Category: RecognizeGood Legends

Unique Gratitude Shown to Austin-Area Volunteers: Say Thanks Austin 2022

A local artist created a large format mural depicting some of the most impactful Austin-area volunteers as part of the closing ceremony for local foundation RecognizeGood’s annual gratitude campaign, Say Thanks Austin. The campaign is a yearly initiative designed to …

Carol and Jack have inspired a 90% success rate and over 25,000 collective volunteer hours from their supporters

Boasting a 90% success rate and garnering over 25,000 collective volunteer hours from their supporters over 10 years, Carol Kallendorf-Speer and Jack Speer’s impact on formerly impoverished Austinites through Everyone’s Dream Come True Foundation is enormous.

Twelve years ago, Carol …

One man dedicates his Saturday’s to distributing clothing to those experiencing homelessness

Every Saturday for the past 10 years, William Kerby has distributed hundreds and thousands of pounds of clothing and life’s essentials to those experiencing homelessness in the Austin area through Kerby’s Clothing Ministry.

Kerby’s Clothing Ministry (KCM) provides clothing, …

For 18 months, Briana and Jacqueline have delivered free groceries to 65,000 Austinites

Over the course of just 18 months, Briana Murphy and Jacqueline T. Freeman have worked as full-time unpaid volunteers for Black Women In Business, and their efforts have provided free groceries to over 65,000 Austinites in need.

Briana and …

15 years, $550,000 raised and Gary’s still running strong for The SAFE Alliance

Gary Walker has been racing toward an end to child abuse since 2005, raising over $550,000 for The SAFE Alliance along the way and training hundreds of people alongside him.

Since the first marathon in 2005, when Gary and 13 …

Legendary volunteers receive a lasting tribute for their lasting impact on our city.

RecognizeGood is excited to announce our 2020 Legend Award recipients’ commemorative bricks have been placed in Lakeshore Park along Ladybird Trail by the east entrance to the Boardwalk for all to see!

To commemorate these legendary volunteers lasting impact on …

Kirsten, a tireless advocate for Saint Louise House, has delivered over 43,000 pounds of food.

Over the past nine years, Kirsten Voinis has delivered over 43,000 pounds of food to Saint Louise House families. But that is just the tip of the iceberg of the many ways Kirsten has supported families on their journeys from …

When it comes to serving those in need, there’s one woman who does it all.

Ebonie Trice founded Mission Accomplished seven years ago in response to the rise in homelessness in Austin and has now served thousands of neighbors in need.

Ebonie founded her nonprofit after her own struggles left her with a clear realization …

“Double Legend” Bill Phillips Recognized at Meals on Wheels

In his 14 years of delivering more than 50,000 warm, healthy meals, Bill Phillips has volunteered over 7,200 hours and saved Meals on Wheels Central Texas more than $180,000 in the process.

Bill Phillips knows the streets of Austin better …

“Kindness Matters” campaign founder named RecognizeGood’s 89th Legend!

RecognizeGood is honored to acknowledge Jacki James as the recipient of its 89th RecognizeGood Legend award, in a presentation held November 26th at Georgetown’s Century 21. As part of the recognition, a $1,000 donation was made in Jacki’s name for …