Ann Loeb Sikora was a native Texan with roots in Ballinger and Sweetwater. After attending University of Texas – Austin, Ann returned to Sweetwater to work in her family’s business, Levy’s Department Store. Eventually, Ann made her way to Dallas where she worked in Neiman Marcus and became involved in community causes.

Endearingly dubbed a “professional volunteer,” she volunteered and/or served on the Board of Directors for a plethora of organizations including: United Way of Metropolitan Dallas; Community Council of Greater Dallas; Greater Dallas Community Relations Commission; American Jewish Committee; Council of Jewish Federations; National Council of Jewish Women; Congregation Shearith Israel; and, Golden Acres –Home for the Jewish Aged.

Ann passed in 2001, leaving an emptiness in all areas in which she served and big shoes to fill for her successors. Ann Loeb Sikora was loved and respected by many. Her legacy is rooted in her devotion to countless causes in the Jewish and general communities. And, her time and attention continue to resonate today.

Beginning in 2002, the Dallas Jewish Historical Society initiated the Ann Loeb Sikora Humanitarian Award, which recognizes those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to public service and who stand as role models for future generations.

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Past Honorees:

Harold Kleinman z”l
Simon Sargon z”l
Andrea Weinstein

Rabbi Gerald Klein z”l
Janice & Arnold z”l Sweet

Nancy Kasten
Harold Pollman z”l
Leslie z”l & Howard z”l Schultz

Craig Budner
Angela Horowitz French

Lois Finkelman
Adlene Harrison z”l
Ann Margolin
Laura Miller
Florence Shapiro
Annette Strauss z”l

David Genecov z”l
Jeffrey Genecov
Sally Genecov
Julie Genecov Shrell

Melissa Weinfeld Ackerman
Brenda Weinfeld Bliss
Susan Shosid Bendalin
Karen Shosid Weinreb