EVALUATION

Peer-to-Peer Review

During Peer-to-Peer review, each applicant will score and comment on five other applications using the four criteria included in the scoring rubric: transformative, scalable, feasible, and evidence-based. This is the same scoring rubric that the Evaluation Panel will use.

Scores will be calculated using an algorithm that ensures a level playing field for all applicants. In addition to scoring each application on the four criteria in the scoring rubric, Peer-to-Peer reviewers will also provide a final numerical score, ranging between 0-100, representing an overall impression of the entire application. We ask that each Peer-to-Peer reviewer carefully read the applications given to them and provide meaningful feedback.

The Peer-to-Peer review will result in a rank order of all valid submissions. Based on the rank order of scores, top-scoring applications will move forward to the Evaluation Panel.

Evaluation Panel

Evaluation Panel members will score and provide feedback on the applications assigned to them using the scoring rubric, and each valid application will receive five sets of reviews with scores that have been statistically normalized to ensure a level playing field. Informed by the resulting rank order of applications after Evaluation Panel review, up to five Finalists will be selected.

Neeraj Aggarwal

Program Director of Rebuild Texas Fund, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

Program Director of Rebuild Texas F...

Angela Bednarek

Project Director, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Project Director, The Pew Charitabl...

Marisa de Belloy

Executive Director, High Tide Foundation

Executive Director, High Tide Found...

Kristi Bernstein

Foundation Director, Hersh Foundation

Foundation Director, Hersh Foundati...

Jhumpa Bhattacharya

Vice President of Programs & Strategy, Insight Center for Community Economic Development

Vice President of Programs & Strate...

James Bildner

CEO, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation

CEO, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundat...

Jo Carcedo

Vice President for Grants, Episcopal Health Foundation

Vice President for Grants, Episcopa...

Bryan Chambers

VIce President of Accelerator and Investment Fund, Capital Factory

VIce President of Accelerator and I...

Brent Christopher

President, Children's Medical Center Foundation

President, Children's Medical Cente...

Alan Cohen

President & CEO, Child Povery Action Lab

President & CEO, Child Povery Actio...

Kelly Compton

Executive Director, The Hoglund Foundation

Executive Director, The Hoglund Fou...

Valerie Conn

President, Science Philanthropy Alliance

President, Science Philanthropy All...

Jeff Davis

Founder & CEO, Exploring 4 Solutions

Founder & CEO, Exploring 4 Solution...

Nadine Dechausay

Director of Community Philanthropy, Communities Foundation of Texas

Director of Community Philanthropy,...

Alex DeGolia

Deputy Director, Catena Foundation

Deputy Director, Catena Foundation

Robert E. Denham

Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson

Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson

Hillary Evans

Vice President of Professional Learning & Public Policy, Philanthropy Southwest

Vice President of Professional Lear...

Nazanin Fatemian

National Director of Marketing and Partnerships, House of Blues Music Forward Foundation

National Director of Marketing and ...

Tony Fleo

CEO, Social Venture Partners Dallas

CEO, Social Venture Partners Dallas

Susan Frank

Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, Energy Foundation

Vice President, Strategic Partnersh...

Tony Fundaro

President & CEO, Philanthropy Southwest

President & CEO, Philanthropy South...

Mónica García-Pérez

Professor of Economics, St. Cloud State University

Professor of Economics, St. Cloud S...

Heather Gilker

Founder & Principal, Tokalon Advisors, LLC

Founder & Principal, Tokalon Adviso...

Charles Glover

Senior Program Officer, Meadows Foundation, Inc.

Senior Program Officer, Meadows Fou...

Merrill Gregg

Conservation Finance Director, Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation

Conservation Finance Director, Texa...

Hank Habicht

Principal, Global Water 2020

Principal, Global Water 2020

Guy Hagstette

Vice President, Parks and Civic Projects, Kinder Foundation

Vice President, Parks and Civic Pro...

Adrian Haro

Interim Chief Executive Officer, The Workers Lab

Interim Chief Executive Officer, Th...

Howard Henderson

Founding Director, Center for Justice Research & Professor in the Barbara Jordan – Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs, Texas Southern University

Founding Director, Center for Justi...

Susan Hoff

Chief Impact & Strategy Officer, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

Chief Impact & Strategy Officer, Un...

Laura Huffman

President & CEO Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce

President & CEO Greater Austin Cham...

Amanda Hughes

Director, The Friedkin Foundation

Director, The Friedkin Foundation

Mary Jalonick

Retired CEO, The Dallas Foundation

Retired CEO, The Dallas Foundation

Kirsten Jurich

Program Manager, High Tide Foundation

Program Manager, High Tide Foundati...

Charlotte Kaiser

Managing Director, NatureVest, The Nature Conservancy

Managing Director, NatureVest, The ...

Andy Keller

President and Chief Executive Officer, Linda Perryman Evans Chair, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

President and Chief Executive Offic...

Randall Kempner

CEO, Cynthia & George Mitchell Foundation

CEO, Cynthia & George Mitchell Foun...

Leah King

President & CEO, United Way of Tarrant County

President & CEO, United Way of Tarr...

Ron Kirk

Senior of Counsel, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Senior of Counsel, Gibson, Dunn & C...

Jennifer Kurz

Senior Strategist, Susan Bell & Associates

Senior Strategist, Susan Bell & Ass...

Nathalie Kylander

Managing Director, DRK Foundation

Managing Director, DRK Foundation

Tatum Lau

Senior Urban Designer, AECOM

Senior Urban Designer, AECOM

Katherine Lorenz

President, Cynthia & George Mitchell Foundation

President, Cynthia & George Mitchel...

Karen Lozano

Director of Nanotechnology Center, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Director of Nanotechnology Center, ...

Tom Luce

Founder and Chairman, Texas 2036

Founder and Chairman, Texas 2036

Jonathan Macaranas

Social Impact Consultant

Social Impact Consultant

Peter Miller

President & CEO, The Meadows Foundation

President & CEO, The Meadows Founda...

Jason Mims

Retired Lieutenant Colonel, US Army

Retired Lieutenant Colonel, US Army

Janette Monear

President & CEO, Texas Trees Foundation

President & CEO, Texas Trees Founda...

Michelle Monse

President, Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation

President, Carl B. & Florence E. Ki...

Regina Montoya

CEO & President, Regina T. Montoya, PLLC

CEO & President, Regina T. Montoya,...

Janet Mountain

Executive Director, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

Executive Director, Michael & Susan...

Drew Nelson

Clean Engery Program Officer, Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation

Clean Engery Program Officer, Cynth...

Alfreda Norman

Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Senior Vice President, Federal Rese...

Eric Pearson

President & CEO, El Paso Community Foundation

President & CEO, El Paso Community ...

Kent Portney

Professor, Bob Bullock Chair of Public Policy & Finance, Director of the Institute for Science, Technology & Public Policy, Texas A&M University

Professor, Bob Bullock Chair of Pub...

Ben Pyne

Associate Principal, Skoll Foundation

Associate Principal, Skoll Foundati...

Matthew Randazzo

President & CEO, The Dallas Foundation

President & CEO, The Dallas Foundat...

Diane Regas

President & CEO, The Trust for Public Land

President & CEO, The Trust for Publ...

Katie Robbins

President & CEO, Hoblitzelle Foundation

President & CEO, Hoblitzelle Founda...

Wynn Rosser

President & CEO, T.L.L. Temple Foundation

President & CEO, T.L.L. Temple Foun...

Perri Rosheger

Vice President of Community Engagement & Communications, H. E. Butt Foundation

Vice President of Community Engagem...

Marjorie Scardino

Former CEO, The Economist Group & Pearson plc

Former CEO, The Economist Group & P...

Jeremy Smith

President, Rainwater Charitable Foundation

President, Rainwater Charitable Fou...

LaTresse Snead

Director of Building Healthy Cities, The Nature Conservancy

Director of Building Healthy Cities...

Terese Stevenson

Vice President Grants, The Rees-Jones Foundation

Vice President Grants, The Rees-Jon...

George Tang

Managing Director, Educate Texas

Managing Director, Educate Texas

Roslyn Dawson Thompson

President and CEO, Texas Women's Foundation

President and CEO, Texas Women's Fo...

Madge Vásquez

CEO, Mission Capital

CEO, Mission Capital

Emily Warren

Program Officer, The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation

Program Officer, The Cynthia and Ge...

Renee Wittemyer

Director of Program Strategy & Investment, Pivotal Ventures

Director of Program Strategy & Inve...

Cynthia Yung

President, The Boone Family Foundation

President, The Boone Family Foundat...

Selection Committee

In partnership with Lever for Change, the Selection Committee will review the top-scoring submissions and select up to five Finalists based on considerations that may include, but are not limited to, Evaluation Panel resulting rank order, organizational capacity, geographic diversity, and feasibility. The donor will select the Finalists and recipient of the Lone Star Prize. 

Lyda Hill Philanthropies®, founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist Lyda Hill, is proud to be the Competition Sponsor of the Lone Star Prize to creatively invest in game-changing solutions and further our commitment to improve the quality of life for Texas communities.

Join the Lone Star Prize and share your promising solution to transform Texas today. Submissions have closed.

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Lyda Hill Philanthropies®, founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist Lyda Hill, is proud to be the Competition Sponsor of the Lone Star Prize to creatively invest in game-changing solutions and further our commitment to improve the quality of life for Texas communities.