November 7, 2022
The winners of Hospice of Davidson County’s most prestigious community awards were announced at the Agency’s “Community Partner Celebration” on Thursday, November 3 at the T. Austin Finch House in Thomasville. Since 2012, Hospice of Davidson County has presented “The Founders Award” and “The Community Partner Award” to community and Agency advocates.
“The Founders Award” recognizes an individual(s) who has made significant contributions to the success and longevity of the Agency. The award was named in honor of their founders and the passion they shared in creating a center to help those facing life-limiting illness in the community.
“The Community Partner Award” recognizes a community partner, organization, foundation, church, business, or corporation that has made significant contributions to Hospice of Davidson County. The award highlights a “community partner” whose impact has helped the Agency sustain and/or grow.
When the pandemic struck in March of 2020, the Agency was unable to host their annual community award celebration. In the fall of 2021, the Hospice of Davidson County Board of Directors discussed recognizing special service awards to individuals, organizations and/or businesses who provided exceptional support to the Agency during the 2020/2021 pandemic years. Several entities were identified as worthy recipients in the following categories: New Friends of Hospice, Community Excellence, Pandemic Service, Lifetime Achievement, and Staff Commitment. Joining these special awards are the long overdue recognition of our 2019 “Founders Award” and “Community Partner Award” recipients.
2019 Founders Award Winners, Robert and Ramona Phelps
2019 Community Partner Award Winner, Weathervane Winery, Welcome
New Friends of Hospice, S & S Grill, Thomasville
Lifetime Achievement Award, Jerome and Lucinda Amos, Thomasville
Pandemic Service Award, Radians, Thomasville
Community Excellence Award, Davidson County Health Department
Staff Achievement Award, Glen, Margaret, and Garrett Hubbard
“The pandemic generated significant challenges and we are grateful and honored to now have the opportunity to recognize these community partners who helped walk us through such difficult times,” said Chief Executive Officer, Laura Owen. “It was a special feeling to once again celebrate in person – the first time since 2019.”
More than 80 guests attended the celebration, held at the T. Austin Finch House in Thomasville, NC. Current and former Board Members shared congratulatory remarks while presenting the awards in the presence of local appointed officials, Agency leadership, and other esteemed guests.
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