Over the past decade, The Dallas Foundation's Good Works Under 40 Award has honored the next generation of philanthropists and volunteers and has set the standard by which other programs are judged and has led the way for recognition of the power of young people making a difference for our community.  

We now have a unique opportunity to position this program so that it can flourish and grow for the next decade.

Our team has made the decision to entrust the GWU40 Award to the Mayor's Star Council (MSC), a civically-minded organization focused on emerging leaders who represent a diverse cross section of the cultures and professions in Dallas and who are committed to decades of supporting and serving this city. The Dallas Foundation will continue our financial support of the Award and MSC will be solely responsible for selecting the recipient and presenting the Award during their signature community event, Engage Dallas, each year. 

We deeply appreciate and are inspired by all who have been  engaged with Good Works Under 40. GWU40 has been an exceptionally rewarding initiative of The Dallas Foundation, and we look forward to watching it grow.