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About the Vester Hughes Award:


CFT created the Vester Hughes Award in honor of Vester Hughes’ legacy, his longstanding commitment to charitable causes, and his support of the organization’s philanthropic initiatives. Hughes first began working with CFT in 1958 and served as its general counsel or senior tax counsel for more than 50 years. During his tenure, CFT grew into one of the most prominent and trusted community foundations in the country. As legal counsel for W.W. Caruth, Jr., Hughes helped create the W.W. Caruth, Jr. Fund at Communities Foundation of Texas, which continues to grant millions of dollars to the community. Hughes embodied the principle of honoring donor intent, as he guided the foundation through the investing and grant making of the W.W. Caruth, Jr. Fund at Communities Foundation of Texas.  


“I am honored to receive this prestigious award in honor of Vester Hughes, one of Dallas’ most dedicated and beloved philanthropic leaders,” says Kathy.  “I am proud that the work I do makes a difference for those transitioning through major life changes and allows them to continue supporting the worthwhile causes in which they strongly believe.” - Kathy Muldoon, 2019 Vester Hughes Award recipient


View photos from the 2019 Vester Hughes Award Ceremony
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Past Recipients

2019: Kathy Muldoon, CFP, senior vice president of Carter Financial Management

2017: Jack M. Kinnebrew of Strasburger & Price, LLP

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