The GFWC of North Carolina held its second annual Corporate Champions for Women and Children Awards Banquet on October 22, 2018, at the Ritz-Carlton in Charlotte, North Carolina. The event recognized corporations and businesses for their outstanding support of Women & Children’s issues in local communities throughout North Carolina. This year’s Lucy Award honorees were Domtar, Duke Energy and Showmars.
Domtar, the largest integrated manufacturer and marketer of uncoated freesheet paper, has Corporate and Divisional Offices in Fort Mill, SC, Montreal, QC and Raleigh, NC. The company is committed to championing health, dignity and comfort in its communities. Domtar leads a tremendous volunteer effort and has packaged more than 1.5 million diapers to help support underserved families in the greater Durham area.
Duke Energy, an electric power company headquartered in Charlotte, has assets in the United States, Canada and Latin America. Duke Energy has donated thousands of dollars in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), arts, early childhood literacy, environmental community initiatives and local education programs.
Showmars is a North Carolina-based restaurant chain serving Southern, Fresh, and Greek cuisine in 25 locations. They are a Presenting Sponsor of the Receptions for Research: The Greg Olsen Foundation Golf Tournament, whose proceeds benefit Levine Children’s Hospital. Showmars also supports the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Movement, as well as many local community sports and children’s programs.
Special guest Mecklenburg County Commissioner Matthew Ridenhour provided greetings and a warm welcome from the County.
The GFWC of North Carolina presented a donation to the Boys & Girls Homes of North Carolina to assist with damage done to the property by Hurricane Florence.
GWFC-NC CCWC Chairman and GFWC Southeastern Region Secretary Beverly Lassiter presided over this most successful event. GFWC-NC President Ann Landis and GFWC-NC Director of Junior Clubs LeAndra Ratliff said “We are thankful for Beverly Lassiter and her outstanding leadership in organizing the event along with all the members of her committee. The GFWC of North Carolina is proud to celebrate these three outstanding 2018 Award Recipients. We appreciate their partnership and volunteer spirit!”