Legacy Awards

Thank you to everyone who made the 2014 Legacy Awards a success.

Photo Credit:  Yellow Cape Communications

The Legacy Awards honor Charlotte leaders who are creating lasting change and measurable difference in our community.  We will be honoring the recipients at a breakfast on May 8, 2014.

Congratulations to our 2014 Award Recipients

Community Service Award:  Charlotte Community Health Clinic, Inc.
Newcomer of the Year Award: Theresa Drew, Managing Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Unsung Hero Award: W. Anthony Purcell, Public Defender, Mecklenburg County
Schley R. Lyons Circle of Excellence Award: Carol Hardison, CEO, Crisis Assistance Ministry Lifetime Achievement Award: Marion A. Cowell, Attorney, Kilpatrick Townsend

Can’t attend or just want to personalize the event?  Send a message directly to the Recipient of your choice.  This will be displayed on screen during the event and then compiled as a keepsake for each recipient post-event.  Click HERE to purchase. $10 per message.




The deadline to submit a nomination for the 2015 Legacy Awards is January 15, 2015
To submit a nomination for the 2015 Legacy Awards click here


Celebrate community leadership by nominating your favorite leader!  All community members
and Leadership Charlotte alumni are encouraged to submit nominations. Category descriptions are below.  Click here to submit a nomination.

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.

Previous Award Recipients (View here)