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The Austin Bulldog is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan publication that publishes investigative reporting in the public interest.

Your support ensures The Austin Bulldog will be able to continue publishing the unique, original, and fiercely independent reporting that holds the powers that be accountable.

Please make your contribution now by clicking this button:

If you prefer you can print and complete this Bulldog Contribution Form and mail it with a check to: The Austin Bulldog P.O. Box 4400, Austin, Texas 78765.

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 265 people have made tax-deductible contributions to support and sustain this important work. We are proud to recognize the name of each supporter 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 that was 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.

Participation in NewsMatch 2017 and 2018 provided significant additional support, as individual contributions were matched by both national foundations and the Kirk Mitchell fund.

NewsMatch 2018 brought 90 individual contributions totaling nearly $10,000 which with matches provided almost $33,000. Nearly $16,000 in matching funds were disbursed by the Fund for Nonprofit News at the Miami Foundation with money donated by the Democracy Fund, the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, the Facebook Journalism Project, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Jonathon Logan Family Foundation, the the Present Progressive Fund at Schwab Charitable.

Much of the NewsMatch proceeds were used to build this exciting new website that makes our rich archives more easily accessible and makes the presentation of our professional reporting a lot more attractive.

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

The cumulative dollar amount shown below for each donor’s contributions cover a period of nine years, from launching April 1, 2010, through December 31, 2018.

The names of those who are currently making monthly donations are highlighted in bold green to honor their ongoing commitments to sustaining this important work.

A

Hill Abell $500
Charles Adams $80
Florence Adams $50
Sharron Aisenman $30
Bill Aleshire $450
Hoover Alexander $100
Jamie Anderson $1,500
Jon Anderson $20
Leo Anderson $140
Maurice and Shelia Anderson $100
Tom Arbuckle $498
Timothy Arndt $100
Mary Arnold $50
Karin Ascot $20
Buzz Avery $500

B

Linda Bailey $578
Roger Baker $6,590
Issam Bakir $350
Simon Barker-Benfield $100
Tierney Barron $60
Joyce Basciano $200
Suzanne Batchelor $50
David Bauman $35
David Bawcom $40
Jon Beall $1,030
Steve Bercu $200
AG Bergh $50
Martin & Katherine Bevins $100
Steve Bickerstaff $400
James Bilodeau $50
Sarah Bird $75
Emily Blazer $125
John Blinn $500
Terrell Blodgett $400
Sharon Blythe $100
Matthew Boll $25
Mark Boyden $45
David M. Brady $150
Bret Branon $5
Ercel Brashear $500
Bill Bunch $875
Reed C. Burns $250
Kent Butler $100
David Butts $100

C

K.F. Carbone $156
Kathy Casey $25
Joe Celko $220
Norm Chafetz $100
Allissa Chambers $10
Scooter Cheatham $50
Diane Chimenti $100
Judith Clack $80
Alex Clark $5
Pamela Mayo Clark $10
Margot Clarke $50
Andrew Clements $300
Jo Clifton $25
Sharon Cloninger $100
Tom Collier $10
Bill Connor $200
Michael Conroy & Lucille Atkin $100
Terry Cook $60
Dollitta Cooke $100
Lee Cooke $1,000
Mary Coppinger $30
Tara Coronado $50
Paula Cox $150
Robin Cravey $100
Jennifer Crews $70
Sue Cross $30
Jim Cunningham $25
Michael Curry $100
Linda Curtis $55

D

Ellen Davis $50
Van Davis $50
Dana DeBeauvoir $100
Ann Denkler $100
Steven Dietz $125
Ian Dille $25
John Dorgan $28
William Dozier $600
James Duncan $2,000

E

Patty Eason $500
Susan Egan $200
Bruce Elfant $30
Jim Ellinger $55
Janet Elliott and William Mester $35
Kathryn Englehardt-Cronk $500
Lisa Estus & Van Davis $50

F

Lowell & Jacquetta Feldman $2,500
Mark & Aviva Fishman $133
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
Carol Gibbs $50
Johanna V. Gidseg $90
William Gordon $150
Delwin Goss $145
Ann Graham $75
Alan Greenberg $50
Betsy Greenberg $100
Allison Gregory $450
Bob and Kay Gregory $6,250
David Guarino $25
Linda Guerrero $425

H

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

J

James Jeff Jack $275
Charlie Jackson $50
Diane Jacobs $50
Laine Jastram $600
D’Ann Johnson $200
Karen Johnson $35

K

Douglas Kadison $1,000
Dick Kallerman $150
David King $640
Knight Foundation $25,000
Karen Kocher $620
Jeannon Kralj $25
Bill Kweder $100

L

Richard Lavine $300
Mark Lett $300
Michael Levy $50
Fred Lewis $250
Phylis Light $150
Adam Loewy $250
Perry Lorenz $6,500
Clark Lyda $500

M

Lynn Marshall $150
Billy Martin $178
Jean Mather $50
Elloa Mathews $200
Joyce McCart $25
Sarah McCleary $20
Jim McCulloch $50
Craig McDonald $50
Lisa Elizabeth McGiffert $100
Frances McIntyre $80
Mark McKim $10
John & Thelma McLemore $100
Connie McMillan $1,350
Jack McNamara $50
Burton Meador $60
Jason Meeker $101
Robert Melsha $150
Kirk Mitchell Public Interest Investigative Journalism Fund $138,521
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
Bonnie Neel $100
James Nelson $100
Julie Niehoff $50
Forrest Novy $300
Karalei Nunn $50
John Nyfeler $100

O

Shane O’Leary $500
Arthur and Diane Olbert $600
Richard A. Oppel Sr. $100
David Orshalick $225

P

Gray Panthers of Austin $100
Lalena Parkhurst $295
Teresa Perez-Wiseley $20
George Phenix $150
Leslie Pool $100
Velva Price $100

R

Robert Raborn $300
David Ray $110
Ray Reece $250
Vicki and Dave Reed $150
Karen Renick $100
Joanne Richards $25
Thomas Riggles Jr. $25
Brandon Roberts $25
Ruth Roberts & Don Snell $50
Helen Rockenbaugh $15
Brian Rodgers $6,001
Frank Rodriguez $200
Simonetta Andrea Rodriguez $10
Virginia Rogers $25
Mary Ann Roser $100
Lauren Ross $300
Therese Ruffing $145
John Russell $35

S

Robin Schneider $50
Billye & Ross Schulle $1,100
Adam Schweigert $10
Randi Shade $50
Janet Sharkis $30
Beverly & Howard Eric Shaw $35
William Shaw $560
Brigid Shea $110
William Simmons $50
Peter Slover $750
Tom Smith $100
Stewart Snider $25
Stephen Speir $255
Niyanta and Bill Spelman $100
Tom Spencer $250
Alfred Stanley and Kathleen Guido $500
Jason Steans $25
Peter Steinhardt $100
David Sullivan $100

T

Jean & Alex Tarcz $45
Tim Terway $25
Trevor Titman $25
Jetta Todaro $200
Kathie Tovo $100

V

Catherine Vasquez-Revilla $25
Jennifer Vickers $250
Richard Viktorin $200
Gail Vittori $50

W

Jim Walker $100
Lee Walker and Jennifer Vickers $250
Mark Walters $25
James Wardlaw $50
David Watson $100
Kirby Watson $25
Kirk Webb $25
Xaq Webb $135
Abbe Wenger $25
Suran Wije $25
Ellen Williams $100
Nanci Wilson $250
Sarah Wimer $50
Chris & Susan Wittmayer $100
Joneth (Jay) Wyatt $75

Y

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

Z

Martin Zamzow $400
Richard Zelade $25