Jim Rutledge

Jim Rutledge Receives the 2011 Mary L. Thomas Award for Civic Leadership and Community Change Jim Rutledge, president and co-founder of Church Builders, Inc., received the2011 Mary L. Thomas Award for Civic Leadership and Community Change on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at The Spartanburg County Foundation’s Annual Meeting at the Spartanburg Marriott.…

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Kelley Ezell

Foundation Honors Kelley Ezell with the 2010 Mary L. Thomas Award Kelley Ezell received the 2010 Mary L. Thomas Award for Civic Leadership and Community Change on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at The Spartanburg County Foundation’s Annual Meeting. Kelley Ezell has served as the Executive Director of the Upstate Family Resource Center…

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Benjamin Wright

Foundation Honors Benjamin Wright with the Mary L. Thomas Award for Civic Leadership and Community Change Benjamin Wright received the 2009 Mary L. Thomas Award for Civic Leadership and Community Change on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at The Spartanburg County Foundation’s Annual Meeting. Benjamin Wright, is a beloved mentor and friend to many…

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Teresa Loving

Teresa Loving, founder of SOAR Academy, is the 2008 recipient of theMary L. Thomas Award for Civic Leadership and Community Change. Teresa was recognized for her efforts in establishing SOAR Academy, a nonprofit organization serving children with special needs in the greater Spartanburg area.  Teresa founded SOAR in response to a…

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Mary Ann Deku

2007 Mary L. Thomas Award for Civic Leadership & Community Change Mary Ann Deku, veteran teacher and dedicated community leader is the first recipient of the Mary L. Thomas Award for Civic Leadership and Community Change. Mary Ann Deku has worked for the past 30 years adding value through community volunteerism, while…

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