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Lewis Coiner Leadership Award – honoring Caroline Smith
November 11, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Earlier this year, the Community Foundation announced that its board of directors had selected Caroline B. Smith of Highland County to receive its Lewis Coiner Leadership Award. This award was established in 2002 to recognize residents who have distinguished themselves through their exemplary history of altruism and community leadership, particularly through the advancement of the community’s charitable interests. As Lewis Coiner once stated, “We are in this world to help other people and if we don’t do that, what good are we?” In addition to Lewis Coiner, the only other recipient of this award prior to Caroline Smith was the late Barbara Hunter Grant for her unselfish stewardship of the community.
In naming Caroline Smith as its newest Lewis Coiner Leadership Award recipient, the Foundation will also divide $10,000 between the nonprofit organizations of her choice at a special ceremony on November 11th at The Highland Center in Monterey, VA. The Richard Williams Trio will be joined by vocalist Wanda Taylor for a Free Concert at 3:00 PM, presented by the Highland County Arts Council and sponsored by the Community Foundation as well as grants from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Immediately following the performance, the Community Foundation will host a ceremony and reception to honor Caroline Smith and present grants to eleven charitable organizations. Please join us!