Our Community Magazine
We are often asked about the name SOCIETY Charlotte. One of the definitions of society is:
Society: “an organization or club formed for a particular purpose or activity, which can enable its members to benefit in ways that would not otherwise be possible on an individual basis.”
The community’s efforts and results highlighted in SOCIETY Charlotte Magazine exemplify the above definition, making the meaning behind “society” the perfect namesake for this publication.
The 36 events covered in this issue represent more than $1,065,800 raised in September, and each of those dollars raised represents the philanthropic pursuits of the individuals that make up our society!
Like many months in Charlotte, September included numerous impressive philanthropic events that we are honored to promote. Our always engaged and supportive Charlotteans hosted hugely successful events such as the Stiletto Sprint,fighting ovarian cancer and featuring many of our local celebrities in costume, (page 6), Pat’s Place’s BBQ & Bluejeans, with record breaking fundraising (page 25), and breast cancer fundraising events such as the Pink Bow Gala(page 37) and the Pink Boots Ball(page 26).
In addition to the incredible fundraising exceeding ONE MILLION dollars in September, it is delightful to see the images that include multiple generations, races and socioeconomic levels. Many of the events photographed for this issue included young volunteers, such as Allegro Foundation’s Allegro Golf Invitational (page 16), The First Tee’s Leaders in the Clubhouse (page 12), The Sandbox’s An Evening of Believing (page 34), and Alexander Youth Network’s Family Fun Day (page 16).
In this issue, we celebrate those September successes. They were made possible by the individuals who make up our society, and who give our magazine’s name its meaning. We look forward to sharing future successes with you and are excited to showcase the involvement of our local nonprofit youth and young professional volunteer groups in our December issue.