This year the Georgetown Clubs recipient of the Service To Mankind Award is Ty Gipson. Ty grew up a brittle diabetic. Although he lived as normal a life as possible when he was thirty his diabetes became unable to control. His kidneys began to fail as well as his pancreas. He received one of the first double organ transplants when he received a kidney donated by his mother and a pancreas from a teenage girl who died in a traffic accident. After recovering from his surgery he made a conscious decision to help others through volunteering. He has done this while operating an award-winning Minuteman Press franchise with his wife Crystal.

His volunteer activities include serving on the board of directors of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce for the past four years holding the positions of Secretary, Chairman of the Chamber Ambassadors, Vice Chairman of Economic Development and Vice Chairman of the Manufacturing Alliance. He has been honored as Ambassador of the Year and also Chamber Volunteer of the Year. He volunteers his time to the city as Chairman of the Georgetown Convention and Visitors Bureau. He is also the President of the Georgetown Business Network and organized their recent blood drive. He is a spokesperson for the Central Texas Blood Center.

His passion is organ donation awareness. He is active in the Texas Organ Sharing Alliance, speaking at conferences, high schools, hospitals and giving media interviews. He is also a volunteer for Donate Life Texas helping to register Texans as organ donors and has testified before a committee of the Texas legislature. In 2011 he helped found the Georgetown Organ Awareness Teens (GOATS) club at the Georgetown High School.

This year he co-founded 1equals8 an association to promote organ awareness and the many types of organs that can be donated as well as who can be an organ donor. Many hours are given to these causes while still working fulltime in his business with his wife. In the past, he has been a Lion and a Rotarian. Both Crystal and he have volunteered at the Lions camp as orientation counselors. He is active in his church and due to an untimely death in his immediate family, he takes an active role in his nieces and nephews daily their lives so they never miss a beat as well as being a father to two children of his own.