RecognizeGood is proud to announce the most recent recipient of a RecognizeGood Lighthouse Award, Junior League of Austin!
50 charter members founded JLA in 1934. Adding up the total impact on the Central Texas community since that time requires a calculator! Over the course of more than 80 years, just under 11,000 unique volunteers contributed $35,000,000 (that’s MILLION) directly to local nonprofit organizations. Additionally, they donated countless volunteer hours. In 2014 alone, Junior League of Austin contributed over 130,000 volunteer hours to local nonprofits. Over 34,000 coats are collected for Central Texas youth through their signature Coats for Kids program – each year, for the last 27 years. The list of impacts by JLA since its inception is truly astounding. JLA is an obvious choice for the Lighthouse Award!
2015 – 2016 President Casie Wenmohs accepted the award on behalf of her incredible organization in a presentation at the Jewish Community Center. Andrew Cooper, partner at award sponsor iRex Group, Ltd. and president of TyRex Group, Ltd., presented an award plaque, two tickets to the 2016 Ethics in Business & Community Award luncheon, along with a donation to PET-Austin in the club’s name. RecognizeGood has also dedicated a PET (Personal Energy Transportation) vehicle in the club’s name. This recognition represented a sincere “Thank you!” from the Central Texas community for decades of selfless service. Following the presentation, more than 70 JLA leaders received an enlightening diversity training session led by noted speaker Vicki Floyd Clark.
The RecognizeGood Lighthouse Award recognizes the selfless community efforts and philanthropy of Austin-area service clubs. By highlighting “special” organizations, we believe that we will inspire others to make our community a better place. Award nominees may be sent to email@example.com, and are voted on by a selection committee according to the following criteria:
- Length of Service
- Magnitude of Service
- Special One-Time Event
This is the seventh RecognizeGood Lighthouse Award for an Austin-area service organization. Previous award winners include Sertoma of Round Rock, Rotary Club of Lakeway / Lake Travis, Austin Downtown Founders Lions Club, Town & Country Optimists Club, Northwest Austin Kiwanis and Round Rock Kiwanis.