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Distinguished Citizen Award

Distinguished Citizen Award

The Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner is a gala event that annually honors individuals who share Scouting’s belief in leadership, determination and values, and have contributed significantly to the growth and vitality of Central Texas.

Past recipients include Attorney/Philanthropist Tim Taylor, Endeavor Real Estate co-founder David Roche, University of Texas System Chancellor William McRaven, Texas A&M System Chancellor John Sharp, former University of Texas President Bill Powers, former Governor Rick Perry, Texas Disposal Systems co-founders Bob and Jim Gregory, former University of Texas Men’s Athletics Director DeLoss Dodds, past Greater Austin Economic Development Corporation Chair Gary Farmer, Philanthropists Pete and Tomi Winstead, and former Austin Mayor Gus Garcia.


This Year’s Honoree

Tim Crowley (Austin) is a native Austinite and a 38-year Austin Banker, joining Frost in 1997 and currently serving as Regional President, Austin Region. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and of Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University.  

Crowley has served in numerous civic and economic development roles including chair of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce 2006, and chair of Opportunity Austin in 2010 and 2011. Crowley joined the Board of the Texas State History Museum Foundation in 2015 and served as its treasurer and now, president-elect.  He is also a current board member of the Greater Austin Crime Commission, and a former Board Chair of Goodwill Industries of Central Texas.

Tim and his wife, Carol, also a lifelong Austinite, have been active in numerous children’s causes with Tim having received Life Trustee of the Children’s Medical Center Foundation of Central Texas (in support of Dell Children’s) after a decade of service, ending as Chair from 2011-2013. They were recognized as “Champions for Children” in 2013 by the Helping Hand Home Society, as well as being co-founders of the Children’s Hospital Council which has now raised more than $15 million in support of Dell Children’s Medical Center. They are quite proud of their two grown children, Chris (wife-Katie and grandson-Covert) of Austin, and Elizabeth, who is currently residing in Washington, D.C.  

Event Details

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Hilton Austin, 500 East 4th Street
Reception at 5:30 p.m.
Dinner and Program at 7 p.m.
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Event Impact

For more than one hundred years, the Boy Scouts of America has provided programs with a mission of preparing young people for adulthood – and to be responsible citizens.  Scouting offers exciting programs designed to inspire, build character, and instill the values boys and girls need to succeed today. Funds from the Award dinner benefit nearly 600 Scouting programs across 15 Central Texas counties serving youth regardless of ability or economic level. 

Event Sponsorship

Underwriting for this event makes it possible for 100% of all dollars raised to go directly to Scouting programs in Central Texas. If your company would like to know more about any of these events, please contact our Development Director at (contact form?)

We greatly appreciate the following companies who have stepped up to sponsor the Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner:

  • The Cain Foundation
  • Franklin | Fickett Charitable Foundation
  • Frost Bank
  • John Schweitzer
  • Gary Famer
  • Endeavor Real Estate Group