James H. Gilliam, Jr. Award
This award has been developed to honor the outstanding contributions of Mr. Gilliam whose untimely death from a heart attack left a void in our community. Mr. Gilliam was an attorney, private investor, consultant and philanthropist who served as a former state cabinet secretary and executive vice president and general counsel at Beneficial Corporation. Mr. Gilliam also served as a director, chairman or trustee of several interests, including the Delaware Community Foundation, Delaware State University, Christiana Care Corporation, The Hodson Trust, the National Geographic Society, Household International T. Rowe Price Group, Inc, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
The recipient of this prestigious award will be identified by the James H. Gilliam, Jr. Award Committee that is comprised of business, medical professionals, civic, and community leaders. The winner of the award will be recognized at the Annual American Heart Association’s Wilmington Heart Ball. The winner will receive:
Past Recipients of the James H. Gilliam, Jr. Award:
2005: Governor Ruth Ann Minner
2006: Dr. Gerald Lemole
2007: Dr. Arthur & Mrs. Mary Colburn
2008: Ms. JoAnn Desilits
2009: Dr. Kathleen W. McNicholas
2010: Award not given
2011: Dr. Timothy Gardner
2012: Mr. Charles Welch
2013: Michele Rollins
2014: Mr. Victor Battaglia, Sr., Esq.
2015: Mr. Gary Stockbridge
2016: Mr. Thomas L. Sager, Esq.
2017: Ms. Dian C. Taylor
2018: Mr. Michael & Mrs. Ericka Hynansky