Shackelford receives legacy award

Photo by Kristen Ralph

Photo by Kristen Ralph

By Camie Young

Senior Writer



BUFORD -- The late Wayne Shackelford was honored last week for his legacy of leadership, awarded the Jean Duke Humanitarian Legacy Award along with his wife Anna at the Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia's annual "Evening of Appreciation."

At the reception at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, which featured music from the Gwinnett Community Symphony Orchestra, about 250 guests celebrated the foundation's 25th anniversary.

The foundation also presented the Community Leadership and Philanthropy Award to Barbara Howard, who was then serenaded by Ann-Carol Pence of the Aurora Theatre.

"The evening is a wonderful celebration for all of the good things that happen in our great community, and the wonderful thing is that everyone can be a part of spreading philanthropy," foundation Chairman Joe McCart said.

During the annual event, the foundation presented its 2010 grant recipients:

* Gwinnett Medical Foundation, $10,000

* Gwinnett Tech Foundation, $10,000

* Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center Foundation, $10,000

* Camp Twin Lakes, $5,900

* Supporting Adoption & Foster Families Together, $5,800

* Atlanta Legal Aid (Gwinnett Office), $5,000

* Aurora Theater, $5,000

* Creative Enterprises, $5,000

* Gwinnett Community Clinic, $5,000

* Computers for Youth, $5,000

* Dream House for Medically Fragile Children, $5,000

* Good Samaritan, $5,000

* Gwinnett County Public School Foundation, $5,000

* Gwinnett Village Alliance, $5,000

* Lilburn Cooperative Ministry, $5,000

* Music Time Learning, $1,800

* Rainbow Village, $5,000

* Sheltering Arms Daycare, $5,000

* The Salvation Army, $5,000