Austin-based Raven + Lily is the CLASSY Award Winner for Philanthropic Business of the Year. The 4th Annual CLASSY Awards, the largest philanthropic awards ceremony in the country, took place last weekend in San Diego.
Raven + Lily is a humanitarian, fair trade and eco-friendly line of apparel, accessories and paper goods. Their partnerships, currently in North India, Cambodia, and Ethiopia, create sustainable economic opportunities. Raven + Lily is dedicated to returning proceeds to their partner communities to fund education, healthcare, and micro-loans. By purchasing R+L products, consumers are part of breaking the cycle of poverty and transforming the lives of women and families.
A CLASSY Award is one of the most prestigious recognitions within the nonprofit industry. In 2011, nearly 2,000 organizations and volunteers were nominated for a CLASSY Award, and their collective efforts impacted the lives of more than 200,000,000 people in 71 countries worldwide. The CLASSYs have become a nationally-recognized honor, awarded to the most outstanding and compelling philanthropic achievers by their peers and supporters.