Val Wilkie Wins New Honor

by Joy Donovan on November 23, 2009

Val Wilkie, center, accepts his award from Carla Jutson, Meals On Wheels executive director, and Kurt Kulpa, chairman of the board.

Val Wilkie, center, accepts his award from Carla Jutson, Meals On Wheels executive director, and Kurt Kulpa, chairman of the board.

Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County honored Valleau Wilkie, Jr., executive vice president of the Sid W. Richardson Foundation and XTO Energy, with the Spirit of Giving Award at its annual donor appreciation event Nov. 5 Annual Donor Appreciation Event at Villa de Leon, Fort Worth.

Wilkie was named the first-ever recipient of Spirit of Giving Lifetime Achievement Award, given in recognition of individual philanthropic leadership that has provided a positive impact on the community.   The honoree has been involved with Meals on Wheels for more than 30 years.  

Additionally, XTO Energy was selected to receive the 5th Annual Spirit of Giving Award for its commitment to the Meals On Wheels Golf Classic as the title sponsor the past five years. Tim Petrus, executive vice president of Acquisitions, accepted the award on behalf of XTO Energy.

Previous recipients of the Spirit of Giving Award include the U.S. Rep. Kay Granger, Pier 1, The City of Fort Worth, Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley and the Tarrant County Commissioners. 

Meals On Wheels Inc. of Tarrant County is a nonprofit agency dedicated to delivering nutritious meals and providing or coordinating needed services to the homebound. Meals are prepared in Meals On Wheels’ own kitchen to insure the highest quality food at a reasonable cost.

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