CHARLOTTE – Leadership Charlotte honors people and organizations that have stepped up to make an impact in the community at the 34th Annual Leadership Charlotte Legacy Awards.
Recipients represent the ideals, values and service skills that Leadership Charlotte strives to instill through its programs.
• Richard “Stick” Williams will receive the Lifetime Achievement award for his nearly 40-year career modeling community service and contributions to the betterment of Charlotte. Retired from the Duke Energy Corporation, Williams serves as the co-chair of Project LIFT.
• Dianne Chipps Bailey will receive the Schley R. Lyons Circle of Excellence award, reserved for a Leadership Charlotte graduate who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in keeping with the ideals of the organization. Bailey, an attorney with Robinson Bradshaw and advocate for social innovation, civic engagement and women’s leadership in philanthropy.
• Todd Tibbits will receive the Newcomer of the Year award, having lived in Charlotte less than five years and yet actively seeking opportunities to improve the quality of life in our community. Tibbits became the President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Charlotte in 2016, and with his leadership team, he made plans for a new 2017 initiative led by the YMCA, the “Summer of Opportunity.”
• Courtnie McIntosh, founder and CEO of The Academy of Goal Achievers, will receive the Unsung Hero Award, which honors an individual who demonstrates leadership through dedication and service while working quietly and without public accolades.
• Supportive Housing Communities will receive the Community Service award as an organization that has enriched and improved the quality of life in our region through creative and innovative community service.
Leadership Charlotte invites community-minded people, friends and family of the award recipients and business leaders to celebrate their achievements at the awards breakfast at 7:30 a.m. May 11 at the Charlotte Convention Center. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available.
Visit http://leadershipcharlotte.org for details.