Richard 'Stick' Williams
Retired Duke Energy Vice President,
Corp Community Affairs and President,
The Duke Energy Foundation
Co- Chair of Project LIFT
Richard “Stick” Williams retired December 31, 2015 from Duke Energy Corporation. At the time of his retirement, he served as Vice President ('VP') of Corporate Community Affairs at Duke Energy Corporation and President of the Duke Energy Foundation. Over his 37-year career at Duke Energy Corporation, he held various leadership roles which included VP of Environmental, Health & Safety, VP of Diversity & Talent Management and VP of Diversity, Ethics & Compliance and Chief Compliance Officer. The Greensboro, N.C. native graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting.
Williams is a current board member for Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated (COKE) and HomeTrust Bancshares (HTBI). He is co-chair of Project LIFT, an innovative philanthropic initiative to address educational issues in the Charlotte Mecklenburg School's West Charlotte Corridor.
Williams was named one of 2015's 'Heroes of the Fortune 500' for good works by employees of the nation's largest companies. Fortune magazine recognized Mr. Williams for his leadership in the Project LIFT initiative. North Carolina's Governor also conferred the Order of the Long Leaf Pine on Mr. Williams, one of North Carolina's most prestigious honors, and the Greater Charlotte YMCA named him the 2017 John R. Mott Award recipient, the association's highest honor.
|Rashad Robinson||Winston Salem State University||Chemistry||Senior|
|Markodou Drammeh||UNC Charlotte||Electrical Engineering||Senior|
|D'Andra Lawes||UNC Charlotte||Computer Science/Information Systems||Senior|
|Yasmine Parker||Johnson C. Smith University||Computer Programming||Junior|
|Brandon Tymes||Livingstone College||Business Administration||Junior|
|DeAnne Turner||UNC Charlotte||Chemistry||Junior|
|Darlasia Salmond||Johnson C. Smith University||Business Administration||Sophomore|
|Leyana Casey||Wake Forest University||Chemistry||Sophomore|
|Destiny Barnes||UNC Charlotte||Biology||Freshman|
|Devontae Smith||UNC Charlotte||Environmental Science||Freshman|
|Sativa Temple||North Carolina Central||Business - Marketing||Freshman|
Saturday, April 28, 2018
The 658 Center
3646 Central Ave
Charlotte, NC 28205
|6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
|7:00 PM - 9:00 PM||
|9:00 PM - 10:00 PM||
Music, dancing and socializing
Closing of Silent Auction
Complimentary parking is available at The 658 Center.
Diamond Sponsor $2,500 *
Platinum Sponsor $1,000 *
Gold Sponsor $700 *
Silver Sponsor $350 *
Bronze Sponsor $170
Supporter Level $90
All scholarship contributions are tax deductible in accordance with IRS regulations.
*For Program Publication (Silver level sponsorships and above), registration must be completed by Friday, March 30, 2018.
Advocates for African-Americans Charlotte Chapter is partnering with the North Carolina Chapter of AABE to support the recognition of high school STEM students receiving $1000 scholarships.
The North Carolina Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) is one of eleven chapters within the Southeast Region of the organization. The member companies include (but not limited to): The ABB Group, Advanced Energy, Duke Energy, GE Energy, Greenville Utilities, Piedmont Natural Gas, PSNC Energy, Raleigh Area Development Authority and Siemens.
Professionals in all energy and energy related disciplines (oil, gas, electricity, nuclear, renewables, government, technology, energy services and water) as well as college students at accredited institutions studying energy-related fields are also encouraged to participate in AABE.
Through its Scholarship Program, AABE seeks to help increase the number of African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans (underrepresented minorities) in energy related fields. By doing so, they help our nation address a critical need and a challenge to our future economic vitality in the world market.
Please visit the AABE website for more information.