The Dallas Chapter of the United Nations Association to Recognize 11 North Texans for Sustainable Development
August 7, 2019
The Dallas Chapter of the United Nations Association of the USA, a national membership organization, devoted to strengthening the U.S.- UN relationship through public education and advocacy, announced its 2019 UN Day Global Leadership Award recipients. This year's extraordinary group, who through their body of work, have advanced the UN Sustainable Development Goals, promoting gender and economic equality, immigration reform, quality education, humanitarianism, democracy, and much more. UNA-USADallas will honor its recipients at the annual UN Day Global Leadership Awards Dinner on October 24th, at the Irving Arts Center.
2019 UN Day Global Leadership Award Honorees
Mary Anne Alhadeff
President and Chief Executive Officer, KERA
Goal 17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
David J. Tesmer, MPA
Senior Vice President of Community Engagement
and Advocacy, Texas Health Resources
Goal 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing)
Executive Director, Bonton Farms
Goal 2 (Zero Hunger)
Commissioner Roy Charles Brooks
Precinct One, Tarrant County, Texas
Goal 16 (Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions)
Jay Veal, M.Ed
CEO, It's Not Complicated Tutoring, LLC.
Goal 4 (Quality Education)
Trammell S. Crow
Founder, Earth X
Goal 13 (Climate Action)
Dr. Michael J. Sorrell
President, Paul Quinn College
Goal 1 (No Poverty)
Executive Director, Dallas Innovation Alliance
Goal 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
Founder, JB Dondolo Inc.
Goal 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation)
City of Dallas
Office of Environmental Quality & Sustainability
Goal 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities)
Director, Thanksgiving Square Foundation
Eleanor Roosevelt Lifetime Achievement Award
The UN Day Global Leadership Awards Dinner is a one-of-a-kind event that brings together community leaders, educators, legislators, Faith & nonprofit organizations, and attendees to engage on global affairs, civil and social justice, human rights, and much more.
The 2019 UN Day keynote speaker is Neera Tanden, President and CEO of the Center for American Progress (CAP). Before joining CAP, Neera served as a key member of the health reform team of former President Barack Obama, where she helped to develop and pass the Affordable Care Act. She also managed all domestic policy initiatives during Obama's first presidential campaign and has served in several leadership roles for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
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About UNA-USA: The United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) is a membership organization dedicated to informing, inspiring, and mobilizing the American people to support the ideals and vital work of the United Nations. For 70 years, UNA-USA has worked to accomplish its mission through its national network of Chapters, youth engagement, advocacy efforts, education programs, and public events. UNA-USA is a program of the United Nations Foundation. UNA-USA and its sister organization the Better World Campaign represent the single largest network of advocates and supporters of the United Nations in the world.
About the United Nations Foundation: The United Nations Foundation builds public-private partnerships to address the world's most pressing problems and broadens support for the United Nations through advocacy and public outreach. Through innovative campaigns and initiatives, the Foundation connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The Foundation was created in 1998 as a U.S. public charity by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner and now is supported by philanthropic, corporate, government, and individual donors. Learn more at: https://www.unfoundation.org