2018 Legacy Awards

Presented by TIAA
Friday, May 11th
Charlotte Convention Center, Richardson Ballroom

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

Dianne Chipps Bailey: Schley R. Lyons Circle of Excellence Award

This Leadership Charlotte graduate has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities in keeping with the ideals of Leadership Charlotte.

“My freshman year of high school I tried out for the JV cheerleading squad. I worked very hard and was selected on the basis of my technical ability (jumps and the splits!), but ultimately declared ineligible by a C grade in classroom “citizenship” given by my history teacher on a progress report. Lore has it that Mr. Thorne intentionally gave me that low mark to ensure my disqualification, fearing that the spirit squad would distract me from more academic pursuits. Social engineering or a premonition we’ll never know, but my extracurricular attention almost immediately turned to the debate team. I soon became the captain and was on my way to a fulfilling career as an attorney!”

Courtnie McIntosh: 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.

“For a time in my childhood, I experienced living in shelters, staying with relatives, and different people because of conflicts between my mother and father, but what was sooo powerful for me is we got stable seeing my mother bring different families in our home when they needed help. I knew then I always have the responsible and duty to do the same and the importance of giving out of true LOVE.”

Todd Tibbits: Newcomer of the Year 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.

“One of the things I’m most proud of is leading the organization that did business as ‘The YMCA and Jewish community center of Greater Toledo’.  At this time, it was the only formal collaboration of its kind between a YMCA and JCC in the country.  Recognized by the Lodestar Foundation as the nation’s top collaboration for the YMCA and United Jewish Council’s collaborative relationship.”

Richard “Stick” Williams:
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.

“I was determined to operate under the radar when Duke Energy transferred me from the Triangle back to Charlotte.  For the first time in 20 years, I would not be in a community-facing job.  I intended to severely limit my community engagement. I failed.  😊

Supportive Housing Communities: Community Service Award

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

“Our priority is to provide housing for people with disabilities, including medical, physical and mental disabilities and histories of substance abuse. But more than that – people who have experienced homelessness and/or mental health or substance abuse disorders can get certified to become Peer Support Specialists with us. The Specialists are able to offer an empathetic ear and advocate for their clients as they learn to navigate life beyond homelessness, and they allow our Case Managers to focus on the individual plans with each client.”

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