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Rex Morgan Awards

Rex Morgan Award Winners

To honor the spirit of Rex Morgan, awards are given in his name every two years. The Rex Morgan Awards honor outstanding contributions to our community’s culture through leadership, volunteerism, and organizational excellence.

Past Winners:

2018

Federico Peña, award winner for Lifetime Leadership. Federico Pena served as Denver Mayor during a pivotal time for the SCFD and championed the cause. Throughout the rest of his career he continually contributed to the cultural life of Colorado and the nation.

Dan Hopkins, award winner for Civic Engagement and Volunteerism. Dan Hopkins was a longtime board member for the SCFD, representing Arapahoe County and contributed extensively to the cultural life of the metro area.

Lone Tree Arts Center, award winner for Innovation and Partnership. In 2012, the center launched an innovative program to engage those who had not only been historically absent from traditional audiences, they had also been actively discouraged from participating in arts and culture programming: those with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

2013

Rita Flores de Wallace was honored for her volunteerism sharing her expert knowledge of Mexican folklorico and dance.

2012

Victoria Sterling has made a significant impact on the cultural community through her plethora of board service, including: Denver County Cultural Council, Young Audiences, Denver School of the Arts, Anti-Defamation League, Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Golden Triangle Association, Visit Denver, Civic Center Conservancy Board, Denver Art Museum, and RedLine.

2011

Suzanne J. Bodis former member of the Arapahoe County Cultural Council, Aurora Cultural Affairs Commission, Art in Public Places Commission and the Aurora Museum Foundation.

2010

Floyd Ciruli was honored for his tremendous impact to the formation and continued success of the SCFD

2009

Gully Stanford, for his passionate and legendary advocacy for the advancement of culture and arts education

2008

Bob Greenlee, first Chairperson, SCFD Board of Directors

2007

Maruca Salazar, former member of Denver County Cultural Council and a long-standing advocate for Chicano artists

2006

John E. Hayes, former Chairman of the SCFD Board of Directors

2005

Mike Moore, founding member and former Chairman of Jefferson County Cultural Council, founding member of Denver Friends of Folk Music and The Baroque Folk, former director of the Evergreen Arts Council, former trustee of the Colorado Children’s Chorale

2004

Rosalie Keith, former Adams County Cultural Council Member and Founder of Thornton Arts Science and Humanities Council Young Artists Festival

2003

Edward P. Connors, Trustee, Denver Botanic Gardens

2002

A. Barry and Arlene Hirschfeld, Trustees, Denver Art Museum

2001

Harry T. Lewis, Trustee, Denver Museum of Nature and Science and Chairman of Citizens for Arts to Zoo

2000

Wilbur Flachman, Adams County Cultural Council Chairman

1999

Jane Hansberry, former SCFD District Administrator

1998

Nancy Parker, Trustee, Central City Opera