AUSTIN -- Ten local non-profits have been chosen as semifinalists for a chance to showcase their organizations in the hopes of winning a $50,000 prize.
The event is called Philanthropitch and is happening May 29. Non-profits will have five minutes to present their impact on the community and specific needs to a panel of judges consisting of successful Austin entrepreneurs, business leaders, and philanthropists.
After reading through almost 100 nonprofit applications, the semifinalists chosen are:
- Austin Children's Museum
- Center for Child Protection
- College Forward
- E3 Alliance
- Keep Austin Beautiful
- Little Helping Hands
- Mobile Loaves & Fishes
- Seedling Foundation
- Special Olympics
- Sustainable Food Center
The judges are:
- Elizabeth Christian, President of Elizabeth Christian & Associates Public Relations
- Clayton Christopher, Co-founder and CEO of Deep Eddy Vodka and Co-founder and Chairman of Rhythm Superfoods
- Dan Graham, CEO and Founder of BuildASign.com
- Gail Page, Managing Partner at Vineyard Investment Advisors
- Chris Steiner, Senior Associate at Austin Ventures
- Steve Wanta, representing Innovation + (Steve is the Executive Program Director of Whole Planet Foundation)
Tickets to Philanthropitch are currently on sale to the public for $10.00 for nonprofit professionals and $15.00 for general admission. All money raised from ticket sales will be donated to the audience winner at the event.
Philanthropitch will be held Wednesday May 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the RGK Center at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Click here for more information.