As Executive Director, Celeste provides leadership, direction, and vision for I Live Here, I Give Here and its flagship program, Amplify Austin, which includes identifying strategic partnerships that will continue to push the importance of giving back in Central Texas.
Before joining the I Live Here, I Give Here team, Celeste did regional grantmaking with Foundation for the Carolinas, a 12-county community foundation based in Charlotte, NC. She has also previously held development positions at University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, Texas Children’s Hospital and United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast.
Celeste is a member of the Junior League of Austin and volunteers with the Center for Child Protection. She has a passion for the arts and creating access for children and underserved communities. She enjoys discovering something new in Austin with her husband, Ray, and daughter.
You can e-mail Celeste at Celeste@ILiveHereIGiveHere.Org.
Senior Director of Operations
Lindsay has twenty years of experience in creative business development and management, program direction and marketing in addition to event, conference, and festival production. She has consulted on business development and direction for various organizations, conferences, festivals, and agencies. Lindsay’s prior work experience includes working as Festival Producer for South by Southwest Conferences and Festivals, Production Manager at HBO Studio Productions, and Production & Marketing Manager at Match.com, Cornerstone Agency (THE FADER), and Quiksilver.
After fourteen years of corporate management, Lindsay felt compelled to lend her experience to the nonprofit world and worked for three years as Executive Director for charitable organizations that support civil rights and education. She lent her expertise on several Advisory Boards to support the community including working on Emancipet’s Development Committee and the Marfa Film Festival, and has hosted community fundraisers for Caritas of Austin. Lindsay served on the Digital Media Council and worked with the City of Austin, Austin Chamber, Texas Film Commission, Skillpoint Alliance and IGDA to advocate creative industry incentives in the state of Texas.
Lindsay and her fiancé Zackery devote their time to supporting civil and human rights causes. As a native Texan, she loves the Austin hill country, collecting records and sitting around the campfire with friends and her rescue dogs.
You can e-mail Lindsay at Lindsay@ILiveHereIGiveHere.Org.
Director of Communications & Programming
Catherine has always had a passion connecting communities, creating movements, and for engaging new demographics through ideas. As Director of Communications and Programming, Catherine focuses on I Live Here I Give Here’s outreach, programs, and develops strategic partnerships. In addition to managing the organization’s programs, like The BIG Give, she also is responsible for I Live Here I Give Here’s development activities, social media content, and brand strategy.
Originally from River Forest, IL, Catherine came to Texas after eight years in New York City. After graduating from NYU with a degree in art history, creative writing, and business, she joined the New Museum immediately following a major rebrand. Catherine was part of the team that developed the museum’s connection to its new neighborhood, new corporate members, and event series. During her time there, she built strategic partnerships with brands like W Magazine, MAC Cosmetics, Redbull, and LVMH. Catherine moved to Austin in 2013 to with a desire to help establish a community and be part of a young nonprofit organization.
Catherine lives in east Austin with her husband Tucker, who is an Associate in the Corporate/Securities group at Andrews Kurth. She is passionate about giving back to the local community in Austin and is involved with local organizations such as Austin Speech Labs, Austin Pets Alive, The Contemporary, and AFP. An avid reader she enjoys contemporary fiction and poetry in her spare time.
You can e-mail Catherine at Catherine@ILiveHereIGiveHere.Org.
Director of Finance
Amy Morris is excited to step into the role of Director of Finance for I Live Here I Give Here. She has served the Austin non-profit community both personally and professionally since moving to Austin in 2002, and finds her passion in this vibrant and thriving community. Her role at I Live Here I Give here will focus on supporting the team in all things numbers.
Amy received her Accounting degree at Texas A&M University in 2001 and started her professional career in the audit department at the Houston office of Arthur Andersen. Her career then brought her to the Austin offices of PricewaterhouseCoopers and Maxwell Locke & Ritter, where she served many local non-profit clients over her nine years with MLR. Throughout her public accounting career, her focus was financial audits, agreed-upon procedures, and becoming a trusted business advisor to her clients.
Amy is from the piney woods of Longview, TX, and is the only true Texan in her family. Her parents originally hail from New Orleans, and she has a bevy of older siblings who create the raucous bunch she loves dearly. When she’s not crunching number in Excel, she loves to spend time with her two daughters and their animals, reading her latest bookstore find, or yelling at Kyle Field for her Aggies. She’s volunteers over the years for Austin Boxer Rescue, Junior Achievement, Meals on Wheels, and Girlstart, and currently, serves on the board of the Capital City A&M Club Foundation.
You can e-mail Amy at Amy@ILiveHereIGiveHere.Org.
Manager of Nonprofit & Customer Relations
As the Manager of Nonprofit & Customer Relations, Christine works directly with I Live Here I Give Here’s 700 Nonprofit Members to provide support and ensure that they enjoy the full benefits of their membership. Christine joined the I Live Here I Give Here Team in 2015 as the Program Coordinator and is excited to be part of the connection between the emerging donor and Central Texas’ nonprofit community.
Originally from Abilene, Texas, Christine graduated from Trinity University with a bachelor’s degree in History. Previously, she interned with the Witte Museum, Artpace San Antonio and The Big Give S.A. Christine has a passion for the arts, education, and animal welfare and actively volunteers with the Neuropathy Alliance of Texas. Christine and her husband Patrick spend their weekends with family and friends, rooting for the Spurs, or hitting the local trails.
You can e-mail Christine at Christine@ILiveHereIGiveHere.Org.
Manager of Development
As the Manager of Development, Chelsea is looking forward to participating in development cultivation, stewardship, recognition, and communications to support I Live Here I Give Here’s mission and goals. In this role, Chelsea aligns fundraising initiatives with I Live Here I Give Here’s mission through relationship management of individual and major gifts, and public and private funding. In addition to helping create and administer I Live Here I Give Here’s development plan, Chelsea works under the Executive Director and the Senior Director of Operations to spearhead development activities across all programs and supports the execution of Amplify Austin, the BIG Give, Community Needs Spotlight, Austin Involved and other initiatives involving nonprofit donor and member participation.
A true Longhorn, Chelsea graduated from The University of Texas with a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts Honors, Plan 1, and Humanities Honors. Chelsea is completing a graduate program at St. Edward’s University and expects to receive a Master’s Degree in Liberal Arts in August of 2017. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, Chelsea interned with Resolve Creative Project House and helped plan and run the reopening of the SXSW venue, Vulcan. Chelsea most recently worked as the Manager of Leadership Giving at Austin Opera. In this role, Chelsea managed Austin Opera’s foundation, corporate, trustee, and government campaigns to support the Opera’s artistic, educational, and strategic initiatives.
Chelsea is passionate about positively impacting her hometown community and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Young Professionals Network of Austin, and the Grant Writing Association. Chelsea is an advocate for children’s programs and serves on the Board of ATX Kids. Spending her free time creating photography and music as well as developing impactful relationships in the artistic community, Chelsea especially enjoys fundraising and performing in collaboration with Austin’s artists and musicians. Chelsea recently moved to a home in North Austin with her husband Daniel (who is also a graduate of the University of Texas and is pursuing an advanced degree at The McCombs School of Business).
You can e-mail Chelsea at Chelsea@ILiveHereIGiveHere.Org.
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We are looking for a dynamic intern to work closely with the I Live Here I Give Here team in the lead up and execution of Amplify Austin Day. The Communications Intern will work directly with Director of Communications & Programming to assist with implementing marketing strategy and materials.
To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org