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Rex Morgan Awards Return in 2018

In 2018, the Rex Morgan Awards return with new categories and more opportunities to recognize exemplary work around our region.  With three expanded categories for individuals and organizations, SCFD will celebrate our 30th anniversary by honoring those who make our community thrive.   

These awards will be presented at the SCFD Community Celebration & Awards, to be held on November 28, 2018 at the McNichols Civic Center Building.  

Press Release: Rex Morgan Award Recipients

About the Rex Morgan Award

Mr. Rex MorganHonoring an SCFD Founder and Recognizing Volunteer Leaders

The Rex Morgan Award was initiated in 1998 to recognize residents whose leadership has made a significant impact on the arts, scientific and cultural community in the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District. Recipients must have advocated on behalf of the cultural community; demonstrated vision and persistence in pursuing goals to benefit the cultural community; promoted community participation in pursuing cultural objectives; worked as a volunteer supporting cultural initiatives or institutions; acted to benefit a municipality or county region[s]; initiated, collaborated, or supported innovative policies to enhance the regional cultural community.

Mr. Rex Morgan served as a leader, volunteer, and advocate who pursued a regional vision, SCFD, that was inclusive and for the benefit of the cultural community and the residents of the metropolitan area. He was a civic activist and trustee of the Denver Art Museum whose vision was to create a thriving cultural community for all citizens. During the 1980s, Rex Morgan and other community leaders lobbied the legislature, organized the original SCFD ballot initiative and championed implementation of the 0.1% retail sales and use tax.

Rex Morgan Tribute SculptureRex Morgan Tribute

The Rex Morgan Tribute is a sculpture commissioned by the Rex Morgan Tribute Committee in 2009. Colorado artist Patrick Marold was selected to create the site-specific sculpture installed on the Galleria Terrece at the Denver Performing Arts Complex in 2011. The work was funded solely through private donations from individuals, cultural organizations, foundations and corporations.