Lake Leap Challenge for Giving Tuesday 2021

Dive in to save our water supply! Your gift will conserve urban greenspace and Hill Country land to direct surface water straight into our aquifer and reservoirs. AND, if we reach our goal, we'll jump in the cold water of Lake Austin, just for you!

$57,068 Raised of $40,000 Goal

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The Challenge!
The #LakeLeapChallenge is intended to draw attention to our imperiled water supply.  Our warming climate is quickly making our drought-prone region dryer.  Surface water is evaporating at alarming rates, and our growing population is quickly depleting our reservoirs.

Freezin' for a Reason!
We set a fundraising goal of $40,000 to help our water supply.  If we reach that goal, Hill Country Conservancy Board Members and executive staff will live-stream a sure-to-be entertaining leap into the cold waters of Lake Austin!

Your gift will: 
  • Protect land in the aquifer region to absorb and direct rainfall into our water supply rather than storm drains. 
  • Reduce flooding and erosion by protecting trees and plant life which absorb excess water. 
  • Ensure that all people, wildlife, and plants living in and around the Hill Country continue to have enough water necessary—not only to stay healthy, but to thrive. 


Make your gift now!

Top Fundraisers

Francisco Albornoz

Francisco Albornoz

I’m diving in to save our water supply! I accepted the #LakeLeapChallenge given to me by Hill Country Conservancy, to raise awareness of our imperiled drinking water.

$5,763

Bill Bryant

I’m diving in to save our water supply! I accepted the #LakeLeapChallenge given to me by Hill Country Conservancy, to raise awareness of our imperiled drinking water.

$4,530

Jennifer Wenzel

I’m diving in to save our water supply! I accepted the #LakeLeapChallenge given to me by Hill Country Conservancy, to raise awareness of our imperiled drinking water.

$4,519

George Cofer

I’m diving in to save our water supply! I accepted the #LakeLeapChallenge given to me by Hill Country Conservancy, to raise awareness of our imperiled drinking water.

$4,066

Justin Lindabury

I’m diving in to save our water supply! I accepted the #LakeLeapChallenge given to me by Hill Country Conservancy, to raise awareness of our imperiled drinking water.

$2,133

Fleetwood Jacobs

I’m diving in to save our water supply! I accepted the #LakeLeapChallenge given to me by Hill Country Conservancy, to raise awareness of our imperiled drinking water.

$1,314

Thank You Donors!

Tom Etheredge

December 19, 2021

$258

Sari Albornoz

December 16, 2021

$103

Anonymous Donor

December 14, 2021

$100

Syndie Steele

December 14, 2021

$51

Tressa Borick

December 14, 2021

$51

David Glover

December 10, 2021

$103

William Redd

December 10, 2021

$1,033

Andrea Hamilton

December 8, 2021

$104

Michelle Simmons

December 6, 2021

$10

Harry Miller

December 4, 2021

$104

Finton Family

December 3, 2021

$26

Dawn Mack

December 2, 2021

$206

Will Dupuy

December 2, 2021

$103

jimmy and Nicola cain

December 2, 2021

$103

Kenley & Rhodes

December 2, 2021

$51

Diane Brenan

December 2, 2021

$258

Mallory Glusband

December 1, 2021

$10

Dacia Boyce

December 1, 2021

$52

Jessica Attas

December 1, 2021

$26

Meg Brenner

December 1, 2021

$26

Nic Whittaker

December 1, 2021

$51

Nic Whittaker

December 1, 2021

$51

Judy Jacobs

December 1, 2021

$51

Rebecca Pokluda

December 1, 2021

$103

Anonymous

December 1, 2021

$1,033

Catherine and Scott Worley

December 1, 2021

$261

Amie Henry

December 1, 2021

$26

Terry Moore

December 1, 2021

$103

Jacque Hargrave

December 1, 2021

$51

Cary Dupuy

December 1, 2021

$258

Ashley Malina

December 1, 2021

$51

Francisco Albornoz

December 1, 2021

$516

Anonymous

November 30, 2021

$5,000

Colin Cannata

November 30, 2021

$100

Brian Jewett

November 30, 2021

$209

Marc Stephenson

November 30, 2021

$100

Carol Peeples

November 30, 2021

$26

Phil Marcum

November 30, 2021

$103

Letty Shriver

November 30, 2021

$103

spencer Marcum

November 30, 2021

$103

Clifton & Brenda Ladd

November 30, 2021

$26

Joyce Jackson

November 30, 2021

$26

Megan Lowry

November 30, 2021

$26

Ana Slater

November 30, 2021

$26

Andy Mormon

November 30, 2021

$516

Ted Siff

November 30, 2021

$51

Eric Lang

November 30, 2021

$103

Chris Anders

November 30, 2021

$103

Rene McCoy

November 30, 2021

$26

Mindy Sonen

November 30, 2021

$20

George Majewski

November 30, 2021

$51

Mike Lyday

November 30, 2021

$103

Hunter Temperton

November 30, 2021

$26

Summer Daoud

November 30, 2021

$100

Chris Howard

November 30, 2021

$51

Dean Tuel

November 30, 2021

$103

Taylor Pokorny

November 30, 2021

$52

Brian and Patsy Rider

November 30, 2021

$100

William Carroll

November 30, 2021

$50

Suzanne Fanger

November 30, 2021

$258

Sara Lyford

November 30, 2021

$26

Zack Angelo

November 30, 2021

$104

Eileen Carroll

November 30, 2021

$26

Vivek Bakshi

November 30, 2021

$26

Juli and Rolland Fellows

November 30, 2021

$103

Andy Schlosser

November 30, 2021

$500

Arthur Rogers

November 30, 2021

$258

Pamela Roach

November 30, 2021

$258

Judith Roeder

November 30, 2021

$104

Jacob Primeaux

November 30, 2021

$258

Texpert Tours

November 30, 2021

$54

Missy Bledsoe

November 30, 2021

$26

Mary Button & Garrick Vance

November 30, 2021

$52

charles kreitler

November 30, 2021

$103

Tom Pagel

November 30, 2021

$26

Miles and Lilly Whitten

November 30, 2021

$51

Michael Blizzard

November 30, 2021

$51

Rudi Rosengarten

November 30, 2021

$103

Brian Ott

November 30, 2021

$2,116

Marcus Hector

November 30, 2021

$51

Mary Parse

November 30, 2021

$258

Innes Mitchell

November 30, 2021

$51

Anonymous

November 30, 2021

$258

Ross Anders

November 30, 2021

$258

Diana Zuniga

November 30, 2021

$516

Diane Miller

November 30, 2021

$51

Laura Wright

November 30, 2021

$103

Gravity Afflerbach

November 30, 2021

$77

Anonymous

November 30, 2021

$258

Megan Barron

November 30, 2021

$10

Roberta Coffin

November 30, 2021

$26

Brian Deitch

November 30, 2021

$103

Jody Richards

November 30, 2021

$26

Manuel Hernandez

November 30, 2021

$51

Jonica Willingham

November 30, 2021

$51

Jan Stephens

November 30, 2021

$228

Amy Rampy

November 30, 2021

$51

Aaron Parks

November 30, 2021

$26

Jonathan Vollinger

November 30, 2021

$51

David Cardona

November 30, 2021

$103

Hill Country Conservancy

Hill Country Conservancy protects large strategic tracts of open space that conserve critical water features, provides much-needed recreational access to nature via the Violet Crown Trail, and promotes a conservation ethic by cultivating awareness and transforming our community.