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Community Council of Dallas hosts its first nonprofit leadership luncheon

The Community Council of Dallas hosted the 1st Annual Community Leadership Awards Luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 2, to celebrate the distinguished service of some of North Texas’ leading nonprofit individuals and organizations.

Held in the ballroom lobby of its headquarters on Mockingbird Lane, the council hosted close to 100 attendees who dined as several distinguished leadership plaques were awarded to deserving people and organizations. CEO Ken Goodgames welcomed the gathering and turned the microphone over to incoming Chairman of the Board Levi Davis.

First up to the stage to receive an award was Sen. Royce West, D-Dallas, who gave a speech imploring the attendees to continue their mission of doing, not just talking. He was followed to the lectern by newly minted Dallas City Manager T.C. Broadnax and District 9 City Councilmember Mark Clayton.

Distinguished service awards were presented to the following individuals and the organizations they represent:

Kenneth Gilbert – CEO of Head Start of Greater Dallas

Teddie Story – CEO of Irving Cares

Dr. Ashley Lind – CEO of Promise House

Maria Machado – Executive director of Shared Housing Center

Following the distinguished service awards, Steve Miff, CEO of Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation, was presented with the Social Innovator of the Year award for the center’s outstanding work and achievements in coordinating health care and social services.

Other distinguished service awards were recognized and presented to the office of Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, Steven Love, CEO of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council, Regina Montoya of the Dallas Mayor’s Task Force on Poverty and Kenneth Broodo, partner with Gardere.

Sponsors of the 1st Annual Community Leadership Awards Luncheon included Gardere, Frost Bank, Sensogram, Isabelle Guillen Portraiture, Wello and FWD501c – Nonprofit News.

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