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Community Leader Awards Breakfast

2023 Community Leader Awards Breakfast 

We invite you to nominate an exemplary person or organization for one of our 2023 Community Leader Awards. The nomination process is now open – and the deadline to submit a nomination is Monday, February 6 by 5 p.m. If you’d like to make a nomination but are unsure whether the person/group has been honored by MeckMIN in the past, visit our webpage and scroll down to find the list of past recipients.

The Sydnor Thompson, Jr. Community Leader award goes to a local leader or organization that exemplifies leadership and collaboration across differences in the community, fosters interfaith understanding to promote racial and ethnic understanding, and addresses social needs in the community. This award is most often given to someone who does this work as part of their career – such as a clergy person or nonprofit professional.

The Bridge Builder award goes to someone who directly promotes one-on-one relationships and bridge building across differences through their actions and daily life.  This award is most often given to someone who does this work as a volunteer. 

Past Community Leader and Bridge Award Winners


Greg & Helms Jarrell

Danny Trapp

Beverly Howard

Robert Dawkins

Russ Dean

Bob Henderson

Rodney Sadler

Peter Wherry

Dale Mullennix

Braxton Winston

Gail Card

Mike Campagna

Dianne English

Jerry Cannon

Willie Ratchford

Sarah Stevenson

Sara Haymond

Levine Museum of the New South

Darren Ash

Toussaint Romain

Imam Khalil Akbar

Rose Hamid

Chris Wolf/A Way Home

Race Matters for Juvenile Justice

Mary Nell McPherson

Ophelia Garmon-Brown

Sidney Sussman

Pamela L Davies

Rabbi Judy Schindler

Ruth & Dick Gault

Robert Bayless

 Marsha Kelly & Nikola Taylor / Migrant Assistance Project

 Susan Suarez Webster

Rev. Deborah C. Warren

Angie Forde

Temako "Meko" McCarthy

Shakieta Maloye

Ismaail Qaiyim

A Big THANK YOU To 2022's Sponsors