Community Members in the Arts Honored at 2008 Spirit Awards

Annual awards ceremony marks its 22nd year recognizing Charlotte’s top arts supporters.

The Mint Museum and Donald Haack Diamonds & Fine Gems honored the recipients of the 2008 Spirit Awards on January 26. The Spirit Awards are one of the Charlotte metro area’s highest honors in the arts.

“The 2008 Spirit Award recipients embody the excitement and vitality of Charlotte’s arts supporters,” said Fred Dabney, event coordinator. “Their work for the arts enriches the lives of all Charlotteans and helps us appreciate the diversity of art in our community.”

The 2008 Spirit Award recipients are: Jennifer O. Appleby, Fred Lowrance, Marilyn B. Mack, Sandra A. Pettyjohn, Richard J. Osborne and Frank Bragg Financial Advisors.

Created in 1986, the Spirit Awards honor community members whose contributions of time, talent or resources have significantly enhanced the relevance and vitality of the arts in Charlotte and surrounding areas. A recipient of the 1999 Spirit Award, Donald Haack Diamonds & Fine Gems has been co-sponsoring the Spirit Awards for several years. For more information, e-mail or call Fred Dabney at 704/258-8887.