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Aimee Melissa Davis Memorial Scholarship

In 1994 the Aimee Melissa Davis Memorial Scholarship began providing an annual $500 college scholarship to high school graduates diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. The scholarship has grown and now awards $5,000 annually. By 2000, however, the family wanted more personalized management of the scholarship and better preservation of the fund — and they turned to Austin Community Foundation.

Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum

The Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum is a lush, peaceful oasis in the middle of the city; eight acres of native flowering shrubs, water features, and exquisite sculptures are one of Austin’s greatest treasures.

The Power of Endowment: Georgia B. Lucas

More than twenty years ago the $5 million estate of Georgia B. Lucas, native Austinite, was endowed and has since granted more than $10 million to the community.

One Special Gift

While many community foundations across the country were created by several donors, the Austin Community Foundation was created through the generosity of one woman. 

Weaving Philanthropy through Generations of a Family

An estate attorney, Saunders serves on the Austin Community Foundation’s board of governors and has also helped his clients realize their philanthropic goals by creating a fund at the Foundation instead of creating a private family foundation.