Center for Public Policy Priorities
Future of Texas Honoree
Once a year, we honor a visionary young leader who is working today to ensure the best Texas for future generations. The award is intended to honor an extraordinary leader who works in Texas in one or more of our policy areas, has made a demonstratable impact in Texas beyond the norm, has a background reflecting the diverse cultures of Texas, and is 40 years of age or younger. The winner receives a $1,000 donation to a non-profit organization of their choosing, and is presented an award at our annual Legacy Luncheon.
Call for Nominations - CPPP Future of Texas Award
2013 MARY ALICE AND HENRY CISNEROS
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2017 Future of Texas Honoree - TBD

Every year, we honor a rising, young leader with our Future of Texas Award. Please check back later to find out how you can help us identify a deserving young leader to honor at our 2017 Legacy Luncheon. Plan to join us!

2017 Legacy Luncheon
Thursday, October 12
JW Marriott Hotel in Austin, TX
11:30am - 1:00pm


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Past Honorees
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2016 - Brianna Brown

Brianna Brown serves as Deputy Director of the Texas Organizing Project (TOP), which promotes social and economic equality for low to moderate income Texans through community and electoral organizing. Throughout her career she has worked to support, train, and challenge Texans of many backgrounds to reach their potential as leaders in their communities and in movements for equity and justice, in particular racial justice.

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2015 - Karla Quetzalli Perez

Karla Quetzalli Perez led the successful Texas Tuition Equity Campaign on behalf of United We Dream affiliates across Texas during the 2015 Legislative Session, which protected in-state tuition for non-citizen resident college students. Her advocacy to protect the opportunity for immigrants to earn an education represents the type of leadership Texas needs to be the best state for hard-working people and their families.

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2014 - Cristina Tzintzún

The first Future of Texas Award was given in 2014 to Cristina Tzintzún, Executive Director of the Workers Defense Project (WDP), a statewide, membership-based workers’ rights organization that is winning better working conditions for Texans. 

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