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Courtney has more than 15 years of experience in fund development, management, and leadership. Most recently, she held a variety of positions at the University of Texas at Austin where she advanced to eventually serve as executive director for development at Dell Medical School.
Courtney’s professional experience at UT Austin boasts many impressive highlights, including leading a campaign at Dell Medical School that during her time there raised over $210 million towards a $1 billion, 10-year goal. To accomplish this goal, she worked closely with visionary donors, the Dell Medical School dean, and faculty, as well as key University of Texas partners, to create a case for support and a comprehensive, successful development plan. Additionally, she designed the development department structure and strategically selected a talented team of development professionals to support this work.
Prior to joining the Dell Medical School team, Courtney served in lead positions at the University Development Office and the School of Undergraduate Studies at UT. She has previously held leadership roles in corporate philanthropy, special events and outreach for organizations such as the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago, Literacy Chicago and Jewish Family Service of Greater Los Angeles.
When the executive director role at I Live Here I Give Here became available, Courtney was immediately interested. The opportunity to lead an organization that supports the fundraising efforts for more than 700 nonprofits in her community was the role of a lifetime. It perfectly merges her leadership and development experience from Dell Medical School with the volunteer management and corporate philanthropy experience from her time at the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago with the grassroots, community outreach role she held at Jewish Family Service of Greater Los Angeles.
Courtney and her husband Jake have two awesome kiddos, Jordan (9) and Harris (8). When she is not working to make Austin the most philanthropic community in America, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching live music, enjoying Austin’s amazing food scene, and volunteering on the Board of Directors at Shalom Austin.
You can e-mail Courtney at Courtney@ILiveHereIGiveHere.Org.
Chief operations officer
Lindsay has twenty years of experience in creative business development, building capacity and culture, social impact, program direction and marketing in addition to conference, festival and event production. She has consulted on development and direction for various organizations, conferences, festivals, and agencies. Lindsay’s prior 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 including aGLIFF that support civil rights awareness 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 fundraisers for Caritas of Austin. Lindsay developed and launched the SXSW Gaming Festival; has managed experiential productions for Apple Music, Complex Media, and TaskForce PR; and served on the Digital Media Council while working 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 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
Christine believes in the power of community to inspire positive change. Christine is a native Texan, which naturally makes her a diehard fan of salsa, open skies, and big hats. Growing up here has also taught her about the importance of lifting up your neighbors and has instilled a deep appreciation for the history, culture, and beauty of the Hill Country. Christine values that her work with I Live Here I Give Here encourages locals to choose generosity and to give back to the people and places that make Central Texas home for them.
Christine joined the I Live Here I Give Here team in 2015 as the Program Coordinator and was promoted to the role of Manager of Nonprofit & Customer Relations in 2017. Christine’s role with I Live Here I Give Here allows her to build a more generous community in Central Texas by connecting local givers with the causes they care about. As the Manager of Nonprofit & Customer Relations, Christine works directly with I Live Here I Give Here’s 700 Nonprofit Members to ensure that they feel empowered and equipped to engage local givers online. Christine's work is focused on the development of programs like Amplify Austin Day and Giving Tuesday. Christine also manages educational material and creative content for local nonprofits as well as the individuals and families who fundraise on their behalf.
Christine graduated from Trinity University with a degree in History and Art History. Previously, she interned with the Witte Museum, Artpace San Antonio and The Big Give S.A. Christine and her husband, Patrick, spend their weekends hitting the local trails with their rescue pup, Maggie.
You can e-mail Christine at Christine@ILiveHereIGiveHere.Org.