Our Charitable Partners

CBA has been a major supporter of a number of Austin Charities over the years.   Between 2000 and 2018, we contributed over $665k!

As of 2019, CBA is proud to partner with MAINSPRING SCHOOLS and RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF CENTRAL TEXAS CHARITIES. The proceeds from our Golf Tournament and our Real Estate Challenge are donated to them.   

2016 - $77,000 Contributed
2017 - $90,000 Contributed
2018 - $86,000 Contributed
2019 - $100,000 Contributed - an all time high!

 

 

 

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.  

 

 

 

 

The effort to break generational cycles of poverty for a family must start early and it has been the mission of Mainspring Schools since 1941 to give Austin children and their parents the tools that they need to succeed in school and life. For children ages 0-5, Mainspring ensures a strong foundation for life through 1) high-quality early childhood education, 2) health and nutrition, and 3) comprehensive family services. 

Why is this important?

  • 66% of Texas children in low-income families do not attend preschool
  • By age 4, the average low-income child is 18 months behind their more affluent peers
  • 87% of children brought up in Austin’s low-income neighborhoods will enter kindergarten behind readiness levels
  • When children start kindergarten behind, they are likely to stay behind for the rest of their lives
  • More than 25% of low-income students will not graduate high school. Without preschool, as adults, those same students have a higher likelihood of being incarcerated and living on public assistance
  • 95% of Mainspring Schools graduates enter kindergarten at or above the state of Texas pre-K readiness levels