RALEIGH, N.C.—In addition to building a successful tax credit financing practice, Womble Bond Dickinson’s Anna Short-Slightom has established herself as one of the firm’s go-to lawyers for community service.
Now, the firm’s Raleigh and Research Triangle Park offices have honored Short-Slightom as the 2017 recipient of the Don Donadio Community Service Award. The award was established in 2016 to honor Don Donadio, a founding partner of the firm’s Raleigh office. The Don Donadio Community Service Award is given annually to the Triangle associate attorney who, during the year, has exemplified Don’s outstanding civic commitment and leadership in serving the Triangle community.
Short-Slightom’s devotion to community service includes:
- Serving as point person for Womble Bond Dickinson’s participation in the North Carolina Bar Association Legal Feeding Frenzy. This campaign raises food for the state’s most vulnerable citizens and for the fifth year in a row, Womble led the state’s law firms in total donations. Short-Slightom also organizes and participates in the Triangle offices volunteer day at the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.
- Serving on the board of Capital City Clauses, which supports the Salvation Army of Wake County. In this capacity, she helps organize the annual Jingle Ball – Capital City Clauses largest event and toy drive benefitting the Salvation Army of Wake County. Short-Slightom also serves on the “Stock the Sled” committee, which utilizes the funds raised through Jingle Ball to purchase toys for children for Christmas.
- Completing Leadership Raleigh 34. In June 2017, Short-Slightom graduated from the intensive nine-month program touted by the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce as “the ideal program for preparing the leaders of tomorrow.”
- Building homes for low-income families through Habitat for Humanity of Wake County. She has been a member of the Womble Women Build team for the past two years.
- Organizing the Raleigh office’s 2016 and 2017 United Way campaigns. She was formerly a member of the United Way’s Leaders United Board.
- Helping revitalize the Raleigh office’s Women of Womble group. She has worked with Raleigh partners Liz Riley and Jenni Ammirati over the past year to energize this women’s workplace initiative.
- Serving as inaugural chair of the Associate Civic Involvement/Business Development Initiative, which is designed to stimulate, ideate, communicate and effectuate associate involvement in civic opportunities relating to business and reputation development in the Triangle. She continues to serve as the moderator for the meetings.
Other nominees for the 2017 Don Donadio Community Service Award were David Boaz, Larry Moye and Kristina Schwartz, all of whom have impressive resumes of service to the Triangle community. Don Donadio and Orla O’Hannaidh, the 2016 Award recipient, announced this year’s recipient at the Triangle Offices Holiday gathering held on December 1 at the Lakeside Pavilion at Angus Barn in Raleigh.