The Leadership Raleigh team standing outside the Poe Center's PlayWELL Park with the Poe Centers Executive Director Ann.

Faye L. Miller Distinguished Service Award

This award was established to honor a Board Member or volunteer who demonstrates exceptional service, dedication and commitment to the Poe Center. The first distinguished service award was presented to Faye L. Miller. Following that presentation, the award was renamed in her honor.

Leadership Raleigh Team 45: Jamahl Greene, John Hetsko, Diana Hurtado, Katie Johnson, Holly King, Ellis Payne, Tripp Wellde

The Leadership Raleigh Team 45 dedicated their professional project to cultivating the Poe Center’s partnership with the UNC Health Golf Tournament. This group helped promote a pre-tournament event for families at Poe, recruited tournament volunteers, and sold a substantial number of event tickets, which raised more than $10,000 for the Poe Center.

The Leadership Raleigh team standing outside the Poe Center's PlayWELL Park with the Poe Centers Executive Director Ann.

The Gordon Smith Jr. Award

In May of 1992, Shirley Lucey and Virginia Scanlan, co-chairs of the “Our Health… Our Future Campaign” created the Gordon Smith Jr. Award to commemorate the crucial role that the late Gordon Smith, Jr. played in the development of the Poe Center during his last months of life.

This award is presented annually to an individual or organization whose outstanding support and leadership help secure the financial security of the Poe Center and perpetuates the Gordon Smith Jr. legacy.

Allen Tate Realtors

For over twenty years, Allen Tate Realtors have supported the Poe Center. From sponsoring our dental health and general health teaching theaters, to being a key source of corporate volunteers to supporting events, Allen Tate has been a dedicated partner in supporting health education in North Carolina.

Allen Tate employees receiving their award inside their office given to them by the Poe Centers Executive Director Ann.

President’s Award

The work of promoting good health in North Carolina is aided by the support and dedication of many community partners. Each year, the Poe Center presents the President’s Award to honor the achievements of an individual or organization whose work over the past year shows a strong commitment to prevention and health education in our state.

AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina

AmeriHealth Caritas is the first organization to sponsor the Poe Center’s Family Life teaching theater. Thanks to their support, Poe’s effective human-growth and development programs will reach more communities in North Carolina.

Employees of AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina receiving their award given to them by the Poe Center's Development Director Sara and Executive Director Ann.

Educator of the Year

This award honors a champion of physical education or health education in the schools. This teacher is someone who has worked closely with the Poe Center and others to implement, enhance or institute programs and policies that are supportive of healthy behaviors.

Shaconda Jarman, Enloe High School, WCPSS

Ms. Jarman works with the Poe Center’s 21st Century after-school program at Enloe High School. She started the position mid-year and quickly was able to recruit staff and students to create a successful program. Her enthusiasm and passion for the program is what makes it so successful. She is creative and engaged, empowering the students to take active roles and responsibilities for running events and activities. As a result, the students have thrived academically, socially, and pre-professionally under leadership.

Shaconda Jarman of Enloe High School receiving her award surrounded by her students, inside a library, with the Poe Center's Executive Director Ann.