Hearts Of Texas Luncheon Co-Chairs Charles Knight and Peter Jacobson have just announced the recipients of the 2022 VolunteerNow Lifetime Achievement Award that will be presented at the Omni Dallas Hotel on Friday, April 28.
In celebration of VolunteerNow’s 50th anniversary, the five recipients include the following:
- Lyda Hill Philanthropies founder Lyda Hill has a passion for volunteering and technology and has used her thought leadership and resources to support VolunteerNow. In addition, she has provided transformational support for the development of org, VolunteerNow’s easy-to-use volunteering platform. Most recently, in recognition of VolunteerNow’s 50th anniversary, Lyda Hill Philanthropies awarded the organization a $250,000 challenge grant, which matches dollar-for-dollar all donations directed towards a $500,000 capital campaign through 2023.
- Hillcrest Foundation supported VolunteerNow’s building campaign and was an early investor in the development of org, leveraging their knowledge of the nonprofit needs in North Texas to help the organization create and sustain the platform.
- The Meadows Foundation has supplied property and financial support for the permanent home of VolunteerNow, allowing the organization to focus on supporting nonprofits and volunteers in a great collaborative space.
- JCPenney is the cornerstone donor to VolunteerNow’s three Discount Depot stores in Dallas and Fort Worth. These stores allow the agency to provide needed new clothing and household items at a deeply discounted price to local nonprofits. Profits from Discount Depot also financially support the organization’s mission of volunteerism.
- Texas Instruments has been a staunch proponent of corporate volunteerism for many years, and has provided their top executives as VolunteerNow board members, leveraging their technology and business acumen.
According to VolunteerNow CEO Tammy Richards, “We are extremely honored to recognize five organizations whose unwavering support through the last 50 years have ensured our place as one of the largest and most innovative volunteer centers in the country.”
In addition to the Lifetime Achievement awardees, The Ruth Collins Sharp Altshuler Award will be presented to Equest for its “exceptional use of volunteers.”
Last year’s Achievement Awardees The Hoglund Family will serve as the event’s honorary chairs with New York Times best-selling author Wes Moore as the keynote speaker.
Sponsorships starting at $2,500 and tickets are available here.
* Graphic/photo courtesy of VolunteerNow