“Under the new leadership of Board Chair Mary Suhm and Board President Veletta Lill, the Trustees of the Dallas Historical Society are honored to celebrate the recipients of the 2018 Awards for Excellence, which is bestowed on individuals 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.
“Award recipients will be recognized at the 37th AFE luncheon, presented by Pegasus Bank, which will be held on Thursday, November 1, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Fairmont Dallas. We are delighted to have former award recipients Marnie and Kern Wildenthal as our 2018 honorary co-chairs with Laurie and Phil Evans as our event co-chairs. And of course, Stewart Thomas will return as this year’s Master of Ceremonies.
“This year’s recipients include: Zenetta Drew – Arts Leadership; Katherine Wagner – Business; Liz Mikel – Creative Arts; Yasmin Bhatia – Education/Administration; The Links, Incorporated (Dallas Chapter) – Education Advocate; Jonathan C. Cohen, Ph.D. and Helen H. Hobbs, M.D. – Health/Science; Dian Malouf – History; Louise and Donald Cowan Center – Humanities; Betty Regard – Philanthropy; Nancy Lieberman – Sports Leadership; Regen Horchow Feron – Volunteer Community Leadership; and Tom Dunning – Jubilee History Maker.
“We hope the community will join us to recognize these outstanding honorees.
“Tickets for the 37th annual Awards for Excellence Luncheon begin at $150, with table sales/underwriting levels beginning at $1,500. For more information or to purchase a ticket or sponsorship, visit http://www.dallashistory.org/support/awards-for-excellence/ or contact Nora Lenhart, 214.421.4500 ext. 106 or Nora@dallashistory.org
“The Dallas Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Dallas and Texas history. Offering free education programming, lectures, historic city tours, museum exhibitions, and other special events, this organization strives to be the preeminent resource for exploring, and instilling appreciation for the diverse history of Dallas and Texas. We endeavor to encourage historical inquiry and maintain the importance and relevance of history today. Our collection of archival material- including historic photographs, diaries, journals, papers, periodicals, maps, and books- is available to researchers. Formed in 1922, the Dallas Historical Society is the oldest organization in Dallas County committed to preserving the history of the region, and presenting it to the public in innovative and informative ways. For more information, visit dallashistory.org.”