Historic Charleston Foundation marks the anniversary of its charter in late April each year by celebrating the exceptional individuals and groups on the front lines of our local preservation scene.
2013 Charter Day Honorees
The Frances R. Edmunds Historic Preservation Award was created to recognize individuals for personal achievement and service to the principle embodied in the mission of HCF. This award is given on very special occasions to recognize individuals who have exhibited exceptional leadership in preservation efforts. In 1994, Dick Jenrette helped the Foundation establish this award named in honor of Frances Edmunds. She became its first recipient.
The Samuel Gaillard Stoney Conservation Craftsmanship Award, was created to recognize the craftspeople who have kept alive the tradition of excellence in the building trades for which Charleston has been renowned for centuries. This award is given out annually to those working in the traditional building trades, as well as those with exceptional talent in art and materials conservation.
The Robert N.S. and Patti Foos Whitelaw Founders Award was established to recognize those citizens whose work embodies the spirit of achievement and high expectations that were the highlight of the Whitelaw’s efforts to preserve Charleston’s streetscapes, neighborhoods and public buildings in the 1940s through the 1970s. It is given annually to individuals, associations, societies or governmental agencies.
Special Awards are given out occasionally to individuals and groups who have made a significant contribution to Historic Charleston Foundation