Stan Golden Men of Action Awards

The Men of Action Awards are named in memory of Stan Golden, the Quintessential Man of Action.  Stan's professional career, personal activities and volunteer efforts on behalf of Southwest Jewish Congress and numerous other organizations, set the high standards for this prestigious award.


The SWJC Stan Golden Men of Action Awards recognize men from diverse disciplines and backgrounds in the DFW area who have distinguished themselves in the pursuit of positive social change and who have made an impact on our communities both as role models and trail blazers.  These Men of Action support the mission of SWJC, which includes celebrating American unity through cultural and multi-faith diversity in our community.

Southwest Jewish Congress 

Stan Golden

Texas Sized Event - Stan Golden Men of Action Awards


Thursday, September 6, 2018

Eddie Deen's Ranch, 944 South Lamar, Dallas, Texas  75202

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2018 AWARD RECIPIENTS


Lifetime Achievement Award

       GARY GRIFFITH

  • Current President of the Today Foundation whose mission is to positively impact the lives of young people through leadership and character development, environmental education and historic preservation
  • Board Member Citizen’s Advisory Board at the Dallas County District  Attorney’s Office; ACT!; State Fair of Texas Association; Imagination Station; Dallas Summer Musicals; Garland Road Vision program; and The University of Texas Ex-Students Association
  • Leadership roles with SAE Educational Foundation; Texas Hospital Association; the State Commission on Judicial Conduct; Texas Optometry Board, and the Texas Lyceum Association.
  • Former leadership roles include groups such as: Dallas City Council member; Safer Dallas-Better Dallas; Support Our Public Schools; White Rock Lake Conservancy; Greater Dallas Planning Council; Dallas City Park Board; Planning and Zoning Commission; Rotary Club; Child Care Dallas and Dallas Ballet


Stan Golden Men of Action Awards


STEVE DENSON

  • Cox Director of Diversity and Community Engagement at SMU; teaches courses in Negotiation at multiple levels
  • Created a scholarship to support Clements American Indian research; assists the Archaeological Collection and Curation Committee in repatriating human remains/funerary objects
  • Member, SMU’s Turner’s Commission on the Status of Racial Minorities; advises minority/ student associations
  • Hosts corporate, agency and international visitors to SMU and Paul Quinn College to connect and highlight students
  • Collaborates with the Doc Arnette Foundation to teach financial literacy to high school students
  • Designated “American Indian Individual of the Year” by American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Texas



DON HOOTON, SR.

  • 2004 founder and current Executive Chairman President, Taylor Hooton Foundation, “the little organization that could” making a national impact against use of anabolic steroids and other Appearance and Performance Enhancing Substances included nutritional/dietary supplements
  • National spokesperson against use of enhancing drugs by youth, including multiple appearances before Congress, state legislatures, and television and radio programs
  • Member of the Advisory Board of Digital Citizens Alliance which educates the public on making the Web a safer place for consumers
  • Hosts “Hoot’s Corner” on the Web, with latest findings on enhancing drug issues
  • Designated “Texas Sports Personality of the Year” by the Dallas Morning News; named “Top 100 Most Influential Sports Educators in America” by the Institute for International Sport33 years in the telecommunications software business





CHAD HOUSER

  • Founder and Executive Chef of Cafe Momentum, restaurant and training center for adjudicated youth
  • Renowned chef and former co-owner of Parigi Restaurant
  • Member, El Centro College Fund, Food & Hospitality Institute; former president, Dallas Farmers Market Friends; vice-chair El Centro Executives
  • Featured in Starbuck’s “Upstanders”
  • Designated a “Best Business Leader in Dallas”; Dallas Business’s “40 under 40” and the 2015 “Ten Outstanding Young Americans” by the Junior Jaycees 




RICHARD MARCUS

  • His passion is to help others effect change by exercising the power of their ballots
  • Built a network of approximately 900 volunteer deputy registrars, developed registration events in underrepresented population groups to register new voters; provided voter and general election education; planned voter engagement events and arranged to get voters to the polls
  • Has registered approximately 20,000 new voters in the past 2½ years
  • Created a website “The Coalition of Justice” (coj-dallas.org) to promote voter engagement in social justice
  • Formed “Make a Difference in Someone’s Life”, a Temple Emanu-El Sh’ma group, to make a difference in a family or individual’s life by providing opportunities to them that otherwise may not be available in their time of need




BYRON SANDERS

  • Advocate for education, economic development for minorities and/or underprivileged
  • President/CEO of Big Thought, a creative opportunity agency
  • Board member, KIPP/DFW, Children at Risk, Mayor’s Star Council and Greenhill Board
  • Education co-chair of WINS South Dallas Collective Impact Initiative and member, Dallas AssemblyNamed “Minority Business Leader” by Dallas Business Journal, TED speaker, 2017 Presidential Leadership Scholar in Who’s Who in Black Dallas



Future Men of Action

(ages 14-21)


TREVOR BURKE

  • Senior at St. Mark’s School of Texas
  • President of the Texas Society of the Children of the American Revolution, the oldest patriotic youth organization in the United States
  • Conducted and led three significant conservation projects at Connemara Conservancy to preserve and protect the nearly extinct Blackland Prairie in Allen, Texas
  • Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout, Order of the ArrowGiven a national TEDx Talk and made numerous Earth Day presentations educating others about the Blackland Prairie, its native grasses and wildlife, and challenging them to preserve their local environment



ZACHARY LOGAN DENN

  • Senior at Yavneh Academy, planning to attend college in the Fall
  • School leadership roles include: founder/president of the Human Rights Club; president, Junior World Affairs Council; member, Student Leadership Parliament
  • Community leadership roles with BBYO (B’nai B’rith Youth Organization) include: Regional President, Chapter President, and Vice President of membership and the Jewish Heritage/Social Action committee
  • Worked closely with the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) in planning a community Havdalah with 300 people attending, featured  two speakers to discuss the current political climate of the Middle East
  • In April 2018 participated in “The March of the Living” in Poland and Israel





















































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PAST AWARD RECIPIENTS

Victor Arias, Jr.

Carl V. Crow

John A. Cuellar

Barry Epstein

Warren (Chip) Fagadau, M.D.

Dr. Terry J. Flowers

Gil Elan

Stan Golden*

Madan Goyal

Larry Goldstein

Madan Goyal

Richard W. Hutchins

Galileo Jumaoas

Rev. Charles Keen

Rev. Claude O. Maples

Charles D. Pulman

​Dr. Rodney T. Stapp*

Crayton W. Webb

​H. Ron White


 FUTURE MOA
Biko McMillan

Henry Roseman
S. Graham Rosen

Yannick Tona



*deceased