Former Board Member Receives Athena Award

Chamber Honors Mae Douglas

Mae Douglas, immediate past United Way of Greater Greensboro board member and chair of the Community Impact and Investment Committee, who was honored with the Athena Award at the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce annual luncheon.

Mae, who was featured in United Way’s annual report in 2018, is a community leader, philanthropist and the former executive vice president and chief people officer at Cox Communications in Atlanta. After her retirement and relocation back to Greensboro, she has focused on community service.

In addition to serving with United Way, Mae has volunteered with the Cone Health Board of Trustees, Cone Foundation Board, UNC Greensboro Board of Trustees, Gateway Research Park, Guilford Child Development, NCCJ (National Conference for Community and Justice), YMCA, Friends of the Library at UNCG and a committee of the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro aimed at better understanding and engaging philanthropy among African Americans.

Mae’s mission is to give people the same kinds of opportunities for success that she had. “I believe each of us can and should do our part to make life better for others,” said Mae.

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