Awards for Excellence

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR 2020

Please CLICK HERE to fill out the nomination form. 


The Trustees of the Dallas Historical Society are pleased to announce the 39th annual Awards for Excellence in Community Service luncheon which will take place on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at the Fairmont Dallas. We invite you to join us in the nomination process.  

An Award for Excellence is bestowed one time only in the lifetime of an individual or organization regardless of category.  In exceptional circumstances, an award may be shared between two individuals.  We recommended that prior to submitting a nomination, you confirm that the nominee would be able to accept the award in person.  The form and nomination letters must be received by the Dallas Historical Society no later than Friday, March 20, 2020.

The categories are as follows:

An award bestowed to an individual or organization who has made an outstanding contribution to the business climate of the community.

An award bestowed to an individual or organization whose prominence as a practitioner of the fine arts as artisan, architect, writer, composer, producer or performer has enriched the cultural environment of Dallas.

An award bestowed to an individual or organization who has made an exceptional contribution to the field of education as a teacher, administrator or benefactor.  (This award has been divided between Education – Teacher and Education – Administrator or Benefactor in previous years.)

An award bestowed to an individual or organization who has made an outstanding contribution through prominence or public service in medicine, scientific research, the behavioral sciences or public health.

An award bestowed to an individual or organization whose active sense of civic duty has provided leadership in achieving specific community goals or who has researched and chronicled aspects of the history of Dallas and Texas.

An award bestowed to an individual or organization whose personal generosity has greatly benefited this city.

An award bestowed to an individual or organization who has brought distinction or achievement to team or individual sports as an athlete, coach, journalist, promoter or sports advocate.

An award bestowed to an individual or organization whose generous gift of self has enriched the community.  (This award has also been divided between VCL – Individual and VCL – Non-Profit Organization or Agency).

Created in 1991 in recognition of Jubilee Dallas!, this award recognizes an individual whose achievements extend to more than one of the awards categories.  Robert Decherd was the first recipient.


PAST RECIPIENTS

CLICK HERE for a list of past recipients.