“Service – A Life’s Journey”
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Four Season Hotel (98 San Jacinto Blvd, 78701)
The theme for the 2013 Hope Awards gala is “Service – A Life’s Journey” and Interfaith Action of Central Texas (iACT) will be honoring four Austinites who embody social engagement and transformational service to our community.
Alex Winkelman – Executive Director, Citizen Generation
An inspirational young leader who has already launched several innovative philanthropic ventures, Alex represents the future of social entrepreneurship in Austin.
Patsy Woods Martin – Founder and Executive Director, I Live Here, I Give Here
Serving as the volunteer Executive Director of I Live Here, I Give Here, Patsy has left her indelible mark on the organization behind “Amplify Austin” the on-line “day of giving” which successfully raised nearly $2.8 million dollars for area non-profits in 24 hours!
Senator Kirk Watson and Liz Watson – State Senator and Community Leader
Kirk and Liz Watson are a dynamic duo! State Senator Kirk Watson has been one of the primary shapers of modern Austin. A two-term Austin Mayor, Senator Watson has also been recognized by Texas Monthly as being one of the “10 Best” Texas Legislators. Recently, he was the driving force behind the successful election to create The University of Texas teaching hospital. Liz, Kirk’s wife, has played her own unique role in lifting up the work of area non-profits and causes. A former TV news reporter and anchor, she is also a past Director of Physician Relations for the Seton Healthcare Network.