Fort Worth Business Press presented its inaugural Corporate Philanthropy Awards on October 11 at the new Aloft Fort Worth Downtown. United Way of Tarrant County was the presenting sponsor at the event.
Gold sponsors were Bank of Texas, Lockheed Martin and Mercedes Benz Financial Services.
Silver sponsors were Goodwill of Fort Worth Inc., EECU and ACH Child and Family Services. Sustaining Sponsor was Del Frisco’s.
The inaugural Corporate Philanthropy Awards honored community-minded companies and individuals who are philanthropic leaders in their organizations and communities. The awards included honors for Tarrant County companies based on nominations and the amount of dollars and volunteer hours given to local charities.
Individual Awards included:
- Philanthropist of the Year – Michael D. Crain, Foodie Philanthropy
- Children’s Champion – Jaci Coan, RE/MAX Trinity
- Leadership Award – Mark G. Nurdin, Bank of Texas
- Service to those who Served – Dan Duda, Lockheed Martin
- Outstanding Volunteer – Denis Cranford, JP Morgan Chase & Co.
- Excellent Citizenship Award – Heather & Elliot Goldman, Greatest Gift Catalog Ever
- Young Professionals Award – Randall Ford, Southwestern Services and Leslie Ford, Rogue Architects
- Newcomer Award – Emily B. McLaughlin, MD, FACS, West Magnolia Plastic Surgery / West Magnolia Surgery Center, LLC / The Retreat on West Magnolia Medical Spa
Company Awards included:
- Philanthropist of the Year – Half Price Books
- Children’s Champion – Autobahn
- Media Champion – Fort Worth Texas Magazine
- Creative Innovation Award – Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth
- Corporate Giving & Employee Volunteer Hours Served (Large Company) – Lockheed Martin
- Corporate Giving (Medium Company) – Higginbotham
- Employee Volunteer Hours Served (Medium Company) – Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, USA, LLC
- Corporate Giving (Small Company) – Bank of Texas
- Employee Volunteer Hours Served (Small Company) – EECU Credit Union