Chris and Anna Rosati, Fred J. Davis Receive NC Public Service Award

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The North Carolina Bankers Association (NCBA) has announced that the North Carolina Public Service Award is being presented to Chris and Anna Rosati and Fred J. Davis in recognition of their outstanding service to, and support of, their community coupled with their dedication to the betterment of mankind. North Carolina’s banks presented the award at their annual Management Team Conference. “Chris and Anna have set a positive example for us all by making a difference in the lives of others,” said Thad Woodard, president and CEO of the North Carolina Bankers Association. “Their commitment to public service is inspiring. They are an incredible couple who have spread a web of kindness and have motivated others to perform tremendous acts of compassion for the greater good of humanity.”

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“It is a great honor to present this award to Fred J. Davis,” said Woodard. “Fred’s unforgettable smile, passion for helping others and contagious spirit makes him the ideal candidate for this recognition. His work on behalf of those unable to help themselves is a story of epic proportions.”

The annual North Carolina Public Service award is named for former State Senator Gordon P. Allen of Roxboro. He was elected to three terms in the North Carolina Senate, serving from early 1969 through the end of 1974. His honorable reputation and integrity led North Carolina’s banks to name their annual public service award in his honor. Previous 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 re-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.

To watch a video on the inspirational story behind the Rosati’s, visit: http://cbsn.ws/VxTSjX.

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.