CHAIR: Sharon Ballew
The Founders Award will be presented at the
Annual Meeting in May.
Established in 1996 by the Women's Council, the Founders Award annually recognizes individuals whose dedication and volunteer contributions have made a monumental impact in the growth and prominence of The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden.
Founders Award Honorees
1995-1996 Mrs. Nell Denman & Mr. Jim Coker
1996-1997 No Award Given
1997-1998 No Award Given
1998-1999 Mrs. Mary Nell Rogers & Mr. Ralph Pinkus
1999-2000 Mrs. Mary Silverthorne and Mr. Robert K. Hoffman
2000-2001 Mr. and Mrs. Jim Lake and Mrs. Amelia Lay Hodges
2001-2002 Mr. and Mrs. Trammel Crow and Mr. Pat Spillman
2002-2003 Mr. Naud Burnett
2003-2004 Mr. John Watson
2004-2005 Mr. Robert L. Thornton III
2005-2006 Mrs. Orien L. Woolf
2006-2007 Mrs. Willis R. Cowlishaw
2007-2008 Mr. and Mrs. Claude R. Wilson, Jr.
2008-2009 Mrs. Richard Cree
2009-2010 Mrs. Rory Meyers
2010-2011 Mr. and Mrs. Willard Baker
2011-12 Mr. Stephen A. Coke
2012-13 Mrs. Lawrence Marcus
2013-14 Mr. and Mrs. Tom McCasland
2015-16 Ms. Caroline Rose Hunt
2016-17 Ms. Kathleen Cunningham
2017-18 Mrs. Richard L. Brown and Mrs. Dale Cunningham
2018-19 Mr. Dave Forehand
2019-20 Mrs. Michael L. McCullough
2020-21 Mrs. Robert J. Bigham, Jr.