Friday, May 24, 2024 May 24, 2024
78° F Dallas, TX

Finalists Announced: D CEO’s Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards 2023

Presented in partnership with Communities Foundation of Texas, this year's awards will recognize 125 North Texas leaders and organizations.

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

This year’s program attracted a record number of nominations—nearly 550—demonstrating the depth and strength of the nonprofit community in North Texas and their deep engagement with the companies that support them. Multiple judging sessions were held by D CEO editors, who named a total of 125 finalists.

Three special awards were added this year: Cynt and Kenny Marshall will be honored with the Volunteer Impact Award for their work with Dallas CASA; Madi Franquiz will receive the Emerging Leader Award for her work with the World Literacy Foundation, and the late Kirk Myers-Hill, founder of Abounding Prosperity, will be honored with the Legacy Award.

All 125 finalists will be recognized in D CEO’s August issue and at an exclusive awards event in July, where the winners in each category will be revealed.

Corporate Citizenship Categories

Collaboration of the Year

Charles Schwab and Uplift Education

Community Beer Co. and Dallas Pets Alive

Dallas Coalition of Spay Neuter Providers (SPCA of Texas and Spay Neuter Network)

ReadyToWork and Aspire

Toyota Motor North America, Dallas ISD, and Southern Methodist University

Corporate Leadership Excellence

Brad Alberts, Dallas Stars

Jennifer Chandler, Bank of America

Clifford Fischer, Fischer

Chandra Pemmasani, UWorld Cares

Eliza Solender, Solender/Hall

Corporate Partner of the Year

Credit Union of Texas and Trusted World

DATCU Credit Union and Serve Denton

Fossil Group and Big Thought

Santander Consumer USA and City Year Dallas and New Friends New Life

Tolleson Wealth Management and Bonton Farms

Corporate Social Responsibility

Comerica Bank


Energy Transfer

JPMorgan Chase

Medical City Healthcare


Park Place Dealerships

Equity Leadership

Alternative Wealth Partners


Auticon US

Virgin Hotels Dallas

In-Kind Services Supporter

Bimbo Bakeries USA and NFI Industries


Two Roads Consulting


Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Sustainability Leadership


Southwest Airlines

Twisted X

The University of Texas at Arlington

Nonprofit Categories

Volunteer Impact Award

Cynt and Kenny Marshall, Dallas CASA

Emerging Leader Award

Madi Franquiz, World Literacy Foundation

Legacy Award

Kirk Myers-Hill, Abounding Prosperity

Organization of the Year (Mega)


Momentous Institute

National Breast Cancer Foundation

Partnership with Native Americans

Organization of the Year (Large)

Austin Street Center

Make A Wish North Texas

Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation

Southwestern Medical Foundation

Organization of the Year (Midsize)

Carry The Load

Mazie’s Mission

The Loop Dallas

Viola’s House

Organization of the Year (Small)

Bella House

C5 Texas

Cancer Support Community North Texas

Somos Tejas

Union Coffee

Organization of the Year (Micro)

3 to 1 Foundation

Finding Independence by CPSH

Horns 4 Hope

She Supply

Texas Native Cats

Leadership Excellence (Mega)

Trisha Cunningham, North Texas Food Bank

Andy Keller, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

Brian Luallen, Fair Park First

Heather Ormand, Nexus Recovery Center

Dave Woodyard, Catholic Charities of Dallas

Leadership Excellence (Large)

Adam Powell, Communities In Schools of the Dallas Region

Daniel B. Prescott Jr., Services of Hope

Florencia Velasco Fortner, The Concilio

Leadership Excellence (Midsize)

Dan Bailey, Youth Equipped to Succeed

Yasmin Bhatia, Uplift Education

Jarred Howard, National Juneteenth Museum

Monica Paul, Dallas Sports Commission

Abigail Torres, Bryan’s House

Leadership Excellence (Small)

Amy Gayhart, Blue Sky Therapeutic Riding and Respite

Earl Fitzsimmons, Bring The Light Ministries

Dr. John M. Joseph, Lions Clinic of Texas

Bill Chinn, The DEC Network

Tracey Hardwick, Together We Thrive

Leadership Excellence (Micro)

Jennifer Halley, 3FTL

Auntjuan Wiley, AIDS Walk South Dallas

Elvia Wallace-Martinez, Debes Creer en Ti

Tazora Moore, Hear My Cry Foundation

Dr. Jarret Rosenborough, Manifest Your Smile

Most Successful Fundraising or Awareness Campaign

Dwell with Dignity

Children’s Medical Center Foundation

Dallas Museum of Art

My Possibilities

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Nonprofit Team of the Year (Large + Mega)

Communities In Schools of the Dallas Region, Clinical Mental Health Team

Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, Research and Data Analytics Team

Operation Kindness, Community Initiatives Team

The Senior Source, Elder Financial Safety Center

State Fair of Texas, Community Team

Nonprofit Team of the Year (Micro + Small + Midsize)

Act (Advocates for Community Transformation), Impact Team

Combined Arms, The Texas Veterans Network

Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center, Advocacy Team

Dental Health Arlington, Smiles Team,

Friends of the Katy Trail, Major Gifts Team

Outstanding Innovation


Dallas Zoo

The Family Place


Sharing Life Community Outreach

The Water Cooler at Pegasus Park

Social Enterprise

Austin Street Center

Deaf Action Center

Envision Dallas

UpSpire led by Presbyterian Night Shelter

Innovation in Education (Micro + Small)

Austen’s Autistic Adventures

Foundation For C.H.O.I.C.E.

Groundwork DFW

Noggin Educational Foundation

Innovation in Education (Midsize + Large + Mega)

Camp Fire First Texas

City Year Dallas

Dallas Symphony Association


University of North Texas

Volunteer of the Year

Laura Cobb Hayes, Head Start of Greater Dallas

Dr. Laurie Berger, The Family Place

Helen Danby, Paper for Water

Michael Davenport, All Community Outreach

Capital One Impact Award

Agape Resource & Assistance Center

Best Buddies

Family Gateway


Women’s Business Council Southwest


Christine Perez

Christine Perez

View Profile
Christine is the editor of D CEO magazine and its online platforms. She’s a national award-winning business journalist who has…