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D CEO to Honor Mark Cuban as “Community Hero” For His Leadership Efforts

The Dallas Mavericks owner has led by example in support of workers, small business owners, healthcare workers and first responders, and more.

D CEO is proud to announce that Mark Cuban will be honored with a new Community Hero award, as part of the magazine’s 2020 Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship program.

The Dallas Mavericks owner is being recognized for his transformative leadership. As the threat of COVID-19 spread across North Texas, Cuban stood up as a prominent hero for those on the front line—directing his NBA team and its foundation to do hands-on work throughout the community. As Black Lives Matters protests formed in Dallas—and across the globe—he hosted courageous conversations about systemic racism.

“His customary approach to philanthropy lends support to nonprofit organizations with missions ranging from health care research and patient care support, hunger relief and education to women’s leadership initiatives, veteran’s causes and disaster relief, to name a few,” said UT Southwestern President Daniel Podolsky, who was among those who nominated Cuban for the award. “Mark’s personal and corporate giving through the Mavs Foundation provides foundational strength to organizations on the front line of community change and improvement—and now, on the front line of fighting for the community against COVID-19.”

Cuban has amplified his impact by providing clear direction and encouragement for business leaders, too, sharing strategies through interviews with CNN and other media, including D CEO.

More than 80 organizations, companies, and leaders are being recognized in this year’s NPCC program, featured in D CEO’s August/September issue. Winners will be revealed later this fall. Click here to view the entire list of finalists.

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