Angels of Freedom

Each November, Human Rights Initiative recognizes organizations and individuals whose gifts during the year – financial or otherwise – contributed significantly to the agency’s ability to carry out its mission.

These special organizations and individuals receive our Angel of Freedom award.

A beautiful Baccarat crystal figurine, the Angel of Freedom award honors those whose extraordinary commitment to Human Rights Initiative during the year has inspired us to keep striving, to seek out those who need our help, to remember why we do what we do.

2013 Angel Of Freedom Recipients

  • Dr. Antoinette McGarrahan
  • Jones Day
  • AT&T Legal Department

2012 Angel Of Freedom Recipients

  • The Agape Clinic
  • Dallas Women’s Foundation
  • Vinson & Elkins LLP

2011 Angel Of Freedom Recipients

  • Dr. Mary Ellen Bluntzer
  • Ms. Carol Jablonski
  • The Embrey Human Rights Program at Southern Methodist University
  • The Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University

2010 Angel Of Freedom Recipients

  • The Meadows Foundation
  • Ms. Lori Feehan
  • Hunton & Williams, LLP

2009 Angel Of Freedom Recipients

  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Embrey Family Foundation
  • Women of Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church

2008 Angel of Freedom Recipients 

  • The Overbrook Foundation
  • Christina A Jonsson and the Philip R. Jonsson Foundation
  • Diane Couchman, Senior Counsel, Akin Kump

2007 Angel Of Freedom Recipients

  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Ms. Kathy Haecker (Crime Victims Liason, Hurst Texas Police Department)
  • Sidley Austin LLP

2006 Angel Of Freedom Recipients

  • Locke Liddell & Sapp LLP
  • Parkland Health & Hospital System, Victim Intervention Program / Rape Crisis, (VIP)
  • Ms. Nhung Vu

2005 Angel of Freedom Recipients

  • Haynes and Boone, LLP
  • The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Dallas
  • William O. Holston, Jr.

2004 Angel of Freedom Recipients

  • Patton Boggs LLP
  • Mosaic Family Services, Inc.
  • SMU Dedman School of Law Student Bar Association

2003 Angel of Freedom Recipients

  • Vinson & Elkins, L.L.P.
  • Legal Aid of Northwest Texas
  • Harold Simmons Foundation

2002 Angel of Freedom Recipients

  • Haynes and Boone, L.L.P.
  • Dallas Women’s Foundation
  • Harold Simmons Foundation

2001 Angel of Freedom Recipients

  • Harold Simmons Foundation
  • Patton Boggs, L.L.P.
  • Parkland Hospital Violence Intervention & Prevention Center

2000 Angel of Freedom Recipients

  • Harold Simmons Foundation
  • Dallas Bar Foundation