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Posted on: March 11, 2021

Naomi Reed, Assistant City Administrator, 2021 Class of ChangeMakers in the Upstate

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Since 1972 Multiplying Good has recognized a host of national public figures with the Jefferson Award for their outstanding contributions to our country and its communities. Nationally, the Jefferson Award is the country's most prestigious honor for service and volunteerism, and honorees—individuals including such notable figures as Barbara Bush, Oprah Winfrey, Peyton Manning, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and many others—make up a storied group of American heroes whose dedication to service has inspired others to lead.

Multiplying Good’s goal in South Carolina is to cultivate the next generation of our state’s servant leaders. With that goal in mind, the organization is announcing today the members of the 2021 Class of ChangeMakers—community leaders in the Upstate who have demonstrated a commitment to service and the potential to truly move South Carolina forward.

The 2021 Upstate ChangeMakers class will kick off later this month with an orientation, reception, and networking event for each of the honorees and their guests. Throughout the spring and early summer, these ChangeMakers will work both individually and as a cohort to raise financial support for Students In Action, Multiplying Good’s flagship youth leadership development program that uses service-learning as the vehicle for arming high schoolers with the life skills necessary for successful in college, career, and beyond. The ChangeMakers will also participate in volunteer, community, and other networking activities each month with the goal of raising awareness of Students In Action and inspiring even more young leaders to do their part. The program will culminate in June 2021 with a celebration event, recognizing each of the honorees with a Jefferson Award and celebrating all they have accomplished to make a difference across our Upstate communities.

Multiplying Good is pleased to announce the 2021 Class of ChangeMakers in the Upstate:

Akili Franklin  WYFF/Hearst Television

Katie Thompson  Table 301 Restaurant Group

Alfred Mitchell  Michelin North America

Lillian Boatwright  KeyMark, Inc.

Anna Baumgartner  Miracle Hill Ministries

Matt Irwin  Forge Commercial Construction

Anne Carter MacNabb  Hughes Commercial Properties

Megan Zapf  Greenville Triumph Soccer Club

Anthony Gladney  New York Life

Naomi Reed  City of Fountain Inn

Ashton Lawrence  Goldfinch Wealth Management

Roger Clinkscales  SVN Blackstream

Grayson Kelly  Tri-County Technical College

Rut Rivera  Prisma Health & PASOs

Kamber Parker  Greenville Area Parkinson Society (GAPS)

Tony Allen  Northwestern Mutual

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