inLieu is changing the way we give. It allows users to make donations in lieu of purchasing material gifts and at the same time makes donating fast, easy and social! (So unique we have a patent pending). inLieu provides a live social feed of every transaction that can be liked and shared with friends. It’s never been easier to support your friends by supporting their cause.

Give them a gift that makes a difference…inLieu them instead


A fierce female and serial entrepreneur, Kathy Terry has been making waves since starting her first business over 20 years ago. In 2005 she co-founded P. Terry’s Burger Stand with her husband Patrick and quickly established its presence as a socially and health-conscious fast food alternative. With fifteen P. Terry’s locations and counting (and a hot new fast casual Mexican offering called Taco Ranch) there’s no denying that Kathy Terry has helped change the way Austinites do “fast casual.”

Kathy and Patrick have a heart for philanthropy, and giving back has always been a core principle of the Terry’s business model. Through their stewardship, the restaurant chain has donated over $800,000 to date, all benefiting local nonprofits. But Kathy didn’t stop there – in 2017 she launched an all-new mobile app called inLieu: the first social giving app where users can make donations and share a personal message with a friend, anytime, anywhere.

Kathy’s mission to change the way we think about giving is a reflection of a lifetime of charitable giving and service. Her goal is simple–to make it easier for people to make the world a better place.

Kathy and Patrick live in Austin Texas with their two children, Kate and Caroline.

Then you have all the luncheons, galas and fundraisers that we are invited to — I would love to be able to find the charity in my mobile phone, make a donation and at the same time thank my friend as I’m leaving the event. Or better yet, in lieu of attending the event I could just send a message and a donation at the same time.

Well, I finally got sick of waiting for someone to build my little app so I decided to do it myself. I hope you use it as much as me. And if you are ever invited to my home, please do not bring me any damn flowers, just inLieu me instead.

Kathy Terry


You want to support your friends and the causes they love, but it’s not easy. For one, you have to find the website for the charity, fill out a long profile and hope that your friend gets notified of your donation. And if they do receive a notice it could be months after you made your donation. What if you could make a donation to their favorite charity and in the same transaction send a text to your friend? And since we are such social creatures how cool would it be to see a live feed of every message and donation made? Well, you are in luck, because now you can use inLieu. Users can also create events, real or virtual, and see the RSVPs and donations in real time. inLieu makes donating fast, easy and social!


You want to make donating easier for your donors whether it’s at an event, supporting individual fundraising efforts or giving your supporters an easy platform to just make donations.  inLieu does this and more.  What if you could send a message and tell all your supporters in lieu of that second cup of coffee today (skip the line at Starbucks), make a donation to your nonprofit?  Or have your supporters save your nonprofit as their favorite charity. Next time a friend wants to send them a gift, your charity would be the first thing that would pop up!  With inLieu the options are endless.  All you have to do is ask your supporters to download the inLieu app and start giving.  Let’s change the world, one gift at a time.