The BIG Give


The BIG Give presented by Mercedes-Benz of Austin

The BIG Give is Austin’s celebration of giving and receiving well. This year we are celebrating all things local – giving local, eating local, bidding local with a silent auction showcasing Austin’s finest.

Our silent auction has gone mobile through HandBid- make sure to complete the following steps before the 28th!

1: Download the silent auction app- visit on your smartphone

2: Create an account- save time at check in and register before the night of the BIG Give

3: Login to preview the silent auction

2015 Patsy Woods Martin BIG Giver
David B. Weaver
Vinson & Elkins, LLP, Partner
Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas, Board of Directors, Secretary

RetailMeNot Nonprofit Award
$5,000 awarded to one local nonprofit who excels in engaging their donors

The BIG Give event proceeds allow I Live Here, I Give Here to operate high-level programs, like Amplify Austin, that educate and connect philanthropists and nonprofits in our community.

This year’s event– will take place on Friday, August 28th hosted at the Hyatt Regency Austin. Over 400 guests are expected to attend.

See our 2015 BIG Give Sponsors

RetailMeNot Nonprofit Award



BIG Give Committee:

Christina Allen
Laura Brady York, Co-chair
Elizabeth Buchanan
Noel Bridges
Amy Byrd, Co-chair
Megan Coover
Katy Freshour
Caitlin Gooch
Kara Hall
Anna Hardeman
Meredythe Heaton
Lesley Hile
Genny Hill
Claire Reid
Meredith Reynolds
Jessica Stathos
Katy Steiner
CiCi Williams
Emily Winkler