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First Lady Cecilia Abbott, OneStar Foundation Announce 2020 Governor’s Volunteer Awards Recipients
06 NOV 2020

DOWNLOAD AS PDF AUSTIN, TEXAS — Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott, Honorary Chair of the 2020 Governor's Volunteer Awards, today announced the recipients of the 37th annual Governor’s Volunteer Awards. These awards — presented in conjunction with OneStar Foundation — honor the exemplary service of individuals, groups, and organizations that have made a significant and measurable contribution to Texas communities through service and volunteering in the past year. "The irrepressible spirit of service shines brightly in Texas,"...


Jaclyn Kolar of Austin Receives National Leadership Award from America’s Service Commissions
25 SEP 2020

WASHINGTON, DC – Jaclyn Kolar of Austin was announced as the 2020 Outstanding Commission Staff Member of the year last night at a virtual awards ceremony held by America’s Service Commissions (ASC) at the association’s annual Innovation and Leadership Awards. The awards program is held each year to recognize the leadership and accomplishments of state service commissions and their commissioners, staff, service programs, and legislative champions from across the United States and its territories. This marked the first year the event was celebrated virtually due to C...


New Report Shows Impact of COVID-19 on Nonprofits in Texas
17 AUG 2020

DOWNLOAD PDF AUSTIN, TEXAS — On National Nonprofit Day, a new report from United Ways of Texas (UWT) and OneStar Foundation (OneStar) highlights the impact that COVID-19 has had on the Texas nonprofit sector. United Ways of Texas and the OneStar Foundation have previously partnered to raise awareness of the vital role that nonprofits play in the Texas economy, specifically highlighting that 1 in 8 Texas jobs (private) are in or tied directly to nonprofits, making the nonprofit sector in Texas a significant employer in the state. Texas nonprofits have stepped up without ...


OneStar Foundation deploys $920,000 in Texas COVID Relief Fund grants to support organizations vital to the recovery of Texas communities
31 JUL 2020

DOWNLOAD PDF AUSTIN, TEXAS — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact Texas communities, OneStar Foundation deploys $920,000 from the Texas COVID Relief Fund to 16 organizations working to directly support the most vulnerable and underserved across the state. In partnership with Governor Greg Abbott, the Fund was established to provide critical funding to address urgent gaps in available community resources in the areas of health, education, and community development. Priority consideration was given to nonprofits and agencies that provide services statewide or acro...


Nominations Now Open For The 2020 Governor’s Volunteer Awards
25 FEB 2020

Contact: (512) 287-2035 or gva@onestarfoundation.org    AUSTIN – Nominations are now open for the 37th Annual Governor's Volunteer Awards. The Governor's Volunteer Awards are administered by the OneStar Foundation and are an opportunity for the state of Texas to honor those who have made a significant and measurable difference in their communities through exemplary service and volunteering. Nominations are open in nine categories: Governor’s Lone Star Achievement Award First Lady’s Rising Star Award Partners i...