Do you know an individual for whom a simple thank-you isn’t enough? These ordinary individuals, who inspire the community by going to extraordinary lengths for others, are exactly who our Legend program is meant to highlight. The RecognizeGood® Legend award is designed to recognize a community contributor who embodies the core beliefs of RecognizeGood through his or her charitable actions. Nominees are voted in by past award winners on a monthly basis. Award recipients are given a $1,000 pay-it-forward donation to the nonprofit organization of their choice, and become eligible for the Say Thanks, Austin campaign. Say Thanks, Austin provides the community with an opportunity to show its gratitude for each annual class of Legend award winners by casting Thank You votes across a variety of online platforms. The Legend who receives the most Thank You votes is presented with a pay-it-forward donation of $10,000.
Criteria For Legend Selection
- Longevity of Continuous Charity Kindness Acts: Duration of the individual’s contributions in the form of acts of kindness, charity, personally giving and service.
- Number of Good Deeds: Repetitions of the deed (i.e. accumulation of a large number of the same acts of kindness, charity, or service)
- An Exceptional Act of Kindness, Charity, or Service: Overall impact on the community by a single exceptional act.