My daughter and I went 24th Annual Dallas Mayor’s Committee for the Employment of People with Disabilities Gala as part of fundraising (for scholarship) last weekend. We had good times and enjoyed listen to testimonies from other people during the presentation. I’ve been to DMC Gala like 10 times total in the past.
All I want to say they all deserve the recognition and feel good about it. They will cherish it forever like I did when I got award in 1998 or 1999. Few deaf people received the awards in the past.
I especially enjoyed Richard E. Marriott’s testimony. He explained how his family started Marriott business many years ago. He kept saying – take care of your people (employee) like a family member including provide their needs (disabilities) and they will become loyal to their family business.
He also mentioned about his charity project called Bridges from School to Work program. He said they have 7 programs nationwide including one in Dallas. This program focuses on helping people with disabilities into training and gets them to find job into corporate world. It sounds very positive.
There’s a lot more in it but you get the picture. Contact your Mayor’s Committee in your area to see if you or your company can be part of it.
To read DMC 2006 program book: click here.
Jack Evans Citizenship Award
Richard E. Marriott
Chairman, Host Hotels & Resorts
Corporate Best Practices Award
Alliance Data Systems
Accepting the award is John Clyne, Director of Facilities
Accepting the award is Jeff Bankston, Divisional Vice President
Innovator of the Year
Pepsico, Enable Network
Accepting the Award is Kimberly Ayers, Research & Development Packaging Project Engineer, Frito Lay
DMC Star Awards
Toby Haferman Jr.
Roy Billups Jr.
Christine Michelle Fagan
Stanley J. Ascher
Stars of Texas Salute 2006 Sponsors
J.C. Penney Company, Inc.
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Adams Mark Hotel – Dallas
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Baylor HealthCare Foundation
Countrywide Financial Services
Mary Kay International
Special Care & Career Services
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Note: I am not part of DMC team in any way, I simply want to share it with everyone. For more information, pease contact them directly. Thanks!