Finalists Announced: D CEO’s Awards 2022

D CEO has named finalists in its fifth annual Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards, presented in partnership with the Communities Foundation of Texas.

This year’s program attracted nearly 500 nominations and included two new categories to recognize nonprofit efforts in education and corporate leadership in sustainability. After several judging sessions, a total of 126 finalists were named.

Bolstered by deep corporate support, Dallas-Fort Worth has one of the most powerful nonprofit communities in the country. The two forces combine to strengthen the local economy and forge a brighter future for all. That point has been made even clearer in recent times.

All finalists will be featured in D CEO’s August issue and recognized at an awards event in July, where the winners in each category will be revealed.


In-Kind Services Supporter

  • Johnson & Sekin
  • RegitzMauck
  • Republic Services
  • Sendero

Sustainability Leadership

  • Accelerate
  • Aligned Data Centers
  • American Airlines
  • City of Farmers Branch
  • Dallas College
  • Neiman Marcus Group

Corporate Partner of the Year

  • AT&T and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
  • Caliber Home Loans and Patriot Paws Service Dogs
  • Fidelity Investments and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County
  • Matthews Southwest and TREC
  • M2G Ventures and UT Southwestern Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care

Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Credit Union of Texas
  • Dallas Mavericks
  • Frito-Lay North America
  • Galderma
  • Park Place Dealerships

Collaboration of the Year

  • Dallas Mavericks and Adelle Turner Elementary School
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ Advancing Digital Inclusion Initiative
  • Santander Consumer USA and Comp-U-Dopt
  • Texas Capital Bank, Texas Heavenly Homes, and The City of Dallas
  • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Austin Street Center, CitySquare

Equity Leadership

  • American Airlines
  • Cannenta Center of Healing and Empowerment
  • Dallas Stars Hockey Club
  • Neiman Marcus Group

Corporate Leadership Excellence

  • Susan Salka, AMN Healthcare
  • Chris Bright, Bright Industries
  • Rogers Healy, Rogers Healy & Associates
  • Tracey Doi, Toyota Motor North America
  • Mark Gehlbach, True North Advisors


Most Successful Fundraising or Awareness Campaign

  • American Cancer Society
  • American Heart Association
  • Hey Chica!
  • Orchid Giving Circle of Texas Women’s Foundation
  • Refugee Services of Texas

Outstanding Innovation

  • Bonton Farms
  • McKinney Economic Development Corp.
  • The Callier Center for Communication Disorders

Social Enterprise

  • Blacks United in Leading Technology International
  • On the Road Lending
  • Operation Tiny House
  • Ranch Hands Rescue
  • Youth With Faces

Volunteer of the Year

  • Clemente Jaquez, Architecture and Design Foundation
  • Jenay Bennett, Dallas Pets Alive
  • Leonid Regheta, Hope International Ministries
  • Dave Corley, The Storehouse of Collin County
  • Caleb Wood, Trusted World

Innovation in Education

  • Access Unlimited
  • Broadway Dallas
  • Kids-U
  • Perot Museum of Nature and Science
  • The Educator Collective
  • The Shoulders of Giants

Innovation in Healthcare

  • Children’s Health
  • LBU Community Clinic
  • Mary Crowley Cancer Research
  • National Breast Cancer Foundation
  • Texas Health Resources

Nonprofit Team of the Year (Micro/Small)

  • Inspire School Programs
  • March to the Polls
  • Rescue Party Give

Nonprofit Team of the Year (Midsize/Large)

  • Education Opens Doors
  • Mosaic Family Services
  • The Center for Integrative Counseling and Psychology
  • The Storehouse of Collin County

Nonprofit Team of the Year (Mega)

  • CitySquare
  • North Texas Food Bank
  • Prism Health North Texas
  • The Visiting Nurse Association of Texas

Leadership Excellence (Micro)

  • Monique J. Muhammad, Code Pink Productions
  • Ralph Ujano Jr., Helping Hands for Single Moms Dallas
  • Tiara M. Tucker, Speak That! Movement
  • VR Small, Veteran Women’s Enterprise Center

Leadership Excellence (Small)

  • Harrison Blair, Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Ashley Sharp, Dwell with Dignity
  • April Allen, Southern Gateway Public Green Foundation
  • Christa Brown-Sanford, The Junior League of Dallas
  • Kendall Hill, This Is Project Texas

Leadership Excellence (Midsize)

  • Michael Horne, Parkland Foundation
  • Tony J. Fundaro, Philanthropy Southwest
  • Cooper Koch, The Kessler School
  • Lisa Kroencke, The Magdalen House
  • Dan Bailey, Youth Equipped to Succeed

Leadership Excellence (Large)

  • Daron Babcock, Bonton Farms
  • Kathleen LaValle, Dallas CASA
  • Kit Sawers, Klyde Warren Park

Leadership Excellence (Mega)

  • Albert Reyes, Buckner International
  • Kim Noltemy, Dallas Symphony Association
  • Jan Langbein, Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support
  • Jennifer Bartkowski, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
  • Eric Niedermayer, Recovery Resource Council

Organization of the Year (Micro)

  • The Greg Dollgener Memorial AIDS Fund
  • Miles of Hope
  • Pasos for Oak Cliff
  • Refresh Frisco
  • STREAM Foundation
  • Texas Tenants Union
  • Ukrainian American Society of Texas

Organization of the Year (Small)

  • Ally’s Wish
  • Architecture and Design Foundation
  • Forest Forward
  • T.R. Hoover Community Development Corp.
  • Union

Organization of the Year (Mid)

  • 29 Acres
  • Interfaith Family Services
  • Patriot Paws Service Dogs
  • TACA

Organization of the Year (Large)

  • Big Thought
  • Fair Park First
  • Family Gateway
  • My Possibilities
  • Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation
  • Texas Trees Foundation

Organization of the Year (Mega)

  • ChildCareGroup
  • Dallas Symphony Association
  • Head Start of Greater Dallas
  • Prism Health North Texas

Capital One Impact Initiative Award

  • Paul Quinn College
  • Prison Entrepreneurship Program
  • WiNGS

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