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Nominations Now Open For The 2020 Governor’s Volunteer Awards
25 FEB 2020

Contact: (512) 287-2035 or gva@onestarfoundation.org    AUSTIN – Nominations are now open for the 37th Annual Governor's Volunteer Awards. The Governor's Volunteer Awards are administered by the OneStar Foundation and are an opportunity for the state of Texas to honor those who have made a significant and measurable difference in their communities through exemplary service and volunteering. Nominations are open in nine categories: Governor’s Lone Star Achievement Award First Lady’s Rising Star Award Partners i...


Mary Grace Landrum of Houston Receives National Leadership Award from America’s Service Commissions
20 SEP 2019

WASHINGTON, DC – Mary Grace Landrum of Houston, a governor-appointed Commissioner who serves on the OneStar National Service Commission, was announced as the 2019 Outstanding Commissioner of the year last night at a reception held in the Washington, DC area. The award was presented to Landrum by America’s Service Commissions (ASC) at the association’s annual Innovation and Leadership Awards event as one of nine national awardees. The awards program is held each year to recognize the leadership and accomplishments of state service commissions and their commissioners...


Elizabeth Darling Confirmed by U.S. Senate as Commissioner of the Administration of Children, Youth and Families
11 SEP 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUSTIN, TX – Elizabeth Darling, President & CEO of OneStar Foundation, was confirmed yesterday by the United States Senate to be the Commissioner of the Administration for Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services based in Washington, D.C. In this role, Ms. Darling will oversee the $18 billion portfolio of programming related to child abuse and neglect prevention, foster care, youth development, adoption, runaway and homeless youth, teen pregnancy prevention, and family violence prevention. &nb...


First Lady Cecilia Abbott and OneStar Foundation Announce 2019 Governor’s Volunteer Awards Recipients
13 AUG 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUSTIN, TX – Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott, Honorary Chair of the 2019 Governor’s Volunteer Awards, and OneStar Foundation today announced the recipients of the 36th annual Governor’s Volunteer Awards. These awards honor the exemplary service of individuals, groups and organizations that have made a significant and measurable contribution to their communities through service and volunteering. “Texans are generous by nature,” Mrs. Abbott said. “And I am so honored to celebrate the amazing generosity of these ten outs...


Governor Abbott Names Vice Chair And Appoints Five To OneStar National Service Commission
22 MAY 2019

Governor Abbott Names Vice Chair And Appoints Five To OneStar National Service Commission May 20, 2019 | Austin, Texas | Appointment Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Lonnie Hsia and Lori Stevens and reappointed Kirk Beckert, Ronnie Hagerty, Ph.D., and Roger O’Dell to the OneStar National Service Commission for terms set to expire on March 3, 2021. Additionally, the Governor named Annette Juba vice chair. The Board promotes volunteerism in Texas and oversees the administration of the AmeriCorps programs for the state. Lonnie Hsia of Round Rock is a p...