Davie Chamber Now Accepting Nominations for E.C. Tatum Humanitarian Award

Michael T. Gunning – 2017 E.C Tatum Humanitarian Award Recipient

Do you know someone who goes above and beyond to make our community a better place to live?

Nominate them now for the 2018 E.C Tatum Humanitarian Award which will be presented at the Davie County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Awards Gala on January 17, 2019, at WinMock at Kinderton.  Nomination forms can be downloaded here.

This Award is named in honor of E.C. Tatum, “A Man of Vision” who personified the commitment to community in Davie County for over thirty-five years. Each year the Chamber seeks nominations of candidates who embody the essence of Mr. Tatum through their volunteer and philanthropic efforts for the betterment of the Davie County community.

“We all know a special person who exemplifies amazing character and gives back to their community for the greater good; someone behind the scenes who is simply there to lend a helping hand because of their generous spirit. We would like the community to consider nominating this exceptional individual so that they might receive this high honor.”

During his life of selfless service, E. C. Tatum, 1926-1995, ran a tree farm, taught agriculture in the school system, served on the Chamber of Commerce and Public Library boards, and was a member of the Cooleemee Baptist Church. Tatum chaired the Davie Futures strategic planning task force in 1987-1988. Upon his passing, the Davie County Chamber of Commerce established the E. C. Tatum Humanitarian Award in his honor.

Past recipients include:

1995 Terry Bralley
1996 James W. Wall
1997 J. Charles Dunn
1998 Calvin Ijames
1999 Helen C. Gantt
2000 Clyde Hendricks
2001 Perce Musselman
2002 John Barber
2003 Sarah Wood
2004 Dr. Francis W. Slate
2005 Carl Boon
2006 Belle D. Boger
2007 Brook & George Martin
2008 G. Allen Mebane, IV
2009 Marie Collins
2010 Helen Page Crenshaw
2011 Lillie Mabe
2012 Lynn Rumley
2013 Charles Markland
2014 Darrin L. Hartness
015 Jane McAllister
2016 J. Russell Suggs, Jr.
2017 Michael T. Gunning

Nominations for the E.C.Tatum Award will be reviewed by the Davie Chamber Board of Directors and they will select the recipient.

The DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS is Friday, December 7, 2018. Nomination forms may be faxed to  336.751.5697, emailed to chamber@daviecounty.com, or mailed to 135 S. Salisbury Street, Mocksville, NC 27028. For nomination forms, or for more information, call the Davie Chamber at (336) 751-3304.