National Philanthropy Day Sponsors

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South Texas Money Management

Boy Scouts of America

Chick-Fil-A Foundation

Texas Capital Bank

Texas Health Resources Foundation

La Cima Club

M. Gale & Associates

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

Murray Media

The Color of Money



AFP Outstanding Philanthropist


This award is presented to an individual or family with a proven record of exceptional generosity who, through direct financial support, has demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable responsibility, and whose generosity encourages others to take philanthropic leadership roles on a community, national and / or international level. Your nomination should include the following information with specific examples:

  • Evidence of direct gift support.
  • Description of impact of gift support.
  • Evidence of encouragement and motivation given to others to take leadership roles in philanthropy.
  • Description of participation in and gift support of other not-for-profit organizations, in the community, nationally and / or internationally.
  • Evidence of philanthropic support of innovative approaches to solving problems.

Past Honorees

Outstanding Philanthropist 2017 - Sandra & Henry Estess




1983 Theodore P. Beasley
1984 Ruth Sharp Altshuler *99
1985 H. Ross Perot *86
1986 The Meadows Foundation
1987 Ida M. & Cecil H. Green *94
1988 The Haggar Family
1989 Bill Barrett
1990 Mrs. Edmund J. (Louise) Kahn
1991 Mrs. Allen M. (Jeannette) Early
1992 Nancy B. Hamon
1993 Beatrice (Bea) Haggerty
1994 Louis A. Beecherl, Jr.
1995 Charles E. and Sarah M. Seay
1996 Peter and Waldo Stewart
1997 Dorothy Dee Collins Torbert
1998 Roger and Carolyn Horchow
1999 Linda Wertheimer Hart & Milledge A. Hart III
2000 Robert J. Wright
2001 Jane and Jack Hamilton
2002 Bob and Myrna Schlegel
2003 William and Margot Winspear
2004 Ray Nasher
2005 Louise Gartner
2006 Nancy McMillan Dedman & T. Boone Pickens
2007 Robert S. Folsom
2008 Charles & Dee Wyly
2009 Mary and Mike Terry
2010 The Hallam Family
2011 Diane & Hal Brierley
2012 Abby & Todd Williams
2013 Lyda Hill
2014 Katherine Perot Reeves
2015 Cecilia and Garrett Boone (Acceptance Speech)
2016 Mike Myers (Acceptance Speech)
2017 Sandra & Henry Estess
2018 Jack D. Furst

* Dallas Chapter Award recipients who became international AFP Awards for Philanthropy Honorees