In 2012, the Board created the Founders Award in honor of our founders and the passion they shared to provide for those in our community faced with terminal illness. The Founders Award recognizes individuals for their significant contributions to the success and longevity of Hospice of Davidson County.

Criteria for the Founders Award includes contribution of resources, time and advocacy; longstanding affiliation with our organization; continues to advocate and support agency’s mission.

Jane and Bill Whitehurst received the Founders Award for their more than 25 years of support, making significant contributions of their time and resources positively benefiting the agency.

This couple has been involved as volunteers and even as an executive team member for our agency. Currently, they serve as leadership volunteers for the More Meaningful Moments Comprehensive Campaign. Additionally, the Whitehurst’s have given their time and resources to many causes in our community over the years that have had a positive impact on the well-being of Davidson County.

The Community Partner Award was established in 2012 to recognize a community partner, organization, foundation, church or business that has made significant contributions to support Hospice of Davidson County’s mission and to help sustain and grow our services. This award was created to recognize the value of collaborative partnerships to improve community services and support for quality of life in Davidson County.

Criteria for the Community Partner Award include contributions of resources, time, advocacy and continued involvement with our Agency.

This year, the Board decided to select two Community Partner Recipients due to both organizations’ positive impact to our agency.

First, Lexington Barbecue, owned and operated by Wayne and Nancy Monk, was recognized for its more than 20 years of financial and in-kind support which includes an annual holiday gift given by Lexington Barbecue staff in honor of the Monks.

Lexington Barbecue continues to make generous annual gifts and contributed to the first capital campaign and the current More Meaningful Moments campaign. In addition to annual financial support, this company has contributed in-kind support to our annual signature fundraisers for over a decade.

Providing financial support through gifts, sponsorship dollars and participating in the annual holiday ornament sales, the second Community Partner Award recipient represented by Terry Wise is BrassCraft of Thomasville.

Since 2012, this BrassCraft of Thomasville has given more than $21,000 and has been visible at annual signature fundraisers for Hospice of Davidson County. While this company is a nationally based company, they do an excellent job of supporting Davidson County with their resources and service.

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