2014 World Citizen Award

Wayne Cooper

2014 Harold Josephson Award Recipient
Hon. Wayne Cooper,
Honorary Consul of Mexico to North Carolina
Dean of the N.C. Consular Corps 

For questions or information regarding the World Citizen Award Dinner, please contact Charlotte Klopp, VP of Programs & Education by phone 704-687-7759 or e-mail: cklopp@worldaffairscharlotte.org

Ambassador Sponsors
Carolinas HealthCare System

Diplomat Sponsors

Wells Fargo

Envoy Sponsors

Piedmont Natural Gas

Hendricks Automotive GroupCarolinas Pathology Group

Morrison Healthcare

Consul Sponsors
Sandra and Leon Levine
Belk Inc.
Charlotte Observer
Foundation For The Carolinas
Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants
UTC Aerospace System
Rodgers Builders
Cato Corporation
Levine Cancer Institute

Deloitte / Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP
Charlotte Pipe and Foundry

Charlotte Country Day School
McGuireWoods LLP
SynCot Plastics
Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson P.A.
Sun Trust Bank
Central Piedmont Community College
Iris and George Battle, Jr.
Peggy and Jim Hynes
Ann and Bill Cannon
Sherrard and John Georgius, Jr. and Mandy and Todd Houser
Elliott Davis PLLC

Charlotte Radiology

American Airlines

JPMorgan Chase


Lowell Campbell Ewald 

Joanne and Stuart Dickson

UNC Charlotte 

Odell Associates / Odell International

Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated

Davidson College

PNC Bank

Duke Energy

Littler Mendelson

Premier, Inc.

Charlotte Business Journal
DeSoto Holland Wealth Management Group at Morgan Stanley

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Lincoln Harris



World Affairs Council of Charlotte annually presents the World Citizen Award to prominent citizens or organizations that have enhanced our community’s global standing through accomplishments of international significance. The World Citizen Award Dinner has become an important part of the educational and international fabric of Charlotte.


Each year, a capacity audience gathers to celebrate and recognize the achievements of the award recipients.


World Citizen Award Dinner 2014

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

VIP & General Reception:
6:00 p.m. 
Dinner: 7:15 p.m.
Westin Charlotte (601 S. College St., Charlotte, NC 28202)
$175 (Dinner & General Reception)
$250 (Dinner & VIP Reception with Michael Tarwater and distinguished guests)
Black Tie





Previous World Citizen Award Recipients: 


Rev. Billy Graham

Loonis McGlohon

William (Bill) Lee

General H. Hugh Shelton (Ret.)

Hugh McColl, Jr.

Irwin (Ike) Belk

Dr. LeRoy Walker 

Jerry Richardson

Dean Rusk

Erskine and Crandall Bowles

Elizabeth Dole

Dr. Graham Allison

William (Bill) Friday

Francis Robicsek, M.D. 

John Belk

Herman Blumenthal

Habitat for Humanity Charlotte

Charlie Rose

Carolinas Freedom Foundation

James (Jim) Rogers

Marshall Larsen

Sandra and Leon Levine

Margaret and Smoky Bissell


WCAD 2014 Co-Chairs

Iris and George Battle, Jr.
Sarah and Tim Belk
Margaret and Smoky Bissell
Jan and Ed Brown
Ann and Bill Cannon
Ann and John Chalk
Gracie and Walter Coleman
Pamela and Robert Davies
Susan DeVore
Joanne and Stuart Dickson
Janis and Frank Dowd IV

Andy and Mac Everett
Peggy and Jim Hynes
Sandra and Leon Levine
Lil and Al McAulay
Meg and Bob Morgan
Ellen and Joe Piemont
Lilly and Francis Robicsek
Linda and Michael Rose
Sherry and Tom Skains
Vicki Sutton and Chuck Bing

WCAD 2014 - Corporate Sponsors
ATTENTION: Diplomat ($10,000) and Ambassador Sponsors ($20,000)
Please call our office for credit card transactions by phone or request an invoice be sent to you (704-687-7759; cklopp@worldaffairscharlotte.org)



Individual Reservations - WCAD 2014
Dietary Restrictions