The BIG Give event is Austin’s annual celebration where we honor the best in philanthropy. Each year, I Live Here, I Give Here, uses the BIG Give as an opportunity to increase awareness and raise operating funds to further educate people about the importance of giving and to cultivate a new generation of...
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Tom Spencer/ Published in the Austin American Statesman- August 2014 Unfortunately, we’re used to wringing our hands about the status of our educational system when we compare it to other nations. The U.S. used to lead the world in educational performance but now ranks 17th according to the report, The Learning Curve. Rather than accepting inevitable decline,...Read more
Tom Spencer/Published in the Austin American Statesman- July 2014 When it comes to animal welfare, Austin is leading the way. In 2004, over 50% of the 20,000-25,000 animals admitted to local shelters were euthanized. Today, it's fewer than 10%! Austin is officially the largest "No-Kill" city in the nations, with an annual save rate of 91%. We...Read more
The BIG Give event is a central fundraising component to I Live Here, I Give Here’s annual programming, and its’ success is essential in ensuring our doors remain open. The proceeds give I Live Here, I Give Here the ability to continue and serve our local philanthropic community to the best of our abilities. It...Read more
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