TO BE RECIPIENT OF THE 2012 REX MORGAN AWARD
The Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) Board of Directors at their meeting on September 27, 2012 selected Vicki Sterling of Denver to be the recipient of the 2012 Rex Morgan Award. The award honors a person residing within the boundaries of the SCFD seven-county district whose volunteer leadership has been of significant impact to the cultural community. The award was named after Rex Morgan, an SCFD founder, who pursued a regional vision of cultural support for the benefit of the community.
The Rex Morgan Award will be presented to Ms. Sterling at a community reception to be held on November 14, 2012 – 5:30pm at the Studio Loft in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. All 2012 nominees will be acknowledged at the ceremony. In addition to Ms. Sterling, the other nominees are: Patricia Braden of Douglas County, Jeremy Shamos of Denver, Greg Stokes of Broomfield, and Paul “P.K” Worley (posthumously) of Jefferson Country.
Vicki Sterling will join the roster of past Rex Morgan Award recipients:
2011 Susan J. Bodis
2010 Floyd Ciruli
2009 Gully Stanford
2008 Bob Greenlee
2007 Maruca Salazar
2006 John Hayes
2005 Mike Moore
2004 Rosalie Keith
2003 Edward P. Connors
2002 Barry & Arlene Hirschfeld
2001 Harry T. Lewis, Jr.
2000 Wilbur Flachman
1999 Jane Hansberry
1998 Nancy Parker
Greater Denver metro area voters created the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District in 1988 so that scientific and cultural facilities could provide for the enlightenment, entertainment, inspiration and education of the public and contribute to the economic well-being of the region. This is accomplished through the production, presentation, exhibition, advancement or preservation of art, music, theater, dance, zoology, botany, natural history or cultural history.
Between 1989 and 2011, SCFD distributed nearly $710 million to over 500 unique organizations via the 0.1% (1¢ on every $10) retail sales and use tax in the seven-county District. Counties comprising the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District include Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas (except for Castle Rock and Larkspur) and Jefferson.
Further details on the Rex Morgan Award and Tribute can be found on the SCFD website at www.scfd.org.