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 ExcellenceWinston Churchill: A Legacy in Leadership; Midland County Public Libraries
Excellence in CollaborationReInvent: 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 AdultRyan McDaniel, YouthKarmen Hendrix Bryant, Adult
W.D. Noël Volunteer of the Year Award - Youth and AdultAvery Glenn, YouthCharles Kenimer, Jr., Adult