The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

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November 16, 2013

North Carolina Azalea Festival Unveils 2014 Official Print by William Mangum


Saturday, November 16, 2013 —

Never forgetting the blessings of his unique talent, Bill has advocated for many philanthropic causes during his professional career.  His efforts have made him a true community partner as well as a tireless volunteer.

One of the causes dearest to his heart is advocating for the homeless population.  Since 1988, Bill has created an Annual Honor Card to raise awareness and funds for Shelters across North Carolina.  The Honor Card Program and Bill’s artistic efforts were recognized on the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams “Making a Difference” segment.  To date the Honor Card has raised over 4.5 million dollars to meet the needs of the indigent community across the state.

In conjunction with the celebration of the 25th Honor Card Bill has created, he is releasing his 8th book Michael’s Gift.  This extraordinary volume speaks of Bill’s humble roots, his challenging art career and passion for the needy.  Michael’s Gift also chronicles the evolution of the Honor Card Program and the inspiration for each of the paintings that have been instruments in this nationally recognized program.

Bill received both his Bachelor and MFA degrees from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  He and his wife Cynthia have made Greensboro their home since graduating.  They have three grown children – Alexander, Preston and Berkley, and two granddaughters – Jadyn and Gabriella and a new grandson – Samuel.

The elected 2014 Officers are:

Stephen Coble, President – Attorney/Coble Law Firm, PC

Liz Carroll, Vice President - Elect - Owner, Liz Carroll Interiors

Robby Collins, Robby Collins - Attorney/Collins & Collins Law Offices, PLLC

Jean Lawler, Treasurer – Advertising Director/Wilmington International Airport (ILM)

Justin B. Wolfe, Assistant Treasurer - Financial Advisor/Wolfe Wealth Management

Jonathon D. Hedge, Secretary – SR Marketing Manager/Coastal Beverage Company, Inc.

Casey Richardson, Executive Director

Alison Baringer , Festival Coordinator

Nick Germano , Financial and Office Manager

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