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DREAM Fund provides emotional and financial support to advertising, public relations and media professionals whose lives have been impacted by severe hardship.

Mary Henry Humanitarian Award

This award was established by DREAM Fund in 2005 to honor Mary’s unselfish commitment to volunteerism in the media community and the community at large. Mary Henry was an integral part of our community and to honor her charitable efforts and ensure her legacy of giving, this award is given annually in her honor and name. Each year, after nominations are submitted, a recipient is selected and presented annually at the AWM Awards of Excellence Gala.

Nominations are due to Melodie Cottingham by 3/8/19. You can email a short bio and how your nominee meets the below criteria at

Past recipients of the Mary Henry Humanitarian Award:
Mary Henry – posthumously, 2004
Shirley Ward, 2005
Joanne Brookhart, 2006
Jeff Zimmerman, 2007
Rick Mills, 2008
Patricia Nolan, 2009
Essie Dalton, 2010
Susie August, 2011
Teresa Novak, 2012
Juleann Pasqualini, 2013
Willie Baronet, 2014
Roger Tremblay, 2015
Farrah Momayezi Reid, 2016
Karen Coffey, 2017

To be eligible, the candidate must meet the following criteria:

  • Display the spirit of volunteerism by contributing significantly to the industry during the past year.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to service in advancing the cause in the advertising community as well as their local community.
  • Be an employee in advertising/media/public relations, etc in any of the states that DREAM Fund serves; Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and New Mexico, for a minimum of one year.

Recipients are eligible to receive this award only once in a three-year period.