The following companies or individuals have pledged to support HAAM's 15th year of service with a donation of $15,000 or more in 2020! Because of their generous support, and the support of the entire community, HAAM has been able to save countless lives by providing Austin's musicians with access to affordable healthcare over the last 15 years. If you would like to get involved and join this list of amazing people and organizations, please contact email@example.com.
From the moment you walk through Ascension Seton's doors, you’ll hear the sounds of hope, health and strength, because they strive to be more than just hospitals, ERs and clinics. Ascension care teams start by understanding you, your health and your life to deliver care that’s right for you. The compassionate, personalized care you’ve come to expect is close to home and connected to a national network of care and the expertise of a wide range of doctors and specialists.
Since HAAM's inception, Seton has been a crucial partner in providing healthcare services to HAAM's members. What started off as access to their clinics has morphed into an amazingly strong community of keeping Austin musicians healthy. Their doctors, nurses, hospital staff and the likes have taken a personal interest in making sure our HAAM members have access to the best healthcare and resources available.
BMI was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music. BMI is the bridge between songwriters and the businesses and organizations that want to play their music publicly.
Since setting up an office in Austin, BMI was anxious to put roots down in the local Austin music scene. They wasted no time in meeting musicians in the community and quickly realized that HAAM was a pillar of the industry. Since 2019, BMI and HAAM have worked in lockstep to continue to provide support to our Austin musicians and are excited to continue this partnership as the years go on.
Whether it’s cold beer, iced tea, or spring water you are craving, Brown Distributing Company has been delivering quality beverages and servicing the Austin area for over 50 years. President J. Dan Brown founded the beer company that bears his name in 1962 at age 27. Since the beginning, Brown Distributing has been a key contributor to the communities in which they do business. Each year, the company donates close to a million dollars to various non-profit, civic, and educational organizations, while sponsoring over 500 charitable events throughout Central Texas.
When HAAM and Brown Distributing met in the early days of HAAM, it was an instant connection. The Brown family's love for music combined with their deep roots in Austin enabled a relationship to form and grow over the years. Today, Brown Distributing is a proud sponsor of HAAM's events year round, including making annual donations to HAAM on behalf of ZiegenBock and Karbach Love Street.
C3 Presents creates live experiences for millions of fans across the globe, setting the new standard each year for events that are as memorable as they are spectacular. One of the world’s largest music festival producers, C3 is the force behind one of the most iconic multi-day festivals — Austin City Limits Music Festival. ACL Fest helped put Austin on the map as a premier destination for music festivals, bringing musicians, patrons, and business to Austin every fall.
Since 2011, C3 Presents has been involved from top to bottom in supporting HAAM events and initiatives year round. These engagements have included but are not limited to hosting HAAM at ACL Festival's ACL Cares, sponsoring a band made of C3 employees for HAAM's Corporate Battle of the Bands, serving as a lead sponsor of HAAM Day and more.
Delaware North manages and provides food and beverage concessions, premium dining, entertainment, lodging, and retail at many large venues and special places, including Austin's own Bergstrom International Airport! If you've ever caught yourself wondering why Austin has so many local vendors at the Airport, Delaware North is the major force behind it! It's easy to take for granted how amazing our airport is, but thanks to Delaware North, everyday thousands of travelers are exposed and get to enjoy the local restaurants that we Austinites have come to know and love.
Delaware North supports HAAM each year as a Presenting Sponsor of Ray Benson's Birthday Bash and a major sponsor at our city-wide HAAM Day, during which they celebrate with music at the airport throughout the entire day.
FVF Law is a personal injury law firm that focuses on treating their clients with respect and transparency, with the goal of providing them with the best opportunity possible to move forward with their lives. At FVF, they believe in partnering with organizations that align with their core values of compassion, education, advocacy and transparency.
FVF Law goes beyond just monetary support to HAAM, by extending their law services to members in need under special circumstances. They also participate in many of HAAM's signature events, including hosting their annual HAAM Day showcase as well as providing the most rad event shirts at HAAM's Corporate Battle of the Bands.
Kerbey Lane Cafe first opened their doors to the Austin community on May 5, 1980, serving made-from-scratch comfort food out of a small 1930s bungalow in Central Austin on Kerbey Lane. Kerbey Lane Cafe is 100% family-owned to this day and continues to stay true to their original values of serving delicious meals that are thoughtfully-sourced, scratch-made, and affordable while welcoming all who come through their doors.
Though this is a relatively new relationship with HAAM, Kerbey Lane Cafe is no stranger to supporting the Austin music community. With many musicians forming their incredible team, Kerbey Lane Cafe was eager to officially stand behind Austin musicians and support their access to affordable healthcare services.
Through a unique partnership with St. David’s HealthCare, St. David's Foundation invest over $75 million each year back into their five county service area in Central Texas, made up of Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson counties, making them one of the largest health foundations in the country. Their investments have helped improve health prospects for hundreds of thousands of Central Texans.
The St. David's Foundation has played a key role in allowing HAAM to expand into preventative care. Thanks to their generosity, what started as HAAM members accessing St. David's Foundation Dental Vans twice a year has now turned into a full fledged dental program complete with a network of dentist so that HAAM members can access oral hygiene care all across Austin, any day of the year!
Sugar & Dude
Sugar and Dude, or Donny and Teri Johnson as they are known to folks other than their grandkids, are avid music lovers who care deeply about the wellbeing of Austin musicians. On any given night, you'll find them enjoying good times and good music with family and friends.
When Donny and Teri came into the HAAM fold, they immediately jumped all in and brought to the table exciting and creative ways to support the work of HAAM through gatherings and events they love to host. Whether it's acting as a lead sponsor at Ray Benson's Birthday Bash or bringing all of their friends out for their annual Sugar & Dude showcase on HAAM Day, Donny and Teri are always out supporting Austin music!
In the early days of Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Tito was famous for saying, “We’re a vodka company that turned into an event company.” At some point, as that story evolved, so did his musing: "Now we are a philanthropic company that does events and just sells vodka on the side.” Now, 20 years later, Tito's Handmade Vodka has grown from a local Austin distillery, to an internationally recognized and celebrated brand worldwide.
From day one, Tito Beveridge's motto was to never turn down a nonprofit in need. Since the first time Tito's Handmade Vodka was served at a HAAM event, HAAM and the team at Tito's have formed a true partnership with an end goal of supporting our Austin musicians. Now, you can find Tito's cocktails at all of HAAM's events as well as specialty Tito's HAAM signature cocktails (benefiting HAAM) across town at Austin bars and restaurants.