2015 Honorees


Each year we honor compassionate leaders in our community who give of their time, talents and treasure to nurture a more caring, sustainable community in which everyone has a home- a safe space to sleep, play, work, learn and grow. We also honor formerly homeless persons whose grace in overcoming adversity and acts of kindness are an inspiration to us all.







Seedling - volunteers responsible for the early or continuing growth and development of Feed My People   


Krystal & Frank Kincell




New Seeds - volunteers who do their best work in the trenches working closely with homeless families in our family shelter:


Bill Robbins (Bethany United Methodist Church) & Linda Snow (Manchaca United Methodist Church)



Spirit of Austin - honors individuals or organizations for their spirit of philanthropy:


Tito Beveridge & Tito’s Handmade Vodka






Corporate Tiller - a business that has modeled “ground-breaking” employee giving or volunteer engagement programs to help grow and sustain a stronger community:


McGinnis Lochridge




Community Scion - a community leader whose work has brought new life to many-a person who has helped grow organizations dedicated to alleviating hunger, homelessness and poverty:


Irit Umani, Executive Director, Trinity Center/ St. David’s Episcopal Church




Community Gardner - a community leader whose work and mentoring of others has actively shaped the field of homelessness and poverty alleviation services in Austin:


Julia Spann, Executive Director of SafePlace and President of SAFE (formerly known as LIFT Alliance)



New Bloom - formerly homeless community member(s) whose efforts to overcome personal adversity and give back to the community have inspired us:


Jeff Collins & Trina Willis