2016 Winner Sheila Ogle

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Sheila Ogle 

Shelia Ogle

From Nominators: 

Sheila Ogle has been, and continues to be, one of the most prominent business leaders, philanthropists, and supporters of the Town of Cary. She has dedicated her life to helping this town bloom into one of the best places to live in the country. Sheila wants everyone in Cary to succeed. Whether that's providing opportunity through creating jobs, assisting those in need through charitable work, or mentoring future generations of Cary leaders, she has always been there for the people of Cary. This quote best exemplifies her dedication to the town's citizens: "I love watching them become successful, strong leaders, and upstanding citizens."

Just a few examples of her lifetime of community involvement and contributions to Cary's growth and prosperity include:

  • Founding member of the Cary Community Foundation founding
  • Member of the Cary Women's Giving Network
  • Starting the Cary Innovation Center in Downtown Cary
  • Operating the historical Cary landmark Matthew's House
  • First woman inducted into the UNC Advertising Hall of Fame
  • Recipient of the Cary Chamber's "Cary Small Business of the Year"
  • Supporter of the Heart of Cary Association board
  • Member of Wake Technical Community College NC
  • Small Business Person of the Year for her lifelong efforts in promoting the business community, supporting local charitable causes, and developing the next generation of leaders in Cary

Sheila Ogle is the ideal candidate for the Hometown Spirit Award.  She works tirelessly for Cary and all citizens to thrive. She will help, mentor, boost up, advise, contribute to anyone who has a vision that benefits Cary and the Cary community. Sheila does this without fanfare but with unrivaled devotion to our town.