Thursday, September 19th
, donors from across the Country joined together for the 30th
Annual Allen H. Sims Dinner hosted by the Board of Directors of the Gaston Community Foundation.
The dinner was held at Gaston Country Club where over 200 donors and guests gathered to hear a report on the Foundation and to honor the recipients of this year's Allen Sims Award. Tim Efird, Board Chair, reported on the Foundation's many numbers of impact for our community. During 2018, the Foundation collectively granted a record-breaking $9 million; 81% stayed in Gaston County and 98% served North Carolina.
During Mr. Efird's report, two videos served as testimonials to the partnership the Foundation provides to donors. Following the report on the Foundation, Mrs. Pamela K. Warlick presented the Allen H. Sims Award to Mr. Wayne F. Shovelin and Mrs. Julia M. Shovelin.
Many have had the opportunity to see firsthand the Shovelins' enthusiasm and support of Gaston County. Through Julie's role as the Board Attorney for Gaston County Schools and Wayne's career as CEO of Gaston Memorial Hospital, now CaroMont.
Following the presentation of the award two more videos were shared from close friends and colleagues offering their congratulations to the Shovelins. To learn more about this years Allen Sims Award recipients, click below.
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