Panhandle Disaster Relief Fund

Donate now to support the families and communities affected by the Panhandle and South Plains wildfires in February 2024. The Panhandle Disaster Relief Fund is administered locally by Amarillo Area Foundation.

Celebrating the recipients of the 2020 & 2021 Governor’s Volunteer Awards

To commemorate National Volunteer Week and Global Volunteer Month, OneStar was delighted to honor past recipients of the Governor’s Volunteers Awards with a special reception hosted by Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott at the Texas Governor’s Mansion on April 19.

Due to COVID-19 public health concerns, awardees from 2020 and 2021 were recognized in online Zoom-based ceremonies. After two years of virtual recognition, we appreciated the opportunity to physically gather with our inspiring awardees and celebrate their extraordinary achievements in person. Our thanks to Mrs. Abbott and Texas Governor Greg Abbott for their continued support of volunteerism in Texas! View photos from the event here.

Governor’s Volunteer Awards honor the exemplary service & volunteerism of individuals & organizations making a significant impact in communities across Texas. Our most recent winners in particular have exhibited an enduring commitment to service in extraordinary circumstances and rose to the challenge of meeting exceptional community needs. We extend our gratitude and congratulations to these inspiring award recipients!

“Our award winners are the people that take action in your communities when you are needed most, with many of you serving despite the challenges of the pandemic,” said Chris Bugbee, OneStar President & CEO. “You truly are incredible, and your personal volunteerism, or the programs you run that harness other volunteers – your stories are helping us to inspire others to get back out there to volunteer and serve.”

Do you know volunteers who deserve statewide recognition for their exemplary service to Texas communities? We are now accepting nominations for the 39th Annual Governor’s Volunteer Awards!

Governor's Volunteer Awards Reception Celebrating 2020 & 2021 Award Recipients