Legacy Awards

The Leadership Charlotte Legacy Awards honor those who create lasting change and measurable difference in our community.

Help us honor community leaders in Charlotte and nominate an individual or organization that’s helping make Charlotte better. Submit your nominations here.

The 2016 Legacy Awards will be on May 5. A description of the award categories and the 2015 Legacy recipients and are listed below.

Congratulations to the 2015 Legacy Award Recipients!

Newcomer of The Year Award: Thomas P. Murray, CEO, Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority
Unsung Hero Award: Toba T. Dowell, Inmate Program Specialist, Mecklenburg County Jail

Schley R. Lyons Circle of Excellence Award: Michael L. Rose, Principal, McMillan Rose, LLC
Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. Clifford A. Jones, Sr., Senior Minister, Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
Community Service Award: Inspire the Fire, Inc.

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Award Categories:

Lifetime Achievement Award
This individual has demonstrated a commitment over time to serving the community in various capacities. He/She has made significant contributions, both personally and professionally, to the betterment of Charlotte and serves as a role model in volunteer community leadership.

Unsung Hero Award

This individual works quietly behind the scenes for the good of the community and demonstrates leadership through dedication and service to the Charlotte-area community. He/She contributes time and talent, though not publicly heralded.

Newcomer of the Year Award

This individual, who has lived in Charlotte less than five years, has actively sought opportunities to improve the quality of life in our community. He/She has made significant contributions, both personally and professionally, to the betterment of Charlotte.

Community Service Award
This organization has enriched and improved the quality of life in our community through creativity and innovation in community service.

Schley R. Lyons Circle of Excellence Award
This Leadership Charlotte graduate has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities in keeping with the ideals of Leadership Charlotte.

For a list of previous Legacy Award recipients, click here.

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