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The Charlotte Jewish News -January 2011 - Page 24 Five Remarkable Women Inducted into The North Carolina Women’s Hall of Fame The 2010 North Carolina Governor’s Conference for Women inducted five remarkable women to the North Carolina Women’s Hall of Fame: Mrs. Gordon Hanes (Copey) of Winston-Salem; Patricia Timmons- Goodson of Fayetteville; Katie G. Dorsett of Greensboro; Sandra P. Levine of Charlotte; and Betty Ray McCain of Wilson. The women were inducted during a lunchtime ceremony at this year’s conference on Tuesday, November 9, at the Raleigh Convention Center. The Conference is a powerful annual event that brought together more than 1,500 women from across the state for energizing dialogues on a variety of issues pertinent to women. The day-long experience included a mix of dynamic speak ers, small break-out sessions, entertainment and an interactive expo. The Hall of Fame, presented by Duke Energy, recognizes women for their outstanding accomplish ments in North Carolina and was launched in 2009 as an initiative of the conference. Last year’s inaugural inductees were Marie Watters Colton, Valeria Lynch Lee, Sally Dalton Robinson, and Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans. Honorees have made significant contributions during a lifetime of (From I to r) Sandra P. Levine, Betty Ray McCain, Senator Katie Grays Dorsett, Justice Patricia Timmons-Goodson, Mrs. Gordon Hanes; Governor Bev Perdue presented the award to the recipients. Event by Tribble Creative Group. achievement in areas such as com munity service, leadership and advocacy for women’s issues. “The accomplishments of these five women are truly awe-inspir ing, and their lifelong dedication to our state has had a tremendous impact on our residents’ lives,” says NC Gov. Bev Perdue. “By honoring them, the North Carolina Women’s Hall of Fame is recog nizing their contributions for pos terity.” Sandra P. Levine is one of the state’s leading female philanthro pists. She and her husband Leon have generously supported a num ber of institutions and humanitari an efforts that will impact resi dents’ quality of life for genera tions. These include the Levine Children’s Hospital at Carolinas Medical Center, the Levine Center ^ S. Wells Fargo Cultural Campus Renamed Levine Center for the Arts for the Arts and the Levine Museum of the New South, as well as funding of the Critical Need Response Fund. No state dollars are used for the conference, which is produced pursuant to a Fiscal Sponsorship Fund established through the Foundation For The Carolinas. Charlotte-based Tribble Creative Group (www.tribblecreative- is the producer and manager The 2010 North Carolina Governor’s Conference for Women was presented by Wachovia, a Wells Fargo compa ny, along with Time Warner Cable, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, Inc., and UPS. For infor mation, visit: www.ncwomen- ^ A generous $20 million gift from Charlotte Philanthropists, Leon and Sandra Levine of the Leon Levine Foundation ($15 million from the Levines and $5 million from Duke Energy in honor of the Levines), completed the Campaign for Cultural Facilities, an $83 million private endowment cam paign led by the Arts & Science Council (ASC) to support new and renovated cultural facilities. In honor of Leon and Sandra Levine’s generous and extraordinary gift to the arts community - one of the largest r ,;|li * —jr £ i'a Sandra Levine and her daughter Amy Dawson enjoy the festivities at the renaming ceremony and reception. The new street sign as it now appears at the corner of Tryon and First Streets. from a living couple and the largest living couple gift of a pub lic/private partnership - Wells Fargo renamed the Wells Fargo Cultural Campus to Levine Center for the Arts. Levine Center for the Arts is home to the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Mint Museum Uptown and the John S. and James L. Knight Theater. In addition, Charlotte City Council approved the change of 1st street to Levine Avenue of the Arts, which was unveiled on November 16. ^ Gantt Center Celebrates Leaders in the Arts Awards Presented at the 30th Annual Jazzy Holiday Luncheon December 2 David C. Driskell, one of the world’s leading authorities on African American Art, shared the 2010 Harvey B. Gantt Center Award with two Charlotte couples celebrated for their philanthropy — Leon and Sandra Levine and Dr. Spurgeon and Loretta Webber, Jr. Mayor Anthony Foxx presented the awards at the Gantt Center’s 30th Annual Jazzy Holiday Luncheon on Thursday, December 2 at noon at the Hilton Charlotte Center City Hotel. Through their foundation, the Levines made a $15 million gift to complete the public-private part nership which funded the new Uptown arts complex. The Levine Center for the Arts was recently dedicated in honor of their contri bution. The Harvey B. Gantt Center was the first institution to open on the cultural campus. ^ w Recipients of the 2010 Harvey B. Gantt Center Awards with wooden vessels designed and crafted by artist Charles Farrar (I to r): Mayor Anthony Foxx, Dr. Spurgeon Webber, Jr., Mrs. Loretta Jean Webber, Mrs. Sandra Levine, Mr Leon Levine, Professor David C. Driskell, and David Taylor, Gantt Center President and CEO. You are invited to the Annual Ein Gedi Mahjong Event Thursday, February 3,2011 9am-Noon Sam Lerner Center for Cultural Arts at Shalom Park All levels of players welcome Enjoy breakfast and playing Mahjong Silent Auction to benefit the Ein Gedi program at CJDS Your RSVP is kindly requested: 704-366-4558 * 4 1C Charlotte Jewish ■ ■ ■ ■ ^ _ A BENEFICIARY AQENCY OF ^J L/ 3 Day School

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