The Ireland Funds has named Gary Kelly, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Southwest Airlines, as the recipient of its 2020 Philanthropic Leadership Award. In addition, Enda Kenny, former prime minister of Ireland, was named the recipient of the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Both awards will be presented on Saturday, March 7th at the Texas Emerald Ball, which will be held… Read more »
The National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) has named Naomi Shihab Nye, a professor of creative writing in the Department of English at Texas State University, recipient of the Ivan Sandrof Award for Lifetime Achievement. The Sandrof Award, named after NBCC’s first president, is given to a person or institution — a writer, publisher, critic or editor, among others — who has, over time, made… Read more »
Sempulse, a tenant of Texas State University’s Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Park, has received the Innovation Award from the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) for developing a non-invasive vital signs sensor that adheres to the back of the ear and acquires patients’ five major vital signs. The annual award is given to a company within a university research park that… Read more »
Parents and teachers, here’s a chance for students to be a part of the 17thannual Dallas/Fort Worth Celebration of Reading, which is presented by the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. Each year, the Foundation hosts an essay contest to share the joy of reading and showcase the writing talents of North Texas students. The contest is open to students in grades 2-5 from… Read more »
The San Antonio Business Journal and The Harvey E. Najim Family Foundation are partnering to honor nonprofit workers, volunteers, companies, and board members at 2018’s Corporate Philanthropy and Nonprofit Awards.
On behalf of the Texas State Legislature, the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) is seeking nominations for the positions of 2019 and 2020 State Poet Laureate, State Musician, State Artist two-dimensional media (i.e., painting, photography), and State Artist three-dimensional media (i.e., sculpture). All Texas citizens are encouraged to make nominations, and self-nominations are accepted. Citizens can nominate more than one artist. The… Read more »
Do you know a high school or middle school athletic team that has volunteered at the Food Bank? Visited older adults in assisted living? Shared their time with special needs students? Our high school and middle school coaches are working hard to help our youth learn key values that will serve them well in life. They teach more than the basic skills of their… Read more »
Congratulations to three high school seniors selected as winners in the 2018 “Don’t mess with Texas” scholarship contest. Dalton Shaw of W.W. Samuell High School in Dallas was chosen as the grand prize winner and received a $6,000 scholarship. Brittany Nation of Richland High School in North Richland Hills and Andrew Wagner of St. Paul High School in Shiner each received a $2,000 scholarship.… Read more »
Nominations for The Dallas Foundation’s ninth annual Good Works Under 40 Award (GWU40) are now open. In partnership with The Dallas Morning News, The Dallas Foundation is searching for the most committed and passionate change-makers in North Texas under the age of 40. The grand-prize winner will receive a $10,000 donation to his or her charity of choice, and the next four finalists will… Read more »
There are currently about 150 Native languages spoken in the U.S., many of them spoken only by a small number of elders. Without intervention, many of these languages are expected to become extinct within the next 50 to 100 years, which means a significant loss of cultural heritage. Language retention and revitalization programs have been recognized as providing key benefits to Native American communities by boosting educational achievement and student retention rates. First Nations seeks to stem the loss of Indigenous languages and cultures by supporting new generations of Native American language speakers.
Celebrating the bold efforts of citizens, communities, businesses, and organizations to preserve and protect the Texas environment.
The Texas Health Champion Award is presented to public health leaders who have demonstrated exemplary achievement in reducing the burden and/or raising awareness of the obesity epidemic in Texas. Nominees considered for the award may be individuals, organizations, or project teams from community organizations, educational agencies, non-profit organizations, or government offices. The 2018 Texas Health Champion Award will be presented at the 11th Annual Texas Health Champion… Read more »