OUR GOAL: WE ILLUMINATE the selfless community efforts and philanthropy of area service clubs to tell their stories and inspire others to make our community a better place.
We believe that by highlighting and telling the stories of “special” organizations who far too often go thankless for decades of community service, we can inspire others to follow their lead and help make our community a better place.
Lighthouse Award recipients receive a recognition plaque, a donation to their organization, complimentary tickets to our annual Ethics in Business Awards luncheon, and most importantly a thank you on behalf of the entire Central Texas community for their selflessness and dedication to good.
Each nomination that meets at least one of the above criteria is researched by RecognizeGood staff, then submitted for a vote by a selection committee to decide each Lighthouse Award winner:
- Length of Service
Duration of a service organization’s contributions in the form of selfless community efforts and philanthropy.
– The Austin Downtown Founder Lions Club is the oldest in the world, founded in 1916.
- Magnitude of Service
Impact made on the community and its residents through the selfless efforts and philanthropy of the service organization.
– Round Rock Kiwanis has served over 60 different area nonprofits since its inception in 1952.
- Special One-Time Event
Overall impact on the community by a one-time event made possible through the service organization’s efforts.
– In 1929, The Exchange Club of Austin created the Zilker Kite Festival, an event which now attracts more than 20,000 attendees annually and has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local nonprofits.