Past Honorees

2015 Honorees

Photo of Robert Brown  

Robert J. Brown

Founder and CEO, B&C Associates

Shirley M. Greene ('69)

Retired Executive, American Cancer Society

James Greene ('67)

Philanthropist and Retired IBM Executive

Tuesday Morning Breakfast Forum

2014 Honorees

Andrea Harris  

Andrea L. Harris

President and Co-Founder, North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development (NCIMED)

Thomas E. Baldwin, ’71

Senior Vice President, BB&T

The Duke Endowment

2013 Honorees

John Lewis   Sheryl Underwood

The Honorable John Lewis

U.S. Congressman
(D-GA 5th District) and
Distinguished Civil Rights Icon

Sheryl Underwood

Comedian, Actress
Talk Show Host
and Philanthropist

Mrs. Eva Green Donaldson, Class of 1948 Melvin Pinn

Eva Green Donaldson, '48

Retired Educator

Melvin T. Pinn, Jr., M.D., '70

Senior Medical Director
Virginia Commonwealth
University Health System

2012 Honorees


Mary Brown

Executive Director, South Carolina Foster Care Association

Carl Brown

Executive Director, South Carolina Foster Care Association

Talmadge Willard Fair Catherine McCottry

Talmadge Willard Fair (‘61)

President and CEO, Urban League of Greater Miami

Dr. Catherine McKee McCottry ('41)

Charlotte’s First African American Female Physician

Victoria Rowell

Victoria Rowell

Actress, Author, Foster Care Advocate

2011 Honorees

Michael Marsicano   Carlenia Graham Ivory

Michael Marsicano

President and Chief Executive Officer, Foundation for the Carolinas

Carlenia Graham Ivory (‘72)

Celebrated Charlotte Community Educational Advocate

Charles L. Curry Hill Harper

Charles L. Curry, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.P. (‘55)

John B. Johnson Professor of Medicine Emeritus, Howard University

Hill Harper

Acclaimed Actor, Author and Philanthropist

2010 Honorees

John Crosland Jr.   Wintley Phipps

John Crosland Jr.

Chairman Emeritus, Crosland, LLC and an Affordable Housing Advocate

Wintley Phipps

Acclaimed Vocal Artist and Founder, U.S. Dream Academy, Inc.

Pettis Norman Bertha M. Roddey

Pettis Norman (’62)

Celebrated Entrepreneur and Former NFL Player

Bertha M. Roddey (’54)

Noted Educator, Community Leader and Co-Founder of Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts & Culture

2009 Honorees

Eva M. Clayton   Pearl Fryar

Eva M. Clayton (’55)

First Woman Elected to Congress from North Carolina

Pearl Fryar

Acclaimed Botanical Sculptor

Russell M. Robinson, II Sally Dalton Robinson

Russell M. Robinson, II

Prominent Charlotte Community Volunteer and Philanthropist

Sally Dalton Robinson

Prominent Charlotte Community Volunteer and Philanthropist

Charlie Kennedy

Charlie Kennedy (’59)

Noted Pediatrician