Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead book cover
As a relatively new Austinite, I was honored to join Kendra Scott, Mayor Steve Adler, Andy Roddick, Brooklyn Decker, Aaron Franklin, Celeste Flores and Earl Maxwell in a special video for Amplify Austin Day.

The 24-hour-long online giving extravaganza is a community-wide push to support critical local nonprofits. To date, Amplify Austin has raised more than $24.7M for hundreds of organizations. This year’s goal is to raise $9M for nearly 700 organizations. Let’s do it!

Even my five-year-old is in on the action, see the adorable video below from the Austin Public Library Friends Foundation, which will use its Amplify Funds to support an endowment for the library’s children’s collection. You can learn more about the effort here.

With hundreds of great organizations to choose from, you can’t go wrong. Here are some participating Austin nonprofits that are near and dear to me: