CHS Volunteer of the Year Award

Our Frances E. & Peter B. Read Award (CHS Volunteer of the Year) was established in 2007 in honor of the first recipients and the couple for whom this award is named as they personified the criteria on which the award is now based. Fran & Peter Read have tirelessly and unselfishly given of themselves in countless ways to benefit the Charleston Horticultural Society since its inception.

Given only on special occasions, this award recognizes those who exhibit a commitment to the Charleston Horticultural Society by providing an extraordinary level of volunteer spirit, support and dedication to our mission. When awarded, the recipient is announced at our November lecture meetings.

Past Recipients:
2007: Fran and Peter Read
2007: Jenny Gibbs
2008: Rosanna Wray
2009: Amy & Jim Midgley
2010: Neltie & Bob Linker
2011: Judy Kluttz
2014: Katherine Roberts
2015: Mary Jo Madden
2017: Patricia Harpell
2018: Ann Calhoun

Due to COVID-19 we have postponed nomination acceptance until the pandemic has passed and we are at full event capacity. Please check back for future nomination deadline dates. For any questions or comments email us at