MeckMIN Annual

Community Leader Awards Breakfast

 

Join us on Wednesday, April 7, at 8:00 am as we honor exemplary local leaders and organizations with two awards:


The Sydnor Thomson, Jr. Community Leader Award
 

The Bridge Builder Award
 

 

 

CALL FOR 2021 COMMUNITY LEADER AWARD NOMINATIONS

 

MeckMIN (Mecklenburg’s Metropolitan Interfaith Network) invites you to nominate an exemplary person or organization for our 2021 Community Leader Award. The nomination process is now open – and the deadline to submit a nomination is Thursday, February 4.

 

Please see the awards descriptions below. If you’d like to make a nomination but are unsure whether the person/group has been honored by MeckMIN in the past, you can find the list of past recipients here.

 

You can find a nomination form here or email ledayne@meckmin.org.

 

Bridge Builder award goes to a local person who:

 

  1. embodies the vision of MeckMIN to foster understanding, compassion and justice, envisioning a community that lives by the highest values and core virtues of our rich faith traditions and respects the dignity of every person;

  2. is an unsung hero, volunteer, grassroots level person;

  3. directly promotes one-on-one relationships and bridge building across differences through their actions and daily life; 

  4. fosters interfaith cooperation, promotes racial and ethnic understanding, and addresses social needs in the community. 

 

This award is most often given to someone who does this work as a volunteer. Nominations for this award are solicited annually from the community.

 

The Sydnor Thompson, Jr. Community Leader award goes to a local leader or organization that

  1. embodies the vision of MeckMIN to foster understanding, compassion and justice, envisioning a community that lives by the highest values and core virtues of our rich faith traditions and respects the dignity of every person;

  2. exemplifies leadership and collaboration across differences in the community;

  3.  fosters interfaith understanding to promote racial and ethnic understanding and address 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. Nominations for this award are solicited annually from the community.

 

 

Past Community Leader and Bridge Builder 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

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