David and Sarah Stedman Receive Gordon P. Allen Award

October 21, 2013

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RALEIGH, N.C.DSC_5173North Carolina’s banks have presented the Gordon P. Allen Award for Public Service to David and Sarah Stedman in recognition of their outstanding service to, and support of, their community, and their dedication to all mankind.

“David and Sarah’s commitment to public service cannot be measured,” commented Thad Woodard, President of CEO, North Carolina Bankers Association.  “They are an exceptional couple who, together, have helped move North Carolina forward on so many various fronts and for causes that positively support us all.”

The annual North Carolina Public Service award is named for former State Senator Gordon P. Allen of Roxboro. His reputation for honesty and integrity led North Carolina’s banks to name their annual public service award in his honor. Past recipients include former Greensboro mayor Jim Melvin and his wife Susan; actress Andie McDowell; Senator David Hoyle; former NCCBI Chair Barry Eveland; Eddie Williams of the North Carolina Baptist Men who spearheaded the building of homes in Katrina ravaged New Orleans; Kyle and Patty Petty of Victory Junction Gang Camp which enriches the lives of children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses; Moses Mathis, known as the Bicycle Man for creating a program to give children bicycles in Cumberland County; and David Smith, former mayor of Asheboro.

The North Carolina Bankers Association brings together all categories of banking institutions that best represent the interests of our rapidly changing state. The state’s banks have provided support to their communities since 1864. Look for a current listing at www.ncba.com.