Generous Impact

Amanda and Bret Brummitt interview guests sharing how they are improving their community and making the world a better place. From non-profits to individuals simply doing good, the stories are heart warming and inspiring. Jump in anywhere as each episode is stand-alone.

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Tuesday Jan 30, 2024

We are joined today by Jeff Middleton, Co-Founder of Boise Vertical Farms.  In this episode, you’ll learn a little bit about farming and a lot about offering people in recovery a hand up. Boise Vertical Farms creates a safe community that provides hope and employment resources for individuals in substance abuse recovery through growing local produce. If you don’t personally know someone impacted by substance misuse, it’s hard to understand how difficult it is to obtain and keep employment during and after recovery. The system truly is stacked against them.  I hope that today's show gives you a glimpse into the good work they are doing and how it benefits all of society.
Find them at

Tuesday Jan 23, 2024

We are joined today by Eric Paulus, Operations Director and Land Manager for Ecology Action in Austin, Texas.  In this episode, you’ll hear how they took a former landfill and turned it into an amazing nature preserve. Bret and I have hiked it and it’s gorgeous, not to mention the good they are doing for animals and plants.
To learn more about the Circle Acres Nature Preserve, check out

Thursday Jan 11, 2024

We are joined today by Jaime Cabrera, Vice President of Advancement for Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas. In this episode, you’ll hear how Girls Inc. delivers life-changing programs and experiences that equip girls to overcome serious barriers to grow up strong, smart, and bold.
If you want to learn more, check them out at

Wednesday Jan 10, 2024

We are joined today by Phil Baker, PharmD. Phil is the Founder of Good Shepherd Pharmacy, RemediChain, and Halo Scripts.  In this episode, you’ll learn about his two incredible nonprofit pharmacy organizations that help patients in need access medications.
While Phil is humble about his accomplishments, we aren't!  He worked with lawmakers to drastically change laws so he could reclaim expensive cancer drugs that patients no longer needed to give them to patients in need at no cost. And, last year they reclaimed $18 million worth of drugs and redispensed them to almost 500 patients.  And, the inventory and logistics system they’ve created to synchronize their fills is incredibly keeping costs low for patients.
If you want to learn more about Phil Baker and the good work his team is doing, find them at and

Tuesday Jan 09, 2024

We are joined today by our friend, Steve Roese of Water is Basic and a special co-host, our youngest daughter, Mattison. She joined us on a trip to South Sudan last year where she got to see the impact firsthand.
In this episode, you’ll hear how they are bringing clean water to the people of South Sudan and Democratic Republic of the Congo while changing the lives of women for generations to come.
If you want to learn more, find them at 

Friday Dec 15, 2023

We are joined today by Britt Udesen, Executive Director of City of Good. In this episode, you’ll hear how they are helping food insecure neighbors across Boise enjoy nutritious and culturally appropriate food while also supporting local farmers and restaurants.
To learn more about this great non-profit, you can find them at

Wednesday Dec 13, 2023

We are joined today by Jami Dybik, Vice President and Rodbel Rodriguez, Director of Community Engagement both from Sagebrush Health.  In this episode, you’ll hear how they are preventing and treating sexually transmitted infectious diseases at no cost to patients. They are in the community breaking barriers, spreading awareness, and preventing infections through testing! And, they offer extensive treatment at no cost to patients. 
We think you’ll be inspired at their aim to eliminate new infections.  Find them at

Wednesday Dec 13, 2023

We are joined today by our friend Diana Pfaff talking about the Irving Schools Foundation. It’s near and dear to our hearts as Bret and I both served on their board for many years.
In this episode, you’ll hear about the amazing work this foundation does for the students and teachers in Irving ISD. It really is an incredible organization serving a very worthy population. Find them at

Wednesday Dec 13, 2023

We are joined today by our friend Rev. Dr. Jackie Roese of The Marcella Project.  In this episode, you’ll hear how The Marcella Project ennobles women and reshapes the view of women in the church. And, Jackie’s work ripples far beyond the church creating dialogue about what it means to be a woman.
To learn more, visit and check out Jackie’s podcast called Jackie Always Unplugged.

Wednesday Nov 29, 2023

Our guest today is Martha Day, Co-Founder and President of Vitamin Bridge.  A self-described ordinary person, you’ll hear how Vitamin Bridge and Martha are doing extraordinary good by providing prenatal vitamins and nutrition information to under-resourced moms across Texas and Georgia. Their contributions today will pay dividends across communities for an entire generation by reducing the risk of preterm births, low birthweights, and birth defects. Find them at

Tuesday Nov 21, 2023

The always fabulous Lian Loop was kind enough to introduce us to our guest today and agree to co-host.  Our guest Corey Ladd of Camp John Marc.  He is a Board Member and Communications Chair and Former Chairman of the Board.
In this episode, you’ll hear how they serve children, teens, and families with year round programming and specialized camp facilities for kids with chronic medical and physical challenges.  And, you can find them at

Thursday Nov 16, 2023

We are joined today by Emily Allbright, a nonprofit executive with a rich history in giving back to the community and connecting with people.  In this episode, you’ll hear a theme around people – listening to them, connecting with them, and intentionality in maintaining relationships.    

Wednesday Nov 08, 2023

We are joined today by Jason Dyke, the CEO and Founder of Carson’s Village. In this episode, you’ll hear how through his own loss and the support of his village, Jason and the team now serves others in times of unexpected loss. From burial arrangements to support groups to proactive check-ins on families, they truly serve as the village for those in need.

Thursday Oct 26, 2023

We are joined today by Garry Merritt, the CEO of Great Springs Project. Get ready to be inspired by his deep affection for Texas and his unwavering dedication to the Great Springs Project which aims to connect a 100-mile trail between San Antonio and Austin over the recharge zone of the Edwards Aquifer while also protecting an additional 50,000 acres of land. It's a powerful vision that promises to bring about not only a direct and positive economic impact but also significant improvements in health, recreation, and transportation for the communities involved.

Tuesday Oct 24, 2023

Today, we are joined by Jorge Medina, the CEO of Texas Diaper Bank.  Listeners are in for an inspiring story of meeting people’s basic needs with dignity and respect without judgement.  And, the show is full of leadership pearls of wisdom such as, “You don’t want to be solving a problem while creating a problem.”  Jorge talks about how he keeps his emotional cup full and focuses on ensuring his team stays mission driven and not burned out. Learn more at 

Tuesday Oct 17, 2023

Today we are joined by Lian Loop of Generous Benefits.  But, she’s not been asked to be on the show for Generous Benefits.  She’s been asked here because she’s been a selfless volunteer in many organizations over the years and through many seasons of life.  We hope her volunteering experience will inspire others to find the time to give back in some way to make their little corner of the world a little better.

Monday Oct 09, 2023

In this episode, you’ll meet Timothy Robinson and Lauri Kelley of Inspired to Help. Timothy is the Founder and Chairman of the Board and Lauri is the Director of Corporate Giving. We think you’ll be inspired when you hear about their work with the unhoused, senior citizens, and youth. Where there is a need, they will find a way to help. Learn more at

Wednesday Oct 04, 2023

Meet Kevin Reichle and Alliance Samuragwa from More Than Welcome.  They are dedicated to helping refugees and asylum seekers smoothly integrate into new communities, ensuring they feel truly welcome.
Alliance shares his refugee journey from Burundi, where he was tortured and left for dead during the Hutu-Tutsi conflict depicted in "Hotel Rwanda."
Now in Austin, Alliance has assisted over 1000 refugees, embodying the organization's mission of making people feel more than welcome.

Monday Sep 18, 2023

Bret and Amanda Brummitt, our hosts, share the concept of Generous Impact.  It's a show dedicated to sharing the stories of humans improving their communities and making the world a better place.


Generous Impact

Amanda and Bret Brummitt host a show where they share stories of humans making their communities better.  

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