Charlotte fundraisers honor excellence

Linda Reynolds
Linda Reynolds

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Linda Reynolds, managing director of development, marketing and sales for Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, has been named outstanding fundraising professional by the Charlotte chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Reynolds will be honored Nov. 9 at the chapter’s 2011 National Philanthropy Day Awards luncheon, marking the 20th year the chapter has honored pacesetters in philanthropy in the region.

Other award winners to be recognized at the luncheon, which will be held from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Charlotte Convention Center, include:

  • Outstanding Champion for Diversity – Courteny Hollebeck, 2nd-grade teacher, Winterfield School, and Rosemary Furniss, violinist, artistic director and concertmaster, London Chamber Orchestra.
  • Outstanding Emerging Philanthropist – Phillips Bragg, vice president for retirement, estate, charitable planning, Bragg Financial.
  • Outstanding Legacy Award – the late Sara Lynn Kennelly, who bequeathed her life savings to five local charities.
  • Outstanding Philanthropic Organization – Wells Fargo.
  • Outstanding Philanthropists – Jim Rogers, CEO, Duke Energy, and M.A. Rogers, community volunteer.
  • Outstanding Philanthropic Small Business – Donald Haack Diamonds & Fine Gems.
  • Outstanding Student Philanthropy Award – Darius Law, student, UNC-Charlotte.
  • Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser – Dhiaa Jamil, chief generation officer and chief nuclear officer, Duke Energy.

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