The Linz Award honors citizens whose civic or humanitarian efforts have created the greatest benefit to the City of Dallas.

Congratulations to Bobby Lyle, the 90th annual Linz Award honoree. Please join us on April 17 at the Linz Award Luncheon to celebrate his civic contributions to Dallas and beyond.

BOBBY LYLE

90th annual Linz Award honoree


Bobby 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.

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:

Elmer Scott
Dr. William B. Carrell
William H. Hitzelberger
Alex Weisberg
John J. Simmons
Amelia Huvelle
Edwin J. Kiest
Nathan Adams
E.R. Brown
Karl Hoblitzelle
Sister Brendan
Carl Rutland
Luther M. Jordan
Woodall Rodgers
J.B. Adoue Jr.
Fred Florence
Dr. Edward H. Cary
Bernard F. McLain

R.L. Thornton
D.A. Hulcy
Edward P. Simmons
John E. Mitchell
Roscoe L. Thomas
Ben H. Wooten
Julius Schepps
Jerome K. Crossman
Robert G. Storey
William G. Vollmer
H. Neil Mallon
C.A. Tatum
James H. Bond
J. Erik Jonsson
Dan C. Williams
Robert C. Cullum
Constance Condos
Charles S. Sharp

R.L. Thornton Jr.
Joe M. Dealey
John M. Stemmons
Juanita Craft
Morris Hite
Peter Stewart
Carr P. Collins Sr.
Eugene McDermott
Cecil and Ida Green
Annette Strauss
Dr. William B. Dean
Jack Lowe
Russell Perry
Lindalyn Adams
Jack Evans
William Seay
Charles G. Cullum
Ruth Sharp Alltshuler

Philip O’B. Montgomery Jr. George V. Charlton
Ralph B. Rogers
Rodger Meier
Bill Barrett Sr.
David G. Fox
Liener Temerlin
Rev. Zan Holmes
H. Ross Perot
Edith and Peter O’Donnell Jr. Nancy Hamon
Stanley Marcus
Robert K. Hoffman
Walter J. Humann
J. McDonald Williams
Thomas M. Dunning
R.L. Thornton III
Dolores Gomez Barzune

David W. Biegler
Paul M. Bass Jr.
Raymond D. Nasher
William T. Solomon
Caren Prothro
Ray L. Hunt
Ebby Halliday
Ronald G. Steinhart
John Field Scovell
Pete Schenkel
Erle Nye
Deedie Rose
Forrest Hoglund
Jody and Shelia Grant
Debbie Branson
Lyda Hill
Tom Luce

Elmer Scott
Dr. William B. Carrell
William H. Hitzelberger
Alex Weisberg
John J. Simmons
Amelia Huvelle
Edwin J. Kiest
Nathan Adams
E.R. Brown
Karl Hoblitzelle
Sister Brendan
Carl Rutland
Luther M. Jordan
Woodall Rodgers
J.B. Adoue Jr.
Fred Florence
Dr. Edward H. Cary
Bernard F. McLain
R.L. Thornton
D.A. Hulcy
Edward P. Simmons
John E. Mitchell
Roscoe L. Thomas
Ben H. Wooten
Julius Schepps
Jerome K. Crossman
Robert G. Storey
William G. Vollmer
H. Neil Mallon
C.A. Tatum
James H. Bond
J. Erik Jonsson
Dan C. Williams
Robert C. Cullum
Constance Condos
Charles S. Sharp
R.L. Thornton Jr.
Joe M. Dealey
John M. Stemmons
Juanita Craft
Morris Hite
Peter Stewart
Carr P. Collins Sr.
Eugene McDermott
Cecil and Ida Green
Annette Strauss
Dr. William B. Dean
Jack Lowe
Russell Perry
Lindalyn Adams
Jack Evans
William Seay
Charles G. Cullum
Ruth Sharp Alltshuler
Philip O’B. Montgomery Jr.
George V. Charlton
Ralph B. Rogers
Rodger Meier
Bill Barrett Sr.
David G. Fox
Liener Temerlin
Rev. Zan Holmes
H. Ross Perot
Edith and Peter O’Donnell Jr.
Nancy Hamon
Stanley Marcus
Robert K. Hoffman
Walter J. Humann
J. McDonald Williams
Thomas M. Dunning
R.L. Thornton III
Dolores Gomez Barzune
David W. Biegler
Paul M. Bass Jr.
Raymond D. Nasher
William T. Solomon
Caren Prothro
Ray L. Hunt
Ebby Halliday
Ronald G. Steinhart
John Field Scovell
Pete Schenkel
Erle Nye
Deedie Rose
Forrest Hoglund
Jody and Shelia Grant
Debbie Branson
Lyda Hill
Tom Luce

NOMINATION DETAILS

 

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

LUNCHEON DETAILS

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Hilton Anatole Hotel
2201 N. Stemmons Fwy.
Dallas, TX 75207

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