Pfeiffer to honor service and philanthropy at the 2013 Heart of Grace Awards

HeartofGrace DoubleHeart 4On Thurs., April 25, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Pfeiffer University will host the annual Heart of Grace Awards at Pfeiffer's Charlotte campus, 4701 Park Rd., Charlotte, N.C.  28209.

The Heart of Grace Awards celebrates the achievements of select women whose lives and work embody a spirit of servant leadership in their communities and the world.

This year Pfeiffer honors Virginia Canipe, whose history of philanthropy in Mecklenburg County and beyond through the Walter G. Canipe Foundation exemplifies the intentions and spirit of Pfeiffer's commitment to servant leadership. Over the past 25 years, the Foundation has supported community-based and national nonprofit organizations such as Mecklenburg Ministries, Red Cross, Salvation Army, Alzheimer's Association, Providence United Methodist Church, Pfeiffer University's Department of Nursing and many others.

“Pfeiffer University is extremely honored to present Virginia Canipe with this award,” said Dr. Tracy Espy, provost and founding director of the Francis Center for Servant Leadership. “She is truly a living example of Pfeiffer's commitment to servant leadership.”

In addition to attending as a guest, please consider supporting Pfeiffer University's 2013 Heart of Grace Symposium and Awards as either a signature, event or patron sponsor. To learn more about the event and sponsorship opportunities, contact Carol May, director of institutional advancement at (704) 463-3222 or


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