Help Make the Season Brighter

Help Make the Season Brighter

‘Tis the season to be grateful for what we have–family, friends, loved ones and the time spent with each other in Leadership Austin.

As alumni and supporters, you all have transformed, in meaningful and tangible ways, the leadership landscape of the Greater Austin area and we are grateful for you!

Your sustained support as advocates, community leaders and champions of Leadership Austin help us continue to remain relevant and meet the growing demands for leadership development in the Greater Austin area.

Did you know?
• 84% of the Top 25 Employers in the Austin employ at least one Leadership Austin alumnus
• 96% of the Top 25 Nonprofits include at least one Leadership Austin alumnus
• 43% of all elected officials serving Travis County are Leadership Austin alumni
That’s a HUGE impact!

Did you also know that 100 percent of your tuition to participate in one of Leadership Austin’s programs goes toward covering program costs, including food for class days, staff time, materials, and more? It’s true.

We rely on contributions from our supporters to fund scholarships so tuition is never a barrier to entry into our programs, as well as keep the lights on and enhance our core programs. Since 1999, we have awarded over 230 scholarships worth more than $270,000!

That’s where you come in! Consider the impact your donation can have on a person such as Dana Callender.

I am so grateful for the scholarship I received from the Williams Family Fund, which paid half of my tuition for the 2014 Leadership Austin Emerge Program. As a small business owner, every dollar counts. Through the Emerge program, I met so many amazing people, and new friends, who I wouldn’t have otherwise. Everyone’s excitement about our city and their community involvement is so inspiring. I cannot wait to see all of the impactful things our class will do together!”

– Dana Callender, Emerge 2014










It is only through the support of alumni and supporters like you that we are able to ensure qualified applicants like Dana are able to fully participate in our programs.

Please consider making a year-end charitable contribution to Leadership Austin, so we can continue providing scholarships and the same high-quality programming you have grown to depend on throughout the years. Alumni contributions made through December 31 will be applied to your class fundraising pages. Contribute today.