The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs of Greensboro Advisory Council Member Bill Burling was recently recognized for his leadership at the North Carolina Boys & Girls Club Area Council meeting in Raleigh. Burling was honored with the 2015 Beverly Burton New Board Member of the Year Award. The award is given to a member of the Advisory Council that has less than three years of service.
Burling began his service with The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club in 2013 when he agreed to serve as the Chairperson of the organization’s Capital Campaign Leadership Gifts Team. He recruited and managed a team of 10 captains and 40 individuals as Chairperson of his division. Burling’s involvement with the Capital Campaign led to him to serve on the Advisory Council.
As a member of the Advisory Council, Burling led the acquisition of a Strategic Engagement Grant through IBM. This grant made it possible for a team of IBM consultants to facilitate a strategic planning process with key members of staff and board. Burling has also spent countless hours working with staff and board members to fine tune the origination’s management systems and communications processes. His tireless efforts have resulted in effective and efficient systems being implemented throughout the organization.
“Bill has provided unparalleled leadership within the Advisory Council, but also has demonstrated extreme humility in taking countless hours to spend mentoring myself and members of our staff, said Jamie Cooper, Executive Director of The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs of Greensboro. “He is a man of impeccable character and integrity, providing a tremendous example of what true leadership looks like to our board members, staff, club members and the community. I cannot think of someone more worthy of this award.”
From all of us at The Salvation Army in Greensboro, thank you and congratulations, Bill!