Nancy was a founding member, president, and life-time trustee of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation.
Nancy Susan Reynolds Awards
With Nancy Susan Reynolds' death in 1985, Foundation trustees established the Nancy Susan Reynolds Awards for exemplary and often unsung leadership in communities throughout North Carolina. From 1986-2010, the Nancy Susan Reynolds Awards were presented annually to three individuals in one of three categories – race relations, advocacy and personal service. Recipients were unsung heroes who made an impact in North Carolina communities.
Smith helped create the Nancy Susan Reynolds Awards as a memorial to his mother.
Omer Omer, Sister Attracta Kelly, Christopher Flynt
Chris Mumma, Raymond Payne, Marcia Espinola
Benny Bunting, Benny Nichols, Dr. Phyllis Crain
Lillie Sanders, Dave Genova, Susan Hill
Margaret Clinard, Willie Ratchford, Faith Lockwood
Hilton Dunlap, Bobby Person, Deborah Miles, Betty Anne Ford, Nancy Newell
Paul Braun, Tony Foriest, Maria Pavón
Josie Ellise, Effley D. Howell Sr., Mary Mosley