Slack & Davis is committed to giving back to the communities in which we work and live through volunteerism and charitable giving. We support charities in the Austin and Dallas/Fort Worth metro areas and focus our philanthropic efforts on:
- Access to Justice
- Arts & Culture
- Child Welfare
- Environmental Stewardship
- Health & Safety
For more information on our charitable giving program, including how to request a donation, please visit our Corporate Giving Program page.
Ronald McDonald House–Austin
In 2008-09 Slack & Davis expanded its impact on the local art community and at the same time contributed to a worthy non-profit. Ronald McDonald House–Austin opened its new facility next to Dell Children’s Hospital in 2007, to provide lodging and support services in a home-like environment to families of critically ill or injured children. About that same time, Slack & Davis committed to purchasing artwork to cover the bare walls at the new facility. We asked Mark Smith, director of Flatbed Press & Gallery and curator of the Slack & Davis art collection, to offer advice about art selection. With Mark’s guidance, the project blossomed to include art from a variety of artists from emerging to well established and included a variety of subjects, media and styles. The official Ronald McDonald House–Austin art opening took place on February 19, 2009.
The Long Center for the Performing Arts
The Long Center for the Performing Arts was founded on the belief that the performing arts are essential components in the quality of life of our community. Slack & Davis contributed to the Capital Campaign for this state-of-the-art, multi-venue facility that serves as host to a broad spectrum of Austin’s performing arts organizations.
KVUE-TV Five Who Care
Slack & Davis sponsored KVUE-TV’s Five Who Care and Five Kids Who Care community service awards program for more than a decade. These programs recognize exceptional volunteerism by adults and children.
Austin Symphony Orchestra
Slack & Davis and Frost Bank teamed up to sponsor The Austin Symphony Classical Series 2008-2009 season. This series presented renowned guest artists and exciting classical music to the citizens of Austin and Central Texas. Slack & Davis managing partner Michael Slack also served on the Austin Symphony Board of Directors.
Children’s Medical Center Foundation
Slack & Davis presented the Children’s Medical Center Foundation (CMCF) with a donation for an acute-care private room. The foundation is the fundraising arm for the new Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas.
More Community Connections
Slack & Davis supports numerous scholarship funds and provides legal representation in selected pro bono cases. The following Texas not-for-profit groups have benefited from Slack & Davis contributions of time, talent, in-kind donations and monetary gifts:
American Lung Association
Any Baby Can
Austin Bar Association Foundation
Austin Children’s Shelter
Capital Area Food Bank
Center for Child Protection
Center for Public Policy Priorities
Charity Craft Volunteer Network
Eanes Education Foundation
Family Elder Care
Habitat for Humanity
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Legal Aid Society of Central Texas
McCallum High School Baseball Team
Oak Hill Youth Sports Association
Southern Methodist University Air Law Symposium
Special Care & Career Services
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation “Race for the Cure”
Texas Aggie Bar Association Scholarship Fund
Town Lake Trail Foundation
Volunteer Legal Services
Westlake High School Baseball Team