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Goodwill Honors Community Leaders at 2013 Cornerstone Celebration

May 15, 2013

Goodwill recognized eight community leaders and businesses for their work in helping people overcome barriers to employment and self-sufficiency at the 19th annual Cornerstone celebration held May 9 at The Westin Charlotte. WSOC-TV news anchor Erica Bryant emceed the ceremony, during which powerful stories of perseverance and resiliency were shared with an audience of 700 guests.

“It was a privilege to honor our Cornerstone Award recipients and recognize the valuable work they are doing in our community,” said Michael Elder, President & CEO of Goodwill. “Each of the award recipients has a strong commitment to supporting job creation and developing new employment opportunities locally.”

The recipients of the 2013 Cornerstone Awards were: Jack Callaghan Cornerstone Award to Jane McIntyre, Executive Director of United Way of Central Carolinas; HELMS Volunteer of the Year Award to Mae Nelson, General Manager of Hampton Inn & Suites in Pineville; Corporate Champion Award to the City of Charlotte; Corporate Champion Award to Community Link, a nonprofit organization focused on helping people obtain safe and affordable housing; Good Work! Award to Theotis Hancock, Goodwill graduate and employee with the Charlotte Housing Authority; Good Work! Award to Carlos and Robert Hunter, Goodwill graduates and owners of Hunter & Hunter General Services, LLC; Good Work! Award to Fletcher Knox, Goodwill graduate and 15-year employee with BB&T.

Special thanks to Bank of America and Wells Fargo for serving as presenting sponsors for the 2013 Cornerstone Awards celebration and to Fifth Third Bank for serving as event sponsor. Photography by Darling Media Group.

Goodwill CEO Michael Elder with Julie Burch, Assistant City Manager for the City of Charlotte

Goodwill CEO Michael Elder with Julie Burch, Assistant City Manager for the City of Charlotte

Carlos Hunter, Goodwill instructor Brian Otto, Theotis Hancock and Robert Hunter

Carlos Hunter, Goodwill instructor Brian Otto, Theotis Hancock and Robert Hunter

Fletcher Knox and his father

Fletcher Knox and his father

Mae Nelson accepts the HELMS Volunteer of the Year Award

Mae Nelson accepts the HELMS Volunteer of the Year Award

Jane McIntyre (center) stands with emcee Erica Bryant and Kieth Cockrell, Goodwill board member and Sr. Initiative Portfolio Executive, Bank of America

Jane McIntyre (center) stands with emcee Erica Bryant and Kieth Cockrell, Goodwill board member and Sr. Initiative Portfolio Executive, Bank of America

Community Link staff (CEO Floyd Davis, Jr. pictured center)

Community Link staff (CEO Floyd Davis, Jr. pictured center)

Jay Norvell, Goodwill board member and Diversity & Inclusion Strategy Consultant for Technology & Operations at Wells Fargo, poses with Goodwill staff Genny Ryan, Cheryl Brown and Kilby Watson

Jay Norvell, Goodwill board member and Diversity & Inclusion Strategy Consultant for Technology & Operations at Wells Fargo, poses with Goodwill staff members Genny Ryan, Cheryl Brown and Kilby Watson

Elizabeth Isenhour

Elizabeth Isenhour

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