CAG Community Involvement - Supported Causes, Charities, and Events
As a company, we take great pride in our employees, our customers, and our city. We encourage and reward all of our employees for donating and volunteering for charitable organizations in the Austin area. We are indebted to the Austin Community for our past, current, and future success. Going forward, as we have in the past, we plan to continue giving back generously, and doing our part to further invest in our community. "We Are All About Austin!"
Since 1978, when Bryan Hardeman purchased his first dealership, Continental Automotive Group (Austin Infiniti, Austin Subaru, First Texas Honda, Mercedes-Benz of Austin, Continental Collision Repair Center, and Wholesale Parts Direct) and the Hardeman Family have contributed millions of dollars to local charities and non-profit organizations. While the most emphasis has been related to children’s health, research and well being, we have also been generous to the arts, education, civic groups, medical research, religion, animal rescue, school fund raisers, and student athletics.
If you know of an organization or cause that is helping to make Austin a greater city, let us know. We are always looking for ways to support our local community.
The 100 Club of Central TexasThe 100 Club of Central Texas
The 100 Club of Central Texas is a volunteer, nonprofit organization composed of 2000 generous members committed to providing financial assistance and other support to first responders (peace officer, firefighters and EMS personnel), especially to the families of first responders who are killed or critically injured in the line of duty.
Alzheimer’s AssociationAlzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading, global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care and support, and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer research.
American Heart AssociationAmerican Heart Association
Our mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives all we do. The need for our work is beyond question.
American Red CrossAmerican Red Cross
Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation's premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters. Over the years, the organization has expanded its services, always with the aim of preventing and relieving suffering.
Amigos En AzulAmigos En Azul
Amigos En Azul is a police organization dedicated to instilling professionalism in its members; to develop and maintain trust between police and the Hispanic community.
Anderson High SchoolAnderson High School
In partnership with our parents and our community, Anderson High School strives to provide a comprehensive educational experience that is high quality, challenging, and inspires all students to make a positive contribution to society.
Any Baby CanAny Baby Can
At Any Baby Can, our mission is to improve the lives of children by strengthening them and their families through education, therapy and family support services.
Austin Boxer RescueAustin Boxer Rescue
Austin Boxer Rescue, located in Austin Texas, is a non-profit organization that branched off from Lone Star Boxer Rescue of Houston. ABR is made up entirely of volunteers who are dedicated to removing dogs from bad situations and placing them into loving permanent homes. We receive dogs from shelters, owners, and dogs found as strays and our volunteers take them into their homes. We do not have a shelter or a facility. Our rescued dogs are rehabilitated medically, socialized and are taught basic manners. We service Austin, San Antonio, Temple, and the surrounding areas.
Austin Children’s ShelterAustin Children’s Shelter
Austin Children’s Shelter provides a safe home and supportive services for children, youth and young adults from birth to 22 who have experienced significant loss, trauma, abuse and/or neglect in their lives. In a home-like environment, ACS provides medical care and therapy, and teaches positive coping skills and responsible decision making. Through customized service plans and nurturing support and guidance for each resident, we help the young people in our care to heal and to prepare for transition to the next phase of their life.
Austin Community FoundationAustin Community Foundation
The Austin Community Foundation exists to find creative and effective ways to help you give back to the community and create the kind of gift you always wanted to make — even if you never thought it was possible.
Austin Education and Leadership Training Foundation (AKELF)Austin Education and Leadership Training Foundation (AKELF)
The purpose for which the AKELF was formed is to assist in and aid the public welfare of the Greater Austin community, especially young people, with the idea of helping to foster their desire for higher education and achievement; to award scholarships; to serve as mentors; to promote social, educational, and recreational activities among our members and the community; and to conduct programs and projects consistent with the goals and objectives of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Austin GivesAustin Gives
Austin Gives is made up of participants who pledge to donate one percent or more of their pre-tax earnings to the community. The purpose of Austin Gives is specifically to encourage and celebrate business philanthropy in metro Austin.
Austin Gay and Lesbian Pride FoundationAustin Gay and Lesbian Pride Foundation
The mission of the Austin Gay and Lesbian Pride Foundation is to educate, resource, and connect the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community in Austin, Texas.
Austin Museum of ArtAustin Museum of Art
With two locations to welcome our city and its visitors, the Austin Museum of Art presents an array of art experiences in the fun, informal, and collaborative spirit of Austin. As a community-oriented museum, we reflect the character and vibrancy of our city. We’re Austin’s Museum of Art!
Austin Parks FoundationAustin Parks Foundation
We seek to fill the gap between what needs to be done and what our parks department can afford to do. Since 1992, Austin Parks Foundation has initiated, promoted, and facilitated physical improvements, new programming, and greater community involvement for Austin's parks. Each year, Austin Parks Foundation generates millions of dollars in volunteer time, in-kind donations, and financial support for city parks.
Austin Pet's Alive!Austin Pets Alive!
We are currently focused on helping the healthy and treatable pets who are at risk of being killed in a shelter, by rescuing the pets who are at the greatest risk and helping owners who are having problems so great that they need to surrender their pet(s) to a shelter.
Austin Sheltie RescueAustin Sheltie Rescue
The Austin Sheltie Rescue is the result of a cooperative effort by people in the Central Texas area to find permanent loving homes for abandoned, stray, or unwanted Shetland Sheepdogs.
Austin SymphonyAustin Symphony
The mission of the Austin Symphony Orchestra Society, Inc. is to enhance the cultural quality of life for the adults and young people of Austin and Central Texas by providing excellence in music performance and educational programming.
Autism Society of Greater AustinAutism Society of Greater Austin
The Autism Society's mission is straightforward: "improve the lives of all affected by autism." Advocating for the education and training of parents and professionals involved in the educating and caring for persons with autism; Helping develop a better understanding of the challenges of persons with autism and their families by serving as a clearinghouse for information about autism; Supporting families and professionals through monthly meetings, workshops, on-line vehicles, and printed material. We also sponsor events that are just for fun--come join us!
Big Brothers, Big SistersBig Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters is not your typical organization. We help children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture children and strengthen communities. And we couldn’t do any of it without you.
Blanton Museum of ArtBlanton Museum of Art
The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin is one of the foremost university art museums in the country, and has the largest and most comprehensive collection of art in Central Texas. The Blanton’s collection comprises over 17,000 works of art in a variety of mediums, with particular depth in Western European art from the fourteenth through twentieth centuries and modern and contemporary art of the Americas.
Blood and Tissue Center of Central TexasThe Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas
The Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Founded in 1951 as the Travis County Medical Society Blood Bank, it initially provided whole blood to four Austin Hospitals and a couple of rural clinics. Its mission is to safeguard the community’s gifts of blood and tissue with uncompromising quality and excellence in customer service.
Blue SantaBlue Santa
Operation Blue Santa is a 501(c)(3) – non-profit, community based corporation, organized by the Austin Police Department, with support from the Texas National Guard, the Austin Fire Department, the Austin Parks and Recreation Department and Austin Energy. Each year we provide each family we serve with a full holiday meal and wrapped Christmas gifts for each child under age 14. Our service to citizens of Austin began back in 1972 serving about 20 families, this year we will easily serve over 3500 families. This is only possible because of the goodwill and big hearts of Austin’s citizens, businesses, and civic groups that support us each year.
Bob Bullock Texas State History MuseumBob Bullock Texas State History Museum
The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in downtown Austin, Texas, tells the "Story of Texas" with three floors of interactive exhibits, the special effects show, The Star of Destiny, in the Texas Spirit Theater, and Austin's only IMAX Theatre, featuring the signature large-format film, Texas: The Big Picture. A 35-foot-tall bronze Lone Star sculpture greets visitors in front of the Museum, and a colorful terrazzo floor in the Museum’s rotunda features a campfire scene with enduring themes from Texas’ past. The Museum also has a Cafe with indoor and outdoor seating and a Museum Store with something for the Texan in everyone.
Boy Scouts of AmericaBoy Scouts of America
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.
Brackenridge Children’s HospitalBrackenridge Children's Hospital
University Medical Center Brackenridge has long been recognized as one of the top hospitals in the nation. Now, UMC Brackenridge is accelerating its presence in the field of academic medicine. The Clinical Education Center uses high-fidelity interactive mannequins and a vast array of leap-ahead technology to train clinicians in the latest procedures working with state-of-the-art equipment. UMC Brackenridge is also home to the region's first nursing residency program, and recently celebrated its 75th year of graduate medical education.
Breast Cancer Resource Centers of TexasBreast Cancer Resource Centers of Texas
The purpose of BCRC is to ensure that no one faces breast cancer alone. Through effective patient navigation, BCRC provides support, information and resources to all those affected by breast cancer.
Brentwood Christian SchoolBrentwood Christian School
Brentwood Christian is a family-friendly school, focused on readying its students for advanced education and for successful, Christian lives of leadership and service. The school is, and has been for its 40+ year history, a place where Austin-area families can turn for a quality education that includes and prioritizes the instilling of traditional Christian values and the fostering of a love for God in its students.
Camp PenielCamp Peniel
Our camps are founded on the teachings of Jesus Christ and our staff seek to show the love, grace, and truth of Him in all that they do. Kids can plainly see that actions speak louder than words. St. Francis of Assisi put it best when he said, “Preach the gospel at all times, and when necessary use words.” The lives of our staff are called to reflect God in such a way that the lives of their campers would be transformed.
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer ProgramCandlelighters Childhood Cancer Program
Our mission is to provide information and support for children and adolescents with cancer and their families, to provide grassroots leadership through advocacy and awareness, and to support research leading to a cure for all children diagnosed with this life-threatening disease.
Capital Area Food Bank of TexasCapital Area Food Bank of Texas
The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas (CAFB) provides food and grocery products to more than 350 Partner Agencies in 21 Central Texas counties. In 2010, CAFB provided more than 25 million pounds of food. The CAFB service area covers 19,064 square miles in Central Texas.
Help the Food Bank achieve its mission of nourishing hungry people and leading the community in ending hunger. Donating funds is the most efficient and effective way to help. For every $1 you give, the Food Bank can provide $5 worth of nutritious food for hungry Central Texans.
Caritas of AustinCaritas of Austin
Vision Caritas envisions a community where there is respect for all individuals, hope for those experiencing poverty and opportunities for self-reliance.
Mission Caritas provides a service continuum for those experiencing poverty that begins with a safety net and links them to resources to achieve self-sufficiency.
Carment Kiara Youth OrganizationCarment Kiara Youth Organization
Carment Kiara Youth Organization’s mission is to help promote high self-esteem through positive mentoring and tutoring.
CASA Court Appointed Special Advocates
For Children of Travis CountyCASA For Children
CASA of Travis County believes every child who's been abused or neglected deserves to have a dedicated advocate speaking up for their best interest in court, at school and in our community. To accomplish this, CASA educates and empowers diverse community volunteers who ensure each child's needs remain a priority in an over-burdened child welfare system. CASA is the only child advocacy group working in the court system that provides a caring, consistent adult focused on the well-being of a single child.
Casis ElementaryCasis Elementary
The mission of Casis Elementary School is to provide a learning environment that will enable each student to work to potential in his/her quest to be a life-long learner and a productive member of society.
Casis is supported by an active Parent Teacher Association. The PTA is committed to providing significant support for the teachers and students at our school. Through the education and nurturing of our children, together we help them grow into adults with much to contribute in return.
Cell Phones for SolidersCell Phones for Soliders
Cell Phones for Soldiers was founded by teenagers Robbie and Brittany Bergquist from Norwell, Mass., with $21 of their own money. Since then, the registered 501c3 non-profit organization has raised almost $2 million in donations and distributed more than 500,000 prepaid calling cards to soldiers serving overseas.
"Cell Phones for Soldiers started as a small way to show our family's appreciation for the men and women who have sacrificed the day-to-day contact with their own families to serve in the U.S. armed forces," says the teens' father, Bob Bergquist. "Over the past few years, we have been overwhelmed by the generosity of others. But, we have also seen the need to support our troops continue to grow as more troops are sent overseas for longer assignments."
Center for Child ProtectionCenter for Child Protection
Our Mission: To reduce the trauma for children during the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases.
What We Do: The Center for Child Protection, a nationally accredited children's advocacy center, is the first stop for children in Travis County who are suspected victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect and for children who have witnessed a violent crime. The Center is a child-friendly, specially-equipped facility where children go for recorded forensic interviews, medical exams, counseling and intervention during the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases. It is the only nonprofit in Travis County involved in the investigation of crimes against children. All services are provided to children and their protective caregivers at no charge and most are available in English and Spanish.
Central Texas Dachshund RescueCentral Texas Dachshund Rescue
Central Texas Dachshund Rescue was started in September of 2000. Our membership has grown yearly, providing more foster families and volunteers to help find loving, forever homes for our dachshunds.
Coats for KidsCoats for Kids
The Coats for Kids Foundation was established in January 2004 as a public, charitable foundation by Paul and Cheryl Darby of Alexandria, VA. It received IRS recognition as a 501(c)(3) in March 2004. The Coats for Kids Foundation mission is “to ensure that every child who needs a winter coat receives a new one.”
CFK distinguishes itself from other very worthwhile and commendable programs by: 1. Only distributing new winter coats. 2. Including a pair of new gloves and a new winter hat, and 3. Accepting requests for coats and delivering them all winter long—from October through the end of March. Most coat drives only operate between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Cocker Spaniel Rescue of Austin / San AntonioCocker Spaniel Rescue of Austin / San Antonio
Cocker Spaniel Rescue of Austin / San Antonio is a 501(c)(3) all-volunteer nonprofit organization working to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome cocker spaniels in central Texas (and sometimes beyond). By adopting, making a donation or opening your home to a foster, you can help us save lives!
Colorado River FoundationColorado River Foundation
The Colorado River Foundation (CRF), a 501(c)3 organization, was established in 1994 to promote education, protection, and stewardship of the Colorado River in Texas. As a separate, non-profit funding partner for the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA), the Foundation raises funds to support natural science education and outdoor recreation programs, particularly for at-risk and underserved youth, annual river cleanups, and additional community projects that encourage the stewardship, awareness, and protection of the Colorado River in Texas.
The Continental Challenge
CAG Sponsored EventThe Continental Challenge
Ever seen a grown man eat way too much red meat? Watch as four members of the Continental Automotive Group eat with their mouths wide open at Texas Roadhouse. The participants will be attempting to ingest a 72-ounce ribeye steak, a grilled shrimp skewer, a side of garlic mashed potatoes, a house salad, and a dinner roll at the Texas Roadhouse.
Our First Annual Continental Challenge benefiting the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas was held on Wednesday, December 15 2010, at the Texas Roadhouse on 13435 US Highway 183 North. Representing Austin Infiniti, Troy Johnson and Gil Garcia, representing Austin Subaru and First Texas Honda, Garrett Liming, and lastly, Chris Branum representing Mercedes-Benz of Austin.
Cystic Fibrosis FoundationCystic Fibrosis Foundation
We are a nonprofit donor-supported organization dedicated to attacking cystic fibrosis from every angle. Our focus is to support the development of new drugs to fight the disease, improve the quality of life for those with CF, and ultimately to find a cure.
Walk today. Add tomorrows. Great Strides is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's largest national fundraising event. More than 250,000 walkers come together each year as one community for one cause…to help find a cure for CF. Thank you for your interest in Great Strides. We’re looking forward to a great event in 2013! Each year, Great Strides continues to gain momentum, as do our research efforts and progress toward a cure.
Dell Children's Medical CenterDell Children's Medical Center
Welcome to Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, the only dedicated freestanding pediatric facility in the region. Serving a 46-county area and beyond, Dell Children’s is the premier health care provider for children and adolescents.
Kids are different and so is Dell Children's. Children are not small adults. They have unique healthcare needs. Statistics show that children heal faster when treated in a children’s hospital. At Dell Children’s, we treat each of our patients with:
Dog Day Afternoon
Austin Subaru Sponsored EventDog Day Afternoon
Whether you have a dog or want to adopt one, we have you covered at the annual Dog Day Afternoon. Presented by Austin Subaru, the all-dog themed event takes place each year at the Triangle.
Activities: Dog Adoption Day from our participating rescue groups, KLBJ Rockin’ Weenie Dog Races II, Pet Massages, Agility Demos, Doga Demonstrations, FREE Doggie Treats and Goodie Bags, Premium Pet Watering Stations, Information about dog day care, Pet Psychic, Discounted Microchipping, Dog Accessories, Trainers, Kid’s Activities, Food and Beverages, special treats from our sponsors, and much more!
Dripping Springs High SchoolDripping Springs High School
Dripping Springs High School was the first in Texas to implement a portfolio program for the purpose of measuring student success and preparation for real world endeavors. Dripping Springs High School’s Pride in Portfolio Program has built a new way to make its students ready for the post-high school world.
EMANCIPE+ envisions a world where no cat or dog is ever killed just for being homeless.
We work towards realizing that vision every day, by providing services and advocacy that effectively and humanely reduce the homeless pet population in our community.
Faith in Action CareGiversFaith in Action CareGivers
Faith in Action Caregivers offers services to help older adults in maintaining and improving their quality of life.
With the assistance of volunteer caregivers, clients can maximize their ability to meet their own needs and to continue to live independently.
Fashion for CompassionFashion for Compassion
Do you love fashion? Then you don't want to miss our annual fashion show, "Fashion for Compassion", presented by Mercedes-Benz of Austin with Saks Fifth Avenue. This chic sprig style show features prominent Austinites on the runway, delicious tastings, fashion focused desserts, distinctive live auction items and fabulous shopping.
Benefiting Austin Children's Shelter.
Fountain Valley SchoolFountain Valley School
Fountain Valley School of Colorado is dedicated to providing a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum in academics, athletics and the arts. Our community endeavors to foster a lifelong love of challenge and learning in an environment of diversity and mutual respect, and to prepare adolescents to become individuals who are open-minded, curious, courageous, self-reliant and compassionate.
Freed-Hardeman UniversityFreed-Hardeman University
Freed-Hardeman University is a private institution, associated with churches of Christ, dedicated to moral and spiritual values, academic excellence, and service in a friendly, supportive environment. The purpose of the University is to provide every student an education permeated with these Christian values.
Friends of Barton Springs PoolFriends of Barton Springs Pool
The Friends of Barton Springs Pool creates a community of people dedicated to restoring, improving and maintaining the pool and surrounding grounds through organizing, advocacy, volunteer work, education and fun.
We work to inspire an appreciation of the rich history of Barton Springs Pool and pride in this natural treasure. We honor the pool’s sensitive environment and work to preserve and protect it so that we, and generations long after ours, can continue to enjoy the cool, clean spring waters.
Friends of Mayfield ParkFriends of Mayfield Park
Mayfield Park and Preserve is an island of restful respite located in the middle of Austin, Texas. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, this estate was presented to the city of Austin in 1971 by Mary Mayfield Gutsch for all Austinites to enjoy as a park. It includes 2 acres of colorful cottage gardens with towering palm trees, brilliant peacocks and delicate water lilies, all blending in beautiful harmony, as well as 21 acres of nature preserve, walking trails and wildlife habitat.
Friends of Pease ParkFriends of Pease Park
Part of the Shoal Creek Greenbelt, Pease is a great place to hold a really big BBQ, host a birthday party, or play some disc golf (scheduled to close in late 2010).
The park has extensive playground equipment and a new sprayground (opened May 2010). It is also a popular site for various Austin festivals; both the Jazz Festival and Eeyore's Birthday Party are held at Pease Park.
Friends of Reed ParkFriends of Reed Park
Kids report Reed Park has great swings--shady, and with long, long chains for a good swoop. Children also love to explore the creek and nature trail.
Across the parking area is a historic construction that inspires speculation. Is it an old oven, perhaps? You might be tempted to climb up for a closer look!
Give 5% to Mother EarthGive 5% to Mother Earth
“Give 5% to Mother Earth” is a collaboration between Hill Country Conservancy, Texas Land Conservancy, Austin Parks Foundation, Tree Folks, Friends of Barton Springs Pool, Urban Roots, and Clean Water Fund. It is a campaign designed to encourage local businesses to commit to donate five percent of gross sales on Earth Day to these non-profits that dedicate their time and energy into making Central Texas a better place.
German Shepherd RescueGerman Shepherd Rescue
We are a rescue organization that strives to save as many German Shepherds and German Shepherd mixes as possible from neglect, abuse, and premature death. We give dogs the chance to have the good life they deserve through rescue, adoption, referrals, and behavior counseling.
Heart of Texas Lab RescueHeart of Texas Lab Rescue
The Heart of Texas Lab Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)(3), all-volunteer organization based in Austin, Texas. Our mission is to rescue Labrador Retrievers from shelters, pounds, abandonment , and other situations, and place them in loving, caring homes. The HOT Lab Rescue serves Austin, San Antonio, and surrounding areas. It is HOTLR’s policy to accept and place dogs ONLY in the state of Texas. All Labradors are neutered/spayed, current on shots, and heartworm negative prior to being put up for adoption.
Hill Country ConservancyHill Country Conservancy
Hill Country Conservancy marshals public and private resources to preserve the natural areas and scenic vistas, aquifers and springs, rivers and streams, working farms and ranches, and the rural heritage of the Central Texas Hill Country for people to enjoy and cherish for generations to come.
The Humane Legislation NetworkThe Humane Legislation Network
Established in 1975, The Network is a grassroots, nonprofit organization that fights for the enactment and enforcement of laws to protect animals from neglect and abuse.
The Network is the political arm and voice for every animal and animal welfare agency in Texas.
Humane SocietyHumane Society
The Humane Society of the United States is the nation's largest animal protection organization, backed by 11 million Americans. We work to reduce suffering and improve the lives of all animals by advocating for better laws; investigating animal cruelty?; encouraging corporations to adopt animal-friendly policies; conducting disaster relief and animal rescue; and providing direct care for thousands of animals at our sanctuaries, emergency shelters, wildlife rehabilitation centers, and mobile veterinary clinics.
I Live Here, I Give HereI Live Here, I Give Here
I Live Here, I Give Here’s mission is to deepen and expand the culture of personal philanthropy by inspiring Central Texans to invest more money in our community. We educate and connect individuals and non-profits so more Central Texans experience the personal benefit of increased philanthropy.
Junior League of AustinJunior League of Austin
he Junior League of Austin is a diverse group of dedicated women working to make Austin a better place. The Junior League of Austin is a nonprofit organization formed in 1934 committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving our community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
Keep Austin BeautifulKeep Austin Beautiful
VISION: Keep Austin Beautiful (KAB) inspires and educates individuals and our community towards greater environmental stewardship.
GOAL: To Clean, Beautify and Protect the Austin environment through physical improvements and hands-on education.
Kids in a New GrooveKids in a New Groove
Our Mission: Kids in a New Groove provides private one-on-one music mentorship to kids in the Texas foster care system.
Our Vision: To build a solid foundation for foster youth so that they can age out of care with tools for success. We provide youth with a consistent weekly mentor, and also present them with a brand new musical instrument which they earn from practicing and meeting program goals. Through Kids in a New Groove, lessons become a lifeline to a better future.
Vision: Through the creative use of content, KLRU is making the greater Austin area the most vibrant, informed, and engaged community in the country.
Mission: KLRU's mission is to present quality multimedia content that engages people in the thoughtful exchange of ideas, the expression of the arts, and enjoyable lifelong learning opportunities.
Kristopher’s GiftsKristopher’s Gifts
Kristopher's Gifts grew from the wishes of Kris Medford, who in April 1992, lost his battle with cancer. He was just 10 years old. Living in Lakeway, Texas, Kris was diagnosed when he was 7 years old. He spent his last holiday season undergoing a bone marrow transplant. Kris was receiving intensive care that last Christmas, when he was given a stuffed animal and was touched by the comfort it brought. He was so touched, he wished all hospitalized children might receive that same gift. His family was committed to make that wish come true.
The official KUT mission is “to be the most trusted radio source for news and music in Central Texas.” In real terms, that means we strive every day to bring you insightful news coverage and music that gets us fired up. This page includes a lot of information that we need to share with you. But what we want you to know is that our entire staff is devoted to bringing you the best news and music in Central Texas every day—every hour, every minute that we’re on the air.
KUT Austin is licensed by the FCC to the Board of Regents of The University of Texas and operates as a department within the College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin.
Laguna GloriaLaguna Gloria
AMOA-Laguna Gloria is an indoor/outdoor venue that consists of twelve acres of some of the most beautiful parkland in central Texas, including a mile of Lake Austin shoreline. Home to the Austin Museum of Art-Laguna Gloria, the site features a Mediterranean-style villa built in 1916 by Clara Driscoll, best known as savior of the Alamo. The house and surrounding grounds are listed on local, state, and federal historic site registries. Centrally located off 35th Street and MoPac, AMOA-Laguna Gloria is only a 15-minute drive from downtown Austin.
Lake Travis Chamber of CommerceLake Travis Chamber of Commerce
The Mission of the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce is to promote sound economic growth, assist members with business development, and create awareness related to the outstanding characteristics of our unique South Lake Travis community.
Leukemia & Lymphoma SocietyLeukemia & Lymphoma Society
The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
LLS is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.
Living WaterLiving Water
Living Water International exists to demonstrate the love of God by helping communities acquire desperately needed clean water, and to experience "living water"—the gospel of Jesus Christ—which alone satisfies the deepest thirst.
Lone Star Girl ScoutsLone Star Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts is the world’s largest organization dedicated to empowering girls to be leaders. In partnership with adult volunteers, girls develop leadership skills, strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth.
Lone Star Paralysis FoundationLone Star Paralysis Foundation
"My friend Kent Waldrep was injured and paralyzed in 1974, and has been working ever since to find a cure for paralysis. I've been committed to helping Kent since 1988. A dedicated team of people here in Austin helped create the Lone Star Paralysis Foundation in 2000, and we're busy raising awareness and money for our cause: to find a CURE for paralysis. Kent and I have a date to play golf — as soon as he's able. I'll keep practicing until then." - Doug English, president of the Lone Star Paralysis Foundation
Lone Star Shih Tzu and Lhasa Apso RescueLone Star Shih Tzu and Lhasa Apso Rescue
Lone Star Shih Tzu & Lhasa Apso Rescue is an all volunteer organization founded in 1999. The organization focuses on the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of abandoned, abused and neglected shih tzu and lhasa apsos. The organization typically takes in the dogs no one else will take in such as those with broken bones, heartworms, demodex, punctured and missing eyes and other extreme, but manageable illnesses. LSSTLAR is a 501 (c) (3) organization which means your donation may be tax deductible.
Long Center for the Performing ArtsLong Center for the Performing Arts
The Long Center for the Performing Arts is founded on the belief that the performing arts are essential components in the quality of life of our community. Our performing arts organizations - from the smallest to the largest - deserve and need facilities that reflect their contribution to the culture of our community.
Therefore, our mission is to manage a state-of-the-art, multi-venue facility that will host the broad spectrum of Austin's performing arts organizations.
Make a Wish FoundationMake a Wish Foundation
We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. The Foundation's mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish® experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors and entire communities.
Manos de CristoManos de Cristo
Manos de Cristo is committed to empowering low-income individuals by promoting dignity and self-reliance. Manos hosts a wide range of adult education classes; houses a food pantry, a clothes closet, and two computer labs, to help more than 15,000 people in central Texas each year. Manos empowers low-income individuals with a loving hand of assistance and welcomes all regardless of age, gender, race, or religious preference. Inspired by the Christian ideals of service and compassion, Manos promotes dignity and self-reliance by providing essential oral care, furthering educational development, and meeting basic needs with food and clothing.
March of DimesMarch of Dimes
Working together for stronger, healthier babies. We help moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies.
Meals on Wheels and MoreMeals on Wheels and More
Meals on Wheels and More seeks to nourish and enrich the lives of the homebound and other people in need through programs that promote dignity and independent living.
Mothers Against Drunk DrivingMothers Against Drunk Driving
MADD was incorporated on September 5, 1980, the mission or purposes of MADD as stated in its Articles of Incorporation were "To aid the victims of crimes performed by individuals driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, to aid the families of such victims and to increase public awareness of the problem of drinking and drugged driving."
Paddle for PuppiesPaddle for Puppies
Upcoming event for 2012!
PAWS of Austin Great Dane RescuePAWS of Austin Great Dane Rescue
PAWS’ mission is to prevent cruelty to all animals by promoting humane standards through education and example, to provide care and shelter for homeless animals, aid in the reduction of domestic animal overpopulation, and aid in the enforcement of laws, including the investigation of animal cruelty and abuse. Our main goal is to provide the best possible care for the animals while in our custody and finding them new permanent, loving homes. Our attempts to place homeless animals into good homes help not only the animal but also provide a new owner with a loving companion and possibly a memorable life experience.
Pedal for Puppies
CAG Austin Subaru Hosted EventPedal for Puppies
Continental Automotive Group's Austin Subaru is the proud Title and Host Sponsor for Pedal for Puppies. Pedal for Puppies is a urban charity ride. All riders are encouraged to wear helmets, obey the rules of the road, and ride with caution. We have support vehicles, however the streets will open for normal use.
CAG is proud of our exclusive automotive corporate sponsorship with Austin Pets Alive! Together we hope to make Austin a No-Kill City!
People's Community ClinicPeople's Community Clinic
PCC's mission is to improve the health of medically underserved and uninsured Central Texans by providing high quality, affordable healthcare. The Clinic has been offering care with respect and dignity since 1970.
Rise SchoolRise School
The Rise School of Austin is a non-profit organization providing the highest quality of early childhood education services to children with developmental disabilities and children without disabilities. The program provides school-based services for children 18 months up to 6 years of age. Children are grouped according to age and individual needs with each class containing a diverse range of abilities.
RunTex Carrozza FoundationRunTex Carrozza Foundation
The RunTex Foundation was created in 2003 to improve the fitness of our community, state, and nation. By supporting events and training programs, and by promoting the quality of life, we encourage our community to sustain life-long habits of fitness and health.
The Foundation provides event consultation, event day operations and infrastructure to dozons of runs, triathlons, duathlons, and walks in the Central Texas Region per year while raising dollars annually for local charities.
The Foundation currently works with Dell Computer, Area Churches and the City of Austin to provide running and activity programs for their employees. We also provide shoes and coaching to youth-at-risk programs.
Salvation ArmySalvation Army
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Santa Cruz Catholic SchoolSanta Cruz Catholic School
The Mission of Santa Cruz Catholic School is to educate students to be lifelong learners and the next generation of Catholic leaders, following Christ's message of Service, Compassion, Courage, and Spirit.
St. David’s FoundationSt. David’s Foundation
Who We Are: St. David's Foundation invests in a healthy community through funding, hard work, and initiatives to better care for the underserved and uninsured.
What We Do: As a joint owner of St. David's HealthCare, the Foundation achieves its goals by investing the proceeds from the hospitals back into the Central Texas community.
Why We Do It: To improve health and health care for all Central Texans.
St. Stephen's Episcopal SchoolSt. Stephen's Episcopal School
Numerous schools throughout the world were originally founded as Episcopal schools, but as times have changed many have lost or put aside those traditions and foundations that truly embody the Episcopal identity. St. Stephen's is not one of those schools. We fully embrace this identity as defined by the National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES).
St. Theresa's Catholic SchoolSt. Theresa's Catholic School
The school's mission is to develop elementary and middle school students to their full potential by educating them in a Catholic and academically excellent environment. Our school is a special place where strong spiritual principles and high academic standards help today's children grow into tomorrow's leaders.
Scott and White Children's HospitalScott and White Children's Hospital
Scott & White’s Mission: To provide the most personalized, comprehensive, and highest-quality health care, enhanced by medical education and research.
Scott & White’s Vision: Scott & White will be the Most Trusted and Most Valued name in American Healthcare.
Season for CaringSeason for Caring
Season for Caring is the Austin American-Statesman's yearly charity campaign, which introduces readers to families in need. The Community Development department and partnering agencies collect cash and in-kind contributions to help these families and hundreds of others like them. Since its inception in 1999, we have raised and funneled more than $2.26 million in cash and over $838,000 in in-kind goods and services to local non-profit organizations. Check here for updates on this year's families and past families.
Seton Family of HospitalsSeton Family of Hospitals
The Seton Family of Hospitals was recognized as the top-ranked health system in Texas by Modern Healthcare magazine and healthcare data consulting firm Verispan and among the year’s top 100 integrated healthcare systems in the nation for efficiency and performance.
A not-for-profit organization, the Seton Family is the leading provider of healthcare services in Central Texas, serving an 11-county population of 1.8 million.
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled work force. SkillsUSA helps each student excel.
SkillsUSA's mission is to help its members become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.
Smile TrainSmile Train
The Smile Train mission is focused on solving a single problem: cleft lip and palate.
The good news is every single child with a cleft can be helped with surgery that costs as little as $250 and takes as little as 45 minutes.
This is our mission: To provide free cleft surgery for millions of poor children in developing countries. To provide free cleft-related training for doctors and medical professionals. Until there are no more children who need help and we have completely eradicated the problem of clefts.
Special Olympics TexasSpecial Olympics Texas
The mission of Special Olympics Texas is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Susan G. Komen - Race for the CureSusan G. Komen - Race for the Cure
Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is the global leader of the breast cancer movement, having invested nearly $1.5 billion since inception in 1982. As the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, we’re working together to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®, and generous contributions from our partners, sponsors and fellow supporters, we have become the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.
Texas Great Pyrenees RescueTexas Great Pyrenees Rescue
Texas Great Pyrenees Rescue (TGPR) is a 501.c.3 not for profit organization dedicated to the protection and rescue of Great Pyrenees in Texas and surrounding areas.
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & MuseumUmlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum
The Umlauf sculpture garden & museum is a serene and natural setting for the work of 20th century American sculptor Charles Umlauf and other contemporary sculptors. It is the garden setting that makes learning about sculpture at the Umlauf so appealing.
University of TexasUniversity of Texas
Welcome to The University of Texas at Austin. Founded in 1883, UT is one of the largest and most respected universities in the nation.
Ours is a diverse learning community, with students from every state and more than 100 countries.
We’re a university with world talent and Texas traditions. Discover more about us online and come visit our beautiful campus in person.
— President William Powers Jr.
CAG Sponsored EventWagathon Walkathon
The 2011 Wagathon Walkathon is a 2.5 mile dog walk around The Hill Country Galleria on their Hike and Bike trail. There will be multiple water stations and three rest stops around the track. There will be light entertainment at the finish. We are still looking to part with Hill Country Galleria merchants for post walk refreshments. If you are interested please call 512-381-6693.
Water To ThriveWater to Thrive
Water to Thrive is a faith-based non-profit that transforms lives through the gift of clean water. Our vision is of a world where we share our abundance to provide health, hope, and water to all. Our current efforts are supporting rural and impoverished communities in Ethiopia and Sierra Leone. Help us change lives. Give the gift of water.
Wee RescueWee Rescue
Wee Rescue is an Austin, Texas based non-profit, 501(c)3 all-volunteer organization that rescues Pekingese, Lhasa Apsos, and Shih Tzus that are unwanted or neglected dogs, regardless of age or medical condition. We only adopt to loving families in the Austin area.
Weimaraner Rescue of TexasWeimaraner Rescue of Texas
Weimaraner Rescue of Texas – OUR MISSION is the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of Weimaraners from animal shelters, found stray, abandoned, neglected and abused. We educate the public on responsible pet ownership, and promote spay/neuter. We are dedicated to end the tragedy of pet over-population by opposing puppy mills, pet stores selling live animals, and irresponsible over-breeding of companion animals.
Williamson County Animal ShelterWilliamson County Animal Shelter
The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS) is located on approximately five acres on the Inner Loop in Georgetown just to the east of the entrance to the county’s Juvenile Services building. The shelter is a collaborative effort between the county and participating cities of Round Rock, Cedar Park, Leander and Hutto.
Wonders & WorriesWonders & Worries
The impact of a parents serious illness on a child can be profound. It can affect their mental health, family functioning, school performance, friendships, growth and development, and overall adjustment. Typically, children in these situations are reported to experience behavioral changes, physical complaints, anxiety, decreased use of effective coping skills, and changes in sleeping and eating patterns.
Wonders & Worries counsels children in understanding the situation and handling these potential negative effects. We give parents the resources and support to help their family work through such a crisis.
Zachary Scott TheaterZachary Scott Theater
Located in the heart of Austin on the banks of Lady Bird Lake, ZACH is widely considered “Austin’s Theatre.” The power of theatre to transform lives is evidenced all day long at ZACH as our theatre spaces transform from children’s theatre, to classroom, to premiere regional stage. Unlike our friends at The Long Center, Texas Performing Arts or the Paramount Theatre, who host touring productions and entertainment acts, ZACH is a producing theatre. We create each of our productions—from conception and design to performance—in theatres with close proximity of audience to actor, providing Central Texas audiences with an intimate experience of artistically excellent theatre. To that end, ZACH employs 50 full and part-time staff and nearly 200 actor, designer, musician, craftsman, teacher and technician in more than 300 roles each year, making us a key contributor to Austin’s creative economy.
Lakeway Police FoundationLakeway Police Foundation
The Foundation works towards the advancement of its mission which is to give back to men and women of the Lakeway Police Department. Donations are accepted from any outside source interested in supporting employees, families and friends of the Lakeway Police Department in the case of emergency or misfortune. Funds raised are also used for memorials, scholarships or other educational programs and in support of other public safety programs or needs of the department.