Recognition

Recognition

 

Great volunteers and nonprofit staff make our area a much better place to live.  Their selfless efforts organize caregiving for the sick, beautiful arts and entertainment spectaculars, teaching for the educatable, services for the needy, help for the fallen and much more.  And a few of them get noticed and recognized.

Here are some of those who were recognized.  This page is devoted to recording the names of those who have given that little extra.  If you see these people, thank them.  If you know someone who should be on this page, nominate them.  Let’s show our appreciation to those that make our lives better.

 

Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame 2013

 

GWSHofF inducted four new members into the hall in May 2013.  The inductees by the Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame are:

 

Kenny Gattison
A 1982 graduate of New Hanover High, Kenny played basketball at ODU until 1986 and then played professionally with the Phoenix Suns, Charlotte Hornets and Vancouver Grizzlies.  He has also coached with the Nets, ODU, N.O. Hornets and Hawks.

 

Thell Overman
Former Brogden student and Guilford College graduate, Overman coached for 42 years in football, basketball and baseball.  The field at American Legion Stadium is named in his honor.

 

Martin “Glenn” Sasser
Former Myers Park High School coach, first coach at Laney, NC State graduate and Cardinals and Jets draftee, Sasser also founded the BB&T Football Jamboree.

 

Maggie Will
Furman Graduate, swimmer, golfer, NC State golf assistant coach, Maggie Will has won a number of tournament son the LPGA tour, and more for her service to the community.

National Philanthropy Day 2012

 

For National Philanthropy Day 2012, the following local humanitarians – individuals, companies and nonprofit organizations alike – were honored by the NC Cape Fear Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals North Carolina:

Philanthropist of the Year
Reid and Linda Murchison, for their work leading and supporting numerous nonprofits.

Philanthropic Organization of the Year
State Employees Credit Union, for its support of the Lower Cape Fear Hospice center in Brunswick County

Professional Fundraising Executive of the Year
Melissa Reabold, for her work as VP of Resource Development at the United Way

Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year
Ronald Watson, for his work to build the Pender Memorial Park

Student Fundraiser of the Year
Michael Castoro, for his work raising funds for the Topsail High Performing Arts

Fundraising Board of the Year
Carousel Center Board for its work organizing and holding the Making Legends Local Gala

Thalian Theater Awards 2012

Thalian Association presented its 2012 annual theater awards.  Winners are:

Outstanding Production:  The Sound of Music and To Kill a Mockingbird Outstanding Director:  Tom Briggs for To Kill a Mockingbird Outstanding Choreographer:  Mary Beth Henderson for All Shook UpOutstanding Lead Actor:  Jeffrey Phillips as Man in Chair in The Drowsy Chaperone  Outstanding Lead Actress:  Katie Sawhill as Maria in The Sound of Music  Outstanding Supporting Actor:  Ashley W. Grantham as Jacob in La Cage aux Folles  Outstanding Supporting Actress:  Jennifer Sugerik as The Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music  Outstanding Male Cameo:  Troy Rudeseal as Adolpho in The Drowsy Chaperone  Outstanding Female Cameo:  Elyse Rodriguez as Mayella Ewell in To Kill a Mockingbird

Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame 2012

James R. Dineen, Isaac Grainger, Christopher “Trot” Nixon and Lendward “Lenny” Simpson, Jr. were inducted into the Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame this year in a gala ceremony held at the Burney Center.  The Hall of Fame is housed at the Cape Fear Museum.  Find the museum here.

AFP Scholars 2012

AFP, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, recognizes outstanding professionals with scholarships.  This year, the Introductory Membership Scholarship went to Laura Trivett at the Historic Wilmington Foundation and the Active Membership Scholarship went to Rachel LaCoe at the Cape Fear Literacy Council.

Congrats Laura and Rachel.

National Philanthropy Day 2011

For National Philanthropy Day 2011, the following local humanitarians – individuals, companies and nonprofit organizations alike – were honored by the NC Cape Fear Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals North Carolina:

Philanthropist of the Year
Tim Milam, for his work with CFAUW and Habitat for Humanity

Philanthropic Organization of the Year
Wilmington Civitan Chapter for their members’ extensive volunteering

Professional Fundraising Executive of the Year
Diane Lomax, for work with Domestic Violence Shelter and Services

Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year
Murrie & Teresa Lee, for their work with WARM

National Philanthropy Day 2010

For National Philanthropy Day 2010, the following local humanitarians – individuals, companies and nonprofit organizations alike – were honored by the NC Cape Fear Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals North Carolina:

Philanthropist of the Year (tie)
Dickson Baldridge
Louise Coggins

Philanthropic Organization of the Year
Corning, Inc.

Professional Fundraising Executive of the Year
Reed Wallace

Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year
Bo Dean

Outstanding Student Philanthropist of the Year
UNCW Chapter of Pi Sigma Epsilon

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