KBGE and Community

Community and philanthropy is embedded in the culture at KBGE. We believe it is our responsibility to give back to the community that has provided for us and our families, and allowed us to be successful in our work.

We feel it is vital to be actively involved in organizations that shape the community and the engineering industry; each member of the KBGE team is involved in local causes and philanthropic organizations, and is an active part of the real estate network. Assuming leadership positions and immersing ourselves in the discussions around policy, the community and industry standards, allow KBGE serve as an advocate for the trade, our work and our clients best interests.

Affiliations

The Austin Chamber continues efforts to diversify our economy and strengthen all of our communities. That includes supporting more new jobs in industries like Fashion, Life Sciences and the new Space economy.  We also want to make Austin the best region to start and grow a technology and innovation-based business.  In addition, we remain deeply involved with improving mobility and helping more kids get to high levels of education.

Waller Creek represents the largest urban creek in the nation to undergo the level of transformation the conservancy envisions. This project will completely transform how disconnected entities and interests relate and interact with each other.

Running from Waterloo Park at 15th Street to Lady Bird Lake, Waller Creek has the potential to become Austin’s vital green artery. Waller Creek touches many of the things that shape Austin’s identity, including UT, the Texas Capitol grounds, a growing medical complex, our famous music and entertainment district, Austin’s Convention Center, Rainey Street district, Butler Hike and Bike Trail, and Lady Bird Lake. Imagine this 1.5-mile area connected with a series of parks and trails through the heart of downtown.

The Commercial Real Estate Council (CREC) of Oklahoma City is an organization whose membership is comprised of more than 300 professional men and women with a common interest in the integrity and success of the commercial real estate industry. Members of CREC represent Oklahoma City’s largest and most well respected real estate, property management, financial, and development corporations.

Established in 1991, the Real Estate Council of Austin (RECA) is a dynamic 501(c)(6) non-profit organization of more than 1,700 commercial real estate professionals representing the top leaders in the Central Texas business community. RECA’s mission is to be an effective resource and advocate for the interests of the real estate industry and to promote and sustain the Greater Austin region as an outstanding community in which to live. RECA believes all Central Texans should have the opportunity to find meaningful employment, affordable housing, and outstanding education within a clean and safe environment. Achieving a sustainable balance of economic, social and environmental interests is critical to the long-term vitality of our community.

The Urban Land Institute, or ULI, is a nonprofit research and education organization with offices in Washington, D.C.,Hong Kong and London. Its stated mission is “to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide”.[1] ULI advocates progressive development, conducting research and education in topics such as sustainability, smart growth, compact development, place making and workforce housing.

The mission of the Urban Land Institute Oklahoma is to provide responsible leadership in the use of land in order to enhance the total environment. ULI’s mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.

The mission of Health Alliance for Austin Musicians is to provide access to affordable health care for Austin’s low income, uninsured working musicians, with a focus on prevention and wellness.

Austin is the “Live Music Capital of the World,” yet many professional working musicians are self-employed and rarely have access to health insurance. Without insurance, they can’t afford preventive health care, including primary medical care, basic dental services and mental health counseling.

Armstrong Community Music School (ACMS) offers exciting opportunities to learn the joys of music for students of all ages and skill levels, from early childhood to adult.

The school, the first-ever to be inaugurated by an opera company, offers instruction in virtually every music style: classical, jazz, as well as blues, folk and a variety from world cultures. ACMS is privileged to provide extensive tuition assistance, year-round programs at SafePlace, music and art classes for the students at the Gardner Betts Juvenile Justice Center, and support for We are the Chorus, a choir for adults with developmental disabilities.

Austin Pets Alive! is a private 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to stopping the killing of Austin’s adoptable dogs and cats.

Led by Emancipet founder, Dr. Ellen Jefferson, we want to see the end of the killing of the homeless pets in Austin, Central Texas and the entire country. APA! is leading the no-kill movement in Austin by energizing the public and maintaining comprehensive, innovative, life-saving programs designed to save the animals most likely to be euthanized in shelters.

Founded in 1956 by Barbara Carson, the Ballet Austin Academy is the official ballet school of Ballet Austin, and one of the largest in the U.S. We’re committed to providing the highest quality dance instruction to students; currently the Academy has more than 800 students.

Each area has a codified syllabus designed to facilitate the maximum physical, mental and emotional development appropriate to the age and physical ability of each student. Once a student enters the Lower School, the rigorous training of ballet technique begins. While the benefits of this training are all inclusive, the Academy’s focus is to provide what is necessary for a professional career in dance.

NASA is a local not-for-profit organization. It’s run by dedicated volunteers who are passionate about helping children enjoy playing the beautiful game of Soccer. Every year, around 2,000 children in the North Austin area play soccer with North Austin Soccer Alliance! NASA gives back to the community. We support our local schools financially through the “Partners in Education” program. We also maintain the fields on which we play, providing irrigation, fertilization, weed control, seeding, and mowing. NASA also provides scholarships for children who wish to play soccer in our program, but cannot afford to do so.

All across Central Texas, children with parents in the Texas prison system go to school and live with pain and stigma.

When children lose a parent to prison, they often lose their home and their stability, and their future is tenuous at best. These kids are “doing time” while their parents are, and they face significant risk factors that can make it difficult for them to succeed.

Seedling Foundation believes in the promise of every child: the promise of an education, the promise of a future, and the promise of all they can contribute to society.

Spirit Reins works with children and families who have experienced trauma to make sure they have the tools and resources they need to reach their full potential and contribute to their community. Our team of licensed mental health professionals works alongside the entire family to give them the skills and experiences they need to build a strong foundation for lifelong well-being.

Our goal is to make the individuals that we are servicing feel loved, valued, cherished and appreciated. Our hope is that foster children will grow up to realize their fullest potential and make a significant contribution to society. Our hope is to alleviate some of the financial stress that the families of our military men and women face. Our hope for the homeless is that they will find hope and opportunities for change.