Genesis Women’s Shelter and Support Center presents two awards — Jane Doe Award and HeRO Award — to coincide with its Annual Luncheon fundraiser. This year’s awardees have just been announced. Receiving the Jane Doe Award will be Dallas Mavericks CEO Cynt Marshall. As for the HeRO Award, it will go to former Genesis HeROs Board Chair Crayton Webb.
The Jane Doe Award recipient is an individual or organization that “displays an extraordinary commitment to standing alongside women and their children throughout their journey to an abuse-free life.” Cynt will be joining past recipients including Legal Aid of Northwest Texas, the Junior League of Dallas and The Dallas Morning News.
According to Genesis Women’s Shelter CEO Jan Langbein, “Cynt Marshall is a changemaker in the Dallas community and an example for everyone on what zero-tolerance toward domestic abuse and violence against women looks like. Her focus on inclusion, integrity and authenticity goes beyond identifying problematic behaviors; she is action-oriented, and Genesis has seen her dedication first-hand through her and the Maverick’s creation of a family night at our Shelter, participation in our adopt-a-family holiday program and speaking at our annual HeROs breakfast.”
The HeRO Award “was created to recognize men who use their voice and influence to take a public stand against domestic violence.” Past recipients have included The Honorable Roberto Cañas, Dale Hansen, Roger Staubach and Police Chief David Brown.
In addition to having been the Genesis’ HeROs board chair from 2012 to 2018 and co-chaired last year’s Annual Luncheon with his wife Nikki Webb, Crayton was VP of Corporate Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility for Mary Kay Inc., which makes a priority of helping recover from abusive relationships. He is currently owner/CEO of Sunwest Communications.
Jan said, “Crayton has been a member of the Genesis family for nearly a decade, leading the charge for the Genesis HeROs in the fight against domestic violence. We know that until men are a part of the solution, abuse will not end. Crayton is a stellar example of a gentle man – serving as a positive male presence to his family and community, dedicating his time and energy toward this cause for years, and serving as an anchor to the HeROs for seven years.”