Previous Award Recipients

Award Recipients

2016

Lifetime Achievement – Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown
Schley Lyons – Hyong Yi
Unsung Hero – Peter Brunnick
Newcomer of the Year – Munro Richardson
Community Service – Promising Pages

2015

Lifetime Achievement – Dr. Clifford Jones
Schley Lyons – Michael L. Rose
Unsung Hero – Toba Dowell
Newcomer of the Year – Tom Murray
Community Service – Inspire the Fire

2014

Lifetime Achievement – Marion A. Cowell
Schley Lyons – Carol Hardison
Unsung Hero – W. Anthony Purcell
Newcomer of the Year – Theresa Drew
Community Service – Charlotte Community Health Clinic, Inc.

2013

Lifetime Achievement – Dr. Francis Robicsek
Schley Lyons – Emily Zimmern
Unsung Hero – Bob Bowler
Newcomer of the Year – Debra Plousha Moore
Community Service – A Child’s Place

2012

Lifetime Achievement – Bishop George Battle
Schley Lyons – Harry L. Jones, Sr.
Unsung Hero – Lisa Quisenberry
Newcomer of the Year – Kathleen Jameson
Community Service – YWCA of the Central Carolinas

2010

Lifetime Achievement – Malcolm E. Everett III
Schley Lyons – Susan Burgess
Unsung Hero – Michelle Icard
Newcomer of the Year – Ronald L. Carter
Community Service – Hope Haven, Inc.

2009

Lifetime Achievement – Dianne English
Horizon – James E. Ferguson II
Schley Lyons – Janet Fortner
Unsung Hero – John Richards
Newcomer of the Year – Sue Gorman
Community Service – Crisis Assistance Ministry

2008

Lifetime Achievement – Ruth G. Shaw
Horizon – Amy Rice Blmenthal and Philip Blumenthal
Schley Lyons – Derick Close
Unsung Hero –  G. Spencer Lueders, Jr.
Newcomer of the Year – Jeffrey S. Kane
Community Service – Community Link

2007

Lifetime Achievement – Graham Denton
Horizon – Dr. Dorothy Cowser Yancy
Schley Lyons – Mike Blair
Unsung Hero – Beverly Clark
Newcomer of the Year –  Dr. Peter Gorman
Community Service – WFAE 90.7FM

2006

Lifetime Achievement – Harvey Gantt
Horizon – H. A. “Humpy” Wheeler
Schley Lyons – Mary Hopper
Unsung Hero – Mattie Marshall
Newcomer of the Year – Sean May and Matt Carroll
Community Service – ENCORE!

2005

Lifetime Achievement – Jim & Mary Lou Babb
Schley Lyons – Georgia Jacquez Lewis
Unsung Hero – Joe Leonard
Newcomer of the Year – Charles Brown
Community Service – Friendship Trays

2004

Lifetime Achievement – Howard C. Bissell
Schley Lyons – Michael & Yvonne Mims Evans
Unsung Hero – Rev. Deborah C. Warren
Newcomer of the Year – Arthur Gallagher
Community Service – Hospice at Charlotte

2003

Lifetime Achievement – Dr. James H. Woodward
Schley Lyons – John H. Tabor
Unsung Hero – C. Franklin Mansfield
Newcomer of the Year – Robert L. “Bob” Johnson
Community Service – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership

2002

Lifetime Achievement – Carroll Gray
Schley Lyons – Mac McCarley
Unsung Hero – Gwendolyn Brown-Johnson
Newcomer of the Year – Thomas M. Lankford
Community Service – WTVI

2001

Lifetime Achievement – Dr. Billy O. Wireman
Schley Lyons – Arthur Griffin, Jr. and John Lassiter
Unsung Hero – Huy Michael Nguyen
Newcomer of the Year – David L. Burner
Community Service – Community Culinary School of Charlotte

2000

Distinguished Leadership Award – Anthony Fox
Lifetime Achievement – Gerald G. Fox
Schley Lyons – Anthony Fox
Unsung Hero – Rev. W. Carter Lofton, DDS
Newcomer of the Year – Kemal M. Atkins
Community Service – Metrolina AIDS Project

1999

Distinguished Leadership Award – James E. Rogers
Lifetime Achievement – Richard A. Vinroot
Schley Lyons – Elaine M. Lyerly
Unsung Hero – Barbara J. Pellin
Newcomer of the Year – Donald N. Holmes
Community Service – Hands on Charlotte

1998

Lifetime Achievement – Charles T. Davidson
Schley Lyons – Katie Tyler
Unsung Hero – Samuel Om
Newcomer of the Year – Wayne Brown
Community Service – Community School of the Arts

1997

Lifetime Achievement – Sally Dalton Robinson
Schley Lyons – Isaac Heard, Jr.
Unsung Hero – James Lewis Clark
Newcomer of the Year – Mike Fox
Community Service – The Junior League of Charlotte

1996

Lifetime Achievement – John M. Belk
Schley Lyons – Carole Hoefener Carriker
Unsung Hero – R. Wayne Weston
Newcomer of the Year – Ted Carpenter
Community Service – Arts & Science Council

1995

Lifetime Achievement – Hugh L. McColl, Jr.
Schley Lyons – Muriel Helms
Unsung Hero – John G. Johnston, M.D. and Barbara Ziegler
Newcomer of the Year – Bill Simms
Community Service – Habitat for Humanity

1994
Schley Lyons – David Stovall, Jr

1993
Schley Lyons – Viola T. Alexander

1992
Schley Lyons – Linda Ashendorf

1991
Schley Lyons – Frank E. Emory, Jr.

1990
Schley Lyons – Jared N. Schwartz, M.D.

1989
Schley Lyons – Linda Staton and William G. Staton

1988
Schley Lyons – Louise Sellers

1987
Schley Lyons – Carla E. DuPuy

1986
Schley Lyons – Ray Gooding

1985
Schley Lyons – James E. Rogers

1984
Schley Lyons – Bob Goodale and Sam H. Smith