14th Annual Good Apple Dinner
Now in its 14th year, the Good Apple Dinner supports Texas Appleseed’s work addressing unjust laws and policies that prevent Texans from realizing their full potential. The dinner is attended by local and statewide leaders in the legal, advocacy, business, and education spheres - from law firms to public officials to advocacy organizations.
This year's Good Apple Award honoree is Charles Butt. Making public schools better for all 5 million Texas students is at the heart of what Butt has stood for as CEO of H-E-B. His personal and tireless commitment to quality public education opportunities — where students are supported and can thrive — is one of the many reasons Texas Appleseed is proud to name him this year’s Good Apple. His impassioned leadership has led H-E-B’s promotion of quality public education, quality schools, and literacy initiatives in Texas. In 2006, Charles Butt founded Raise Your Hand Texas, a nonprofit advocacy organization that works to strengthen public education in Texas. H-E-B also donates 5 percent of its pre-tax earnings to charitable organizations focused in the areas of hunger relief, education, health, the environment, diversity, and the arts.