Amplify Austin Day raises $12.3 million for local nonprofits in 2020

I Live Here I Give Here Executive Director Courtney Manuel (center) and board chair Kathy Smith-Willman (right) stand with St. David's Foundation Executive Director Edward B. Burger during Amplify Austin Day. (Courtesy Trent Lee Photography)
I Live Here I Give Here Executive Director Courtney Manuel (center) and board chair Kathy Smith-Willman (right) stand with St. David's Foundation Executive Director Edward B. Burger during Amplify Austin Day. (Courtesy Trent Lee Photography)

I Live Here I Give Here Executive Director Courtney Manuel (center) and board chair Kathy Smith-Willman (right) stand with St. David's Foundation Executive Director Edward B. Burger during Amplify Austin Day. (Courtesy Trent Lee Photography)

More than 28,000 donations totaling $12.3 million were made to 760 local organizations during the eighth annual Amplify Austin Day on March 5-6.

Organized by local group I Live Here I Give Here, Amplify Austin Day is an annual 24-hour campaign that aims to raise funds for nonprofit organizations in Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson counties.

According to a news release, the Boys & Girls Clubs of The Austin Area, Hospice Austin, YMCA of Austin and the Central Texas Food Bank were the individual nonprofit organizations to raise the most funds this year.

“Once again, our community met the ambitious Amplify Austin Day challenge,” said Courtney Manuel, executive director of I Live Here I Give Here, in the release. “I will never underestimate the power of collective giving around a common cause.”

Information about organizations that participated in this year's event can be found at www.amplifyatx.org.


The top 10 organizations that raised the most money this year are:

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area: $512,155

  • Hospice Austin: $358,922

  • YMCA of Austin: $273,588

  • Central Texas Food Bank: $265,961

  • AIDS Services of Austin: $245,722

  • Health Alliance for Austin Musicians: $245,540

  • Austin Recovery: $224,849

  • Foundation Communities: $172,177

  • Mobile Loaves & Fishes: $168,087

  • SAFE: $158,097

By Nicholas Cicale
Nick has been with Community Impact Newspaper since 2016, working with the Lake Travis-Westlake and Southwest Austin-Dripping Springs editions. He previously worked as a reporter in Minnesota and earned a degree from Florida State University.


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