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.

To complete a Beacon Nomination, please click on the Award category, and it will take you to the application. The application is a fillable application. You can save your progress and resume later. Nominations must be received by 5:00 p.m. Friday, June 24, 2022.

Award categories: (Click on the link to begin your nomination.)
Excellence in Governing Board Leadership(Board Member)
Excellence in Organizational Leadership(CEO or Executive Director)
Program Excellence
Excellence in Communications
Excellence in Collaboration
Judge Pat Baskin Family Volunteer of the Year Award(Adult and Youth Volunteer in Midland County)
W.D. Noel Volunteer of the Year Award( Adult and Youth Volunteer in Ector County) 
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 Excellence
Rays of Hope Children's Grief Center, Hospice of Midland

Excellence in Collaboration
Midland 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
Britney Mann

2022 Beacon Award Luncheon

Thursday, September 22, 2022
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

For Beacon information please contact
Ericka Chavez

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