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Not everyone can be an investigative reporter. But you can sure help us to get more investigative reporting done.

The Austin Bulldog is an independent nonprofit news site for investigative reporting in the public interest. Your tax-deductible donation will help us hold government officials and government agencies accountable so that government remains the servant of the people and not the master of the people.

From November 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021, donations from individuals will be TRIPLED through matches from national sponsors of the NewsMatch campaign and longtime local sponsor, the Kirk Mitchell Public Interest Investigative Journalism Fund. Now’s the time to support the coverage that only the Bulldog delivers.

If you prefer you can print and complete this Bulldog Contribution Form and mail it with a check to: The Austin Bulldog, 2028 E. Ben White Blvd. #240-6115 Austin, Texas 78741

We want to give special thanks to those folks who have got our fundraising off to a good start by donating since we launched our campaign November 1st: Bill Aleshire, Jamie Anderson, William Bunch, Craig Campbell, Joe Celko, Dana DeBeauvoir, Mark Dewey, Raymond Gray, Walter Holland, Diane Jacobs, Chris Lehman, Fred Lewis, Teresa Perez-Wiseley, Peter Slover, Paul Smolen, Susan Sutton, Jon Swann, Deborah Tucker, Robert Walker, Xaq Webb, and Peck Young.

And we’re giving a big shout out to our sustaining supporters currently making monthly donations: David Bawcom, Gayle Borst, Cecilia Burke, William Burke, Joe Celko, Andrew Clements, Terry Cook, Linda Curtis, William Dozier, Roxanne Evans, Jack Gullahorn, Walter Holland, Mary Kahle, David King, Karen Kocher, Danny Lufkin, Malcolm Milburn, Kathleen Mitchell, Mark Mitchell, Teresa Perez-Wiseley, Brigid Shea, John Sheppard, Patricia Smith, Laura Templeton, John Umphress, and Martha Ward.

We are deeply grateful for support

Since launching The Austin Bulldog, our fundraising efforts have always taken a back seat to doing investigative reporting that makes a difference. But even with our low-key approach to asking for support, over the years more than 330 people have made a tax-deductible contribution at least once. Some have contributed almost every year—or even every month to support and sustain this important work. We are proud to recognize the name of each supporter’s total contributions below.

The Austin Bulldog started with a $25,000 New Voices grant approved in 2009 by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. That money was used to obtain IRS approval of our 501(c)(3) nonprofit status and build the website we used to launch publication April 1, 2010. We finessed the April Fool’s Day launch by saying, “We don’t take ourselves too seriously, but we take our reporting very seriously.” We still do.

Our mainstay local support has been provided by the Austin-based Kirk Mitchell Public Interest Investigative Journalism Fund and community supporters just like you.

Local support makes all the difference

The Austin Bulldog has no hidden agendas, no invisible people behind the curtain to influence what we do or do not investigate or how our coverage may have been influenced. To that end, the names of all contributors are gratefully acknowledged and permanently recognized on this website. While contributors may request anonymity, we much prefer to list our donors by name so that there can be no question of the source of funds that make our work possible.

The total amount of money we have raised each year, shown below, has come from donors who recognized the value of our reporting and made a personal commitment to supporting it.

Total Yearly Contributions

2009 $10,600
2010 $24,760
2011 $33,022
2012 $41,740
2013 $24,966
2014 $25,765
2015 $14,375
2016 $13,139
2017 $20,023
2018 $39,032
2019 $53,651
2020 $57,107

The cumulative dollar amount shown below for each donor’s contributions cover a period of 12 years, from the grant received in 2009 through December 31, 2020. The names of those who are currently making monthly donations are highlighted in bold type to honor their ongoing commitments to sustaining this important work.

A
Hill Abell $500
Charles Adams $80
Florence Adams $50
Sharron Aisenman $30
Larry Akers $25
Karin Akins $50
Bill Aleshire $450
Hoover Alexander $100
Chris Allen $50
Jamie Anderson $2,100
Jon Anderson $40
Leo Anderson $245
Maurice and Shelia Anderson $100
Tom Arbuckle $498
Diana Armstrong $25
Timothy Arndt $100
Mary Arnold $50
Karin Ascot $20
Buzz Avery $500

B
Linda Bailey $1,228
Roger Baker $6,590
Issam Bakir $350
Nick Barbaro $100
Simon Barker-Benfield $100
Tierney Barron $80
Joyce Basciano $300
Suzanne Batchelor $75
David Bauman $35
David Bawcom $680
Debra Bawcom $500
Jon Beall $1,130
Eric Behm $25
Steve Bercu $200
AG Bergh $50
Martin & Katherine Bevins $100
Steve Bickerstaff $400
James Bilodeau $50
Sarah Bird $75
Emily Blazer $275
John Blinn $600
Terrell Blodgett $500
Sharon Blythe $200
Matthew Boll $75
Mark Boyden $95
David M. Brady $150
Bret Branon $5
Ercel Brashear $500
Gordon Broward $10
Bill Bunch $975
Cecelia Burke $115
Reed C. Burns $250
Voncyle Burns $200
Kent Butler $100
David Butts $100

C
K.F. Carbone $206
Kathy Casey $25
Joe Celko $345
Norm Chafetz $100
Allissa Chambers $10
Scooter Cheatham $50
Diane Chimenti $100
Gregory Christopher $2,000
Judith Clack $80
Alex Clark $5
Pamela Mayo Clark $35
Margot Clarke $50
Andrew Clements $595
Jo Clifton $75
Sharon Cloninger $350
Tom Collier $190
Bill Connor $200
Michael Conroy & Lucille Atkin $100
Terry Cook $300
Dollitta Cooke $100
Lee Cooke $1,000
Mary Coppinger $30
Tara Coronado $50
Paula Cox $525
Robin Cravey $100
Jennifer Crews $70
Matthew Criswell $70
Sue Cross $30
Michelle Cummings $25
Jim Cunningham $25
Michael Curry $200
Linda Curtis $210

D
Gordon Daugherty $50
Ellen Davis $50
Van Davis $50
Dana DeBeauvoir $300
Ann Denkler $150
Mark Dewey $100
Steven Dietz $125
Ian Dille $25
John Dorgan $28
William Dozier $920
James Duncan $2,700
David Dyer $100

E
Patty Eason $500
John Edl $25
Susan Egan $300
Bruce Elfant $30
Jim Ellinger $205
Janet Elliott and William Mester $60
Kathryn Englehardt-Cronk $500
Lisa Estus & Van Davis $50

F
Lowell & Jacquetta Feldman $2,500
Mark & Aviva Fishman $205
Pliny Fisk and Gail Vittori $150
George Flynn $50
Patrick Flynn $20
David Kent Foster $25
Richard Franklin III $25
Paul Frazee $200
David & Naomi Friedman $100

G
Lucy Galbraith $50
John Garrett $500
Pete Gasper $25
Carol Gibbs $50
Johanna V. Gidseg $110
Jonathan Gilstrap $100
William Gordon $150
Delwin Goss $385
Ann Graham $100
Raymond Gray $500
Alan Greenberg $50
Betsy Greenberg $150
Allison Gregory $600
Bob and Kay Gregory $7,250
Katherine Gregory $1,000
David Guarino $25
Linda Guerrero $475
Jack Gullahorn $50

H
Steve Hall $25
Katherine Hamilton $125
Ellie Hanlon $25
Brian Harmon $100
Chip & Nancy Harris $100
Lisa Harris $30
Lorna Harrison $455
Susan Hausmann $100
Ray Head $100
Chris Hearne $200
Michele Hebert $100
Daniel Heinzen $200
Mark Henry $350
Tom Herrera $50
Charles Herring $100
Hugh Higgins $100
Larry and Patricia Hilliard $50
Mike Hirsch and Carol Moczygemba $676
Walter Fox (Kirk) Holland $175
Joseph Hootman $59
Clifton Houck $50
Ora Houston $150
James Hudson $100
Delayne Hudspeth $100

J
James Jeff Jack $425
Charlie Jackson $50
Diane Jacobs $125
Laine Jastram $600
D’Ann Johnson $200
Karen Johnson $35
Casey Jones $100

K
Douglas Kadison $1,000
Mary Kahle $140
Dick Kallerman $150
Kristin Kavanagh $20
David King $1,240
Michael Kleinman $100
Knight Foundation $25,000
Karen Kocher $980
Jeannon Kralj $25
Amy Kwalwasser $25
Bill Kweder $100

L
Rebecca LaFlure $50
Richard Lavine $300
Richard Lavine $300
Chris Lehman $500
Mary Lehmann $50
Mark Lett $300
Michael Levy $300
Fred Lewis $250
Phylis Light $150
Nelson Linder $25
Adam Loewy $1,250
Perry Lorenz $9,250
Francoise Luca $100
Danny Lufkin $90
Clark Lyda $500

M
Lynn Marshall $150
Billy Martin $178
Jean Mather $50
Elloa Mathews $400
Barbara McArthur $50
Joyce McCart $25
Sarah McCleary $20
Jim McCulloch $50
Craig McDonald $50
Lisa Elizabeth McGiffert $120
Frances McIntyre $250
Mark McKim $10
John & Thelma McLemore $100
Connie McMillan $1,900
Jack McNamara $50
Burton Meador $60
Jason Meeker $101
Robert Melsha $150
Miami Foundation $24,310
Rebecca Melancon $100
Robert Melsha $150
Miami Foundation $39,919
Lorri Michel $1,400
Zena Miguez $500
Malcolm Milburn $290
Bill Minutaglio $100
Kathleen Mitchell $130
Kirk Mitchell Public Interest Investigative Journalism Fund $184,953
Mark Mitchell $505
Carol Moczygemba $50
Beverly Moore $25
Laura Moore $100
Gloria Morales $15

N
Mary Scott Nabers $500
Marjorie Rae Nadler-Olenick $100
Jerry Naiser $360
Annette Naish $15
Bonnie Neel $100
James Nelson $100
CJ Niehoff $50
Julie Niehoff $50
Forrest Novy $300
Karalei Nunn $50
John Nyfeler $100

O
Shane O’Leary $500
Arthur and Diane Olbert $900
Richard A. Oppel Sr. $100
David Orshalick $300

P
Gray Panthers of Austin $100
Lalena Parkhurst $295
Teresa Perez-Wiseley $480
George Phenix $150
Leslie Pool $100
Velva Price $100

R
Robert Raborn $300
David Ray $110
Ray Reece $250
Brandon Reed $25
Sharon Reed $50
Vicki and Dave Reed $150
Karen Renick $100
Joanne Richards $25
Thomas Riggles Jr. $50
James Ritter $10
Ruby Roa $100
Brandon Roberts $125
Ruth Roberts & Don Snell $50
David Roche $100
Helen Rockenbaugh $15
Brian Rodgers $7,501
Frank Rodriguez $200
Simonetta Andrea Rodriguez $10
Shane Rogers $200
Virginia Rogers $25
Mary Ann Roser $250
Lauren Ross $300
Therese Ruffing $210
John Russell $35

S
Rod Sanders $45
Mary Sanger $100
Robin Schneider $50
Billye & Ross Schulle $1,100
Adam Schweigert $10
George Scott $100
Randi Shade $50
Kelley Shannon $15
Janet Sharkis $30
Beverly & Howard Eric Shaw $35
William Shaw $560
Brigid Shea $450
John Sheppard $28
William Simmons $125
Peter Slover $1,250
Dylan Smith $10
Tracey Smith $100
Paul Smolen $100
Stewart Snider $25
Susan Spartaro $500
Stephen Speir $280
Niyanta and Bill Spelman $100
Tom Spencer $250
Alfred Stanley and Kathleen Guido $500
Jason Steans $25
Peter Steinhardt $100
John Strange $135
David Sullivan $100
Kevin Sutherland $100

T
Jean & Alex Tarcz $45
Tim Terway $25
Texas Disposal Systems $3,000
Trevor Titman $350
Jetta Todaro $400
Kathie Tovo $100

U
John Umphress $10

V
Jane Van Praag $50
Catherine Vasquez-Revilla $250
Jennifer Vickers $250
Richard Viktorin $200
Gail Vittori $50
Viviane Vivas $25

W
Roy Waley $25
Jim Walker $100
Lee Walker and Jennifer Vickers $250
Mark Walters $50
James Ward $100
Martha Ward $30
James Wardlaw $50
David Watson $100
Kirby Watson $25
Kirk Webb $25
Xaq Webb $185
Abbe Wenger $25
Suran Wije $25
Ellen Williams $200
Nanci Wilson $250
Sarah Wimer $50
Chris & Susan Wittmayer $100
Bill Woods $25
Joneth (Jay) Wyatt $75

Y
Ira Yates $500
Ronald Yeck $315
Doug Young $400
Peck Young $200
Mark Yznaga and Ann Kitchen $250

Z
Martin Zamzow $550
Richard Zelade $25
Frederick Zipp $80