Terri DeCenzo receives Order of the Silver Crescent
Terri DeCenzo, executive director of Women in Philanthropy and Leadership (WIPL) for the University, has been awarded the Order of the Silver Crescent by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley. The award, one of the state’s highest honors, is given to individuals for significant contributions, leadership, volunteerism and lifelong influence within a region or community of the state.
The award was presented to DeCenzo in February during WIPL’s annual Women’s Leadership Conference and Celebration of Inspiring Women, an event she has spearheaded since becoming the organization’s executive director in 2007.
In a message accompanying the award, Haley commended DeCenzo for her leadership in establishing the conference and for her significant legacy of community service. “[You] have been a wonderful inspiration to others, and your contributions will have a lasting impact for our state for years to come.”