

Recap: Austin’s Annual Under 40 Awards Gala For Austin Sunshine Camps

Andrea McWilliams and her daughter shortly after Andrea won her award  (Photo Credit: Rachael Baldwin)

This year’s 14th annual Austin Under 40 Awards Gala was phenomenal! If you read my first article highlighting the event, you’ll see that the awards was founded by the Young Men’s Business League of Austin and the Young Women’s Alliance and the gala benefits the Austin Sunshine Camps for at-risk and disadvantaged children every […]