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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...


Governor Abbott Names Chair, Vice Chair And Appoints Six To OneStar Foundation
22 MAY 2019

Governor Abbott Names Chair, Vice Chair And Appoints Six To OneStar Foundation May 20, 2019 | Austin, Texas | Appointment Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Robert G. “Bob” Wright, II to the OneStar Foundation for a term set to expire on March 3, 2021. Additionally, the Governor appointed Elexis Grimes and Michael Parker for terms set to expire on March 3, 2020 and reappointed Yvonne S. “Bonnie” Brown, Benjamin A. Montañez, and Randy H. Skinner for terms set to expire on March 3, 2022. The Governor named Wright as chair and Brown as vice...


First Lady Cecilia Abbott Announces 2018 Governor’s Volunteer Awards Recipients
15 AUG 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE First Lady Cecilia Abbott Announces 2018 Governor’s Volunteer Awards Recipients AUSTIN – Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott, Honorary Chair of the 35th annual Governor’s Volunteer Awards, today announced the 2018 award recipients. The Governor’s Volunteer Awards, administered by OneStar Foundation, honor the contributions of individuals, businesses and organizations in Texas that have made a positive impact in their commu...