The board of advisors of the Yadkin County Community Foundation awarded the Philanthropist of the Year award and hosted the annual dinner on Nov. 1 at the Agriculture and Education Building in Yadkinville, according to Lisa Drum, board president.
“The dinner was a wonderful success,” Drum said. “We were pleased to have around 100 Yadkin County leaders gather to celebrate philanthropy in our community.”
Attendees heard from Beth Boney Jenkins, vice president of the North Carolina Community Foundation; John Willingham, YCCF and NCCF statewide board member; Monta Oliver-Davis, YCCF board member; and Congresswoman Virginia Foxx.
Darrell McCormick, YCCF board member, recognized the late Pauline “Polly” Hudspeth Wood as Philanthropist of the Year. The award was accepted by her daughter, Rebecca Hudspeth Wood.
The event was supported by generous donations from: George Anderson, Austin Enclosures, CMS Insurance & Financial, Darrell McCorrmick Commercial Properties, Dorsett Technologies, Mark Diachenko/Paint and Coatings, Ltd., Steve Hauser, Lisa and Jim Drum, Phillip and Hope Hardy, Edward Jones Investments, Tom A. Fagerli, Gentry Funeral Services, Indera Mills, Ireland Insurance Agency, Kenneth and Donna Reavis, Richard and Bonnie Lasky, Nance Used Cars, Piedmont Facilities Services, Shadow Springs Vineyards, Welborn Associates, Bodie Wingler, Wishon & Carter Builders, Inc., James Williams Printing Co. and the Yadkin County Chamber of Commerce.
The Yadkin County Community Foundation is in the midst of a month-long fundraising campaign to benefit local grantmaking. The Chairman’s Challenge is made possible through a campaign sponsored by the North Carolina Community Foundation. Any resources raised for the Yadkin County Community Foundation’s community grantmaking fund will receive a proportional share of a matching pool.
Those interested in giving to the local campaign can visit NCCF’s website at nccommunityfoundation.org and click Give Now, or choose the Giving tab from the home page where online, mailing or faxing instructions are posted. Checks also can be mailed to NCCF, Chairman’s Challenge, 3737 Glenwood Ave., Suite 460, Raleigh, NC 27612. Please indicate Chairman’s Challenge/Yadkin County Community Foundation in the memo line. Gifts must be postmarked no later than Nov. 30 to be eligible. All money raised for the community grantmaking fund stays local and supports local needs.