Our Charitable Partners

As of 2016, CBA is proud to partner with EXPLORE AUSTIN and RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF CENTRAL TEXAS CHARITIES. The proceeds from our Golf Tournament and our Real Estate Challenge are donated to them.   

Founded in 2006, Explore Austin combines the benefits of mentoring and outdoor adventure in a six-year program for 6th through 12th grade underserved youth. Focusing on team building and leadership training by utilizing its unique ACES framework, Explore Austin helps “Explorers” (they refer to participants as Explorers) increase self-confidence, build character, and develop a sense of responsibility for themselves and those around them. With nine Saturday Challenges and a week-long Summer Wilderness Trip to remote destinations each year, Explore Austin seeks and attracts motivated students who desire to learn how to become leaders, experience new places, make lasting friendships, and seek challenges. Their hands-on approach and belief in learning by doing means our Explorers leave the program more confident, more experienced, and ready to lead.

 

 

As partners in enabling family-centered care since 1985, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas strives to improve the lives of children and their families by providing programs that strengthen families during difficult times. In our 31 year history, we have supported 17,000+ families by providing them 100,000+ room nights at our “home-away-from-home”, saved them millions of dollars in lodging and food expenses and gave them support when a medical crisis unexpectedly affected their family. Families are supported through four programs: the Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, Happy Wheels Carts and Healing Hearts. Through the Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, RMHC CTX provides resources so families can stay together during a time of greatest need. Our family-centered care supports the healing process for children, reduces financial burdens for families, provides critical psycho-social support, enhances clinical outcomes and helps families resume normal activities more quickly. Our Happy Wheels Cart program brings items of comfort directly to families in the hospitals. The Healing Hearts program supports families who have tragically lost children by providing financial burial assistance and bereavement counseling.