Deadline Extended for Governor’s Volunteer Awards Nominations

April 6, 2017

The deadline for nominating an individual or organization for a 2017 Governor’s Volunteer Award has been extended! Texans now have until Monday, April 10, 2017 to submit nominations, so if you know of an individual or organization who has given of their time, talent or treasure to help make a difference in the lives of others, I encourage you to nominate them for one of this year’s eight Governor’s Volunteer Awards.

The Awards – administered by the OneStar Foundation – honor the contributions of individuals, groups and organizations in Texas that have made a positive impact in their communities or across Texas through service and volunteering. The eight award categories are:

  • Governor’s Lone Star Achievement Award
  • ​First Lady’s Rising Star Award
  • Partners in Education Award
  • Service to Veterans Award
  • Higher Education Community Impact Award
  • Corporate Community Impact Award
  • Community Leadership Award
  • National Service “Make a Difference” Award

To see descriptions and criteria for each award, visit To submit a nomination for an award, visit or email for more information. The nominations will close on March 31, 2017.

The awardees will be honored in the Fall at an evening reception hosted by the First Lady at the Governor’s Mansion. I am looking forward to this opportunity to applaud those who have committed their time, talent or treasure to help create a brighter future for their fellow Texans.