The Nancy Glenn Community Servant Award is presented each year to an outstanding individual (or couple) who has given of his or her time and talents in making Matthews a better community through community service. The award is given in memory of Nancy Glenn who passed away in December 2006. Nancy was a hardworking dedicated individual who was known for her love of the Matthews community. She had served on the Matthews Human Services Council and worked with many other civic groups. She owned the Matthews News and Record for a number of years and had worked as Executive Director of the Matthews Chamber of Commerce. The first Nancy Glenn Community Servant Award was presented to her family in 2007-2008.
This year's Nancy Glenn Community Servant Award is presented to Sue Sproat.
The Matthews Human Services Council chose Sue Sproat to be the 2019-2020 recipient of the Nancy Glenn Community Servant Award. The presentation will take place at a later date at a Matthews Board of Commissioners meeting. Sue is the Executive Director of COSKids in Matthews NC.
Sue joined COSKids as Executive Director in 2013. Since then she has led the ministry to elevate the quality of care provided, expand the number of clients served, significantly grow the donations received, and partnered with other local non-profits to better serve the community.
During 2020, Sue dealt with new challenges at COSKids with damage from a tornado and the Coronavirus. While many childcare centers closed, COSKids chose to remain open providing loving childcare for their families and also for the children of essential workers, including health care workers and delivery workers. Under Sue’s leadership, the ministry partnered with other ministries and contributors to provide additional meals, cleaning supplies and meet other needs of their families who suffered the loss of jobs. Sue never loses sight of the staff that cares for these children. She constantly ensures that her staff has what they and their families need in this time of crisis.
Additionally, Sue has served for three years on the board of directors for the Matthews Chamber of Commerce, and she served on the Board of the Matthews Human Services Council. Through her leadership and vision, COSKids has partnered with the Matthews Free Medical Clinic and the Matthews Help Center to form the Local Family Network, a partnership that presents a common face to the community in non-profit support of Matthews area families.
At church, Sue has organized many service projects including the Arts and Crafts Extravaganza, assisting Promise Pajamas and other organizations. Sue coordinated and managed Operation Christmas Child for many years, helping gather, collect and distribute gifts to children and adults in the Matthews community. In the past, she also served as a youth leader and other leadership roles.
Sue is a strong leader that has the ability to guide, teach and collaborate, arriving at the best solution for everyone involved. She exhibits grace under extreme pressure. She embodies the phrase “community servant” and we are so blessed to have her as part of the Matthews community.
Nominees will be evaluated using the following criteria:
Eligibility: resident of Matthews or surrounding area
For nominating deadlines contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail completed form to:
Matthews Human Services Council
P.O. Box 2953
Matthews, NC 28106
Email completed form to email@example.com
More information regarding nominating criteria and submission details may be obtained here. Print nomination form.
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