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World Affairs Council to honor Levines

World Affairs Council to honor Levines

The World Affairs Council of Charlotte will present its 2012 World Citizen Award to Leon and Sandra Levine at a special dinner on Thursday, April 26.

Originally founded as an outreach program of the University and the Office of International Programs, the council is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization supported by private funding.  It provides leadership for “global thinking, believing that a broad perspective is necessary for effective competition in the global economy and for responsible citizenship in the increasingly interdependent political world.”

The World Citizen Award honors recipients and organizations from the Carolinas with prominent influence in international development, international affairs and/or international education. Past recipients include John Belk, Herman Blumenthal, Elizabeth Dole, Dean Rusk, William Friday, Billy Graham, Hugh McColl, Charlie Rose and Irwin Belk.

The Levines are involved in a number of civic and charitable causes in the Charlotte region through the Leon Levine Foundation. The University’s transformational Levine Scholarship Program was funded through a $9.3 million commitment from the philanthropists.  Leon Levine is the founder and chair emeritus of Matthews, N.C.-based Family Dollar Stores Inc.

Click here more information on the World Affairs Council of Charlotte’s 2012 World Citizen Award Dinner.