The Beacon Awards are designed to honor excellence in Permian Basin nonprofit organizations by recognizing volunteers and staff of the local nonprofit sector. In addition to the award, the nominating organization will receive $1,000.

The Judge Pat Baskin Family and W.D. Noël Volunteer of the Year Awards are intended to increase awareness of the importance of volunteering in our community. The awards recognize volunteers who give assistance to the community and receive no remuneration for their efforts. The Judge Pat Baskin Family Volunteer of the Year Award is designed to acknowledge volunteers who are residents of Midland County and the W.D. Noël Volunteer of the Year Award acknowledges Ector County residents. Both awards recognize an adult and youth volunteer in each community.

2019 Beacon Award Recipients

Excellence in Governing Board Leadership (Board Member)
Scott Windham; Permian Playhouse

Excellence in Organizational Leadership (CEO or Executive Director)
John Trischitti III; Midland County Public Libraries

Program Excellence
Winston Churchill: A Legacy in Leadership; Midland County Public Libraries

Excellence in Collaboration
ReInvent: Choose to Succeed; Agape Counseling, Educate Midland, Midland Health, Midland ISD, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Judge Pat Baskin Family Volunteer of the Year Award - Youth and Adult
Ryan McDaniel, Youth
Karmen Hendrix Bryant, Adult

W.D. Noël Volunteer of the Year Award - Youth and Adult
Avery Glenn, Youth
Charles Kenimer, Jr., Adult

2020 Beacon Awards Applications
Application Deadline
July 31, 2020


Beacon Award Application

Judge Pat Baskin Family Volunteer of the Year

W.D. Noël Volunteer of the Year

Be sure to download and save a copy to your computer prior to filling out an application.


Beacon Award recipients will be honored at a reception. Time and place still to be determined.

For Beacon information please contact Sarah Lauritzen at sarahl@nmc-pb.org or
432-570-7971.