The BYL Story 


Broadcast your Love (BYL) is a 501(C)3 under the fiscal umbrella of the Austin Community Foundation. The organization was founded in 2011 to continue the community work of journalist Thea E. Williams-Douglas.

Our Inspiration – Thea Williams-Douglas

BYL was established to continue the vision of local broadcast journalist Thea E. Williams-Douglas. With an M.S. degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Thea spent 15 years as the Executive Producer of the Austin, Texas ABC affiliate, KVUE. She dedicated her life to her two children as well as mentored young people to make a difference in the lives of those in underserved communities. Thea passed in 2010 after a year-long battle with breast cancer, leaving a legacy of love, integrity, and faith. Her sister Marcía Williams has pledged to carry on her mission and vision through the work of BYL.



Where we are going:

A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Marcía Williams is a seasoned and dedicated communications professional. Her passion for this field is matched only by her enthusiasm for developing the communication skills of young people from underserved communities.

Through her public relations career, Marcia has helped countless companies across industries develop their unique brand identities. She also volunteers her skills to increase engagement and build communities for corporations and non-profit organizations. From this strong foundation, Marcia has embraced the vision she shared with her sister Thea of creating a purpose based on integrity, loyalty, and faith.