Awards & Recognition

  • 1989, Jefferson Award - KTRK Channel 13, Houston ABC affiliate)
  • 1989, Honorary Deputy Sheriff - Sheriff Johnny Klevenhagen, Harris County, Texas
  • 1990, Houston Clean Award - Houston Chamber of Commerce
  • 1992, Diamond Award - United to Serve America
  • 1992, Mayor's Award - City of Houston, TX
  • 1992, Mickey Leland Humanitarian Award
  • 1993, Savvy Award - Mayor's Office and City Council, City of Houston, Texas
  • 1993, President's Volunteer Action Award - President William Jefferson Clinton
  • 1994, "Pioneers and Today's Leaders" - River Oaks Country Club
  • 1994, "Century of Woman Special Achievement National Award" - TBS and Sprint
  • 1995, Five Outstanding Young Houstonians Award - Houston Jaycees
  • 1996, John Sealy Memorial Award - West Houston Association
  • 1997, Caring Institute National Award - Hall of Fame (tribute to Mother Teresa)
  • 1998, International Who's Who of Entreprenuers
  • 2000, Golden Key Exceptional Woman Award - Crohns & Colitis Foundation of America
  • 2011, MetLife and National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
  • 2012, Comcast top non-profit charity highlight
  • 2016,  CNN Hero Award recognition-Remarkable efforts & selflessness to change lives of others
  • 2017 Certificate of Excellence– Indo-American Charity Foundation 
  • 2017 Women of Distinction– Trademark Women of Distinction 

Commendations

  • Commendation from former President George Bush 
  • Commendation from Governor Ann Richards 
  • Commendation from Congressman Bill Archer 
  • Commendation from Mayor Bob Lanier 

Resolutions

  • 1993 Senate Resolution recognizing Isha's humanitarian work by Texas Senator Rodney Ellis
  • 1993 Isha Salas Recognition Day – A resolution approved by the Mayor Bob Lainer and the  entire City Council of Houston.