The chill and rain of February didn't stop hundreds of people from coming out earlier this month to honor ATCEDC's executive director at a celebration and graduation for Charlie Warth.
Charlie's accomplishments in Greenville are numerous - for more than seven years, he led the effort to build 50 single-family rental homes for the low-wealth families in Greenville and beyond as director of ATCEDC. Before this, Charlie ran his own property management company and performed renovations for those who needed them for over 25 years.
In 2010, Charlie received the Max Heller Award for Excellence in Community Development and last year was named the Affordable Housing Developer of the Year by the South Carolina Affordable Housing Coalition.
Charlie Warth left the University of Dayton just six credit hours shy of a degree to begin this work in Greenville. In light of his years of successful community building work, the University of Dayton awarded Charlie with his diploma earlier this month.
The City of Greenville joined in honoring Charlie by declaring Monday, February 11th "Charlie Warth Day" in Greenville.