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Discovery Day is one of Impact Austin’s Signature Events. This winter educational event is full of engaging presentations and panel discussions that inform members and guests about pressing community needs in Central Texas as well as exciting new trends in philanthropy.

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Welcome to Discovery Day 2024!


Friday, March 1, 2024

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM 


St. Edwards University - Mabee Ballrooms, 2nd floor

3001 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704

We're back in-person for this year's Discovery Day event!

A special keynote conversation will kick off our morning followed by two engaging panel discussions with community leaders.

Missed the event? Read the recap below.

Unveiling the Highlights: A Recap of Discovery Day 2024

[Download the Program]

8:00 - 8:30 AM    Volunteer & Membership Interest Coffee

8:30 - 9:00 AM    Registration & Networking

9:00 - 9:20 AM    Welcome/About Impact Austin

9:20 - 9:50 AM    Keynote

9:50 - 10:50 AM    Panel Discussion: Navigating the Current DEI Landscape

10:50 - 11:00 AM    Break

11:00 - 12:00 PM    Panel Discussion: Creating Authentic and Effective Nonprofit Partnerships

Post-Event Small Group Lunches at nearby venues!



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Vice President of Community Investments,

St. David’s Foundation

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President & Founder,


Panel 1: Navigating the Current DEI Landscape
A panel of local diversity and inclusion experts, moderated by Dr. Choquette Hamilton, will share their thoughts on the ever-evolving world of DEI and insights on creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for all.


The RISE Center for Liberation in Early Childhood Education

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Global Strategy & Operations DEIB,


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Founder and CEO,

Embracing Equity

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Founder and CEO,

Kardia Advisory Group

Panel 2: Creating Authentic and Effective Nonprofit Partnerships
Unleash the power of collaboration! This panel discussion, moderated by Ami Kane, dives into the art of forming effective partnerships between nonprofits to achieve greater impact together.

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Interim Executive Director,

Girls Empowerment Network

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Executive Director,

AVANCE - Austin

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Deputy Director,

Austin Soundwaves

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Executive Director,


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Director of Development,

Central Texas Food Bank



Thank you to our wonderful Discovery Day Sponsors!

We invite you to support these community-minded organizations and individuals. If you are interested in becoming an event sponsor, please view the 2023-24 Event Sponsorship Brochure.


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Deanna DeHaven



Margaret von Flatern


Claudia Barlow


Past Discovery Day presentations from area experts included: innovation and trends in Central Texas education and health; the job skills gap; domestic violence as it affects families; protecting immigrant families in Central Texas; the lifecycle of giving; impacting equity; and using data to drive grantmaking.

Impact Austin took this signature event virtual in 2021 and 2022! You'll find session recaps and recordings in our blog. 


Signature Events require the support of a diverse group of member-volunteers, sponsors, and guests, making these programs a shining example of the commitment and collaboration fostered by Impact Austin. 


Showcase your support of Impact Austin's mission today! 

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