Awards for Excellence


2018 Awards for Excellence in Community Service

The Trustees of the Dallas Historical Society are pleased to announce the 37th annual Awards for Excellence in Community Service luncheon which will take place on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at the Fairmont Dallas. Nominations are now open and because of your knowledge of the people who are making a difference in our community, we invite you to join us in the nomination process.

The following award categories are – Arts Leadership, Business, Creative Arts, Education, Health/Sciences, Humanities/History, Philanthropy, Sports Leadership and Volunteer Community Leadership. Additionally, an individual or nonprofit organization whose achievements extend to more than one of the award categories may be nominated for the Jubilee History Maker Award.

Below are links to download a list of prior recipients as well as a nominating form. Each nominee may have up to three letters in support of a nomination and up to three pages of biographical or other information. The form and nomination letters must be received by the Dallas Historical Society no later than Friday, March 23, 2018. All 2018 nominations will remain open in the Society’s files for an additional two years and may be considered during that time.  If you need additional forms or have any questions, please contact Nora Lenhart at 214-421-4500, ext. 106 or by email at

This is your opportunity to extend the honor of being nominated to an individual or organization you feel is deserving of recognition. We look forward to seeing you at the 37th annual awards luncheon in November as we celebrate a new class of distinguished Dallas citizens for their civic leadership, accomplishments and service to our community.

Thank you for your continued support of the Dallas Historical Society.

To download the Nomination Form, please click here.

For a complete list of previous Award Recipients, please click here.