2023 Civitas Awards Reception



The Civitas Awards are an annual tradition to honor outstanding community leaders, businesses, and organizations in our community.

 Hundreds attended the reception on October 12 for a great networking event to witness this year’s Civitas Awards winner presentations and enjoy a spectacular evening with local fare, brews, and music! 

2021 Civitas Awards

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Presenting Sponsor

Beaufort Memorial Hospital


All Sponsorships for this spectacular event are filled. What an amazing group of supporters! This event could not happen without the fine businesses and organizations below. 

Civitas Award Sponsors

Ameris Bank
Ameris Bank
United Way of the Lowcountry
Lockheed Martin
Alliance Consulting Engineers
Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina
303 Associates
Ameris Bank
University of South Carolina Beaufort

2023 Business/Organization Award Finalists

Cornerstone Award

for Small Business Excellence — Presented by Ameris Bank

  • Carolina Air
  • Gay Fish Company
  • Kinghorn Insurance of Beaufort

Torchbearer Award

for Regional Economic Impact — Presented by Beaufort County Economic Development Corporation

  • Beaufort Film Society
  • Beaufort Water Festival
  • Fripp Island Beach & Golf Resort

Trailblazer Award

for Free Enterprise Investment — Presented by The University of South Carolina Beaufort

  • Greenline Industries
  • Shellring Ale Works
  • South Coast Cyber Collaborative

Caretaker Award

for Outstanding Non-Profits — Presented by United Way of the Lowcountry

  • 100 Women Who Care
  • Heritage Farms
  • St. Francis Center

2023 Individual Award Finalists

Sentinel Award

for Military Citizenship — Presented by Lockheed Martin

  • CCWO3 Nathan MacCallum
  • Cpl Jose Martinez
  • SSgt Brock Portier

Buzzworthy Award

for Outstanding Young Professional — Presented by 303 Associates

  • Monique Dawson
  • Allison Kindwall
  • Jessica O’Brien

Pillar Award

for Community Leadership by an Individual — Presented by Alliance Consulting Services

  • Christian Kata
  • Pat Harvey Palmer
  • Christian Sherbert

Chairman’s Award

for Advancement of the Chamber’s Mission — Presented by Hargray

  • Monique Dawson

Lifetime of Leadership Award

Presented By: Past Lifetime of Leadership Winners

Dick Stewart, Founder of 303 Associates

Click here to see the full descriptions of the Awards and the listing of previous winners.