Spirit of the Centennial Award


The Spirit of the Centennial Award is presented annually by the Friends of Fair Park to individuals or organizations who have demonstrated outstanding service and commitment to Fair Park. The award draws its name from the beloved statue in Fair Park, designed by Raoul Josset in 1936 to celebrate the Texas Centennial. The luncheon will be held on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at the Hall of State in the historic Fair Park.

2021 Spirit of the Centennial Award Recipient


Trammell S. Crow

Founder, Earth X

Trammell S. Crow is a Dallas, Texas-based businessman, entrepreneur and innovative leader in business development and operations. He is the Founder of EarthX, an environmental alliance that convenes the largest annual Earth Day event in the world, and a member of IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature. In 2019, the event drew over 177,000 attendees, 2,000 environmental business leaders, 700 exhibitors and 450 speakers. 

Mr. Crow serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions – C2ES, successor to the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, which is dedicated to advancing strong policy and action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote clean energy, and strengthen resilience to climate impacts. He also serves on the board of Million Acre Pledge, a 501(c)(3) charity that commits individuals, businesses and foundations to conserve or restore large areas of forest and other bio-rich natural areas. He has committed to protect 250,000 acres of forest in Suriname. 

In September, 2016 Mr. Crow was honored at the 20th anniversary Global Green Awards in recognition of his work in advancing sustainable and resilient communities to best support Earth’s natural systems, stem climate change, protect human health and improve livability for all. In May 2019, he was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor which recognizes American citizens who have made the pursuit of freedom, liberty, and compassion a part of their life’s work.

The son of Trammell and Margaret, the former being the founder of the Trammell Crow Company, Mr. Crow is the President of the Crow Family Foundation, which operates and manages the Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art and the Trammell Crow Sculpture Garden in the heart of the downtown Dallas Arts District. 


Sponsorship Information

Friends of Fair Park is seeking sponsors to help us make this year's SOCA a success. You can find sponsor information below. We also are seeking donations for our online auction. If you have any questions, please contact us.

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Previous Recipients

1994 Judge David Fox

1995 Hugh and Matilda Robinson

1996 Walt Humann
1997 Lt. Governor Bob Bullock, Texas State Legislature
1998 Mary Ceverha, Rita Cox, Carol Reed
1999 State Fair Association
2000 Michael A. Jenkins
2001 Cathy Bonner, Matrice Ellis Kirk, Dealey Herndon, Candace O’Keefe
2002 Rep. Steven D. Wolens
2003 Paul Dyer
2004 Texas Instruments
2005 Rep. Terri Hodge
2006 The Field Scovell Family

2007 Craig Holcomb

2008 The Meadows Foundation
2009 Dallas Area Rapid Transit
2010 George A. Shafer
2011 Gold Metal Recyclers
2012 Joan & Alan Walne
2013 Mary Suhm
2014 WFAA-TV Channel 8
2015 James P. Graham
2016 Willis Winters
2017 Virginia Savage McAlester
2018 Bob Hilbun
2019 Mike Rawlings

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