2019 Community Leader Breakfast


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May 2, 2019

Covenant Presbyterian Church 1000 East Morehead Street, Charlotte, NC 28204


2017 Community Leader Breakfast

May 25, 2017

Community Leader Winners: Toussaint Romain and Rose Hamid

Bridge Builder Winner: Levine Museum of the New South



2016 Community Leader Breakfast

June 6, 2016

Covenant Presbyterian Church 1000 East Morehead Street, Charlotte, NC 28204

2016 Awards Recipients


Sydnor Thompson, Jr. Community Leader

Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown, M.D., M.Div.

Senior Vice President of Community Outreach, Novant Health Co-Founded Charlotte Community Health Clinic Co-Chair of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Economic Opportunity Task Force Ordained Baptist Minister

MeckMin Bridge Builder


Race Matters for Juvenile Justice

Elisa Chinn-Gary & Hon. Louis Trosch, Jr., Co-Chairs A collaborative partnership of judicial officers, systems’ experts, service providers and community partners committed to reducing the disproportionate representation of and disparate outcomes for children and families of color in the juvenile justice system

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2015 Awards Breakfast

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Covenant Presbyterian Church 1000 E. Morehead Street, Charlotte, NC 28204

2013 Awards Breakfast

2013 Awards Breakfast was held at Park Road Baptist Church on Wednesday, October 16 from 7:30-9:00 am.

2013 Community Leader Award

Beverly Howard


2013 Bridge Builder Award

Rev Dr Rodney Sadler


Rev Dr Russ Dean


2012 Awards Breakfast

Honorees Gail Card, Dale Mullennix and Dianne English with Executive Director Maria Hanlin and Chairwoman Kathleen Carpenter


Wednesday, October 17 Park Road Baptist Church


Community Leader Award Winner

Dale Mullennix

Remarks – Dale Mullennix

Bridge Builder Award Winner

Gail Card

Remarks – Gail Card

25th Anniversary Legacy Award Winner

Dianne English

Remarks-Dianne English

History and Highlights 

Remarks by Dr. Maria Hanlin

Call to Action

Pastors Russ and Amy Dean had the crowd laughing out loud with their irreverent Call to Action hymn parody “Rescue the Budgeting”

Youth Council videos

Elana Burack video interview

Bina Amin video interview