It’s been 35 years since Texas Discovery Gardens held its first Flora Award Gala to “recognize outstanding citizens who have demonstrated a commitment to community service, natural resource education, protection of the environment and quality of life.”
Over the years local favorites (Crows, Hunts, Halliday, Millers, Meadows, etc.), international types (Gloria Vanderbilt Wyatt, Bjorn Winblad and Helen Boehm) and first families have been saluted with the award.
To celebrate its “jade” anniversary year, 2018 Flora Award Gala Co-Chairs Laura Chancellor Black and Kelly Cantu Dees along with Honorary Co-Chairs/2017 Flora Awardees Bettye Slaven, Janet Smith and Marilyn Waisanen have revealed the 2018 honorees will be longtime Dallasites Allie Beth and Pierce Allman.
According to Texas Discovery Garden Executive Director Dick Davis, “While the Allmans don’t seek recognition, those of us in the nonprofit world seek every public opportunity to show our gratitude. That they would allow us to honor them for their decades of philanthropic efforts is gratifying beyond words. Yet, we plan to find just the right words at the 2018 Flora Award Gala.”
The black tie gala at Texas Discovery Garden will take place on Thursday, October 25, with many past recipients present.
BTW, October is going to be a big month for Allie Beth and Pierce. In addition to receiving the Flora Award, they’ll be celebrating their 54th wedding anniversary.
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