Since 1998, the Young Women’s Alliance and the Young Men’s Business League have partnered annually to host the Austin Under 40 Awards—a black-tie fundraising gala honoring and celebrating Austin’s emerging professionals and their mentors who are making an impact in our community. These individuals are recognized in 17 categories, including Mentor of the Year.

All proceeds raised from the gala go directly to support the Young Women’s Alliance Foundation and the Austin Sunshine Camps.

Now in its twenty-third year, Austin Under 40’s profile has risen year over year with sold-out events for the past eight consecutive years. Through strategic and strong local media partnerships, sponsors are promoted across television and radio audiences as well as various print and online publications. Additionally, superior sponsorship recognition is achieved throughout the event with a captive audience of more than 700 guests. There are also sponsorship opportunities at various Austin Under 40-related events around Austin before and after the awards show.

Each year, the caliber of award honorees, community support, engagement with the business community and the event itself surpass expectations and make history.