Among a number of exciting announcements during Saturday evening’s Bell Ringers’ Ball celebrating Weatherford College’s sesquicentennial, WC Foundation President Bob Glenn was named recipient of the 2019 Carlos Hartnett Award.
After retiring from PlainsCapital Bank earlier this year, Glenn has dedicated much of his new-found free time to fundraising for the WC Foundation. He has secured more than $130,000 in endowed scholarships since May, working for the foundation on a volunteer basis.
Glenn recognized Dr. Mike White, the 2018 recipient of the award, during the gala with a custom-fitted blazer lined with fabric sporting the WC logo before Brent Baker, WC Foundation executive director, surprised Glenn with the 2019 award.
The Carlos Hartnett Award is named for WC’s first development officer and is awarded to individuals who encourage others to give from their abundance to benefit the college and its students. It is the most prestigious honor given by the WC Foundation.
“Carlos Hartnett was a successful businessman who retired and then spent much of his free time volunteering for the WC Foundation,” Baker said. “Bob Glenn is the 2019 version of Carlos Hartnett. Bob’s work will be changing lives for decades to come at Weatherford College. What he is doing for this institution is just incredible.”
Previous recipients of the Carlos Hartnett Award include Jack Borden, Dr. Jim Boyd, Jean Bryan, Marjorie Kimbrough Dome, Dorothy Doss, Jerry Durant, Roy Eaton, Roy Grogan, I.B. Hand, Eddie Kidd, Mark Littleton and Joe Tison.
Originally established in 1978, the Weatherford College Foundation is dedicated to raising funds to benefit WC and its students.