Cynt Marshall, CEO of the Dallas Mavericks, which received the Corporate Social Responsibility award. Sean Berry

Philanthropy & Nonprofits

D CEO Reveals Winners of Third Annual Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards

Dallas Mavericks, Celanese Corp., Kimberly-Clark, and Craig Hall among those honored at virtual event.

Bolstered by deep corporate support, Dallas-Fort Worth has one of the most powerful nonprofit communities in the country. Its strength was on full display and celebrated this week as 20 winners were revealed at D CEO’s third annual Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards, presented in partnership with the Communities Foundation of Texas.

Celebrating the efforts of local nonprofit organizations and professionals, and the companies and business leaders who support them, the program saw the addition of two new COVID-19 categories to honor the region’s response to the pandemic. Winners were Kimberly-Clark Corp. on the corporate side, and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas on the nonprofit side. Other winners include Craig Hall (Corporate Leadership Excellence), Dallas Mavericks and Mavericks Foundation (Corporate Social Responsibility), and The Family Place’s Paige Flink (Nonprofit Leadership Excellence).

Mark Cuban was honored with a special Community Hero Award.

The competition was particularly tough as D CEO received more than 510 nominations this year. Below is a list of winners and finalists in each category. Read about the organizations, companies, and leaders honored in this month’s issue of D CEO. Also be sure to check out extended reports on honorees, category by category, to be published throughout August and September, here.

 

CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP CATEGORIES


COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Capital One, Major League Hacking, NAF Academies, Dallas ISD, Plano ISD, Uplift Education

FINALISTS: NEC Corporation of America, Park Place Dealerships and Children’s Health, Vizient and Dwell with Dignity 

CORPORATE LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE

WINNER: Craig Hall, HALL Group

FINALISTS: Kevin Akers at Atmos Energy Corp., Mark Rohr at Celanese Corp., Susan Salka at AMN Healthcare Services 

CORPORATE PARTNER OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Toyota and Texas Special Olympics

FINALISTS: Deloitte and Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas, NorthPark Center and Dallas CASA, SRS Cypress Equities and Alzheimer’s Association 

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

WINNER: Dallas Mavericks and the Mavs Foundation

FINALISTS: Bank of Texas, Hollman Inc., PNC Bank, Texas Instruments

COVID-19 COMMUNITY IMPACT

WINNER: Kimberly-Clark Corp.

FINALISTS: Mark Melton at Holland & Knight LLP., Sean Terry at Centurion American Development Group 

IN-KIND SERVICES SUPPORTER

WINNER: Baker Botts

FINALISTS: Caddis Healthcare Real Estate, Orangetheory Fitness, Weil Gotshal & Manges.

INNOVATIVE COLLABORATION

WINNER: Celanese Corp. and Social Venture Partners

FINALISTS: Charles Schwab & Co. and Boys & Girls Clubs of America, DPR Construction and Carson Leslie Foundation and Children’s Medical Center’s Women Auxiliary, Health Wildcatters’ Health Hacking Crisis Network 

COMMUNITY HERO AWARD

WINNER: Mark Cuban, Dallas Mavericks

 

NONPROFIT CATEGORIES

COVID-19 COMMUNITY IMPACT

WINNER: United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

FINALISTS: Carter Bloodcare/ UTSW Medical Center, Highland Park United Methodist Church, Parkland Health & Hospital System COVID-19 Testing Team

EMERGING ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Get Shift Done

FINALISTS: At Last! Inc., To Be Like Me

LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE: SMALL ORGANIZATIONS

WINNER: Marsha Williamson, Dallas 24 Hour Club

FINALISTS: Jonathan Fechner at BridgeBuilders, Lisa Boultinghouse at Center for ASD, Terrence and Tim Maiden at The Maiden Foundation

LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE: LARGE ORGANIZATIONS

WINNER: Paige Flink, The Family Place

FINALISTS: Jeff Fehlis at American Cancer Society South Region, Ken Novice at Dallas Summer Musicals, Russell A. Smith, LMSW at Refugee Services of Texas

ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR: MICRO

WINNER: Abide Women’s Health Services

FINALISTS: DFW Angels, DFW Asylum Seeker Housing Network 

ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR: SMALL

WINNER: The Thanks-Giving Foundation

FINALISTS: Better Block Foundation, Hearts for Homes, Ranch Hands Rescues, Society of St. Vincent de Paul North Texas

ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR: MIDSIZE

WINNER: Black Tie Dinner

FINALISTS: Advocates for Community Transformation, Family Gateway, The Real Estate Council

ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR: LARGE

WINNER: EarthX

FINALISTS: Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support, Healing Hands Ministries, Operation Kindness

ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR: MAJOR

WINNER: CitySquare

FINALISTS: Buckner International, ChildCareGroup, Resource Center

MOST SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISING OR AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

WINNER: Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center

FINALISTS: Children’s Medical Center Foundation at Children’s Health, New Friends New Life, Texas Offenders Reentry Initiative

NONPROFIT TEAM OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Adolescent Reasoning Initiative, Center for BrainHealth

FINALISTS: Dental Team at Healing Hands Ministries, Education team at the Nasher Sculpture Center, Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy at Mercy Street 

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE AWARD

WINNER: My Possibilities/MPact/Soap Hope

FINALISTS: Dallas CASA, LifeLine for Families, talkSTEM

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Wayne Maynard, Angel Flight South Central

FINALISTS: Cherie Braaten at Junior Players, Jorge Baldor at Latino Center for Leadership Development, Monica Haver Sargent at Readers 2 Leaders

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