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Finalists Announced: D CEO’s Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards 2020

Congratulations to the 80 organizations and leaders recognized in our third annual program.

D CEO has named finalists in its third annual Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards, presented in partnership with the Communities Foundation of Texas.

This year’s program attracted more than 510 nominations and included two new categories to recognize efforts in response to COVID-19.

After several remote judging sessions, a total of 80 finalists were named. Additionally, the winner of D CEO’s first-ever Community Hero Award will be revealed next week.

Bolstered by deep corporate support, Dallas-Fort Worth has one of the most powerful nonprofit communities in the nation. The two forces combine to strengthen the local economy and forge a brighter future for all. That point has been made even clearer during these unprecedented times.

All finalists will be featured in D CEO’s August/September issue and recognized at an awards event on in August, where the winners in each category will be revealed.


Collaboration of the Year
  • Capital One, Major League Hacking, NAF Academies, Dallas ISD, Plano ISD, Uplift Education
  • NEC Corp. of America and Dallas ISD
  • Park Place Dealerships and Children’s Health
  • Vizient and Dwell With Dignity
Corporate Leadership Excellence
  • Susan Salka, AMN Healthcare
  • Kevin Akers, Atmos Energy
  • Mark Rohr, Celanese Corp.
  • Craig Hall, HALL Group
Corporate Partner of the Year
  • Deloitte and Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas
  • NorthPark Center and Dallas CASA
  • SRS Real Estate Partners/Cypress Equities and Alzheimer’s Association
  • Toyota and Texas Special Olympics
Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Bank of Texas
  • Dallas Mavericks and the Mavs Foundation
  • Hollman Inc.
  • PNC Financial Services Group
  • Texas Instruments
COVID-19 Community Impact
  • Sean Terry, Centurion American
  • Mark Melton, Holland & Knight LLP
  • Kimberly-Clark
In-Kind Services Supporter
  • Baker Botts
  • Caddis Partners
  • Orangetheory Fitness
  • Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Innovative Collaboration
  • Celanese Corp. and Social Venture Partners
  • Charles Schwab & Co. and Boys & Girls Club
  • DPR Construction and Carson Leslie Foundation and Children’s Medical Center’s Women’s Auxiliary
  • Health Wildcatters’ Health Hacking Crisis Network


COVID-19 Community Impact
  • Carter BloodCare/UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Highland Park United Methodist Church
  • Parkland Health and Hospital System COVID-19 Testing Team
  • United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
Emerging Organization of the Year
  • At LAST! Inc.
  • Get Shift Done
  • To Be Like Me
Leadership Excellence: Small
  • Jonathan Fechner, BridgeBuilders
  • Marsha Williamson, Dallas 24 Hour Club
  • Terrence Maiden and Tim Maiden, The Maiden Foundation
  • Lisa Boultinghouse, Center for ASD
Leadership Excellence: Large
  • Jeff Fehlis, American Cancer Society, South Region
  • Kenneth Novice, Dallas Summer Musicals
  • Paige Flink, The Family Place
  • Russell A. Smith, LMSW, Refugee Services of Texas
Organization of the Year: Micro
  • Abide Women’s Health Services
  • Dallas-Fort Worth Angels
  • DFW Asylum Seeker Housing Network
Organization of the Year: Small
  • Better Block Foundation
  • Hearts for Homes
  • Ranch Hands Rescue
  • The Society of St. Vincent de Paul
  • The Thanks-Giving Foundation
Organization of the Year: Midsize
  • Advocates for Community Transformation
  • Black Tie Dinner
  • Family Gateway
  • The Real Estate Council
Organization of the Year: Large
  • EarthX
  • Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support
  • Healing Hands Ministries
  • Operation Kindness
Organization of the Year: Mega
  • Buckner International
  • ChildCareGroup
  • CitySquare
  • Resource Center
Most Successful Fundraising or Awareness Campaign
  • Children’s Medical Center Foundation at Children’s Health
  • Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center
  • New Friends New Life
  • Texas Offenders Reentry Initiative (TORI)
Nonprofit Team of the Year
  • Adolescent Reasoning Initiative, Center for BrainHealth
  • Dental Staff, Healing Hands Ministries
  • Education Team, Nasher Sculpture Center
  • Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy at Mercy Street, Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation
Social Enterprise
  • Dallas CASA
  • LifeLine for Families
  • My Possibilities/MPact/Soap Hope
  • talkSTEM
Volunteer of the Year
  • Wayne Maynard, Angel Flight South Central
  • Cherie Braaten, Junior Players
  • Jorge Baldor, Latino Center for Leadership Development
  • Monica Haver Sargent, Readers 2 Leaders

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