The Nancy Glenn Community Servant Award is presented each year to an outstanding individual (or couple) who has given of his or her time and talents in making Matthews a better community through community service. The award is given in memory of Nancy Glenn who passed away in December 2006. Nancy was a hardworking dedicated individual who was known for her love of the Matthews community. She had served on the Matthews Human Services Council and worked with many other civic groups. She owned the Matthews News and Record for a number of years and had worked as Executive Director of the Matthews Chamber of Commerce. The first Nancy Glenn Community Servant Award was presented to her family in 2007-2008.
This year's Nancy Glenn Community Servant Award is presented to Nate Huggins.
The Matthews Human Services Council chose Nate Huggins for the Nancy Glenn Community Servant Award for 2021-2022. Nate is the former CEO of Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care that he co-founded with his wife, Vivian, in 1998.
Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care is a non-profit organization serving Mecklenburg, Union, Cabarrus and York counties caring for senior and disabled adults and disabled veterans.
Nate portrays a strong faith in God, a love for his family and his community and a calling to serve those who served others. His passion to serve seniors, disabled adults and veterans began as an idea to fill a gap in need in the Matthews community. He wanted a place that seniors felt loved, important, respected and valued while receiving the best possible care. Nate has been quoted as saying “There shouldn’t be a penalty for getting old. Our seniors should be celebrated as they have a wealth of wisdom and knowledge to be shared.”
Former Mayor of Matthews, Lee Myers, recalls “In 1998 a young man met with me in the mayor’s office at Matthews Town Hall. He had a vision to provide support for our senior citizens. He asked nothing for himself. Nate Huggins has spent the last 24 years giving to our senior community. Matthews is a better place as a direct result of Nate. Nancy Glenn will smile when Nate receives the recognition he deserves.”
Nate’s love of community is apparent as you will see him at various events around town sharing his passion. Nate’s vision, his heart and his drive to make things happen is his special gift to our community!
Nominees will be evaluated using the following criteria:
Eligibility: resident of Matthews or surrounding area
For nominating deadlines contact email@example.com
Mail completed form to:
Matthews Human Services Council
P.O. Box 2953
Matthews, NC 28106
Email completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org
More information regarding nominating criteria and submission details may be obtained here. Print nomination form.
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