Exchange Club Seeks Nominations for Angel Oak Award

The Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club is soliciting nominations for its 10th Angel Oak Award. The annual award was first presented in 2012 and recognizes a person who performs volunteer services that contribute significantly to the people and/or quality of life of Wadmalaw, Johns, Kiawah, and/or Seabrook Island. The award is named after a historic tree on Johns Island that clearly represents the people, culture, and natural environment of the islands. Mary Hill, the 2020 recipient, was recognized for her work with the Sea Islands Hunger Awareness Foundation and for her leadership in the mission and outreach ministry of the Wesley United Methodist Church on Johns Island.

Do you know someone who is making a difference through their volunteer work? The Exchange Club invites nominations for this award from the public. Nominees need not live on the aforementioned islands but must be a South Carolina resident and the volunteer service for which they are being nominated must have been performed on the islands within the past 12 months. Nomination forms can be found on the Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club website at and you can click here to learn about eligibility criteria and nomination instructions. The deadline for nominations is February 11, 2022.

The award recipient will be recognized at a banquet on May 18, 2022 at Wingate Place and receive an honorarium of $5,000, which he/she can designate for assignment to a charitable organization serving the islands. The recipient will also receive a memento and have his/her name inscribed on the Angel Oak Trophy, which is permanently displayed on the islands.

Please contact Alan Armstrong at or 410-274-7545 if you have any questions.

-Submitted by Alan Armstrong