Greenville, S.C. – The Barbara Stone Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on supporting visionary and creative programs and initiatives for individuals with disabilities, presented Randy Murr with the first-ever Barbara Stone Community Leadership Award. The award was created in 2022 to honor a leader who has shown the same commitment, initiative and spirit as the late Barbara Stone, who made a profound impact on the quality of life for people living with disabilities in Greenville County.
Murr is a Therapeutic Recreation Department Manager for Greenville County Parks, Recreation and Tourism, and his life has been interwoven with Barbara Stone since the age of 10. He grew up volunteering by his mother’s side at Camp Spearhead, a camp for individuals with disabilities that Barbara Stone helped start in 1968. Murr has served as Camp Spearhead’s director for 17 years.
“It is with great pride to honor Randy with this award and spotlight his life-long efforts to support individuals with disabilities,” said Lara Ceisel, executive director of the Barbara Stone Foundation. “Barbara Stone was an instrumental leader in the Greenville community when it came to the services and rights of people with disabilities. Her decades-long mission made a profound impact in Greenville County and so is Randy.”
In 2006, Camp Spearhead was sold, and Murr was instrumental in starting a successful capital campaign to build a new home for Camp Spearhead at Pleasant Ridge Camp & Retreat Center. As the 2022 Barbara Stone Community Leadership Award Honoree, Murr was presented with a $500 donation for Camp Spearhead to recognize his work, dedication, and commitment.
“Whether an individual is eight years old or 80 years old, Randy serves them with humility, graciousness and kindness,” said Nancy Callahan, Recreation Division Director Greenville County Parks, Recreation Camp Tourism. “His love for the individual and family is unwavering.”
To nominate an impactful leader for the 2023 Barbara Stone Community Leadership Award, visit the Barbara Stone Foundation’s website at www.barbarastonefoundation.org.
Since 1991, the Barbara Stone Foundation has provided funds to improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities. The mission of the Barbara Stone Foundation is to raise funds to enhance the quality of life for citizens of Greenville County with developmental disabilities, head and spinal cord injuries, and autism. To learn more, visit www.barbarastonefoundation.org or find the organization on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.
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