Scottish Rite Learning Center:
The Scottish Rite Dyslexia Center, SRDC, was founded in 1989 and is dedicated to the children of Texas. It was established to provide dyslexia therapy for children in grades 2-5 and later became a nationally accredited training center to train teachers to become dyslexia therapists and practitioners. Since that time, over 600 teachers have been trained affecting the lives of thousands of children challenged with dyslexia. Dyslexia effects one in five children in Central Texas. With the early and intensive therapy provided by SRDC , our children learn to read and become successful citizens of our community.
Home Builders Association:
Since 1953, the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin, HBA, has served as the leading not-for-profit trade organization dedicated to residential construction and remodeling in Central Texas. With approximately 800 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.
The Elks National Foundation provides more than $3 million in college scholarships each year to graduating high school seniors. The Emergency Educational Grant program provides financial assistance to children of deceased or totally disabled Elks, who wish to obtain or further their college education. Elks expend over $2 million yearly to bring encouragement, cheer and comfort to hospitalized veterans throughout the United States. Their commitment also involves investing in the community in which we reside be it through philanthropic giving or engaging in volunteerism initiatives by donating time, resources and talents, supporting the community and promoting Sunrises youth programs that create rewarding opportunities.
Dance Umbrella‘s operating mission is to promote the knowledge, appreciation, practice and performance of dance. With the goal of expanding audiences and support for dance, Dance Umbrella works to encourage innovative and meaningful communication between artists and the entire community.
Dance Umbrella facilitates the interactions among the various roles involved in creating, performing, presenting, teaching and observing the arts. Dance Umbrella develops programs that encourage and facilitate learning at all levels and specifically supports the work of contemporary movement artists who are emerging onto the national and international dance arena. Dance Umbrella’s presentations are meant to educate, challenge, inspire and expand audiences by communicating to the community the power, history and culture of dance.
Sheriff’s Benevolent Memorial Society:
The Sheriff’s Memorial and Benevolent Society of Travis County is a non-political non-governmental charitable corporation. It was created to accept donations from any outside source and in turn give those monies or property to employees, families and friends of Travis County and the Sheriff’s Office in the case of emergency or misfortunes of nature. The funds can also be used for Memorials, Scholarships, other educational programs and the support of any public safety project or program.
Athletes Services Network: