Sara Hickman is the recipient of the Hope Award for iACT's 2011 Hope Awards.
Sara is the official state musician of Texas and a recording artist who has received critical and popular acclaim. A former board memner of iACT, she is a tireless advocate for those in need. Sara has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for: the Dallas Dance for Life; House the Homeless; iACT; Amnesty International and SPCA just to name a few. She had visited Romania to deliver clothing, money and supplies to orphans; and personally raised more than $50,000 for the Hill Country Youth Ranch, a safe haven for severely abused children. The HCYR then opened the Sara Hickman Childrens' Fund, which buys musical instruments, dance shoes, and art supplies for the children of the ranch. Sara's involvement in music and art therapy has led her to perform for children in burn units, AIDS and stroke victims, and in psychiatric units, where she utilized her talents and love to help with the healing process.