Fort Worth CEO to be honored by Multicultural Alliance

05/05/2014 4:44 PM

05/06/2014 8:45 AM

Businessman and civic leader Paul Dorman will be recognized by the Mulitcultural Alliance for helping promote tolerance and diversity.

Dorman will receive the 63rd Multicultural Alliance Annual Award on Tuesday during a dinner at the Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel. The award is given for promoting the alliance’s mission of working to eliminate bias, bigotry and racism.

“It’s quite an honor,” said Dorman, 77. “I’m very much appreciative.”

Dorman is the chairman and CEO of DFB Pharmaceuticals, a Fort Worth-based holding company. He is recognized as a leader who embraces diversity and honors his employees with dignity and respect.

Promoting diversity and tolerance is important to society, said Dorman, who has a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Tulane University and a law degree from Loyola University.

“We are all in this together, this life,” he said.

The alliance traces its roots to 1927, when it was part of the National Conference of Christians and Jews. The Fort Worth chapter was chartered in 1951.

“Paul has been a person who has tried to build diversity through his businesses,” said Arnold Gachman, chairman of the dinner and member of the MCA board. “He has been active in our community in so many areas.”

Also Tuesday, the alliance will give a Lifetime Achievement Award to Diane Davis Gerber and Charles Hoffman for their efforts on Camp CommUNITY, a leadership camp for high school students.

The two have helped influence more than 2,100 high school students through the alliance program, according to a news release.

The emcee for the dinner is Ann Louden, a TCU executive who is the chancellor’s associate for strategic partnerships. Money raised at the dinner helps support the organization’s programs.

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