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Austin's philanthropic community gives back at The Big Give

For five years, I Live Here, I Give Here has been nurturing the philanthropic culture of Austin by supporting and building a community of donors young and old.

On Sunday, Sept. 23, the organization will celebrate its fifth anniversary with The BIG Give at the Driskill Hotel, a night of fun and celebration of philanthropy, honoring those who give well in Central Texas.

The evening will also celebrate the BIG Giver, an individual who has exemplified outstanding service in the nonprofit community. 

The winners of the $10,000 Whole Foods Market BIG Prize and the $5,000 Merecedes Benz of Austin Little Prize will be awarded to two I Live Here, I Give Here partner nonprofits that model great donor stewardship.

The evening will also celebrate I Live Here, I Give Here's BIG Giver, an individual who has exemplified outstanding service in the nonprofit community. The 2012 award honors Rusty Morrison of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Austin Area.

In addition to awards and fundraising, the celebration will include tunes from Austin honky-tonk original Mike and the Moonpies and a silent auction.

The BIG Give kicks off at 6 p.m. on Sept. 23 at the Driskill Hotel. If you're interested in attending, tickets are still available online for $100 per person.

For more information on I Live Here, I Give Here's mission, visit the organization's website.

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