Our 2nd Annual Moontower Ball is right around the corner – happening February 4, 2023 at JW Marriott – and we are thrilled to announce the 2023 Notley Changemaker Award finalists. Without further ado, let’s dive into the awardees being selected across 8 categories:
Awarded to an individual or organization working to ensure Austin has more affordable housing.
David Steinwendell – CEO/Founder, Affordable Central Texas
Phyllis Snodgrass – Outgoing CEO, Austin Habitat for Humanity
Susan McDowell – CEO, Lifeworks
Nora Linares-Moeller – Executive Director, HousingWorks
Matt Mollica – Executive Director, ECHO
Robin Bruce – President, Dovetail Impact Foundation
Awarded to an individual who rolls up their sleeves and is directly involved in effecting change.
Mike Nellis – CEO, Austin Community Foundation
Pamela Benson Owens – CEO, Six Square
Philip Speer – Founder, Comedor Run Club
Alice Yi – Chair, APAPA
Fayruz Benyousef – Founder/Principal, FBC
CJ Zhao – Founder, Austin Chinese-American Network
Innovative For Profit
Awarded to a company with a product or business model that is solving a community problem.
Awarded to an organization with an innovative nonprofit model.
Asian Texans for Justice
Sunrise Homeless Navigation Center
Financial Health Pathways
Awarded to a startup with an innovative solution to a community problem.
Racial Justice Champion
Awarded to an impact organization working to address systemic racism.
Ashley Cheng – Founder/President, Asian Texans for Justice
Virginia Cumberbatch – Co-Founder, Rose Rebellion
Denise Hernandez – Travis County Court Judge
Terry P. Mitchell – Founder, The Black Fund / The Black Leaders Collective
Quincy Dunlap – President/CEO, Austin Area Urban League (AAUL)
Awarded to an individual under 35 who has made an impact in both the for-profit and non-profit spaces.
Chris Harris – Director of Policy, Austin Justice Coalition
H. Drew Galloway – Founder/Executive Director, Bridge
Suhailah Waheed – Founder, Giving Geeks
Nico Ramsey – Senior Account Executive, ECPR Texas
Cynthia Munoz – Social Impact Associate, Indeed
We’re excited to see you in 2023!