KEYE Pay It Forward

KEYE Newscasts Share RecognizeGood Stories

In an exciting expansion to the ongoing partnership between KEYE-TV and RecognizeGood, newscasts are now featuring regular “Pay It Forward” segments. Legend award recipients, Lighthouse award recipients and others now have the opportunity for their stories to be shared with tens of thousands of Central Texas viewers. While RecognizeGood itself will never be the focus of these news stories, our goal has always been to illuminate the good in our community – thanks to KEYE, that illumination is getting a whole lot brighter!

KEYE has been a great supporter of RecognizeGood since its beginning, and has generously donated coverage for the last few years. The opportunity of a news feature, though, is a first. As the story goes, last year each station anchor was given the opportunity to produce segments for a theme or a cause near and dear to their hearts. Anchor Hema Mullur, a UT graduate who joined KEYE in 2014, chose to focus on the idea of “paying it forward” – her colleagues filled her in on the inspiring volunteer stories RecognizeGood shares, and the rest was history!

“Great people are the foundation of what makes Central Texas the place we love!” Hema tells us. “KEYE-TV’s partnership with RecognizeGood allows a broader audience to see the amazing things people in our community are doing to help one another. The response to every story is positive and heartwarming, and is an inspiration to others as they find ways that they too can pay it forward.”

As of this publication date, these friends of RecognizeGood have been featured: Karen Crosby (The Locker), Gil Iwanski (Minis and Friends), Alan Graham (Mobile Loaves and Fishes), Tino Hernandez (Just Because Christmas), Rudy Uriegas (Sacred Heart Community Clinic), Erin Kiltz (Brookwood in Georgetown) and Steve Barclay (Blood and Tissue Center). “Pay It Forward” is now a hit, even reaching outside of RecognizeGood and featuring several other inspiring stories of selflessness. Isn’t that what recognizing good is all about?


July 1, 2016: Melted

June 20, 2016: Make-A-Wish Foundation

May 20, 2016: Ride Indoor Cycling

May 13, 2016: Give Realty

May 6, 2016: The African Leadership Bridge

Apirl 29, 2016: Leander Animal Services

April 15, 2016: Keep Austin Fed

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April 8, 2016: Reed Kotalik

April 1, 2016: Raven + Lily

March 11, 2016: Youth2Seniors

March 4, 2016: The Texas Advocacy Project

February 26, 2016: The Austin Harmony Project

February 19, 2016: Samaritan Center

February 12, 2016: O'Joy

February 8, 2016: Kate & Austin Animal Center

January 29, 2016: Goodwill Exploration Center

January 22, 2016: Jennifer Moy, Gattis Elementary

January 15, 2016: Operation Turkey

January 8, 2016: Rays of Hope

December 25, 2015: Leah Balagia, STARRY

December 18, 2015: Love Gives First

December 11, 2015: Steve Barclay, Blood & Tissue Center of Central Texas

November 27, 2015: Adoption Day

November 20, 2015: Imagine Art

November 13, 2015: Alan Graham, Mobile Loaves & Fishes

November 6, 2015: Chris Stockdale, Mighty Dogs

October 23, 2015: Color Cancer

October 16, 2015: Central Texas Table of Grace

October 9, 2015: Chelsea Elliott, Half-Helen Foundation

October 2, 2015: PET-Austin

September 25, 2015 : Dr. Rudy Uriegas, Sacred Heart Clinic

September 4, 2015: Gil Iwanski, Minis & Friends

August 28, 2015: Erin Kiltz, Brookwood in Georgetown (BiG)

August 7, 2015: Karen Crosby, The Locker

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About RecognizeGood

RecognizeGood: THE Foundation (commonly known as simply RecognizeGood) is a local nonprofit that provides a means for individuals, businesses and other nonprofits to illuminate selfless volunteers, charitable acts and community service throughout the greater Austin area. There are several active RecognizeGood programs that work toward this mission from different angles, but the common theme is simple – the illumination of GOOD in our community.