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Nancy Glenn Community Servant Award

Nancy Glenn 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.


2019-2020 Nancy Glenn Award

This year's Nancy Glenn Community Servant Award is presented to Sue Sproat.

Nancy Glenn Award Recipient 2019-20 Sue Sproat

Sue Sproat
Nancy Glenn Community Servant Award Recipient

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.



Nomination Information

Nominees will be evaluated using the following criteria:

Eligibility: resident of Matthews or surrounding area
For nominating deadlines contact info@matthewshsc.org

Mail completed form to:
Matthews Human Services Council
P.O. Box 2953
Matthews, NC 28106

OR

Email completed form to info@matthewshsc.org

Nomination Form

More information regarding nominating criteria and submission details may be obtained here. Print nomination form.


Recipients of the Nancy Glenn Community
Servant Award


Please click on photo to view details about the community service contributions made by each Nancy Glenn Award Recipient.

Nancy Glenn Award Recipient 2018-19 Karla Ennis

Karla Ennis
2018-2019 Recipient

Nancy Glenn Award Recipient 2016-17 Bill Helms

Bill Helms
2016-2017 Recipient

Nancy Glenn Award Recipient 2014-15 Gail Rothschild

Gail Rothschild
2014-2015 Recipient

Nancy Glenn Award Recipient 2012-13 Brenda Messera

Brenda Messera
2012-2013 Recipient

Nancy Glenn Award Recipient 2010-11 Paula Lester

Paula Lester
2010-2011 Recipient

Nancy Glenn Award Recipient 2008-09 Aana Lisa Whatley

Aana Lisa Whatley
2008-2009 Recipient

Nancy Glenn Award Recipient 2017-18 Tina Whitley

Tina Whitley
2017-2018 Recipient

Nancy Glenn Award Recipient 2015-16 Iris DeVore

Iris DeVore
2015-2016 Recipient

Nancy Glenn Award Recipient 2013-14 Jack Jarrell

Mr. Jack Jarrell
2013-2014 Recipient

Nancy Glenn Award Recipient 2011-12 Miss Margaret Phillips

Miss Margaret Phillips
2011-2012 Recipient

Nancy Glenn Award Recipient 2009-10 Joy McGuire

Joy McGuire
2009-2010 Recipient

Nancy Glenn Award Recipient 2007-08 The Family of Nancy Glenn

The Family of Nancy Glenn
2007-2008 Recipient

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