Raleigh 2008 Hall of Fame Roll Call

April, 02, 2008, by Mark

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Yesterday at the City Coucil meeting, 13 Raleighites were inducted into our city’s Hall of Fame... which apparently we have.

Drum roll please…

Landscape architect Dick Bell for making Raleigh a friendlier and more beautiful city. Pullen Park, the brickyard at North Carolina State University, and the serpentine wall at St. Mary’s School are among the countless projects that reflect his philosophy of “leaving a little beauty behind wherever he goes.”

Chancellor John Caldwell for his leadership in transforming North Carolina State University into a world-class university, and as a community leader who stood up for equality of opportunity and decency.

Life-long educator Elizabeth Cofield for her trailblazing leadership as the first black elected to the Raleigh School Board and to the Wake County Board of Commissioners.

Julia and Frank Daniels for their leadership in every aspect of the Raleigh community. Whether in business, cultural, educational, or philanthropic endeavors, both the Daniels have played major roles in improving our community, our state, and our nation. 

Alice and Thad Eure, Jr. for their establishment of the Foundation of Hope, which has raised more than $1 million toward mental health research, and for their operation of the Angus Barn, which is recognized as one of the top 10 restaurants in the country.

Barbara and Jim Goodmon for their commitment to Raleigh through visionary leadership and philanthropy, particularly in the areas of human service, cultural amenities, and the broadcasting business.

Margie Haywood for her devotion to retaining Raleigh’s historic character and as a tenacious advocate for historic preservation.

Casper Holroyd for his exemplary role as a leader in merging the Raleigh and Wake County school systems and as a continuing role model for hundreds of Raleigh’s young people.

Ann H. Smith for her leadership in providing cultural opportunities for the citizens of Raleigh as well as across the state, most notably First Night and North Carolina’s 400th anniversary.

Wesley Williams, head of the Raleigh Merchants Association for 50 years, for producing the longest running Christmas parade in the country and for 70 years of community service to Raleigh.

The Raleigh Garden Club for its efforts to beautify our city and provide outreach programs to young and old alike since 1925.  From Dix Hospital, the North Carolina School for the Blind, to Fletcher Park, the club’s efforts have enriched all segments of our population. 

- City of Raleigh


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