IIn light of the coronavirus pandemic, we along with our 2019 Linz recipient, Margot Perot and community partners, Communities Foundation of Texas and The Dallas Foundation, have decided to postpone the Linz Award luncheon from April 28, 2020 until September 21, 2020 at the Omni Dallas Hotel.

We believe this is a prudent choice to protect the health of our own community and the broader North Texas community.

If you’ve already purchased a table and wish to keep that table for the September Linz luncheon, you do not need to do anything. Your ticket will automatically transfer to the new date. If you cannot attend the luncheon on the new date and wish to have your ticket or table refunded, please email linzaward@dallasnews.com

In the meantime, you can be assured that The Dallas Morning News will continue to report up-to-the-minute information on COVID-19 and our community at large. Thank you for allowing us to serve you during this time. 

Grant Moise
Publisher, The Dallas Morning News

LUNCHEON DETAILS

 

Monday, September 21, 2020
11am
Omni Dallas, Trinity Ballroom

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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 Sheila 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 Sheila Grant
2015 | Debbie Branson
2016 | Lyda Hill
2017 | Tom Luce
2018 | Bobby B. Lyle

NOMINATION DETAILS

 

Nominations are now closed for the 91st Linz Award.

LUNCHEON DETAILS

 

Monday, September 21, 2020
11am
Omni Dallas, Trinity Ballroom

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