Karen and Rob share a sense of community and are engaged in several Austin organizations to support their efforts!
Ronald McDonald House Sou Chiefs Lights of Love Race Volunteers
The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children. Guiding us in our mission are our core values:
- Focusing on the critical needs of children.
- Celebrating the diversity of the programs we offer and the staff, volunteers and donors who make them possible.
- Staying true to our heritage of 35 years of responsible stewardship.
- Operating with accountability and transparency.
We believe that when you change a child’s life, you change a family’s, which can change a community, and ultimately the world.
We strive to be part of that change and part of the solution in improving the lives of children and their families. We extend our reach and impact by leveraging our 35 years of experience and strong relationships with local communities and people in the field to continually establish Chapters across the globe. We continually work to improve and expand our core programs, while also developing new services to address the unique needs of the communities we serve.
We don’t do it alone. We rely on our Chapters to identify needs and carry out our mission on the ground. We rely on our strong relationships with the medical community to provide access to health care. We rely on strategic alliances with organizations that have the knowledge and infrastructure to extend our reach. We rely on you – our donors, volunteers, staff and friends.
The Foundation House Project
What is the Foundation?
The Lake Travis Education Foundation (LTEF) was one of the first education foundations in Texas, incorporated in 1985. Since its inception, the Foundation has labored to raise money to support exemplary education in the Lake Travis Independent School District. In essence, we have become the conduit through which our community can immediately and positively impact all of our campuses; a mechanism to help offset growing shortages caused by explosive growth and the state-mandated "Robin Hood" Plan, to which the Lake Travis ISD loses millions in tax dollars annually. One hundred percent of all contributions made to the Lake Travis Education Foundation remain in the school district to benefit the school district. And, because we are a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law, and donors are issued statements for tax purposes.
The Long Center for the Performing Arts is more than just a new Austin landmark, or a showplace for the community's artistic excellence and commitment to culture. The Long Center is an investment made by the private citizens of Austin, that will contribute to the overall economy and culture for many years to come.
Austin Chamber of Commerce
The mission of the Austin Chamber of Commerce is to provide leadership that will help create regional economic prosperity and success for its member in Central Texas.
Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce - Leadership Committee member.
HBA (Home Builders Association) of Greater Austin
For 56 years, the HBA has served as the leading not-for-profit trade organization dedicated to residential construction and remodeling in Central Texas. With approximately 850 members, the HBA works with government, public, business and community organizations in five counties to protect every family’s right to home ownership.
The HBA and its members work to ensure that those who protect us, teach our children, and provide essential services can afford to live here. The majority of new homes are purchased by middle-class families – the very people at risk of being priced out of our communities by rising taxes, government fees and regulations.