RecognizeGood Photo: Legend Presentation - George Lourigan

George Lourigan named RecognizeGood Legend

After decades of service spanning the military, missionary work in Guatemala and Central Texas groups like Meals on Wheels, Heroes Night Out and Rotary Club of Georgetown, students at Georgetown ISD couldn’t ask for a better mentor than George Lourigan.  View George’s official Legend page, including video and photos from his presentation ceremony.

RecognizeGood presented the 50th RecognizeGood® Legend award to George Lourigan of the Rotary Club of Georgetown in a ceremony that took place at First United Methodist Church (410 E University Ave, Georgetown, TX), beginning at 12:00 pm on Friday, August 14, 2015.  As part of the award presentation, the Rotary Club of Georgetown received a $1,000 pay-it-forward donation from RecognizeGood in George’s name.

For Georgetown ISD students, the wisdom gained from George Lourigan’s years of dedicated service – spanning not only decades, but continents – is making an extraordinary difference in their lives. A retired 30-year lieutenant colonel in the United States Army, George has devoted his life to helping others. He is an active Rotarian overseeing and working on multiple Rotary projects both locally and internationally. He has volunteered time with Meals On Wheels for more than 7 years, and dedicates half a day each week to help improve the lives of fellow veterans through Heroes Night Out. George also impacts lives abroad through his missionary work in Guatemala, helping build schools and village communities for the past several years. To top it off, he stays incredibly active in his church, chairing extremely large church festivals with up to 6,000 attendees and teaching woodworking to youth to the tune of over 200 completed wood projects each year.

Twice a week, George mentors students at multiple Georgetown ISD campuses, supporting their ambitions and guiding them toward improved conduct, both inside and outside of the classroom. George extends his passion and dedication by not only mentoring on a one-to-one basis, but by volunteering above and beyond as a Mentor Ambassador, inspiring other mentors and providing support, advice, and words of wisdom. Lives like George’s, led by example, are looked up to not only by students, but by all of us.

As a 2015 Legend, George is now eligible to participate in RecognizeGood’s Say Thanks Austin campaign, an annual event which presents the Austin area with a unique opportunity to say “thank you” to a group of remarkable individuals who contribute their time and talents to our community. The participant with the most Thank You votes receives a pay-it-forward donation of $10,000 to the nonprofit of their choice.

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RecognizeGood: THE Foundation (commonly known as simply RecognizeGood) is a local nonprofit that provides a means for individuals, businesses and other nonprofits to illuminate selfless volunteers, charitable acts and community service throughout the greater Austin area. There are several active RecognizeGood programs that work toward this mission from different angles, but the common theme is simple – the illumination of GOOD in our community.