Richard Bagdonas is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, family guy and all around good person. I have known Richard for several years, and I fondly call him "the hugger", as his friendly nature is his calling card. He greeted me with a big hug the second time I ever met him.
In addition to a successful career in the technology community (he has founded several companies including one of Austin's hottest start-ups - SubtleData), Richard founded Operation Turkey in 2000. Operation Turkey is an Austin non-profit that feeds and clothes the homeless and less fortunate on Thanksgiving Day. It all began with one person and some left-overs. He plated up the extra Thanksgiving feast and gave it to a few homeless people on Austin's 6th Street.