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Celebrating the Organizations and Individuals Positively Impacting Our Community.

Since its creation in 2001, A Night of Light has awarded more than $475,000 in cash awards to 95 organizations.

Thursday, November 8, 2018
5 – 7 p.m.
George W. Bush Presidential Center


5 – 6 p.m. Cocktails and Heavy Hors D’oeuvres

6 – 7 p.m. Awards Ceremony

2018 A Night of Light Awards Categories


Nonprofit of the Year

2018 Award Recipient
ACH Child and Family Services

Presented to the nonprofit organization that has best impacted the community through a strategic plan that has furthered the organization’s mission, embedded the mission in the organization’s culture and has used innovative approaches to reach desired outcomes. 

Nonprofit Partner of the Year

2018 Award Recipient
DRC, in partnership with Paulos Foundation

Presented to the partner that best models good corporate citizenship and socially responsible partnerships. This partner will have invested in high impact and innovative projects/partnerships with a nonprofit that used innovative approaches to advance social good. This project/partnership advanced the mission of the organization resulting in a measurable community impact.

Nonprofit CEO of the Year

2018 Award Recipient
Austin Street Center

Presented to the nonprofit CEO/Executive Director who has best demonstrated exemplary leadership and vision. This individual will not only embody the essential characteristics of a leader, but will also have used innovative approaches to achieve measurable gains in employee relations, long-term strategic vision, organizational performance and efficiency.

NEW AWARD! Nonprofit Program Leader of the Year

Presented to the program leader whose program leadership has made significant impact on the community. Recognized by peers as an outstanding steward of the mission, this person demonstrates innovative approaches to addressing community issues through effective programming that demonstrate strong outcomes.

Nonprofit Board Leader of the Year

2018 Award Recipient
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Dallas

Presented to the board chairperson or board member who has best contributed to the long-term impact of the nonprofit that he or she serves and whose leadership exhibits best practices in nonprofit governance. This individual links bold vision and ambitious plans to financial support, expertise and a clear focus on measurable outcomes.


2018 A Night of Light Sponsors
Without our sponsors, A Night of Light would not be possible. Thank you for your support.

Galaxy Reception Sponsor

Supernova CNM Video Sponsor

Polaris Finalist Video Sponsor

Aurora Borealis Finalist Scholarship Sponsors





Star Award Sponsors

Nonprofit of the Year

Nonprofit CEO of the Year

Nonprofit Board Leader of the Year

Nonprofit Partner of the Year 

Valet Sponsor

NEW AWARD! Nonprofit Program Leader of the Year