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RecognizeGood Lighthouses

Program Goal: WE RECOGNIZE the selfless community efforts and philanthropy of area service clubs to tell their stories and inspire others to make our community a better place.

The RecognizeGood® Lighthouse Award recognizes the selfless community efforts and philanthropy of Austin-area service clubs through length, magnitude or impact of service. Too often, service organizations dedicate years to giving and serving others in Central Texas without so much as a thank you. We believe that by highlighting
“special” organizations and telling their stories, we can inspire others to follow their lead and help make our community a better place.

Lighthouse Award recipients receive a recognition plaque, a donation to their organization, a pay-it-forward donation in their organization’s name to a RecognizeGood partner nonprofit, complimentary tickets to our annual Ethics in Business & Community awards luncheon, and most importantly a thank you on behalf of the entire Central Texas community for their selflessness and dedication to good.

For more information regarding our Lighthouse program or to nominate a service organization, please email us at or give us a call at (800) 232-4810.

Each nomination that meets at least one of the above criteria is researched by RecognizeGood staff, then submitted for a vote by a selection committee to decide each Lighthouse Award winner:

  • Length of Service
    Duration of a service organization’s contributions in the form of selfless community efforts and philanthropy.
     – The Austin Downtown Founder Lions Club is the oldest in the world, founded in 1916.
  • Magnitude of Service
    Impact made on the community and its residents through the selfless efforts and philanthropy of the service organization.
     – Round Rock Kiwanis has served over 60 different area nonprofits since its inception in 1952.
  • Special One-Time Event
    Overall impact on the community by a one-time event made possible through the service organization’s efforts.
     – In 1929, The Exchange Club of Austin created the Zilker Kite Festival, an event which now attracts more than 20,000 attendees annually and has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local nonprofits.


The RecognizeGood Lighthouse program is sponsored by the iRex Group and its “2 Groups, 1 Family” initiative.



We won’t be bashful about using this award to attract more businesses to join in our causes and more potential members to join our club!

– Mike Bates, Past President of Bee Cave / Spicewood Rotary Club


Lighthouse Award Recipients