RecognizeGood Lighthouses

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.

For more information regarding our Lighthouse program or to nominate a service organization, please email us at or give us a call at (800) 232-4810.

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.

Lighthouse Award Recipients

Round Rock Sertoma
Lake Travis Rotary
Austin Downtown Lions
Town & Country Optimists
Northwest Austin Kiwanis
Round Rock Kiwanis
Junior League of Austin
Austin Exchange Club
West Austin Rotary
University Hills Optimists
Bee Cave / Spicewood Rotary
East Austin Rotary
Sunshine Community Gardens
Bikers Against Child Abuse - Austin
The High Road on Dawson
Vista Ridge High School Navy JROTC
Austin Downtown Rotary
100 Black Men of Austin
Score Austin
National Charity League - Austin
Pflugerville Rotary
The Links - Town Lake
AKA Beta Psi Omega
Georgetown Beard Club
Sun City Kiwanis
Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club
Austin Junior Forum
Bake A Wish