A Night of Light Previous Winners 

Nonprofit of the Year

2017 – ACH Child and Family Services
2016 – Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
2015 – Equest
2014 – The Concilio
2013 – Communities in Schools, Dallas Region
2012 – The Family Place
2011 – Genesis Women’s Shelter/Our Friends Place
2010 – CitySquare/Texas Loves Children, Inc.
2009 – Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center/Essilor Vision Foundation
2008 – ChildCareGroup/Texas Winds Musical Outreach
2007 – The Bridge Breast Network/National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Dallas
2006 – Rainbow Days
2005 – The Stewpot
2004 – The Family Place
2003 – North Texas Food Bank-Community Kitchen
2002 – AIDS Arms
2001 – Vickery Meadow Learning Center

Board Leader of the Year

2017 – Gerald Louviere, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas
2016 – Kit Addleman, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
2015 – Greg May, Dallas CASA
2014 – Tim Durst, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
2013 – Sally Crawford, Richardson Symphony Orchestra
2012 – Mark Guckian, Mi Escuelita Preschool
2011 – Steve Coke, Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society
2010 – C. Robert Ploger, PLAN of North Texas
2009 – Elizabeth T. Heyne, Low Birth Weight Development Center
2008 – David Silva, Open Door Preschool
2007 – Tegwin Pulley, The Women’s Museum
2006 – LIFT, Literacy Instruction For Texas
2005 – Big Thought
2004 – YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

Nonprofit CEO of the Year

2017 – Daniel Roby, Austin Street Center
2016 – Paige Flink, The Family Place
2015 – Michelle Kinder, Momentous Institute
2014 – Larry James, CitySquare
2013 – Lynn M. Davis, Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center
2012 – Heather Reynolds, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Fort Worth, Inc.
2011 – James Bias, SPCA of Texas
2010 –  David Timothy, The SoupMan, SoupMobile, Inc.
2009 – Rosemary Perlmeter, Uplift Education
2008 – Vikki J. Martin, Ferguson Road Initiative
2007 – Jan Pruitt, North Texas Food Bank
2006 – Robyn Flatt, Dallas Children’s Theater
2005 – Suzanne Kiefer, Heart House Dallas
2004 – Rev. Beulah “Bubba” Dailey, Austin Street Centre
2003 – Ruth Thomas, Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas
2002 – Mary Suther, Visiting Nurse Association

Nonprofit Communicator of the Year in Honor of Robert Miller

2017 – Communities Foundation of Texas
2016 – First Liberty Institute
2015 – New Friends New Life
2014 – Fort Worth Opera
2013 – Prison Entrepreneurship Program
2012 – The Senior Source
2011 – Children’s Eye Foundation
2010 – SafeHaven of Tarrant County
2009 – Promise House
2008 – United Way of Denton County
2007 – Friends of the Katy Trail
2006 – Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Texas
2005 – Dallas Museum of Natural History
2004 – Special Care & Career Services
2003 – For the Love of the Lake
2002 – Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
2001 – A.R.T.S for People

 

Partner of the Year

2017 – DRC
2016 – Ferrier Companies
2015 – Southwest Airlines
2014 – TXU Energy
2013 – The Container Store
2012 – Kroger
2011 – Texas Instruments
2010 – Citi

Excellence in Environmental Practices/Innovation in Action/Technology*

2010 – Trinity River Audubon Center
2009 – Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity
2008 – Big Thought
2007 – Aidmatrix
2006 – SafeHaven of Tarrant County
2005 – Volunteer Center of North Texas
2004 – Autism Treatment Center
2003 – Metrocrest Social Services
2002 – Community Council of Greater Dallas

Social Entrepreneur of the Year* 

2006 – Shorty Powers, Turning Point
2005 – Roy Turner, Shakespeare Dallas
2004 – Tom Landis, Bill Priest Institute
2003 – J. McDonald Williams
2002 – Todd Wagner, Todd Wagner Foundation
2001 – Tom Luce, Just for Kids & Jim Sowell, Central Dallas Ministries

Community Choice Award* 

2013 – Dallas Tennis Association
2012 – DCET/Believe in Yourself

Social Innovation Budgets Under $1M (Now Nonprofit of the Year)* 

2011 – Our Friends Place
2010 – Texas Loves Children, Inc.
2009 – Essilor Vision Foundation
2008 – Texas Winds Musical Outreach, Inc.
2007 – National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Dallas Section

*indicates a retired award or an award that was rebranded

Social Innovation Budgets $1M & Over (Now Nonprofit of the Year)* 

2011 – Genesis Women’s Shelter
2010 – CitySquare
2009 – Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center
2008 – ChildCareGroup
2007 – The Bridge Breast Network

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