AUSTIN, Texas - More than a dozen media outlets in Austin are collaborating to host an all-day digital telethon today (4/3) with all proceeds going to All Together ATX — a new philanthropic fund created to aid community relief efforts in Central Texas.
“Many individuals and families in Central Texas were already struggling with economic, social and health hardships before the COVID-19 outbreak shook our community, and this crisis will only widen the opportunity gap,” Mike Nellis, CEO of Austin Community Foundation, said. “I’m so grateful for the efforts of our media partners to get the word out about All Together ATX so our entire community can participate in lifting up our neighbors in need.”
Additionally, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation has pledged a $250,000 matching donation. Beginning at 6 a.m., the next $250,000 in donations will be matched.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Austin Community Foundation and United Way for Greater Austin have partnered to create All Together ATX. This community-led philanthropic fund will provide flexible resources to nonprofit organizations working with communities that are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and the economic consequences of the outbreak.
“For nearly 100 years, United Way for Greater Austin has been dedicated to those in our community who are suffering and creating opportunity for all people, children and families,” David C. Smith, CEO of United Way for Greater Austin, said. “We are looking to make a real difference and with the help of our media partners, I know we can lessen the negative impact in Austin as this pandemic infects every part of our way of life.”
Media outlets participating in the all-day digital telethon are:
- ATX Media
- Austin American-Statesman
- Austin Business Journal
- Austin Radio Network (KOKE-FM 98.5/99.3-FM, The Horn 104.9/101.9-FM/AM-1260, 105.3 The Bat)
- Giving City Austin
- KTBC FOX 7 Austin
- Radio.com (KKMJ/Majic 95.5, KAMX/Mix 94.7, KKMJ-F3/Hot 95.9, KJCE/Talk 1370)
Austin’s print, television, radio and digital outlets are exhibiting this by joining forces during this challenging time to raise funds for every person impacted by this health and economic crisis.
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