Austin Gives Back

GeneroCity Awards honors local businesses giving back to the community

GeneroCity Awards honors local businesses giving back

Austin Gives' 3rd GeneroCity Awards Ray Benson
Keynote speaker Ray Benson performs on stage at the Austin Gives 3rd GeneroCity Awards. Photo by Field Photography
Austin Gives' 3rd GeneroCity Awards Event Guests
Austin Gives hosts the third GeneroCity Awards. Photo by Field Photography
Austin Gives' 3rd GeneroCity Awards Kathleen	Lucente Rebecca Powers
Kathleen Lucente, president of Red Fan Communications and member of Austin Gives executive council; Rebecca Powers, founder of Impact Austin and 2016 luncheon chair for Austin Gives.  Photo by Field Photography
Austin Gives' 3rd GeneroCity Awards Workplace Resource Sponsors
Workplace Resource serves as Austin Gives sustaining sponsors. Photo by Field Photography
Austin Gives' 3rd GeneroCity Awards Olga Campos-Benz
Olga Campos-Benz speaks to luncheon attendees. Photo by Field Photography
Austin Gives' 3rd GeneroCity Awards Ray Benson Hema Muller Walt Maciborski
Ray Benson with event emcees and KEYE-TV news anchors, Hema Muller and Walt Maciborski. Photo by Field Photography
Austin Gives' 3rd GeneroCity Awards Steve Visser Ray Benson Ed Kargbo
From left: Steve Visser, president of Workplace Resource, Ray Benson and Ed Kargbo, president of Yellow Cab Austin and Austin Gives executive council member. Photo by Get the Picture
Austin Gives' 3rd GeneroCity Awards St. David's Healthcare St. David's Foundation Ray Benson
Presenting luncheon sponsors St. David’s Healthcare and St. David’s Foundation with Ray Benson. Photo by Get the Picture
Austin Gives' 3rd GeneroCity Awards Olga Campos-Benz Ray Benson
Olga Campos-Benz interviews Ray Benson about his nonprofit work. Photo by Get the Picture
Austin Gives' 3rd GeneroCity Awards Bobby Jenkins
Bobby Jenkins, president of ABC Home & Commercial Services and Austin Gives founding chair. Photo by Get the Picture
Austin Gives' 3rd GeneroCity Awards Olga Campos-Benz Lisa Fox Greg Pierce
From left: Campos-Benz, Lisa Fox of South Texas Money Management and Greg Pierce of Zuma Office Supply. Photo by Get the Picture
Austin Gives' 3rd GeneroCity Awards Olga Campos-Benz Yellow Cab Austin Austin Gives Big Heart Winner 2015 Ed Kargbo Mike Garza 590
Campos-Benz with 2015 Austin Gives Big Heart winner: Yellow Cab Austin. Photo by Get the Picture
Austin Gives' 3rd GeneroCity Awards Olga Campos-Benz Katherine Stolp Emily Lively Austin Gives Bold Giver Winners 2015 595
From left: Campos-Benz, Katherine Stolp of Silicon Labs and Emily Lively of eBay, Inc. Photo by Get the Picture
Austin Gives' 3rd GeneroCity Awards Beth Krueger
Director of Austin Gives Beth Krueger Photo by Get the Picture
Austin Gives' 3rd GeneroCity Awards EzCorp Ray Benson 626
EZCorp, Austin Gives partner sponsor, with Ray Benson. Photo by Get the Picture
Austin Gives' 3rd GeneroCity Awards 3M Ray Benson
3M, Austin Gives partner sponsor, with Benson. Photo by Get the Picture
Austin Gives' 3rd GeneroCity Awards ABC Home and Commercial Services Ray Benson
ABC Home and Commercial Services, a sustaining Austin Gives sponsor, with Benson. Photo by Get the Picture
Austin Gives' 3rd GeneroCity Awards Ray Benson
Austin Gives' 3rd GeneroCity Awards Event Guests
Austin Gives' 3rd GeneroCity Awards Kathleen	Lucente Rebecca Powers
Austin Gives' 3rd GeneroCity Awards Workplace Resource Sponsors
Austin Gives' 3rd GeneroCity Awards Olga Campos-Benz
Austin Gives' 3rd GeneroCity Awards Ray Benson Hema Muller Walt Maciborski
Austin Gives' 3rd GeneroCity Awards Steve Visser Ray Benson Ed Kargbo
Austin Gives' 3rd GeneroCity Awards St. David's Healthcare St. David's Foundation Ray Benson
Austin Gives' 3rd GeneroCity Awards Olga Campos-Benz Ray Benson
Austin Gives' 3rd GeneroCity Awards Bobby Jenkins
Austin Gives' 3rd GeneroCity Awards Olga Campos-Benz Lisa Fox Greg Pierce
Austin Gives' 3rd GeneroCity Awards Olga Campos-Benz Yellow Cab Austin Austin Gives Big Heart Winner 2015 Ed Kargbo Mike Garza 590
Austin Gives' 3rd GeneroCity Awards Olga Campos-Benz Katherine Stolp Emily Lively Austin Gives Bold Giver Winners 2015 595
Austin Gives' 3rd GeneroCity Awards Beth Krueger
Austin Gives' 3rd GeneroCity Awards EzCorp Ray Benson 626
Austin Gives' 3rd GeneroCity Awards 3M Ray Benson
Austin Gives' 3rd GeneroCity Awards ABC Home and Commercial Services Ray Benson

What: The third annual GeneroCity Awards hosted by Austin Gives

Where: Hilton Austin

The lowdown: Austin's philanthropic community gathered on January 8 to celebrate three local businesses dedicated to outstanding community outreach. Hosted by KEYE-TV anchors Hema Mullur and Walt Maciborski, the luncheon honored South Texas Money Management, Yellow Cab Austin and Silicon Labs for providing financial support and in-kind donations to nonprofits throughout the Austin area. 

Guests were treated to a keynote address by musician Ray Benson. During the ceremony, Benson discussed his involvement in various nonprofits, including the Rhythm and Blues Foundation, the SIMS Foundation, the Texas chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, and the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians.

Who: Ray BensonKathleen LucenteRebecca Powers, Mike Garza, Ed KargboSteve VisserOlga Campos-BenzBobby Jenkins, Lisa Fox and Katherine Stolp.