Local NAACP Honors CBC Vice President
CBC Vice President of Community Relations Paul Pope
The South Central Wake County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) recently presented its 2005 Humanitarian Award to CBC Vice President of Community Relations Paul Pope. The NAACP chapter awarded Pope for “outstanding leadership and dedicated service to mankind” at its gala event on Saturday, October 22, 2005.
“Paul Pope has been unselfish in giving of his time and service to his church, family, fraternity and community,” read the citation. “He strongly believes that he must give something back to his family, church, fraternity, and community. He believes in promoting and helping our youth.”
Pope lives by the philosophy, “Remember when someone helped you.”
Besides coordinating all community relations and charitable giving for Capitol Broadcasting Company, Pope is spearheading the American Tobacco renovation project in downtown Durham. Pope has held a variety of position with CBC over his 37-year history with company, including the first African-American station manager and the first African-American Vice President.
The presentation banquet took place at the Brownstone Hotel & Convention Center near downtown Raleigh. The
8th Annual Life Membership Gala honored several individuals with awards and featured keynote speaker Mary L. Peeler, NAACP National Director of Voter Empowerment.