2011 Richardson Real Heroes

Six Richardson Residents Named Real Heroes

Richardson mom and school volunteer named 2011 Real Hero of the Year

RICHARDSON, Texas (April 18, 2011) – Five individuals and a couple are the latest honorees in a Richardson initiative to recognize people who quietly make a difference to city residents.  These seven Richardson Real Heroes were honored in a special event recently held at the Richardson Civic Center.

The Richardson Real Heroes committee celebrated the volunteer endeavors of:

  • Dean and Carol Brown for service to community through First United Methodist Church
  • Jerry Gray in recognition of years of volunteer commitment to the Richardson Police and Fire departments and other humanitarian causes
  • Victor Hegemann for counsel and guidance provided to the Network of Community Ministries
  • Sandra Keiser in honor of faithful volunteer service to Richardson Adult Literacy Center
  • Nancy McKay in serving numerous Richardson community groups, including the Network of Community Ministries, Richardson Women’s Club and the Richardson Police Department
  • Lisa Rees for serving as volunteer director of the Kid’s Hope USA program at Northrich Elementary School

Additionally, the Real Heroes committee selected Lisa Rees as the 2011 Real Hero.
“Celebrating the spirit and accomplishment of these seven individuals is at the core of why the Richardson Real Heroes award program was created.  While each shares a common commitment to selfless service to others in our community, each has demonstrated their passion through unique endeavors,” said Stan Bradshaw, 2011 chair of the Richardson Real Heroes committee.  “In addition to honoring all seven for their unsung contributions, we selected Lisa Rees as a volunteer among volunteers for her work with young students at Northrich Elementary through the Kid’s Hope USA program.  The committee was particularly impressed by the leverage that Kid’s Hope and Northrich received through Lisa’s mission to engage, train and deploy other adult volunteers to tackle and solve a wide array of academic and social challenges that some of Richardson’s youngest citizens face on a daily basis.”

The Richardson Real Heroes Award was created in 2010 by the Richardson Coalition, a non-partisan community group dedicated to promoting economic progress and the preservation of the city’s values and quality of life. 

While commonly known as The Richardson Coalition, Richardson Residents for Responsive Government is a General Purpose Action Committee, Stan Bradshaw, Treasurer. The Richardson Coalition is dedicated to support of local city government and promotion of the many positive characteristics of the City of Richardson, Texas.