Sustainer of the Year

Diane Scovell

“Diane is deeply rooted in Dallas and is known to all for being an exceptional Dallas community champion. She is well known for building long-lasting relationships and most importantly, giving, and giving generously,” longtime JLD member Sandy Ammons said. “She truly epitomizes much of what makes Dallas great – perseverance, hard work, leadership, innovation and generosity. Equipped with her JLD training, Diane dove into the Dallas community, and her efforts have inspired others to follow in her footsteps. She has truly been an inspiration and mentor to so many.”

Scovell has been a dedicated Junior League of Dallas member for more than 40 years serving in an abundance of roles including: former Ball Chair, R&D Chair, Project Chair, Endowment Committee, Sustaining Advisor and many others. Diane is known by her many JLD peers for mentoring and inspiring those to serve the community and for working with organizations that are meaningful to them.

She has distinguished herself through the high quality of her work on an array of community endeavors including co-chairing the Dallas Mayor’s Task Force on Race Relations to serving as the co-chair and board member for the Laura Bush Institute for Women. Her current civic initiatives include The Laura Bush Institute for Women, Texas Trees Foundation (which she founded), Crystal Charity Ball, Goodwill Industries of Dallas, The Senior Source, Children’s Medical Center Foundation, Friends of Fair Park, Dallas Summer Musicals, UT Southwestern Circle of Friends and the Scovell Scholarship Foundation.

In addition, Scovell has been recognized with numerous awards for her outstanding service including: The Senior Source “Spirit of Generations Award 2017,” the Texas Tech Lauro F. Cavazos Award in 2016 for her contribution to the University, and the Tri Delta Pine Tree Community Service Award in 2006.