A 97-year-old Matthews native whose life has been marked by volunteerism is the latest recipient of the Nancy Glenn Community Servant Award.
The Matthews Human Services Council recently presented this year’s award to Margaret Phillips. The award is presented each year to an outstanding individual or couple who has given time and talents in making Matthews a better community through community service. The award is given in memory of Nancy Glenn, who died in December 2006. Glenn was a hardworking, dedicated individual who was known for her love of the Matthews community.
A member of First Baptist Church of Matthews, Phillips is a retired school teacher and administrator who council members say has given her time and talents to area nonprofits including the Matthews HELP Center, Levine Senior Center, Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care, Matthews Historical Foundation and more. She’s a former secretary and treasurer of Matthews Woman’s Service Club League and is fondly remembered for taking food to Matthews residents in need.
Phillips lives with her sister, Mary Louise, in the Matthews house her father built in 1925.
Find more information about the Matthews Human Services Council online at www.matthewshsc.org.