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Finalists Announced: D CEO’s 2018 Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards

The inaugural program honoring nonprofits and corporations that "give back" to North Texas brings in a record-breaking number of nominations.
By Payton Parker |

With a record-breaking number of nominations for our 2018 Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship awards, D CEO and Communities Foundation of Texas can truly say there is a lot of “good” being done in Dallas Fort-Worth. We are proud to announce our inaugural Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards finalists.

We are honoring professionals and organizations in the nonprofit world that continue to make a positive impact on the community, often under difficult financial constraints. We’re also honoring the efforts of corporations that support local nonprofits, from executives volunteering their time on boards to lending support through financial donations and sponsorships. The awards recognize both equally important groups in the DFW community.

With more than 340 nominations submitted—the most ever for a D CEO awards program—the judging process by the D CEO editorial staff was challenging. But in the end, the editors were able to narrow the field down to 64 finalists. All 64 will be featured in D CEO’s August issue and recognized on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at an awards event where the winners in each category will be revealed. To learn more and to purchase tickets, click here.

Corporate Citizenship Awards Finalists:

  • In-Kind Services Supporter
    DPR Construction
    Texas Health Resources
    The Beck Group
  • Project Collaboration
    Ericsson North America
    NorthPark Center
  • Leadership Excellence
    Steve Waldman, IMA Texas
    Barclay Berdan, Texas Health Resources
    Ed Murph, Norma’s Café
    Jim Dunn, ORIX USA Corp./ORIX Foundation
    Steve Van Amburgh, KDC
  • Corporate Partner of the Year
    Alliance Data
    Pioneer Natural Resources
    Toyota Motor North America
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
    Capital One
    Hillwood Communities
    McCarthy Building Cos.
    Norma’s Café
    Texas Capital Bank

Nonprofit Awards Finalists:

  • Social Enterprise
    Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth
    Project Unity
  • Volunteer of the Year
    Jon Hetzel, Deep Ellum Foundation
    Mary Bess Jackson, Manna House
    Jennifer Kuncl, Holy Sews
    Colleen Taylor, Literacy Achieves
    Kern Wildenthal, The Dallas Opera
  • Nonprofit Team of the Year
    Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, Horticulture Team
    Genesis Women’s Shelter, Client Legal Assistance Team
    Sharing Life Community Outreach, The Hub
    The Real Estate Council, Community Fund
  • Leadership Excellence
    Jennifer Bartkowski, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
    Trey Bowles, The Dallas Entrepreneur Center
    Terry Flowers, St. Philip’s School and Community Center
    Florencia Velasco Fortner, The Concilio
    Madeline McClure, TexProtects
    Patti Niles, Southwest Transplant Alliance
    Steven Pace, Access and Information Network
    Kimberly Williams, Interfaith Family Services
    Todd Williams, The Commit Partnership
  • Organization of the Year
    Angel Flight South Central
    Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas
    Carter BloodCare
    Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
    Foundation for C.H.O.I.C.E.
    Friends of the Dallas Public Library
    Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support
    Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
    In My Shoes
    Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas
    Operation Kindness
    Southwest Transplant Alliance
    Texas Trees Foundation
    The Family Place
    YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas
  • Most Successful Fundraising Campaign
    Cristo Rey Dallas High School
    My Possibilities
    North Texas Food Bank
    Parkinson Voice Project