Honoring Local Austinites who embody The First Tee’s 9 Core Values

For 9 years, The First Tee of Greater Austin has honored Austinites whose personal and professional efforts exemplify each of the 9 Core Values that serve as pillars of The First Tee’s life-skills based curriculum. Additionally, the Robert W. Hughes Philanthropic Leadership Award recognizes a 10th honoree for his or her leadership in the non-profit community. All honorees (past and current) hail from a variety of professional backgrounds. Each is nominated and chosen via an independent selection committee.

2017 9 Core Values Awards

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Confidence Sterling Lands II Gary Farmer Sylvia Acevedo Allyson Peerman Patsy Woods Martin Dan Graham Kenny Jastrow Bill Powers Teresa Granillo
Courtesy Carolyn Gallagher Betty Dunkerley Carl Ritchie, Jr. Bobbie Barker Mary Margaret Farabee William Charles Akins Dave Steakley John-Michael Cortez Sharon Watkins
Honesty Wallace Jefferson Hank Rothell Max Sherman Samuel Bryant Art Acevedo Rosie Mendoza Bill Wittliff Carmel Borders Gerald Daugherty
Integrity Charles Mullins Deloss Dodds Earl Maxwell Jesus Chavez  Joseph C. Parker Gerry Tucker Geronimo Rodriguez Carol Thompson Evan Smith
Judgment Gary Valdez Clarke Heidrick Francisco Cigarroa Ralph Wayne Pete Winstead Kirk Watson Craig Hester Lora Livingston Wilford Flowers
Perseverance Beverly Kearney Pascual Forgione Larry Earvin Jo Anne Christian Bill Stotesbery Laura Kilcrease Melba Whatley Gigi Bryant Gilbert Tuhabonye
Respect George Hannon Paul Funk Rudy Green Denise M. Trauth Michele Deitch Pike Powers Gregory Vincent Pam Willeford Ann Howard
Responsibility Jim Prentice Tom Cedel Donna and Philip Berber Alan Graham Kerry Tate Sandy Dochen Mickey Klein Ed McHorse Darden Smith
Sportsmanship Bud Shrake Ray Benson Pat Weis Marian Dozier Wilhelmina Delco Martha Smiley Ron Kessler Eddie Reese Daron Roberts
Robert W. Hughes Philanthropic Leadership Award Jennifer MacCurrach Howard Prince Susan Dawson Julia Spann Bill Cunningham Walter Moreau Susan McDowell Steve Jackobs Mark Kiester
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Contact Jennifer jmaccurrach@firstteeaustin.org