Legacy Award Recipients

Congratulations to our past honorees!

2022 Texas Legacy Award

Rep. Garnet Coleman

Every Texan is honored to announce Representative Garnet Coleman as the 2022 Legacy Award recipient. Now more than ever, our state needs champions for policy priorities that keep Texans healthy and safe. Rep. Coleman’s lifetime of service has directly improved the lives and livelihoods of Texans who need it the most. We’re humbled by his wisdom, mentorship, and perseverance to expand equity and opportunity in our state.

Future of Texas Awardees

Lily Trieu (she/her) is a cross-sector professional with more than 14 years of experience. As the Interim Executive Director of Asian Texans for Justice, she helps connect Asian and Pacific Islander Texans to meaningful civic action to build personal and political power. In 2019, she worked on the Texas House Committee on Public Education. Prior to her policy and advocacy work, Lily spent over 10 years in the private sector with a focus on strategy and project management.

Andrea Reyes Sierra​ (she/her) is a first-generation immigrant and Latina born and raised in the El Paso/Cd. Juarez borderland region. She currently serves as Acting Executive Director for Deeds Not Words. At Deeds Not Words, she created a youth advocacy program that passed 27 gender equity bills into law and provided hundreds of testimonies. Andrea also serves on the board of Jane’s Due Process, an organization that helps young Texans navigate parental consent laws and access birth control.

Legacy Honorees

2022: Rep. Garnet Coleman

Future of Texas Awardees: Andrea Reyes Sierra, Lily Trieu
  • Virtual Award Ceremony (coming soon!) 

2021: Darren Walker

Future of Texas Awardees: Andrea Segovia, Charlie Bonner

2020: Sister Norma Pimentel

  • Virtual Award Ceremony

2019: The Honorable Joe Straus

Future of Texas Awardee: Chris Harris

2018: Cecilia & Garrett Boone

Future of Texas Awardee: Morgan Craven

2017: Bill White

Future of Texas Awardee: Celina Moreno

2016: Senator Lloyd & B.A. Bentsen

Future of Texas Awardee: Brianna Brown

2015: Ron Kirk

Future of Texas Awardee: Karla Quetzalli Perez

2014: Luci Baines Johnson

Future of Texas Awardee: Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez

2013: Mary Alice & Henry Cisneros

2012: Ben Barnes

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2011: Benedictine Sisters of Boerne
(25th Anniversary)

2010: Jack Martin

2009: Ambassador Lyndon Olson

2008: Roy Spence

2007: Pete Laney

2006: Bernard Rapoport

2004: The Ratliff Brothers

2003: Catherine Clark Mosbacher

2002: William P. Hobby, Jr.

2000: Benedictine Sisters of Boerne & The Farabee Family

Texas Legacy Award

Honors leaders who have dedicated their lives to strengthening public policy to expand equity and opportunity for Texans of all backgrounds.

Future of Texas Award

Honors extraordinary leaders 40 and under with expansive vision, a drive for inclusivity, and a remarkable commitment to systemic change for Texans of all backgrounds.

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