Thank You! To All those Who Make Our City Great
for the food drive you have conducted every November for 20 years! You welcome to your driveway over 400 carloads of food, then make 35 to 40 deliveries to about 15 agencies — one of many contributions you make to this city.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SPCA OF TEXAS
and your staff for your exceptional work in improving the lives of tens of thousands of animals annually in North Texas, and, by extension, making the Dallas/Fort Worth area a better place in which all of us can live. Terry Cook
for your dedication to Dallas by serving currently on the Board of Trustees at SMU and formerly as President of HPISD School Board and Chairman of Dallas Citizen Council. And, oh, regarding your day job: You were honored as one of the 25 greatest Texas lawyers of the past quarter century! Carol Storey
ERNIE FERNANDEZ, M.D.
for spending eleven weeks each summer as camp director serving 900 children with diabetes at Camp Sweeney, Southwestern Diabetic Foundation. Amazingly, you travel back to your practice 46 of those days to see patients — then back to camp each day! And that’s on top of 25 hours a week for the Foundation when camp is not in session. What awesome dedication to children! Alex and Karla Trusler
Principal, Hyer Elementary
for having a transformational influence on Hyer and the whole community surrounding it. You inspire our children with approachable leadership and a genuine enthusiasm for the work you do. Mr. Gilbert rocks!
Executive Director, Dallas Chapter Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
for her work with the Dallas Chapter of JDRF, dedicated to finding a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications through research. Intelligent, tireless and cheerful, you never waver in your passionate commitment to this important effort.
DR. ALISON LAIDLEY
for your tireless effort to fight breast cancer. You are a gifted surgeon and enormously respected by your peers and patients. I feel very lucky to have had you on my side this year.
●ROBIN AND MICHAEL LEWIS
for creating a ripple effect that will be never ending. You co-founded Providence Christian School as well as the West Dallas Community School and helped start seven other schools across the country. Lindy Mahoney
JAN AND MARC MYERS
for founding Camp John Marc in memory of your son. Children with chronic illnesses or physical disabilities now enjoy nature and a fabulous camping experience. Kids “see, touch, play, and feel better,” all because of your generosity.
Coordinator, HPISD Fine Arts
for uplifting and encouraging my three children — as well as thousands of Highland Park High School students — to enjoy and appreciate the fine arts. Truly a “master teacher” for over 35 years, you impact the lives of so many in our community!