Second Annual Echo Award Dinner

Piedmont Ballroom at Hilton Charlotte & Towers, 222 E. 3rd St.
February 28, 2001, 6:30 PM


The Echo Award honors a member of the Mecklenburg County community who works with an eye toward peace, a heart filled with compassion and a voice against indifference, in order to remind our community of its highest ideals.This year’s recipient was Bishop George E. Battle, Jr. Bishop Battle has been recognized throughout the Charlotte community for his dedication to public service.  Recently, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte for his impact in improving human relations, involvement in many community causes, and his steadfast devotion to justice and humanity.  Bishop Battle has had a substantial impact on Charlotte youth.  He founded Gethsemane Enrichment Program in 1975, which has been recognized for its commitment to empowering underprivileged children with numerous awards, including an Audrey Nelson Community Development National Achievement Award in 1989.  Bishop Battle also served as a dedicated member of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board from 1978 to 1995.

Dinner Sponsors:

American Management Systems, Inc.

Bank of America

DiamondCluster International

SAIC Broadway & Seymour


Greg & Karen Norwood

Siebel Systems

Time Warner Cable

Tiffany & Co.

Morgan Resources, Inc.

Guest Speaker:  Kerry Kennedy Cuomo

Award Recipient:  Bishop George E. Battle, Jr.

Presented by:  Mac Everett