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The Missy Project: Amplify Austin Nonprofit Spotlight

RecognizeGood’s mission is to illuminate good in the greater Austin community, and through our partnership with I Live Here I Give Here and the community-wide day of giving known as Amplify Austin Day, we’re proud to showcase one way we’re doing that.

Since its launch in 2007, I Live Here I Give Here has helped raise over $100MM for Central Texas nonprofit organizations by helping promote over 700 nonprofit members and help tell their stories. Storytelling is something that many nonprofits struggle with, but thanks to the RecognizeGood partnership the I Live Here I Give Here staff was able to thoughtfully invite a group of nonprofits to tell their story through RecognizeGood. The videos in this series will be shown during Amplify Live, a 24-hour livestream that provides engaging content to attract donors to interact with the Amplify Austin site.

Thanks to our venue host for this series, Monks Jazz Club in east Austin!

Nonprofit Spotlight: The Missy Project


Nonprofit Representative: Mary Magel, Founder, and Dr. Craig Kemper, MD, Neurosurgeon


Mission: The Missy Project is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to raising awareness of Brain Aneurysm Disease (B.A.D.) in children through education, outreach, and early detection research.


Our Favorite Parts:

“I’ve dedicated the past 22 years to raising awareness and support research of brain aneurysm disease, specifically or especially for children.”

“Aneurysms only come along either when they’re incidentally found, or someone has had a devastating neurological event. If we can find these before people have that devastating neurological event, the outcome is tremendously good.”

“Typical MRI will cost you $2500.00. Most families don’t have that kind of money to put of pocket. So we raise funds so we can offer these free. It’s changed lives.”

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