Congratulations to our 2016 Difference Maker Award Recipients

Award ceremonies were held in Houston, Dallas and Fort Worth to honor staff, volunteers, donors and community partners who help us do what we do. Click here to view slideshow.


Volunteer Honorees

Terra Saunders
Volunteer of the Year

Diana Reyes - Moeck
Volunteer of the Year

E.D. Johnson
Volunteer of the Year

Corporate Volunteer Group of the Year

The Mission Continues
Volunteer Group of the Year

Donor Honorees

Mary Beth Bardin
Donor of the Year

Harold and Belinda Roberts
Donors of the Year

ABC Pest
Donors of the Year

The Hoglund Foundation
Foundation of the Year

Partnership Honorees

KEXB Radio
Media Partner of the Year

LISC Houston
Community Partner of the Year

United Way of Greater Houston
Community Stakeholder of the Year


Alayne Dobson, Care Coordination
Rising Star

Gigi Grice, Lead Direct Support Professional, Grand Prairie
Rising Star

Sheila Thomas, Administrative Assistant,
Houston Expanding Horizons

Merrill Wells, Director Hutchins Reentry Center, Hutchins
Expanding Horizons

Vic Corral, IT Customer Support Specialist
Best Performance

Jana Russell, Regional Housing Manager, Dallas/Ft. Worth
Best Performance

Sandra Redwine, Residential Monitor, San Antonio
Best Performance

Tina Garza, Community Administrator, Tulia
Rising Star

Charles Cross, Maintenance Technician, Houston
Top Difference Maker

Mesa Hills, Housing, Albuquerque, NM
Spirit of Philanthropy