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Nominations Now Open For The 2020 Governor’s Volunteer Awards

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 in Education Award
  • Service to Veterans Award
  • Higher Education Community Impact Award – University     
  • Higher Education Community Impact Award – Community College
  • Corporate Community Impact Award
  • Community Leadership Award
  • National Service “Make a Difference” Award

To nominate an individual or organization for the award, visit:

To see the descriptions and criteria for each award, visit:

Nominations will close on Thursday, May 14, 2020. Awardees will be honored in the fall at an evening reception at the Governor’s Mansion hosted by Honorary Chair of the Governor’s Volunteer Awards, Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott.


OneStar Foundation equips Texas communities to meet their needs by convening partners across sectors to build the capacity of nonprofits, promoting service and volunteerism, and investing in effective solutions. As a supporting nonprofit of the Office of the Governor, OneStar serves as the state’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives and the State Service Commission, administering a portfolio of approximately $17.8 million in federal grant funds for AmeriCorps Texas programs. OneStar is recognized as a statewide voice for the nonprofit sector and a respected partner to foundations, state agencies, and the business community.