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Finalists Announced: D CEO’s Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards 2019

Congratulations to the 2019 finalists and thank you to everyone who nominated.
By Payton Parker |

After four long judging sessions, wading through nearly 400 nomination forms, and spirited discussions among D CEO editors, we have named finalists in our 2019 Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards program, presented in partnership with the Communities Foundation of Texas. The North Texas nonprofit and philanthropic scene is one of the broadest, deepest, and most active in the country. With so many worthy contenders, selecting the finalists was no easy task.

We are proud to honor professionals and organizations in the nonprofit world that continue to make a positive impact on the community, often under difficult financial constraints. We also recognize the efforts of the corporations that support the local organizations, from executives lending their leadership expertise to providing support through financial donations, in-kind services, and sponsorships.

All finalists will be featured in D CEO’s August issue and recognized at an awards event on Thursday, Aug. 1, where the winners in each category will be revealed. Congratulations to all!


To purchase tickets to the 2019 Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards at the Frontiers of Flight Museum on Thursday, August 1, click here.

Corporate Citizenship Award Finalists:

Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Celanese Corporation
  • Daymark Living
  • Granite Properties
  • Wright Connatser

Corporate Partner of the Year

  • Accenture
  • Beck Group, The
  • Capital One
  • Headington Cos.
  • McKesson Corp.

Collaboration of the Year

  • AT&T, Goldman Sachs, Pioneer Natural Resources
  • Norma’s Café/The Birthday Party Project
  • Texas Instruments/Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas

Corporate Leadership Excellence

  • Jennifer Chandler, Bank of America
  • Jack Fraker and Phil Puckett, CBRE and Cristo Rey Dallas
  • Patrick Law, Fiserv
  • Debra Brennan Tagg, Brennan Financial Services

In-Kind Services Supporter

  • Brass Tacks Collective
  • Fidelity Investments
  • FOX Sports Southwest, The Dallas Mavericks
  • LabCorp

Innovative Collaboration

  • DPR Construction
  • Frito-Lay North America
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Vizient

Nonprofit Categories:

Organization of the Year < $99,000

  • Abide Women’s Health Services
  • Mentors Care
  • Rosa es Rojo, Inc.

Organization of the Year $100,000-$499,000

  • Ally’s Wish
  • Carson’s Village
  • Foundation For C.H.O.I.C.E.
  • Mayor’s Star Council

Organization of the Year $500,000-$999,000

  • Agape Clinic
  • Cara Mía Theatre Co.
  • Groundwork Dallas
  • United to Learn

Organization of the Year $1M – $10M

  • All Stars Project of Dallas
  • Café Momentum
  • Klyde Warren Park
  • My Possibilities
  • Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation
  • Vogel Alcove

Organization of the Year $10M+

  • ChildCareGroup
  • SPCA of Texas
  • Teach for America
  • Texans Can Academies

Leadership Excellence

  • Pierce Bush, Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star
  • Lenita Dunlap, Heart House
  • Mary Pat Higgins, Dallas Holocaust Museum
  • Jan Langbein, Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support

Volunteer of the Year

  • Gerald Cornelius, The Perot Museum of Nature and Science
  • Larry Dolan, Dallas CASA
  • Melora Leiser, Big Thought
  • Shannon Reed, Family Gateway

Nonprofit Team of the Year < $99,000

  • Community For Permanent Supported Housing
  • Dare to Dream Children’s Foundation
  • Queen Esther’s Outreach Inc.
  • Warrior Spirit Project
  • Women Entrepreneur Resource & Educational Community

Nonprofit Team of the Year $100,000 – $999,000

  • Cane Rosso Rescue
  • Defenders of Freedom
  • Greg Dollgener Memorial AIDS Foundation
  • In My Shoes

Nonprofit Team of the Year $1 million+

  • Birthday Party Project, The
  • Concilio, The
  • Jubilee Park & Community Center
  • Urban Teachers

Social Enterprise

  • Paper for Water
  • Ranch Hand Rescue
  • United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
  • Vickery Trading Co.

Most Successful Fundraising or Awareness Campaign

  • College Football Playoff Foundation
  • Dallas Pets Alive
  • Texas Women’s Foundation

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