Crisis Assistance Ministry Executive Director Carol Hardison has been named 2008 Charlotte Woman of the Year.

The selection is timely with the economy taking such a tumble, and so many more of our neighbors depending on assistance.


As executive director, Carol managed the distribution of over $7.5 million to emergerncy aid to prevent homelessness and loss of utilities for 14,800 families.


Carol is a friend to so many in need, and Charlotte is blessed by her leadership, grace, and wisdom.


Congratulations my friend!


Past winners have included Cathy Bessant of Bank of America, Molly Barker with Girls on the Run International, Emily Fairchild Zimmern, executive director of the Levine Museum of the New South, and Claire Kinnett Tate, director of Partners in Out-of-School Time.