Year-End Giving

All gifts to Explore Austin through the end of 2023 will be generously matched by the Cooper Matthews Foundation.

  • Give the amount of your choosing online here.
  • Make a pledge, which can be paid in any of the ways below (or by check), by 12/31/23. Contact Lauren Zurbrugg for any questions.
  • Give from your Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) – our legal name is “Austin Explore Inc” and our EIN is 20-5496495.
  • Wire transfer – avoid paying credit card fees.
  • Make a gift of stock and securities, which can yield excellent tax benefits.
  • Donate an IRA distribution to lower your taxable income – a QCS permits those 70 ½ and older to donate directly from an IRA instead of taking an RMD.
  • Check on your workplace matching – many companies have special matches running through the end of the year.

If you have questions about any of the options above, contact Lauren Zurbrugg, Chief Development Officer, at

Supporter Gathering

This event is for members of Explore Austin’s giving societies. Please be on the lookout for your invitation and RSVP at the link provided to let us know you’re coming!

If you have questions about this event, please contact:

Lauren Zurbrugg, Chief Development Officer:

Quest for the Summit

Explore Austin’s most impactful night of philanthropy, featuring a seated dinner, libations, silent and live auctions and stories from our Explorers and Mentors. Gather with new friends, longtime Explore Austin champions, business leaders and philanthropists to transform lives through mentorship and outdoor adventure. Help us make our 15th annual Quest for the Summit the most impactful yet!

Attending? View the event details for information about parking, the dress code, the schedule for the evening and more.