Angel Oak Award 2023

The Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club is soliciting nominations for its 11th Angel Oak Award.  The annual award was first presented in 2012 and recognizes a person who performs volunteer services which 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 which clearly represents the people, culture, and natural environment of the islands.  The 2021 recipient was Charlotte Moran who was recognized for her work with the Sea Island Habitat for Humanity, Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, and Mt. Zion Holiday Gift Fund.  

The recipient need not live on the aforementioned islands but the service noted for the award must have been performed on the islands.  The recipient will be recognized at a banquet on May 17, 2023.  The recipient will receive an honorarium of $5000 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.

The Exchange Club is seeking nominations from the public. The deadline for nominations is February 11, 2023.  Nomination information and forms can be found on the Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club website at  Please contact Alan Armstrong at or 410-274-7545 if you have any questions.

-Submitted by Alan Armstrong