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Former UT staffer founds Charity Charge to leverage rewards points for good

Larry Garten spent much of his time with his son, Stephen, impressing upon him the importance of giving back to his community. When Larry died, Stephen vowed to honor him by upholding that ethic. Stephen Garten, 30, grew up in Baltimore, went to school at Washington University in St. Louis, then landed in Austin as […]

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Former UT staffer founds Charity Charge to leverage rewards points for good

Larry Garten spent much of his time with his son, Stephen, impressing upon him the importance of giving back to his community. When Larry died, Stephen vowed to honor him by upholding that ethic. Stephen Garten, 30, grew up in Baltimore, went to school at Washington University in St. Louis, then landed in Austin as […]

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