J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award
The J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award is named in honor of the public-spirited former mayor of Dallas. Jonsson was remembered as a pillar of light in the community — which we interpreted as a facets that would project light out into the world. It is given to individuals who epitomize the spirit of moral leadership and public virtue. The founders of our nation foresaw that the ideal of liberty alone would not sustain our country unless accompanied by the concept of “public virtue,” a sacrifice of self and resources for the public good.