The Center for Volunteer Caregiving to receive The George Maddox Award

Elaine Whitford Give_Receive_Care, News

It's time to celebrate! The Center for Volunteer Caregiving will receive the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Service’s George Maddox Award at The Center’s annual fundraising gala event on Friday, February 9 from 6 - 10 p.m. at N.C. State University Club in Raleigh, NC.

Participants will dance the night away at The Center’s 2018 Red Carpet Rendezvous and celebrate an incredible achievement for more than two decades of service to Wake County’s most fragile community; seniors, adults with disabilities and caregivers of the greatest economic and social need.

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About Red Carpet Rendezvous

The Center for Volunteer Caregiving will host the annual Red Carpet Rendezvous fundraiser on Friday, February 9, 2018 from 6 – 10 p.m. at the N.C. State University Club located at 4200 Hillsborough Street in Raleigh, NC.

The program portion of the evening will include a special presentation of The George Maddox Award to The Center from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Aging and Adult Services. The George Maddox award is presented each year to individuals, organizations, or communities that have excelled in meeting the needs of the older citizens in the state. George L. Maddox was an internationally known sociologist on the Duke faculty who helped shape the study of aging and human development.

Susan Meador, Interim Executive Director for The Center, will receive The Maddox Award from Hank Bowers, NC DHHS Section Chief. “We are so humbled by this recognition, but I must emphasize that this is a community effort that makes it possible for our nonprofit to be the only agency in Wake County, a mix of urban and rural small towns covering 857 square miles, dedicated to providing Volunteer transportation services and caregiver support with no fees for service. We are honored by the award and know it is in recognition of all our volunteers, sponsors, board members and their dedicated efforts that make helping our seniors, adults with disabilities and their caregivers possible,” said Meador.

Ticketing and Program Information Tickets are available now for $100 and include dinner, dessert and an open bar featuring beer and wine. Your ticket makes it possible for you to have an early Valentine’s evening of entertainment from The Carolina Sound Committee with music from decades past and present as well as chance to learn the best Carolina Shag steps.

The program portion of the evening will be led by Master of Ceremony Brian Hoyle, voice of The Carolina Hurricanes and our favorite auctioneer Randy Lee will be back with silent and live auctions with fabulous items including a getaway to Sugar Mountain and an exclusive access to Capitol Broadcasting Company’s “Owner’s Suite” during a Durham Bull’s game.

Heartwarming stories of Care Receivers and their Caregivers will be woven into the program throughout the night. “The Center’s Red Carpet Rendezvous promises to be an early Valentine’s celebration to remember,” said Board Member Lisa Mitchell.

"Our annual gala has the biggest impact on our ability to serve Wake seniors and adults with disabilities,” said Susan Meador, Center for Volunteer Caregiving Interim Executive Director. “With the funds raised during this year’s gala we will be able to grow our volunteer base through expanded recruitment efforts aimed at multi-generational volunteers.”

Individual Gala tickets are $100.00 and can be purchased online at  or by calling (919) 460-0567. Red Carpet Rendezvous

Sponsors include WakeMed Health, a longtime corporate supporter whose employees have been actively volunteering with the Center since its founding. Sponsorship packages begin at $250 and are still available.

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