Tolleson’s Partnership with Bonton Farms Named Finalist for 2023 D CEO Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards

June 22, 2023
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Listening to an inspiring community story is powerful and motivates you to make an impact. This is a feeling many Tolleson employees shared hearing Bonton Farms founder Daron Babock tell his story during an all-company meeting in the spring of 2022.

CEO Carter Tolleson introduced Daron and Bonton Farms as Tolleson’s most recent “Community Connections” partner. Bonton Farms is a nonprofit organization in the south Dallas community with two fully functioning farms, a Farmer’s Market, a Café, and Coffee House – an urban farm redefining a community.

We are excited to share D CEO has named the partnership between Tolleson and Bonton Farms a “Corporate Partner of the Year” finalist in its 2023 Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards program.

As part of its Community Connections partnership program, Tolleson nominates, votes on, and aligns with a community partner for two years. For 2022-2023, Tolleson is supporting non-profit Bonton Farm and its mission to transform lives by disrupting systems of inequity, laying a foundation where change yields health, wholeness, and opportunity as the norm.

Tolleson is a lead sponsor for the Senior Housing Improvement Program (2022) and Soulshine Concert Series (2023). Walking side-by-side with Bonton Farms, the team supports the organization through event sponsorship, financial wellness initiatives, volunteer activities, and company-wide drives.

This year’s D CEO award program attracted a record number of nominations—nearly 550—demonstrating the depth and strength of the nonprofit community in North Texas and their deep engagement with the companies that support them. Multiple judging sessions were held by D CEO editors, who named a total of 125 finalists. Tolleson and the other finalists will be recognized in the D CEO August issue and at an awards event in July, where the winners in each category will be revealed.

Being named a finalist in this award program helps us validate our service-focused mission. At Tolleson, service means creating a sustainable impact for our clients and community – a passion we are honored to be celebrated for.

D CEO named finalists in its sixth annual Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards, presented in partnership with the Communities Foundation of Texas. This year’s awards recognize 125 North Texas leaders and organizations. Approximately 550 nominations were submitted for this program. Multiple judging sessions were held by D CEO editors, who named a total of 125 finalists. Tolleson did not pay to participate in this award. To view additional disclosures about rankings, awards, and recognition, please click here.