The Stanley Frank Class Award is presented annually in honor of the late Stanley Frank, chair of the LNC founding committee, who gave his time, talents, and resources to make our state a better place to live and to work. Mr. Frank was a Greensboro businessman and a civic giant who was one of the earliest and strongest supporters of LNC. There are many organizations in the Greensboro community on which Stanley Frank left his mark. He was known as a compassionate, modest, and generous gentleman.
Mrs. Rummage’s fellow LNC participants shared the following comments in nominating her for the Stanley Frank Class Award:
“Kathy is a servant leader who embodies the attributes that I admire most: humility, others before self, and a strong sense of community.”
“Kathy is the epitome of the word community. She values establishing a sense of community among others, and that sense of community is vital in getting others to work together to contribute to our state. Kathy is able to establish a connection with everyone she meets and as importantly, she is able to encourage the interaction, cooperation, and collaboration with other connections. I have no doubt that Kathy has made a tremendous impact on her community. With the resources from LNC, she is a formidable force for the improvement of the quality of life and well-being of our state.”
“It’s obvious Kathy has a big heart and a desire to help others. Like Stanley Frank, she is compassionate, modest, and generous.”
Paige Sayles, director of Z.B. Collie Foundation in Louisburg and the 2017 recipient of the Stanley Frank Class Award, presented Mrs. Rummage with a Waterford eagle during the ceremony in the Old House Chamber of the North Carolina State Capitol. A North Carolina flag was flown over the Capitol in Mrs. Rummage’s honor as a commemoration of her selection as the Stanley Frank Class Award recipient.
A roster of previous Stanley Frank Class Award recipients can be found here.
Photo credit: Beth Ely Photography