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 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



2021 Beacon Award Luncheon

Thursday, September 30, 2021
Odessa Marriott Hotel & 
Conference Center
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

For Beacon information please contact
Sarah Lauritzen.




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