Staff Bios

Christine Crowe

Program Coordinator

Originally from Abilene, Texas, Christine moved to Austin after graduating from Trinity University in San Antonio with a bachelor’s degree in History. Christine entered the non-profit community in 2013 when she began volunteering and interning in a number of organizations in San Antonio and Austin. Before joining the I Live Here, I Give Here team, Christine was exposed to non-profit fundraising in her work with the Witte Museum 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 is excited to be a part of an organization whose priority is to help the local non-profit community thrive while getting Austinites excited to give back to their community.

Christine enjoys spending time with family and friends, rooting for the Spurs, and getting outside as much as she can.

You can e-mail Christine at Christine@ILiveHereIGiveHere.Org.

Veronica De La Rosa

Director of Nonprofit Relations

Veronica has been part of the non-profit community since 2001 working with various organizations throughout Austin. Originally from Round Rock, Texas, Veronica is a graduate of St. Edward’s University and Texas State University with a Master’s Degree in Education. She considers herself a life-long learner about the city she lives in and is always excited to explore and discover new things about Austin.

Veronica has a great deal of experience working with volunteers, event planning, social media and over the years has become passionate about promoting each of the nonprofits she has worked for. She is excited to have finally found a job that focuses on promoting all local non-profit organizations and their missions as the Director of Nonprofit Relations at I Live Here, I Give Here.

Veronica is an avid Longhorn and Spurs fan and in her spare time enjoys spending time with her friends and family especially her two nieces and nephew.

You can e-mail Veronica at Veronica@ILiveHereIGiveHere.Org.

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Celeste Flores

Executive Director

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.

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Catherine Lucchesi

Associate Director of Events, Marketing, & Operations

As Associate Director of Events, Marketing and Operations, Catherine produces I Live Here I Give Here’s programming and communications. In addition to managing the organizations events, like The BIG Give, she also is responsible for I Live Here I Give Here’s development activities, social media content, and branding.

Originally from River Forest, IL Catherine came to Austin after an eight-year stint in New York City. After graduating from New York University with a degree in art history, creative writing, and business, she worked at the New Museum managing corporate and private rental events as well as internal museum events. Prior to being the Special Events Manager, she worked as the Department of External Affairs Associate assisting with press, marketing, and community outreach. She also enjoyed working as a freelance wedding planner with Baton NYC and Fete during her time in New York.

Catherine moved to Austin in 2013 with her husband Tucker who attends University of Texas School of Law. She is passionate about giving back to the local community in Austin and has volunteered with local organizations such as Austin Pets Alive and The Contemporary. Catherine and Tucker recently restored a historical home in central east Austin and enjoy exploring their new neighborhood. An avid reader she enjoys contemporary fiction and poetry in her spare time.

You can e-mail Catherine at Catherine@ILiveHereIGiveHere.Org.

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