2016 CKW LUXE STAR AWARDS
Phyllis Williams: An Artist Who Is Drawn to Serve
CKW Luxe is proud to announce that Phyllis Williams is our honoree for the Constellation Award.
This award goes to a woman who is philanthropic and shows sincerity, kindness, and friendship to others.
Phyllis Williams was nurtured by a family that concerned itself with the welfare of others, and she knew early on that serving others would be her passion. A graphic artist, Phyllis discovered, early in her charitable endeavors, that she could put her artistic flair to work designing and setting up visual displays for silent and live auctions. Her first foray into this kind of fundraising transpired when she served as co-chair of Chuck Norris’ Kick Drugs out of America’s annual gala in 1997. The silent and live auctions for the gala netted over $400,000. During the years she has served as the chair for the silent and live auctions, the foundation, now known as KICKSTART, has raised over $4 million. Phyllis has donated her considerable artistic talents as silent auction chair or co-chair to a number of other charities as well. She and her husband, Cornel A. Williams, are drawn to organizations that benefit children and that’s where they focus their volunteer work. CKW Luxe would like to thank Phyllis for all the meaningful work she has done and continues to do for her community and to congratulate her on being our Constellation Award honoree.