Open Door Mission is a faith and evidence-based recovery and rehabilitation program and facility dedicated to transforming the lives of the most severely addicted, destitute, homeless and disabled men in our community.
“ I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door and no one can shut it: for you have kept my word and have not denied my name.” ~ Rev 3:8
Open Door Mission Annual Awards and Honors
THE OPEN DOOR MISSION’S MICHAEL E. DEBAKEY M.D. HUMANITARIAN AWARD — This award was created by the Open Door Mission Executive Committee in 2006 to recognize a person or organization that has made a great humanitarian contribution. The Open Door Mission Humanitarian Award is named for Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, the world’s most renowned heart surgeon. Dr. DeBakey was also known as an innovator, researcher, and educator.
Past DeBakey Award Recipients
2021 – Marriott Marquis – Scot Cotton
2020 – Second Servings – Barbara Bronstein
2019 – Cancelled due to Topical Storm Irma
2018 – ALAN STEWART – CULLEN FOUNDATION
2017 – THE HAMILL FOUNDATION
2016 – THE HOUSTON FOOD BANK
2015 – DR. C. STRATTON HILL, JR.
2014 – RICHARD B. WILKENS, III
2012 – MRS. SUSAN BAKER
2011 – MRS. ANN CRAFT
2010 – MS. MARGARET ALKEK WILLIAMS
2009 – DR. GEORGE P. NOON
2007 – AMBASSADOR ROY M. HUFFINGTON
THE BOB AND EMILIA FINNEGAN FOUNDERS AWARD — This award is given in recognition of the Open Door Mission Founders, Brother Bob and Sister Emilia Finnegan for exemplary service to the Open Door Mission. It was created in 1981.
Past Finnegan Award Recipients
2021 – John & Bridgette Goss
2020 – Mary Alford
2019 – Barbara Wilson
2018 – Pete Coneway and William Miller – Goldman Sachs
2017 – Richard Ebling
2016 – John Gillette
2014 – Tonica Allen
2009 – Dr. C. Stratton Hill, Jr.