Legacy Award Recipients

Congratulations to our past honorees!

2021 Texas Legacy

Darren Walker

Every Texan is proud to award Darren Walker the 2021 Every Texan Legacy Award for his steadfast commitment to social justice and advancing equity. Walker has taken exemplary steps to strengthen the philanthropic sector’s response to rising inequality and systemic injustice in Texas, the United States, and worldwide. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ford Foundation took a historic and unprecedented step to increase philanthropic giving through the sale of social bonds, which served to stabilize and strengthen nonprofit organizations in the wake of the global crisis.

Future of Texas Awardees

Andrea Segovia​ (she/her) is the Executive Director for Gender Infinity, an organization committed to creating affirming spaces for all transgender youth, as well as the Field/Policy Coordinator at the Transgender Education Network of Texas, the largest trans-led, trans-focused policy organization in Texas.

Charlie Bonner (he/him) is a youth voting rights advocate and communications professional working to engage a new generation of civic leaders. Charlie runs state-wide outreach at MOVE Texas, a nonpartisan, nonprofit dedicated to tearing down barriers to the ballot box.

Legacy Honorees

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: Chris Harris

2018: Cecilia & Garrett Boone

Future of Texas: Morgan Craven

2017: Bill White

Future of Texas: Celina Moreno

2016: Senator Lloyd & B.A. Bentsen

Future of Texas: Brianna Brown

2015: Ron Kirk

Future of Texas: Karla Quetzalli Perez

2014: Luci Baines Johnson

Future of Texas: Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez

2013: Mary Alice & Henry Cisneros

2012: Ben Barnes

benedictine sisters

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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