Executive Director | Legacy Cares, Inc.
Serving as President and CEO of his company, Jack Development Strategies, LLC, Austin has managed fundraising and development efforts for an array of non-profit organizations and political campaigns throughout Arizona, Texas, and California as well as several international entities.
His list of current and past clients includes: V.A.S.T, the Valley Against Sex Trafficking coalition headquartered in Mesa, Arizona. Global Ties Arizona, which brings delegations from around the world to Arizona to observe political processes, economic infrastructures, and inner workings of municipalities as it relates to communities and revitalization. Young Americans Against Socialism headquartered in New York, New York, which educated young Americans on the true meaning of socialism and effective ways of communication with those who support this ideology. Austin also served as project leader and manager for the Scottsdale Gateway Alliance’s initiative to revitalize the area known as ‘South Scottsdale’ securing investments from local business leaders and community members to develop the southern region of the city to better serve the community. A project which has gained international attention, he traveled to Montenegro in Eastern Europe to work with local government agencies on developing a new brand to spark revitalization efforts throughout the region. As a result of this project, he has joined the Executive Board of the Lucha Institute of Montenegro. A group advocating for pro-liberty policies and freedom throughout the Balkans.
Austin also works with small to medium enterprises in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and is participating in the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 program to build sustainable domestic infrastructure for various types of business and commerce relating to rubber and plastic materials.
Jack Development Strategies has also worked with winning municipal campaigns, statewide candidates for the Arizona Treasurer’s Office as well as legislative candidates to the Arizona State Legislature.
He is the Founder of the non-profit organization named Mindful U which aims to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental and behavioral health at the post-secondary level. The group recognizes symptoms of poor mental health and mental illness through various sponsored trainings including, but not limited to: mental health first aid, safeTALK, ASIST and other suicide prevention trainings sponsored by Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care and Empowerment Systems, LLC.
Austin previously served five years as the Chief Development Officer for the Goldwater Institute where he was responsible for the Institute’s national fundraising campaign and directed operations for the development team to successfully meet budget and creative campaign goals. He was solely responsible for raising a net profit of $6,000,000.00 USD annually for the organization.
Austin also managed an organization of young high net worth professionals (ages 25-40) in Phoenix named America’s Future Foundation (AF). AF educates, cultivates, and empowers young intellectuals and business owners to promote freedom and discuss serious issues threatening state and national constitutions. While leading the organization for five years, Austin expanded this chapter to the Southwest Region to include Utah, New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada, and his home state of Arizona.
More recently, Austin has launched a start up company named Yard Service on Demand (YSOD). A national tech company providing on demand yard services to homeowners through suburban communities via an Apple, Google Play, and Android applications.