As a fundraising professional and a dedicated volunteer, Kit Boney had a positive and lasting impact on institutions throughout Raleigh and across North Carolina. She was instrumental in the restoration and development of Historic Yates Mill and Historic Oak View, and a leading advocate for the arts, health care, and youth organizations.
A trailblazing advocate for civil rights and social justice, Dr. Forbes has given a lifetime of service to the betterment of the community. He was a founding member of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee at Shaw University, an organization that was a key driver in the American Civil Rights Movement.
An innovative educator and journalist, Betty Debnam Hunt has fostered literacy and learning for millions of school children and provided teaching materials for countless teachers and parents through her creation of the award-winning Mini Page.
Henry Kamphoefner’s legacy as an architectural catalyst, visionary leader, and founding dean of the North Carolina State University School of Design impacted dozens of cities and institutions worldwide, gave Raleigh one of the nation’s largest collections of modernist houses, and established a design community at NC State University that continues to shape communities across Raleigh and around the world.
A chief contributor to the design of Research Triangle Park, dean of the North Carolina State University School of Design, and lead planner and director of NC State’s Centennial Campus, Claude E. McKinney helped advance NC State University, Raleigh and the State of North Carolina as national leaders in the advancement of science, research and technology.
A passionate and skillful leader, Greg Poole, Jr.’s contributions in business and civic service increase the economic and social well-being of the City of Raleigh and enhance the effectiveness of the myriad community organizations he serves, including Wake Med and Rex Hospitals, The Healing Place, and the YMCA. More recently, Greg Poole has been the founder, chief fundraiser and Chairman of Dix Visionaries and the Dix Park project.
George Williams’ legacy as an educator and as a coach is exemplified by his leadership at St. Augustine’s University track and field program, and as head coach of U.S Men’s teams in Spain, Canada, Cuba, and at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece. His legacy lives on in St. Augustine’s continuing dynasty in track and field.
As a business leader, humanitarian and philanthropist, Peyton Woodson, III has generously devoted his time and resources to advance education and the arts throughout the Triangle and beyond. His contributions have helped make Raleigh the dynamic place that it is today.
Since its founding in 1888, the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce has effectively pursued its goals to create jobs and enhance the Raleigh community through leadership in bond issues, business recruitment, Raleigh-Durham Airport, Regional Transportation Alliance and other elements of city and regional development.
Over more than 125 years, the Salvation Army of Wake County has provided programs that deliver shelter, meals and groceries, financial assistance, clothing, youth and senior citizen services, anti-human trafficking and prison ministries to Raleigh’s most needy citizens. This vibrant organization has made Raleigh a better city.