Humanitarians ‘know how to get things done’

Published 1:31 pm Tuesday, April 11, 2023

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They know how to get things done.

And for the first time – a couple, Phil and Darlene Fuller – are the recipients of The E.C. Tatum Humanitarian Award from the Davie Chamber of Commerce.

Josh Hanes and Joe Caroll of Bank OZK, sponsors, presented the award to the Fullers for their steadfast dedication to  Davie County at the chamber’s annual meeting last month.

“They have dedicated themselves to the community in a quiet way,” Hanes, past chair of the chamber board, said.

He listed examples of their community involvement:

• deeply and actively involved with the foundation; he has served as a board member for 14 years, with multiple terms as chair;

• co-hosted “A Night at the Oscars;”

• champions for “Sounds of Summer,” the foundation’s annual fundraiser;

• founding member of Pearls of Empowerment, where she served as chair for two years;

• founding partners of IGNITE DAVIE, with an additional giving commitment to help the program complete its fundraising goals;

• spent hundreds of hours assisting with the renovation of COGNITION DAVIE;

• served in leadership roles at Hardison Methodist and support the church’s summer food bag program;

• member of the Davie Extension and Community Association;

• Davie County Planning and Zoning board; and

• Ruritan Club.

“They have donated their time and compassion to many other individuals and projects,” said Jane Simpson, foundation president. “They just get things done.”

Information for this article was compiled by Jeanna Baxter White, Word Master

Media Group.