Ginny Fountain, Director of Meeting Planning for North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives, was recently presented The Twelfth Person Award by the NC Jaycee Burn Center at UNC Hospitals. The annual award recognizes an individual who consistently supports the Burn Center, who has also demonstrated a high level of distinction as a role model in terms of integrity, humility, kindness and service.
The first recipient of The Twelfth Person Award was former UNC Assistant Coach and All-American basketball player Phil Ford (#12).
Over the years, Fountain has worked with three North Carolina cooperative CEOs serving on the Burn Center Advisory Board— Buddy Creed with South River EMC (retired); Randy Brecheisen with Piedmont Electric (retired); and Dale Lambert with Randolph EMC, a current Advisory Board member.
“They were all passionate and worked hard to help make this fundraiser a success,” Fountain said. “I am just a small part of the team who gave tirelessly to make our fundraisers bigger and better every year. Thank you to Dale Lambert, all of our sponsors, and the caregivers at the Burn Center for making this possible!”
Fountain retired on May 31, but is continuing to support North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives in an advisory capacity.
“Being a part of this fundraising activity for the past 20 years has been rewarding beyond anything I could have imagined,” Fountain said. “And to be recognized for my efforts is an honor I’ll never forget.”