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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.

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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
2021 $62,884.

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
Nadia Adzinets $50
Sharron Aisenman $30
Larry Akers $40
Karin Akins $50
Bill Aleshire $950
Hoover Alexander $100
Chris Allen $50
Jamie Anderson $2,300
Jon Anderson $40
Leo Anderson $345
Maurice and Shelia Anderson $200
Anonymous $500
Tom Arbuckle $498
Diana Armstrong $50
Timothy Arndt $100
Mary Arnold $75
Karin Ascot $20
Buzz Avery $500

B
Linda Bailey $1,428
Roger Baker $6,590
Issam Bakir $350
Nick Barbaro $100
Simon Barker-Benfield $100
Tierney Barron $80
Joyce Basciano $400
Suzanne Batchelor $75
David Bauman $35
David Bawcom $1,160
Debra Bawcom $500
Jon Beall $1,180
Deaton Bednar $50
Eric Behm $25
Steve Bercu $200
AG Bergh $50
Martin & Katherine Bevins $100
Steve Bickerstaff $400
James Bilodeau $50
Sarah Bird $75
Emily Blazer $375
John Blinn $600
Terrell Blodgett $500
Sharon Blythe $300
Matthew Boll $100
Gayle Borst $10
Jeffrey Bowen $50
Mark Boyden $145
David M. Brady $150
Bret Branon $5
Ercel Brashear $500
Gordon Broward $10
Bill Bunch $1,075
Cecelia Burke $310
William Burke $100
Reed C. Burns $250
Voncyle Burns $200
Kent Butler $100
David Butts $100

C
Craig Campbell $5
K.F. Carbone $206
Cody Carr $100
Kathy Casey $25
Joe Celko $415
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 $775
Jo Clifton $175
Sharon Cloninger $350
Tom Collier $190
Bill Connor $200
Michael Conroy & Lucille Atkin $100
Terry Cook $420
Dollitta Cooke $100
Lee Cooke $1,000
Mary Coppinger $30
Tara Coronado $50
Martha Cotera $50
Paula Cox $525
Robin Cravey $100

Jennifer Crews $70
Matthew Criswell $70
Sue Cross $30
Michelle Cummings $25
Jim Cunningham $25
Michael Curry $250
Linda Curtis $295

D
Gordon Daugherty $150
Ellen Davis $50
Van Davis $50
Dana DeBeauvoir $400
Ann Denkler $500
Mark Dewey $200
Steven Dietz $125
Ian Dille $25
John Dorgan $28
Maggie Dostal $350
William Dozier $1,160
James Duncan $2,900
David Dyer $200

E
Patty Eason $500
John Edl $50
Susan Egan $400
Amber Elenz $100
Bruce Elfant $30
Jim Ellinger $205
Janet Elliott and William Mester $60
Kathryn Englehardt-Cronk $500
Robert Epstein $1,000
David Ertal $50
Mark Estabrooke $25
Lisa Estus & Van Davis $50
Roxanne Evans $60

F
Lowell & Jacquetta Feldman $2,500
Mark & Aviva Fishman $277
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
Sam Gentry $50
Carol Gibbs $50
Heidi Gibbons $50
Johanna V. Gidseg $110
Jonathan Gilstrap $100
William Gordon $150
Delwin Goss $385
Ann Graham $100
Raymond Gray $1,500
Alan Greenberg $50
Betsy Greenberg $200
Allison Gregory $600
Bob and Kay Gregory $7,250
Katherine Gregory $1,000
David Guarino $25
Linda Guerrero $475
Jack Gullahorn $170

H
Karen Hadden $50
Robert Hafenik $100
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 $200
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 $200
Gary Hollar $100
Joseph Hootman $84
Clifton Houck $50
Ora Houston $300
James Hudson $100
Delayne Hudspeth $100
Lisa Hugman $100

J
James Jeff Jack $450
Charlie Jackson $50
Diane Jacobs $175
Laine Jastram $600
D’Ann Johnson $200
Karen Johnson $35
Casey Jones $100

K
Douglas Kadison $1,000
Mary Kahle $260
Dick Kallerman $150
Kristin Kavanagh $40
David King $1,540
Michael Kleinman $100
Knight Foundation $25,000
Karen Kocher $1,160
Jeannon Kralj $25
Amy Kwalwasser $25
Bill Kweder $100

L
Rebecca LaFlure $50
Richard Lavine $300
Richard Lavine $300
Chris Lehman $1,550
Mary Lehmann $50
Mark Lett $300
Michael Levy $500
Fred Lewis $500
Phylis Light $150
Nelson Linder $50
Adam Loewy $1,250
Perry Lorenz $9,250
Mary Lovell $75
Francoise Luca $100
Danny Lufkin $210
Clark Lyda $500

M
Lynn Marshall $150
Billy Martin $178
Ken Martin $100
Jean Mather $50
Elloa Mathews $400
Barbara McArthur $125
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 $2,200
Jack McNamara $50
Burton Meador $60
Jason Meeker $101
Robert Melsha $150
Miami Foundation $54,227
Rebecca Melancon $1,100
Robert Melsha $150
Miami Foundation $39,919
Lorri Michel $1,400
Zena Miguez $500
Malcolm Milburn $410
Bill Minutaglio $100
Kathleen Mitchell $250
Kirk Mitchell Public Interest Investigative Journalism Fund $211,096
Mark Mitchell $565

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 $30
Bonnie Neel $100
James Nelson $100
CJ Niehoff $50
Julie Niehoff $50
Forrest Novy $300
Gerard Nugent $100
Karalei Nunn $50
John Nyfeler $100

O
Shane O’Leary $500
Arthur and Diane Olbert $1,150
Nicholas Olenec $250
Carol Olewin $60
Richard A. Oppel Sr. $100
David Orshalick $300
Lisa Oshatz $25

P
Joe Pacheco $100
Gray Panthers of Austin $100
Lalena Parkhurst $295
Teresa Perez-Wiseley $770
George Phenix $150
Leslie Pool $100
Laura Prather $100
Ellen Prediger $50
Velva Price $100

R
Robert Raborn $400
Jill Ramirez $100
David Ray $110
Ray Reece $250
Brandon Reed $25
Sharon Reed $75
Vicki and Dave Reed $150
Janis Reinken $20
Karen Renick $100
Joanne Richards $75
Thomas Riggles Jr. $50
James Ritter $10
Ruby Roa $100
Brandon Roberts $125
Ruth Roberts & Don Snell $50
David Roche $200
Helen Rockenbaugh $15
Brian Rodgers $8,501
Frank Rodriguez $200
Simonetta Andrea Rodriguez $10
Shane Rogers $200
Virginia Rogers $25
Mary Ann Roser $350
James Ross $100
Lauren Ross $300
Therese Ruffing $245
John Russell $110

S
Rod Sanders $45
Mary Sanger $350
Susan Scallon $50
John Scanlan $200
Robin Schneider $50
Emily Schottman $250
Billye & Ross Schulle $1,100
Adam Schweigert $10
George Scott $100
Randi Shade $50
Kelley Shannon $40
Janet Sharkis $30
Beverly & Howard Eric Shaw $35
William Shaw $560
Brigid Shea $570
John Sheppard $70
William Simmons $125
Peter Slover $2,250
Dylan Smith $20
Patricia Smith $30
Tracey Smith $100
Paul Smolen $300
Stewart Snider $25
Carol Solomon $50
Susan Spartaro $1,000
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 $305
David Sullivan $100
Kevin Sutherland $150
John Sutton $100
Jon Swann $50

T
Jean & Alex Tarcz $45
Laura Templeton $40
Tim Terway $25
Texas Disposal Systems $3,000
Trevor Titman $350
Jetta Todaro $400
Kathie Tovo $100
Deborah Tucker $25

U
John Umphress $130

V
David Van Oudenaren $100
Laura Van Oudenaren $25
Jane Van Praag $50
Catherine Vasquez-Revilla $250
Kevin Vaughn $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
Robert Walker $55
Mark Walters $50
James Ward $100
Martha Ward $210
James Wardlaw $50
David Watson $100
Kirby Watson $75
Kirk Webb $25
Xaq Webb $210
Abbe Wenger $25
Suran Wije $25
Ellen Williams $200
Nanci Wilson $250
Sarah Wimer $50
Chris & Susan Wittmayer $100
Brian Wood $100
Bill Woods $75
Joneth (Jay) Wyatt $75

Y
Ira Yates $500
Ronald Yeck $315
Doug Young $400
Peck Young $300
Mark Yznaga and Ann Kitchen $250

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