DCS Receives Distinguished Cultural Organization Obelisk Award

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Dallas Chamber Symphony will be honored along with ten other North Texas arts individuals and organizations at the 32nd annual Obelisk Awards to be presented by Business Council for the Arts on Tuesday, November 17th, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Co-chairs of the 2020 Obelisk Awards are Mimi Crume Sterling, Vice-President of Corporate Culture and Philanthropy at Neiman Marcus Group and Cari Walls, architect and Principal of the architecture firm Morrison, Dilworth and Walls. The Obelisk Awards were founded in 1989 to recognize outstanding partnerships between business and the arts.

Honorees and their nominators are – Sanjiv Yajnik – nominated by Dallas Symphony Orchestra | Sammons Enterprises – nominated by BigThought | Frost Bank – nominated by Nasher Sculpture Center | Thompson & Knight Foundation – nominated by Gail Sachson, ASK ME ABOUT ART | Joseph Vincelli Music – nominated by Donnamarie McGaw | Dallas Chamber Symphony – nominated by Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP | ACES – nominated by Nell Langford | Irving Archives & Museum – nominated by thinkIndia Foundation | Megan Heber – nominated by Raymond Rowell | Margie J. Reese – nominated by SLDcreative and African American Museum Dallas | Dr. Dennis Kratz – nominated by UTD School of Arts and Humanities.

In addition to the co-chairs, jurors Rick del Monte, Ann and Charles Eisemann, Patricia Meadows, Nancy Nasher, Hollie Neal, Sammetria Goodson, Saumya Anveshica Tayi, and LaMonte Thomas reviewed the qualifications of 38 finalists.

The Obelisk Awards will feature Dr. Robert Dye, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of Comerica Bank, with a message on the State of the Arts in North Texas.

The 2020 Obelisk Awards’ presenting sponsors are Nancy A. Nasher + David J. Haeimisegger. The Obelisk Awards are underwritten by Capital One and Neiman Marcus Group with additional sponsorship by The Beck Group, Bourland Octave Management LLC, Local Profile, Comerica Bank, Corgan, HALL GROUP, Harwood International / The Samurai Collection, Haynes and Boone LLP, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, Jackson Walker LLP, Mr. Tom Leatherbury & Patricia Villareal, McGrath Family Charitable Fund, Methodist Health System, MDW Studio, NorthPark Center, Oncor, Parkland Health & Hospital System, PwC, Thompson and Knight LLP, Tolleson Wealth Management, United Mechanical, University of North Texas, UT Southwestern Medical Center, and Vinson & Elkins LLP / Dorothea L. Leonhardt Foundation.

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