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The High Road on Dawson Honored with 15th RecognizeGood Lighthouse Award

RecognizeGood is proud to honor The High Road on Dawson with our 15th RecognizeGood Lighthouse Award!

With the presentation of this award, RecognizeGood gives The High Road on Dawson a heartfelt THANK YOU on behalf of the entire community. The High Road on Dawson has been in Austin since 1958 but changed their name to The High Road on Dawson in 2013 and with those changes they were free to make a bigger difference in our community! The club has supported many noprofits and causes including Family Eldercare, Dolly Pardon Imagination Library, HAAM, JDRF, SCARE for the Cure, Sports Vision 20/20, various schools, Austin River School, The Girl Scouts of America, BCNA (Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association), Fraternity of the Police, Cub Scouts to name a few. Because of their location and space they are privileged to be able to offer a meeting and fundraising location for many other nonprofits. In the past three years they have managed to raise a minimum of $15,000 and put this back into the community. In 2015 they totaled approximately $51,800 with cash, donations of goods and room donations and so far in 2016 they are beating that total at approximately $55,590 and counting! The High Road on Dawson is an old soul fraternity with lots of new blood and enthusiasm. They are a member-­based, not for profit charity with over a century of tradition. Their members make them special, and their devotion and determination to continue on their path to support the Austin community is special. They offer a place for the everyday person to be able to give a little or a lot to the community!

Matt Ache, president at award sponsor iRex Group, presented the club with several thank-you gifts – a $250 donation to the club, an award plaque, two tickets to the 2017 Ethics in Business & Community Award luncheon, and a pay-it-forward donation to PET-Austin in the club’s name. A PET (Personal Energy Transportation) vehicle has also been donated in the club’s name. This recognition represented a sincere “Thank you!” from the Central Texas community for an amazing display of selfless service from the entire group at The High Road on Dawson.

The RecognizeGood Lighthouse Award recognizes the selfless community efforts and philanthropy of Austin-area service clubs through length, magnitude or impact of service – by highlighting “special” organizations and telling their stories, we believe that others will be inspired to make our community a better place. Award nominees may be sent to recognize@recognizegood.org, and are voted on by a selection committee according to the following criteria:

  1. Length of Service
  2. Magnitude of Service
  3. Special One-Time Event

This was the 15th RecognizeGood Lighthouse Award presented to an Austin-area service organization. Check out this and all previous Lighthouse awardees by clicking here. Thanks to Lighthouse program sponsor iRex Group, Ltd. for their generosity and active support of this program!

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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.