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.
Interested in becoming a sponsor at the 2021 Beacon Awards visit the link:2021 Sponsorship Form
2021 Beacon Award Recipients
Excellence in Governing Board Leadership (Board Member) Nicole Lancto, Midland Festival Ballet
Excellence in Organizational Leadership (CEO or Executive Director) Kristi Edwards, Centers for Children & Families
Program ExcellenceRays of Hope Children's Grief Center, Hospice of Midland
Excellence in CollaborationMidland Unified Command Team; City of Midland, Midland County
Midland Health Department, Midland Health, Midland I.S.D.
Judge Pat Baskin Family Volunteer of the Year Award Audrey Curry, Adult
Big Ideas for the Greater Good, Youth
W.D. Noël Volunteer of the Year Award Kay Crow, Adult
Vanessa Bustamante, Youth
Outstanding Generations Graduate