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


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

Hutton Hotel

Set in Nashville’s lively West End neighborhood and steps from the heart of Music Row, the iconic Hutton Hotel offers Four- Star, Four-Diamond Hutton Hotel service and amenities inspired by our guests. Fully-equipped Writers Studios are creative spaces for music professionals. Meeting spaces are available for the intimate to the grand affair with flexible event spaces. The hotel’s sophisticated guestrooms and suites and three elegantly appointed signature suites have residential comfort that reflect the vibrant energy of Nashville.

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.

The NAMM Foundation

The NAMM Foundation represents the generosity and philanthropy of the music products industry. A supporting organization of NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants, the NAMM Foundation is funded through trade association activities and donations.

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.

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.


Since 1979, Sweetwater has helped music makers all across the world build their dreams. They are a team of gear heads who are committed to doing the right thing for their customers. SongwritingWith:Soldiers thanks them for providing a mobile studio to record our veteran’s songs and stories.

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.

Veterans United Foundation
Inspired, created and fully funded by Veterans United Home Loans employees, Veterans United Foundation exists to enhance lives. Fueled by passion, generosity and an unwavering commitment to give, the Foundation is dedicated to making a meaningful difference in the lives of veterans and service members, for employees and their families, and in local communities served by Veterans United.

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