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Leadership Award For WINGS CEO

Praised as a “huge improvement maker,” WINGS CEO Ginny Deerin was named Nonprofit Leader of the Year by Trident United Way. Charleston Mayor Joe Riley said, “If there’s a worthwhile issue in the community, you can bet that Ginny Deerin … is part of it.”

The Women’s Leadership Council of Trident United Way bestowed the honor, and showed a tribute video in which speakers hailed Ginny for her leadership not just in founding the WINGS program but in seeking progress throughout the community.

“She is extraordinarily warm and caring,” said Carol Fishman, who sits on the Boards of Trident United Way and WINGS. “Ginny personifies how an organization should be run.”

Bonnie Bella, TUW’s senior vice president for community building, said, “She is a great leader who is effective at partnering and collaborating not just with other programs but with businesses and the community at large.”

Mayor Riley said, “I shudder to think where Charleston would be without Ginny. If there’s a worthwile issue in the community, you can bet that Ginny Deerin is … part of it.”

Watch the tribute video.

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