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Midtown Assistance Center Honors Charlotte Shields with Award for Leadership and Service

Kip Buss presented Charlotte Shields with the Joe Horsley Award for leadership and service
Kip Buss presented Charlotte Shields with the Joe Horsley Award for leadership and service

The Midtown Assistance Center (MAC) honored long-time volunteer and Board of Directors member Charlotte Shields with the seventh annual Joseph S. Horsley Award for Leadership and Service at its annual meeting recently. 

 “We are very pleased to choose Charlotte Shields as the recipient of this prestigious award,” said Dorothy Chandler, Executive Director of the Midtown Assistance Center.  “She has served as an officer of the MAC Board of directors and she is one of our most dedicated, faithful and flexible volunteers.”

 A member of First Presbyterian Church, one of the Peachtree corridor congregations that supports MAC, Charlotte has been an active member of the organization’s board for 14 years and continues to serve as its secretary of the board.  She and her husband Tom hosted a gala fundraising event for MAC at their home several years ago.

 Charlotte also works with MAC’s clients who need assistance with rent, utilities, food, work clothing, or MARTA passes.  Her caring counsel has helped make a difference in the lives of Atlanta’s working poor.

 About the award: A member of North Avenue Presbyterian Church, Joseph S. Horsley served more than ten years on the Midtown Assistance Center’s Board of Directors.  Instrumental in MAC’s fundraising efforts, he worked enthusiastically and tirelessly to make community connections, create awareness, and raise funds to assure MAC’s success. He continued to be active in his support of MAC until his death on August 23, 2007.

 “The award bears Joe Horsley’s name as a permanent reminder of his outstanding leadership, his generous contribution of time and his enthusiastic financial support of the Midtown Assistance Center,” said Ms. Chandler.


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