BOBBY B. LYLE

90th annual Linz Award honoree


Bobby B. Lyle has leveraged his personal business success to lift up the entire Dallas community, working to ensure that neighborhoods and families across the city also experience success in improving their quality of life throughout the North Texas region. Lyle has been a champion for minority business leadership development in South Dallas going all the way back to the 1970s. During that same period, he assisted in founding and was a director of the Dallas Alliance for Minority Enterprise along with helping to establish the Dallas Minority Enterprise Small Business Investment Company. Some of Lyle’s many awards include the SMU Distinguished Alumni Award and twice being named Outstanding Trustee of the Year by the SMU Student Association. In 2012, he received the Mustang Award for SMU — the highest award to recognize transformational service and philanthropy. Lyle has received Lifetime Achievement Awards from multiple local organizations including the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Dallas and the Volunteer Center of North Texas (VolunteerNow) along with the Outstanding Service Award in Philanthropy from the Dallas Historical Society. Junior Achievement inducted him into the Dallas Business Hall of Fame and he is an Honorary Colonel in The Salvation Army. In 2014, Lyle received the Robert S. Folsom Award from Methodist Health System Foundation. In 2018, SMU’s Maguire Center for Ethics and Pubic Responsibility awarded him with the J. Erik Johsson Ethics Award.

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ABOUT THE LINZ AWARD

The Linz Award is one of the oldest and most prestigious civic honors presented to individuals whose community and humanitarian efforts have created the greatest benefit to Dallas during the last decade. This year commemorates the 90th annual celebration of the Linz Award. Both the award and its recipient continue to honor the spirit and heart of Dallas.

The honor was created in 1924 by Simon Linz, one of the original founders of Linz Jewelers. The award has been presented every year since then, with the exception of a five-year period during the Great Depression.

The Linz Award is presented by The Dallas Morning News, Communities Foundation of Texas, and The Dallas Foundation.

NOMINATION CRITERIA

For nominee(s) to be considered for the award he/she/or a couple MUST:

  • Be currently involved in community activities and have achieved extraordinary impact participating in civic or humanitarian service in Dallas over the past decade or more.
  • Have received NO monetary compensation for his/her/their efforts.
  • Be available for the Linz Award luncheon. Date and location TBD.
  • Not be an elected official.
  • Not be a previous Linz Award winner.
  • Be an individual or married couple. Nominations of groups will not be considered.

All nomination forms must be fully and accurately completed with three letters of recommendation and all supplemental information attached in order to be considered.

From the nominations submitted, a panel of civic and business leaders will select the recipient of the 90th Annual Linz Award. The presentation of the award will be made at the 2019 luncheon. The 90th Annual Linz Award honoree will join this prestigious list of winners:

1924 | Elmer Scott
1925 | Dr. William B. Carrell
1926 | William H. Hitzelberger
1927 | Alex Weisberg
1928 | John J. Simmons
1929 | Amelia Huvelle
1930 | Edwin J. Kiest
1931 | Nathan Adams
1932 | E.R. Brown
1938 | Karl Hoblitzelle
1939 | Sister Brendan
1940 | Carl Rutland
1941 | Luther M. Jordan
1942 | Woodall Rodgers
1943 | J.B. Adoue Jr.
1944 | Fred Florence
1945 | Dr. Edward H. Cary
1946 | Bernard F. McLain
1947 | R.L. Thornton
1948 | D.A. Hulcy
1949 | Edward P. Simmons
1950 | John E. Mitchell Jr.
1951 | Roscoe L. Thomas
1952 | Ben H. Wooten
1953 | Julius Schepps
1954 | Jerome K. Crossman
1955 | Robert G. Storey
1956 | William G. Vollmer
1957 | H. Neil Mallon
1958 | C.A. Tatum
1959 | James H. Bond
1960 | J. Erik Jonsson
1961 | Dan C. Williams
1962 | Robert B. Cullum
1963 | Constance Condos
1964 | Charles S. Sharp
1965 | R.L. Thornton Jr.
1966 | Joe M. Dealey
1967 | John M. Stemmons
1968 | Juanita Craft
1969 | Morris Hite
1970 | Peter P. Stewart
1971 | Carr P. Collins Sr.
1972 | Eugene McDermott
1973 | Cecil H. and Ida M. Green

1974 | Annette G. Strauss
1975 | Dr. William B. Dean
1976 | Jack B. Lowe Sr.
1977 | Russell Perry
1978 | Lindalyn Adams
1979 | Jack W. Evans
1980 | William Seay
1981 | Charles G. Cullum
1982 | Ruth Sharp Alltshuler
1983 | Philip O’B. Montgomery Jr.
1984 | George V. Charlton
1985 | Ralph B. Rogers
1986 | Rodger Meier
1987 | Bill Barrett Sr.
1988 | David G. Fox
1989 | Liener Temerlin
1990 | Rev. Zan Holmes Jr.
1991 | H. Ross Perot
1992 | Edith and Peter O’Donnell Jr.
1993 | Nancy Hamon
1994 | Stanley Marcus
1995 | Robert K. Hoffman
1996 | Walter J. Humann
1997 | J. McDonald Williams
1998 | Thomas M. Dunning
1999 | Robert L. Thornton III
2000 | Dolores Gomez Barzune
2001 | David W. Biegler
2002 | Paul M. Bass Jr.
2003 | Raymond D. Nasher
2004 | William T. Solomon
2005 | Caren Prothro
2006 | Ray L. Hunt
2007 | Ebby Halliday
2008 | Ronald G. Steinhart
2009 | John Field Scovell
2010 | Pete Schenkel
2011 | Erle Nye
2012 | Deedie Rose
2013 | Forrest Hoglund
2014 | Jody and Shelia Grant
2015 | Debbie Branson
2016 | Lyda Hill
2017 | Tom Luce
2018 | Bobby B. Lyle

1924 | Elmer Scott
1925 | Dr. William B. Carrell
1926 | William H. Hitzelberger
1927 | Alex Weisberg
1928 | John J. Simmons
1929 | Amelia Huvelle
1930 | Edwin J. Kiest
1931 | Nathan Adams
1932 | E.R. Brown
1938 | Karl Hoblitzelle
1939 | Sister Brendan
1940 | Carl Rutland
1941 | Luther M. Jordan
1942 | Woodall Rodgers
1943 | J.B. Adoue Jr.
1944 | Fred Florence
1945 | Dr. Edward H. Cary
1946 | Bernard F. McLain
1947 | R.L. Thornton
1948 | D.A. Hulcy
1949 | Edward P. Simmons
1950 | John E. Mitchell Jr.
1951 | Roscoe L. Thomas
1952 | Ben H. Wooten
1953 | Julius Schepps
1954 | Jerome K. Crossman
1955 | Robert G. Storey
1956 | William G. Vollmer
1957 | H. Neil Mallon
1958 | C.A. Tatum
1959 | James H. Bond
1960 | J. Erik Jonsson
1961 | Dan C. Williams
1962 | Robert B. Cullum
1963 | Constance Condos
1964 | Charles S. Sharp
1965 | R.L. Thornton Jr.
1966 | Joe M. Dealey
1967 | John M. Stemmons
1968 | Juanita Craft
1969 | Morris Hite
1970 | Peter P. Stewart
1971 | Carr P. Collins Sr.
1972 | Eugene McDermott
1973 | Cecil H. and Ida M. Green
1974 | Annette G. Strauss
1975 | Dr. William B. Dean
1976 | Jack B. Lowe Sr.
1977 | Russell Perry
1978 | Lindalyn Adams
1979 | Jack W. Evans
1980 | William Seay
1981 | Charles G. Cullum
1982 | Ruth Sharp Alltshuler
1983 | Philip O’B. Montgomery Jr.
1984 | George V. Charlton
1985 | Ralph B. Rogers
1986 | Rodger Meier
1987 | Bill Barrett Sr.
1988 | David G. Fox
1989 | Liener Temerlin
1990 | Rev. Zan Holmes Jr.
1991 | H. Ross Perot
1992 | Edith and Peter O’Donnell Jr.
1993 | Nancy Hamon
1994 | Stanley Marcus
1995 | Robert K. Hoffman
1996 | Walter J. Humann
1997 | J. McDonald Williams
1998 | Thomas M. Dunning
1999 | Robert L. Thornton III
2000 | Dolores Gomez Barzune
2001 | David W. Biegler
2002 | Paul M. Bass Jr.
2003 | Raymond D. Nasher
2004 | William T. Solomon
2005 | Caren Prothro
2006 | Ray L. Hunt
2007 | Ebby Halliday
2008 | Ronald G. Steinhart
2009 | John Field Scovell
2010 | Pete Schenkel
2011 | Erle Nye
2012 | Deedie Rose
2013 | Forrest Hoglund
2014 | Jody and Shelia Grant
2015 | Debbie Branson
2016 | Lyda Hill
2017 | Tom Luce
2018 | Bobby B. Lyle

NOMINATION DETAILS

 

Nominations are now closed for the 90th annual Linz Award.

Details for the 91st annual Linz Award will be announced soon.

LUNCHEON DETAILS

 

Details for the 91st annual Linz Award will be announced soon.

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