Every Texan


2021 Texas Legacy Award

One honoree, two great events! 
Virtual award ceremony: September 20, 2021 at 1:00 PM CT
In-person cocktail reception: October 5, 2021 at 5:00 PM CT at the South Congress Hotel

Honoring Darren Walker

Virtual award ceremony: Join us online on September 20, 2021, at 1pm CT
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.

“Darren and the Ford Foundation are instrumental partners in advancing opportunity and equity in Texas,” commented Marisa Bono, CEO for Every Texan. “We are grateful for Darren’s bold vision in reimagining the philanthropic sector and setting a new bar for foundations’ capacity to create lasting, systemic change in our communities.”


Join us in honoring Darren Walker!

2021 Legacy Honoree Darren Walker
Marisa Bono - Every Texan Executive Director

Meet Marisa on October 5!

Join us and meet our new CEO Marisa Bono on October 5, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. CT, at the South Congress Hotel for a cocktail reception and special guest panel!

Thank you, Sponsors!
Event sponsors receive access to both the virtual award ceremony on 09/20 and the in-person cocktail reception on 10/05. Event sponsors also receive wide digital promotion during both events. Thank you for helping us build a just and equitable Texas with your 2021 Legacy sponsorship!

Your Support Makes a Difference

For over 36 years, Every Texan has worked to strengthen public policy and advance equity and opportunity for Texans of all backgrounds. Our people-centered vision to achieve a state where every Texan thrives is only possible through your generous support for our work.