Meet the 2019 ChangeMaker Finalists


Since 2014, the Austin Young Chamber has presented the ChangeMaker Award to recognize and pay tribute to those who are doing extraordinary things in our community.

Past winners include AU40 Mentor of the Year Heather McKissick, Councilmember Greg Casar, President and CEO of Austin Community Foundation Mike Nellis, Founder of GiveRealty Laurie Loew, halfHelen founder and CEO Chelsea Elliott, social justice advocate Sam Killermann, Truth Be Told Executive Director Katie Ford, songwriter and entrepreneur Casey McPherson, and Owner of Pediatric Healthcare Connection Laura Maniccia.

These change-makers have shown us time and again what is possible. Anyone can make a difference and there is no better time than now.

The ChangeMaker Award will be presented at the LEAD Summit luncheon on Friday, February 15 at the AT&T Executive Conference Center. The AYC ChangeMaker Award is granted to someone who has identified the need for change, and through their inspiring efforts, is proactively and successfully making that change happen.

Our finalists for the 2019 ChangeMaker Award are:
(click on their names to learn more)

We will announce the winners in the coming weeks. We hope you will join us at the LEAD Summit Luncheon to honor our 2019 ChangeMakers, all finalists, and their commitments to Central Texas and beyond.