It’s hard to think about fall when spring break is in full swing, but just try for a second or two. Come Thursday, November 1, the Dallas Historical Society will be presenting its 2018 Awards For Excellence In Community Service at The Fairmont Dallas.
The recipients will be folks who have “demonstrated generosity of spirit, civic leadership and ability to encourage community-wide participation in a particular phase of the growth of the city. 2018 Event Co-Chairs Laurie and Phil Evans have already lined up for award recipients Marnie and Kern Wildenthal as 2018 honorary co-chairs.
But here’s where you come in — Laurie and Phil want nominations in the following categories:
- Arts Leadership: This award is given to that individual(s) who has enriched the cultural life of Dallas as planner, organizer, fundraiser, collector or art historian.
- Business: This award is given to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the business climate of Dallas.
- Creative Arts: This award is given to that individual whose prominence as a practitioner of the fine arts as artisan, architect, writer, composer, producer or performer has enriched the cultural environment of Dallas.
- Education: This award is given to that individual who has made an exceptional contribution to the field of education as a teacher, administrator or benefactor.
- History: This award is given to that individual who has researched and chronicled aspects of the history of Dallas and Texas as a historian, journalist, researcher, folklorist or author.
- Humanities: This award is given to that individual whose active sense of civic duty has provided leadership in achieving specific community goals.
- Health/Science: This award is given to that individual who has made an outstanding contribution through prominence or public service in medicine, scientific research, the behavioral sciences or public health.
- Philanthropy: This award is given to that individual whose vision and personal generosity has greatly benefited this city.
- Sports Leadership: This award is given to that individual who has brought distinction or achievement to team or individual sports as an athlete, coach, journalist, promoter or sports advocate.
- Volunteer Community Leadership: This award is given to that individual whose generous gift of self has enriched the community.
- Jubilee History Maker: Created in 1991 and given in recognition of Jubilee Dallas!, this award recognizes an individual whose achievements extend to more than one of the award categories.
Don’t you know that you’ve got some people, but don’t just think about it too long. Deadline for nominations is Friday, March 23. The nomination form is right here.
After you submit your nomination(s), keep your fingers crossed and plan on attending the luncheon. If you nominee wins, you’re going to be the wizard/wizardress behind the curtain.