The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of children living in urban poverty around the world. With offices in Austin, TX and New Delhi, India, and Cape Town, South Africa, the Dell family foundation funds programs that foster high-quality public education and childhood health, and improve the economic stability of families living in poverty. The foundation has committed more than $1.1 billion to global children’s issues and community initiatives to date.
The goal of our US Health & Wellness Team is to design and implement effective wellness strategies to engage all U.S. employees while improving overall U.S. employee health and wellness.
Michael and Susan Dell Foundation
Luminex develops, manufactures and markets innovative biological testing technologies with applications throughout the diagnostic and life science industries. The company’s open-architecture xMAP® and xTAG® Technologies enable large numbers of biological tests (bioassays) to be conducted and analyzed quickly, cost-effectively and accurately.
Luminex values the health of its employees and believes that participation in this community effort will help to not only improve health, but to also attract and retain talent.
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Many thanks to the organizations who have partnered with the Mayor’s Fitness Council in the past. We appreciate your dedication to helping Austin become the healthiest city in the US.
Austaco Inc. (2007-2009)
United Way of Capital Area (2007-2009)
Silicon Laboratories, Inc. (2008-2010)
Omni Austin Hotel Downtown (2008-2010)
Eckert Group Insurance (2008-2010)
Lance Armstrong Foundation (2008-2010)
Revenue Cycle (2009-2011)
Ronald McDonald House of Austin and Central Texas (2009-2011)
For nearly 40 years, NI has worked with engineers and scientists to provide answers to the most challenging questions. Through these pursuits, NI customers have brought hundreds of thousands of products to market, overcome innumerable technological roadblocks, and engineered a better life for us all.
Having a vibrant wellness program is an important part of their company’s culture and they place a high value on their employees’ health and well-being.
Communities In Schools provides support by bringing resources and relationships to school campuses surrounding students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
At Communities In Schools, a dedicated team of staff members formed a wellness committee to help make this certification happen.
Communities in Schools of Central Texas
3M works to solve problems by applying creativity and ingenuity to make life easier. Their program has helped create healthier employees and a healthier community.
Freescale is the global leader in embedded processing solutions, advancing the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets.
“Freescale values the health of employees and is proud to be headquartered in Austin, Texas. Participation in a community effort that strengthens the environmental support of wellness is a positive factor for attraction and retention of employees.” -Sandi Tomlinson
The Karis Group’s mission is to develop a company, products and services that have a transformational impact on peoples’ lives.
“The Karis Group is honored to be certified by the Mayor’s Fitness Council and to have the opportunity to work with other Health & Wellness partners in the Austin community. Having a vibrant wellness program is an important part of our company’s culture, which places high value on employees’ health and well-being.” – Zan Blount
The Karis Group
Nexersys is a Austin-based fitness company. “We are honored to be a part of this initiative because we love this amazing community. It’s full of diversity, intelligence and creative individuals – not to mention thousands of talented athletes and fitness-minded individuals. Nexersys is Fitness Made Fun and we felt there was no better way to exemplify that then to join the Mayor’s Fitness Council and do our part to keep Austin one of the fittest cities in America.” - Mary Ann Cangelosi
Located in Austin, the University of Texas is a comprehensive university with a broad mission of undergraduate and
graduate education, research, and service to society. Enrollment is over 48,000 students.
“The University of Texas at Austin is honored to partner with the Mayor’s Fitness Council (MFC). The certification shows we care about our faculty and staff and are taking steps to support our employees to live their best lives. We value the health and well-being of every member of the university community and strive to offer a premier employee wellness program by implementing the best practices laid out in the MFC certification process. We are proud to support MFC in their mission to improve the health of the Austin community.” – Claire Moore, Wellness Coordinator, Human Resource Services
The University of Texas at Austin
Yoga Yoga’s mission is to make yoga more accessible through supporting our community of yoga teachers and students to incorporate the principles and practices of yoga in their lives in support of their health, happiness and well-being.
“Yoga Yoga is a community of students, teachers and staff who integrate the practice of health into our work and our lives day to day. We are grateful to be acknowledged by the Mayor’s Fitness Council. This certification recognizes the uniqueness of our team members’ choices to do work which in and of itself makes our community – and ourselves – healthier and happier each day.” -Rich Goldstein, CEO
It's Time Texas's mission is to make healthy the norm by generating a persistent demand for healthy living among all sectors of society. It envisions and is committed to creating an American culture which values, demands and supports healthy for all.
“The Austin MFC Certification is a great way for organizations to solidify their commitment to policies and programs that create healthier environments. Becoming certified is an important way for It's Time Texas to demonstrate its commitment to building healthy communities, ultimately setting the standard for our great nation.” – Angela Hooben
It's Time Texas
GDHM’s mission is to serve our clients, our profession and our community with integrity. We believe that the practice of law is both a profession and a vocation. We are dedicated to our clients and to the highest principles of law and justice. We strive to provide creative, timely and efficient advice and counsel. Our dedication to service comes before any desire for personal gain or recognition.
“Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody, PC values our employees as individuals, which includes their physical and mental health. Being a certified member of the Mayor’s Fitness Council is an important way the firm shows its commitment to wellness in the workplace and community.” – Michael J. Whellan, President
Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody
Simply Fit Meals is passionate about bringing quality, nutritionally significant, and great tasting food into your life.
Simply Fit Meals
The mission of the Capital Metro Wellness Program is to provide employees with a variety of opportunities to facilitate improvement in their health and job satisfaction through a holistic program that addresses the nutritional, physical, emotional and financial health needs of all employees.
“As members of the Mayor’s Fitness Council, we have an opportunity to share resources with some of Austin’s most dedicated and knowledgeable health and wellness professionals.” -Tim Kelly
Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority
The mission of Richard P. Slaughter and Associates is to grow a profitable business by developing and maintaining clients through expert financial services, while cultivating outstanding employees.
“Richard P. Slaughter and Associates provides expert Wealth Management to clients in Austin and around the world. Goals and certifications are a big part of our industry. We are so happy that the MFC has been leader in setting goals, certifying partners and measuring results in the employee health area. Employees are the key to our performance and there is a huge correlation between fit and healthy employees and their ability to provide outstanding value to our clients. Our partnership with the MFC has been a big positive to that end.” –Brooks Slaughter
Richard P. Slaughter Associates, Inc.
The mission of Brentwood Christian School is to lead our students to love God and to nurture them in a Christ-centered academic environment that emphasizes excellence and inspires them to develop their God-given talents for lives of Christian leadership and service.
“Our partnership with the MFC has been a wonderful opportunity for us to further incorporate our mission into our daily lives. We believe that improving our physical health and maintaining healthy bodies increases our ability to be mentors and role models to the students we love, and increases our overall effectiveness as servants of Christ.” –Tere Hager
Brentwood Christian School
Samsung is dedicated to developing innovative technologies and efficient processes that create new markets, enrich people’s lives, and continue to make Samsung a digital leader.
Samsung Austin Semiconductor
Frost delivers banking, investments and insurance products and services consistently, Texas-style. Frost Insurance is an independent insurance agency, designed to help you select exactly the coverage that’s right for you.
At Frost, promoting health and wellness is not just another “to do” item, it’s a staple of their culture; what they truly believe to be right
Frost Insurance Company
The City of Austin is dedicated to making Austin the most livable city in the country. The City of Austin cares strongly about the health of its employees and strives to offer a premium employee wellness program.
City of Austin, Texas
A not-for-profit organization, the Seton Family is the leading provider of healthcare services in Central Texas, serving an 11-county population of 1.8 million.
“The Seton Healthcare Family is honored to be among the very first in Central Texas to have achieved MFC certification. As the largest healthcare provider in the region, we not only strive to deliver the best possible medical care to all who need our services but are also dedicated to providing a healthy work environment for our associates. Partnering with the MFC has helped to ensure that our associates stay on track to leading a healthy lifestyle.” -Michele Gonzalez
Seton Family Hospitals
The Mayor’s Health & Fitness Council (MHFC) Partner Certification Program is a mutually beneficial worksite wellness recognition program for Austin-based organizations of all types and sizes. Employers have found that making an investment in worksite health and increasing access to preventive care can lower overall healthcare costs, as well as improve productivity and job satisfaction.
Below are the organizations who have taken the step to get certified in the Partner Certification Program. These worksites have embraced this program and are dedicated to finding positive, innovative solutions to challenges posed by our health care system.
Gold Certified Partners:
To make Austin the healthiest, fittest city in the US.
Mayor's Health & Fitness Council