ASCAP Foundation
Founded in 1975, The ASCAP Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to supporting American music creators and encouraging their development through music education and talent development programs. Included in these are songwriting workshops, grants, scholarships, awards, recognition and community outreach programs for songwriters, composers and lyricists. The ASCAP Foundation is supported by contributions from ASCAP members and from music lovers throughout the United States.


The Barilla Foundation

The Barilla Family Foundation is dedicated to being stewards of the Austin community. They strive to enrich the lives of their neighbors in need by providing them with food, housing, education, and opportunity.

Boulder Crest Retreat

Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness is a rural sanctuary that provides free accommodations, recreational and therapeutic activities and programs to help our nation’s military and veteran personnel and their families recover and reconnect during their long journey of healing from physical and invisible wounds of war. The 37-acre retreat is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Bluemont, Virginia, just 50 miles west of Washington, D.C. The retreat is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is entirely funded through private donations from individuals, foundations and corporations. For more information please visit Boulder Crest Retreat

Bohlsen Group

Bohlsen Group provides SW:S with Public Relations and Social Media expertise. As an independent agency, they offer direct access to proven professionals, attention to needs and budget, experience and quick response – resources and reach of a global PR and marketing company.

Golden Rule Family Foundation


GSD&M is a creatively driven, full-service agency born and raised in Austin, TX.

The Fetzer Institute

The Fetzer Institute is a private operating foundation based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, US, founded by broadcaster and former Detroit Tigers baseball team owner John E Fetzer. Since its founding in 1962, the Fetzer Institute has been interested in individual and community health and wholeness, from its early days of mind-body health research to its current mission of fostering awareness of the power of love and forgiveness in the emerging global community.

A & V Kulaev Cultural Heritage Fund

The Manuel D. and Rhoda Mayerson Foundation

The Manuel D. and Rhoda Mayerson Foundation is dedicated to creating communities that are just, caring and respectful – communities in which marginalized populations are empowered and all people have opportunities to seek their highest aspirations. In making funding decisions, the Directors of the Foundation are responsive to sound strategic planning, organizational stability, leadership, creativity, entrepreneurial visioning, leveraging of resources, collaboration and empowerment of people. The Foundation has been instrumental in creating a number of new programs and non-profits organizations, including the VIA Institute on Character, a non-profit that advances the science and practice of character strengths to improve people’s lives and society at large.

Mid-America Arts Alliance

This program is supported in part by an award from Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, foundations , corporations and individuals throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Mercy Lamp Productions – (Veteran Owned)

Mercy Lamp Productions is owned by James Monk, a retired Combat Camera videographer with multiple tours in Iraq. He spent as much time with the US Army as he did with the Air Force. He deployed, worked, and lived with soldiers and often wore the Army uniform, participating in numerous combat missions, most notably Operation Phantom Fury; the recapture of the city of Fallujah in November of 2004. Retiring after nearly 23 years in service, together with his wife Julie and daughter Jenna, he formed Mercy Lamp Productions. Together they seek to shed a little light on genuine people, doing genuinely amazing things for their fellow man.

New Waterloo

New Waterloo is an Austin-based hospitality management and development company. Our capabilities encompass development, finance, creative, operations + culinary, marketing, technology, and human resources. Our team of over 20 professionals provides the infrastructure needed to design, build, and operate spaces that become part of the fabric of the community. We are a proven, experienced, profit-turning, and award-winning group.

Alice Kleberg Reynolds

The Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation is a Bexar County private foundation serving to enhance lives in the communities of fifty South and Central Texas counties. The Foundation gives primarily to qualified non-profit organizations for arts and culture, charitable, educational, literary, medical, and scientific purposes.

RTP Marketing

RTP Marketing, LLC, is a full service promotional products company. They specialize in innovative, interesting, and imaginative promotional products and advertising items to showcase your business

At RTP, they know the pen is mightier than the sword, especially when the pen has your company name and logo on it! Red Truck celebrates a rich tradition of service and commitment to our community that carries through in the way we do business.

Texas Commission on the Arts

The mission of the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) is to advance our state economically and culturally by investing in a creative Texas. TCA supports a diverse and innovative arts community in Texas, throughout the nation and internationally by providing resources to enhance economic development, arts education, cultural tourism and artist sustainability initiatives.

The Veterans Portrait Project (Veteran Owned)

Stacy Pearsall began the Veterans Portrait Project in Charleston, SC, while recovering from her own combat injuries. While she sat for hours in waiting rooms, she couldn’t help but to notice the men and women around her. She reached out to hear the stories of veterans from every branch of service, generation and conflict and felt inspired to bring her camera and take their portraits, leading to the project that now fills the walls of a number of VA Hospitals across the United States. Today, Stacy continues her project and has photographed veterans from coast to coast. What started as Stacy’s path to recovery and healing has now grown into her personal mission to honor and thank her brothers and sisters for their service in the best way she knows how, photography. Many of the photos on our website, press materials, and gift books were taken by Stacy, and her photographer husband, Andy Dunaway. We are proud to call them friends and unbelievably fortunate to have them as partners.

We would like to extend a special thank you to the following organizations and individuals for their in-kind support:

Holiday Inn, Austin – Town Lake
Let Us Do the Cooking – Killeen, TX
Michael O’Brien Photography – Austin, TX