Raleigh Hall of Fame inducts 8 people, 2 groups

From staff reportsOctober 7, 2013 

Eight people and two organizations were honored Monday as the 2013 inductees to the Raleigh Hall of Fame.

Since 2005, Raleigh has been selecting several people each year who have made a difference in the city.

This year’s inductees are:

• Katherine “Kit” Boney. Posthumous honoree. A fundraising professional and volunteer, Boney was instrumental in the restoration and development of Historic Yates Mill and Historic Oak View.

• The Rev. David C. Forbes Sr. A longtime civil rights and social justice advocate in Raleigh, Forbes was a founding member of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee at Shaw University.

• Betty Debnam Hunt. An educator and journalist, Hunt created the award-winning Mini Page, which has fostered literacy in schoolchildren and provided teaching materials for teachers and parents.

• Henry L. Kamphoefner. Posthumous honoree. As founding dean of the N.C. State University School of Design, Kamphoefner gave Raleigh one of the nation’s largest collections of modernist houses and established a design community at N.C. State that continues to shape communities around the world.

• Claude E. McKinney. Posthumous honoree. A chief contributor to the design of Research Triangle Park, dean of the N.C. State University School of Design and lead planner and director of N.C. State’s Centennial Campus, McKinney helped advance the university, Raleigh and the state in science, research and technology.

• James Gregory Poole. Recently, Poole has been the founder, chief fundraiser and chairman of Dix Visionaries and the Dix Park project. He also has served on many community organizations and boards, including WakeMed and Rex Hospitals, The Healing Place and the YMCA.

• George D. Williams. His legacy as an educator and coach includes his leadership of the St. Augustine’s University track and field program, and as head coach of U.S Men’s track and field teams in Spain, Canada, Cuba and at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece.

• Richard Peyton Woodson III. A business leader, humanitarian and philanthropist, Woodson has devoted time and resources to advance education and the arts throughout the Triangle and beyond.

• Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. Since its founding in 1888, the chamber has worked to create jobs and enhance the Raleigh community through leadership in bond issues, business recruitment, Raleigh-Durham Airport, Regional Transportation Alliance, and other elements of city and regional development.

• The Salvation Army of Wake County. Over more than 125 years, the organization has provided programs that deliver shelter, meals, financial assistance, clothing, youth and senior citizen services, anti-human trafficking and prison ministries to Raleigh’s most needy citizens.

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