Fort Worth Luncheon Honors Philanthropists

by Joy Donovan on December 10, 2011

Valerie Holloway Skinner, vice president of The Graham and Carolyn Holloway Family Foundation, accepted the award at the 31st annual Philanthropy Day luncheon in Fort Worth.

The Graham and Carolyn Holloway Family Foundation was named the Outstanding Philanthropists at Fort Worth’s 31st Annual National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon, held this year at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel.

Accepting the award was Valerie Holloway Skinner, the foundation’s vice president and the daughter of the foundation’s founders.

Also honored were Cleve Lancaster of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas as the Outstanding Professional Fundraising Executive and Heather and Elliot Goldman of The Greatest Gift Catalog Ever as Oustanding Volunteer Fundraisers. Recognized as the Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy was Will Lourcey of Friends Reaching Our Goals and as the Outstanding Philanthropic Organization was Speedway Children’s Charities.

Special recognition was given to Valleau Wilkie, who retired this year after 38 years as executive director of the Sid Richardson Foundation.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Fort Worth Metro Chapter ( hosts the annual luncheon. The chapter, established in 1980, is one of 227 chapters worldwide.

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