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Truett Cathy's Awards

  • Awards

    • 2013 - Georgia Trustees Inductee, Georgia Historical Society pres. by Governor Nathan Deal

    • 2012 - Our Stories Award, National Public Housing Museum

    • 2011 - The City of College Park, Legacy Award

    • 2011 - Indiana Wesleyan University, Society of World Changers

    • 2011 - Children's Champion Award, Children's Hunger

    • 2010 - World Chamber of Commerce (WCC) Life Achievement Award

    • 2010 - Character Education Partnership's American Patriot of Character Award

    • 2010 - Martha K. Glaze Service Award, Georgia Council of Juvenile Court

    • 2010 - Great American Award, College of the Ozarks

    • 2010 - S. Truett Cathy Citizenship Award, The Study Hall

    • 2010 - Thad and Alice Eure Hospitality Award, National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

    • 2010 - Honorary Charleston Southern University Doctor of Commerce

    • 2010 - Friend of Education Award, Georgia Retired Education Association

    • 2010 - S. Truett Cathy Professional Learning Building - Clayton County School District

    • 2010 - Daughters of the American Revolution Medal of Honor Award

    • 2010 - Elridge McMillan Lifetime Achievement Award

    • 2010 - 2010 Community Leader of Faith Award, Day1 and the Alliance for Christian Media

    • 2010 - U.S. Army Freedom Team Salute Commendation

    • 2009 - Atlanta Marketer of the Year Awards, The Amy Awards

    • 2009 - Chick-fil-A Bowl Hall of Fame Inductee

    • 2009 - Salute to Greatness Award, Martin Luther King

    • 2009 - Legends Awards, The Rotary Club of Atlanta

    • 2009 - Gold Good Citizenship Medal Award, The Sons of the American Revolution

    • 2009 - The Laurel Crowned Circle Award, Omicron Delta Kappa Society

    • 2008 - The Libertas Award, Oklahoma Christian University (exceptional business leaders with strong values)

    • 2008 - Lifetime Achievement Award, Georgia Restaurant Association Crystal of Excellence (GRACE) Awards

    • 2008 - EEI CEO Roundtable Lifetime Achievement Award

    • 2008 - 2008 Big Voice Award, Voices for Georgia's Children

    • 2008 - William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership, the Philanthropy Roundtable

    • 2008 - 13th Annual Hospitality Hall of Honor Award, University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management

    • 2008 - "The President and Mrs. George H.W. Bush Community Impact Award," Fellowship of Christian Athletes of Greater Houston

    • 2008 - Chattahoochee Technical College Foundation Legacy Award

    • 2008 - The President's Award, The Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc.

    • 2008 - Paul M. Kuck Legacy Award, Regal Marine Industries

    • 2008 - Bobby Jones Award, Peach of an Athlete

    • 2008 - The Presidential Volunteer Service Award, The White House

    • 2007 - The Silver Buffalo Award, Boy Scouts of America

    • 2007 - The Cecil B. Day Ethics Award (1st time recipient)

    • 2007 - The Heartbound Award, Heartbound Ministries

    • 2007 - Tom Landry Excellence of Character Award

    • 2006 - Smart Marriages Impact Award, Smart Marriages Conference

    • 2006 - Atlanta Legend from Business to Business Magazine Annual Awards

    • 2005 - Distinguished Service Award from the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association

    • 2005 - Candl Light Award presented by the Candl Foundation

    • 2005 - Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Poultry & Food Distributors Association (Greater Dallas FCA)

    • 2004 - Roaring Lambs Hall of Fame

    • 2004 - Family First Ambassador Award

    • 2004 - Fatherhood Award from the National Fatherhood Initiative

    • 2003 - Norman Vincent & Ruth Stafford Peale Humanitarian Award

    • 2003 - Georgia Trend Magazine's Most Influential Georgians Hall of Fame Inductee

    • 2003 - The Shalom Award from Peace Baptist Church

    • 2003 - Catalyst Lifetime Achievement Award from Injoy/John Maxwell

    • 2003 - Congressional Angel in Adoption

    • 2003 - College of Diplomat award from NRA Educational Foundation

    • 2003 - Junior Achievement U.S. Business Hall of Fame

    • 2003 - Testified for the Sub-Committee of the House Ways & Means on Business Ethics

    • 2003 - Georgia Sports Hall of Fame - Chairman's Award

    • 2003 - Inauguration speaker for the Governor's prayer breakfast

    • 2002 - Guest speaker for the President Economic Forum held at Baylor University

    • 2002 - Beta Gamma Sigma 2002 Medallion for Entrepreneurship Award, Georgia College & State University

    • 2002 - The Crystal Bell Award - Given by Good Choices, Inc.

    • 2001 - Turner Broadcasting Systems Super 17 Service award - Finalist in Family & Children division

    • 2001 - Edmond Outhier Leadership Lecture Series - Featuring S. Truett Cathy

    • 2001 - 11Alive Community Service Awards - Board of Governors Award

    • 2001 - Salute to Excellence award from the Morehouse School of Medicine

    • 2001 - Georgia Perimeter College Humanitarian Award

    • 2000 - Ernst & Young - Entrepreneur of the Year - Lifetime Achievement award

    • 2000 - Spotlighted by the Christian Association of Senior Adults in the category of Christian Layman. Sponsored by Johnson Ferry Baptist Church

    • 1999 - Business to Business' ninth most admired Atlanta CEO and/or Company

    • 1999 - Executive in Residence, Auburn University

    • 1999 - Brotherhood Award, National Conference of Community and Justice

    • 1999 - James H. Costen Award, Interdenominational Theological Center

    • 1999 - Ember Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Category of Philanthropy Camp Fire Boys and Girls

    • 1999 - Atlanta Business Hall of Fame, Junior Achievement of Georgia

    • 1999 - McDonough Road Renamed the S. Truett Cathy Highway, dedicated by the Fayette, Clayton and Henry Counties of Georgia

    • 1999 - The J. Whitney Bunting School of Business Executive of the Year, Georgia College & State University

    • 1998 - Norman Vincent Peale Award, Washington, DC

    • 1997 - Newcomen Society Award, Newcomen Society of the United States

    • 1997 - Business Statesman of the Year, Harvard Business School Club of Atlanta

    • 1996 - "The NRN Fifty: A Hall of Fame" of History Makers in Foodservice, Nation's Restaurant News magazine

    • 1996 - Georgia Freedom Award, Georgia Public Policy Foundation, Atlanta

    • 1994 - National Business Commitment to Foster Care Award, National Foster Parents Association

    • 1992 - National Caring Award/Hall of Fame for Caring Americans, The Caring Institute, Washington, DC

    • 1992 - Georgian of the Year Award - Georgia Optimist International, Atlanta

    • 1992 - ?EI Academy of Achievement - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    • 1991 - Leadership Georgia - J.W. Fanning Award

    • 1991 - Shining Light Award - Atlanta Gas Light Company

    • 1991 - Pioneer of the Year Award - MUFSO - National Organization

    • 1990 - Most Admired CEO Business Atlanta Magazine, November 1990 (Cover)

    • 1990 - American Enterprise Award, National Exchange Club, Toledo, Ohio

    • 1990 - Inspiring Excellence Award, The Executive Committee, Jacksonville, Florida

    • 1990 - Executive of the Year Award - University of Georgia

    • 1989 - Horatio Alger Award - Horatio Alger Association, Washington, DC

    • 1989 - Big Heart Award, Civitans, Atlanta

    • 1989 - Exceptional Personal Ministry Award - Christian Council of Metro Atlanta

    • 1988 - Silver Plate Award, International Foodservice Manufacturers Association, Chicago

    • 1988 - Entrepreneur of the Year, Venture Magazine, Atlanta

    • 1988 - Outstanding Business Leaders Award - Northwood Institute, West Palm Beach, Florida

    • 1988 - Friend of Children Award, Council of Children, Atlanta

    • 1988 - Celebrate Literacy Award, Metro Atlanta Literacy Council

    • 1987 - Blue Key Award, University of Georgia

    • 1987 - Distinguished Leadership Award, Sales & Marketing Executives, Atlanta

    • 1987 - Entrepreneur of the Year, Business Atlanta Magazine

    • 1987 - Georgian of the Year, Georgia Broadcasters Association

    • 1987 - Community Service Award, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

    • 1987 - Community Service Award, 11-Alive TV, Atlanta

    • 1986 - Community Service Award, Better Business Bureau - Atlanta

    • 1986 - Business Hall of Fame, Georgia State University, Atlanta

    • 1986 - Liberty Bell Award - Clayton County Bar Association, Atlanta

    • 1986 - Liberty Bell Award - Fulton County Bar Association, Atlanta

    • 1984 - Executive in Residence, Auburn University


     

    AFFILIATIONS 

    Trustee: Lord's Day Alliance of the U.S. Paul Anderson Youth Home 

    Member: First Baptist Church, Jonesboro, Georgia, and 50-plus-year Sunday School teacher. 

    Trustee Emeritus: Clayton College & State University


     

    HONORARY DEGREES & DOCTORATES

    2012 - Morehouse College
    Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters

    2012 - Liberty University
    Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters

    2011 - Columbia International University
    Doctorate of Humane Letters
    Columbia, SC

    2010 - Charleston Southern University
    Doctor of Commerce
    Charleston, SC

    2008 - Berry College
    Doctorate Degree
    Mount Berry, GA

    2008 - The Citadel
    Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration
    Charleston, SC

    2006 – Blue Mountain College
    Doctorate of Divinity
    Blue Mountain, MS

    2005 - Central Pennsylvania College
    Doctorate of Humane Letters
    York, PA

    2005 - Anderson College
    Doctorate of Humanities
    Anderson, SC

    2004 - Georgia State University
    Doctorate of Humanities
    Atlanta, GA

    2003 - Psychological Studies Institute
    Doctorate of Humanities
    Atlanta, GA

    2002 - Cumberland College
    Doctor of Laws
    Williamsburg, KY

    2002 - Mercer University
    Doctorate of Humanities
    Atlanta/Macon, GA

    1997 – Oglethorpe University
    Doctorate of Humane Letters
    Atlanta, GA

    1995 - Troy State University
    Doctorate of Laws
    Tory, AL

    1994- Tift College 
    Honorary Doctorate of Commerce
    Forsyth, GA

    1992 - Oklahoma Christian University
    University of Sciences and Arts
    Doctorate of Humanities
    Oklahoma City, OK

    1991 - Campbell University
    The College of Arts & Sciences
    Doctorate of Laws
    Buies Creek, NC
     

    HONORARY MEMBERSHIPS

    Beta Gamma Sigma, 1982
    Omicron Delta Kappa, 1982
    Georgia State University

    Delta Sigma Pi, 1982
    Georgia College

    Pi Sigma Epsilon, 1990
    Kennesaw State College, Atlanta


     

    Authored Books

    Wealth, Is It Worth It? (Looking Glass Books, 2011)
    How Did You Do It, Truett? (Looking Glass Books, 2007)
    Eat Mor Chikin: Inspire More People (Looking Glass Books, 2002)
    It's Easier to Succeed Than to Fail (Thomas Nelson Publishing, 1989)
    It's Better to Build Boys than Mend Men (Looking Glass Books, 2004)
    The Generosity Factor with Ken Blanchard (Zondervan Publishing, 2002)