Celebrating change, illuminating changemakers in our community.
February 4, 2023
JW Marriott Austin
2023 Changemaker Award Winners
Awarded to a community leader under 35 with integral work across for and nonprofit spaces.
An active philanthropist in Austin, Nico has worked with Central Texas nonprofits that focused on breaking the cycle of poverty, providing access to affordable health care, and administering safe animal adoption and rehabilitation services, as well as organizations with strategic goals in diversity, equity and inclusion.
Racial Justice Champion
Awarded to an Austin leader committed to racial equity and addressing systemic racism.
The first openly gay Latina Judge to serve County Court at Law #6 in Travis County, Denise has dedicated her career as a lawyer and advocate to serving the community, fighting for equity and inclusion, and building solutions for our most pressing social issues.
Awarded to an active advocate for equitable, affordable housing in Austin.
Driven to action by the 2013 “Keep Austin Affordable” Housing Bond campaign, Nora began consulting with HousingWorks, an affordable housing advocacy organization that aims to increase the supply of affordable housing in Austin.
Awarded to community builder prioritizing care, support, and resources for marginalized people.
Mike is Chief Executive Officer of Austin Community Foundation, a catalyst for generosity in Austin bringing together philanthropists, dollars and ideas to build a better Austin today and tomorrow.
Awarded to an Austin-based startup that centers around impact and provides solutions to industry and community problems.
Civitech develops technological infrastructure that enables organizations to recruit people to run for office, and then enables candidates and advocacy organizations to manage their campaigns from one central platform.
Awarded to an organization with a unique business model used to provide programming and services to under-resourced Austinites.
Founded in 2016, Code2College is on a mission to dramatically increase the number of minority and low-income high school students who enter and excel in STEM undergraduate majors and careers.
Innovative For Profit
Awarded to an impact-leaning company with a mission to drive major industry change.
Found is dedicated to improving people’s overall wellbeing by making evidence-based weight loss accessible & affordable for all.
Racial Justice Champion
Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette
Philip and Donna Berber
2023 Keynote Speaker:
Amanda Nguyen is the founder of Rise, a 2019 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and a 2022 TIME Woman of the Year. Her civil rights activism and social entrepreneurship brings people together to create change.
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Raise a Glass
Toast to the changemakers and celebrate another year of collective, impactful work!