HGO Guild Awards
Volunteer of the Year Award
The Volunteer of the Year Award is given the HGO Guild volunteer who best exemplifies a spirit of volunteerism and that "go on with the show" strength. Because of this volunteer's efforts in a number of initiatives, the Houston Grand Opera has benefited in numerous ways.
The Volunteer of the Year Award for 2016 was presented to Fred Gott at the Fall Brunch on September 30, 2017.
The Bravo Award is given to individuals or organizations that deserve the Guild's applause. They are not members of the HGO Guild, yet their singular contributions to the success of the Guild or to the opera company itself during the year deserve recognition.
The Bravo Award for 2016 was presented to Denise Fruge at the Fall Brunch on September 30, 2017.
Volunteer of Distinction Award
The Volunteer of Distinction Award, begun in 2001, salutes Guild members who direct behind-the-scenes efforts to originate or sustain programs that meet specific Guild goals.
The Volunteer of Distinction Awards for 2016 were presented to Janis Doty, Rubena Gracia, Brenda Harvey-Traylor, Marcheta Leighton-Beasley, and Trish Wilkinson at the Fall Brunch on September 30, 2017.