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Tom Perkins

September 2013 Legend: Tom Perkins

RecognizeGood is proud to announce our Legend for the month of September … Mr. Tom Perkins! Tom’s fundraising leadership in the Rotary Club of Northwest Austin, primarily during the annual fruit sale, resulted in just over ONE MILLION DOLLARS distributed to various community, international, vocational and new generations services and programs over the past sixteen years. Beneficiaries have

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Google Study: Donation Searches Increase In September

A new research study by Google suggests that nonprofits might be waiting too long to start their year-end fundraising efforts. In 2012, the number of donation-related searches was 30 percent higher in September than it was in August. “If nonprofits wait until Thanksgiving time to raise awareness, they’re missing out on all these people who

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Ruby Martinez Zgabay

August 2013 Legend: Ruby Martinez Zgabay

RecognizeGood is excited to announce our August Legend, Ruby Martinez Zgabay! A former political refugee from Cuba, and current electrical engineer at IBM, Ruby has dedicated countless hours over the past 3+ years to the Classroom Coaching program at Austin Partners In Education. Congrats to both Ruby and APIE, who received the $1,000 pay-it-forward donation included with each

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Austin Pets Alive!

Austin Pets Alive Volunteer Orientation

Today’s #ATXgood recommendation goes out to all animal lovers!  Austin is chock-full of fantastic groups and organizations who advocate on behalf of our animal community, and is regularly on lists of America’s most pet-friendly cities.  There are a dozen off-leash dog areas on city parkland — the most of any city in Texas. Various websites

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Karen Crosby

July 2013 Legend: Karen Crosby

It’s that time again!  The nominations are in, the selection committee and Lifetime Legends have cast their votes, and today we are proud to announce our RecognizeGood Legend for the month of July 2013 – Karen Crosby of Georgetown, TX! Karen’s effort and dedication to the students in her community through multiple service initiatives resulted

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Dr. John Oswalt - HeartGift

Legends in Review: Dr. John Oswalt, HeartGift Austin

Dr. John Oswalt, co-founder and a driving force behind HeartGift Austin, was recognized as our RecognizeGood Legend in December 2010.  HeartGift was created to provide funding, coordination of care, and medical services for children with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) who live in developing countries where the opportunity for medical intervention is scarce or nonexistent.  Along with fellow co-founders

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