Texanthropy Spotlight: Taylor Thompson - 2016 First Lady’s Rising Star Award Winner

December 15, 2016

This week’s Spotlight is on the winner of the 2016 Governor’s Volunteer Award “First Lady’s Rising Star”. This award honors an individual 18 years or younger for their service to their community.

The 2016 winner is Taylor Thompson, and he is truly a rising star who has demonstrated leadership, commitment to service, and the ability to inspire others to serve through his involvement with Habitat for Humanity.

Rising Stars see a world of possibilities and mobilize others to make an impact within their communities, and Taylor has certainly done that. For 16 weeks, Taylor volunteered over 100 hours - every Saturday for 16 weeks - to help build a home with the Austin chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Taylor did this in honor and memory of his mother, Maureen, who passed away but was an architect and volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. And, he inspired over 600 others – ages 17 to 70 – to help him build the “In Memory of Maureen” home, which will be a lasting legacy to his mother.

Taylor continues to work closely with Habitat for Humanity, and I am certain he will continue making a difference for families in need.

To learn how you can get involved with Habitat for Humanity Austin, or the Habitat for Humanity chapter in your community, visit http://habitattexas.org/.

Another congratulations is in order for Taylor Thompson, the 2016 Governor’s Volunteer Awards “First Lady’s Rising Star Award” winner.