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The STANDOUT program, benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, honors the Charlotte area's most active and engaged professionals who demonstrate leadership, are active in the community, have excelled in their chosen profession or vocation, and have a desire to grow both professionally and philanthropically. Those selected to the STANDOUT Class of 2024 will be among the most prominent and influential members of our community.

The STANDOUT program culminates in a celebration event this fall where honorees along with their colleagues, friends and families will gather to celebrate the Class of 2024. Leading up to the culminating event, honorees are invited to monthly socials to network with fellow community leaders and spend time gaining awareness about cystic fibrosis through meeting those impacted and touring the Care Center at Levine Children's Hospital and Atrium Health.

In addition to celebrating Charlotte's young leaders, STANDOUT increases community awareness of cystic fibrosis. STANDOUT Nominations are accepted on a rolling basis through 5pm on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, and those nominated are asked to formally accept their nomination by submitting a resume and questionnaire before 5pm on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. A selection panel will review nominees and select the final STANDOUT honorees for the Class of 2024. Honorees will be notified of their selection in late May.

The culminating STANDOUT event, celebrating the Class of 2024:

Thursday, November 7, 6:00pm
The Ruth by Beau Monde
Tickets to STANDOUT include seated dinner, live music, beer & wine

Attire is business or cocktail.

If you’re interested in nominating a deserving STANDOUT please visit our Nominations page by clicking here.

For more information on STANDOUT, contact:
Gretchen Rohleder

In lieu of cash, we ask that you make all payments/contributions to the CF Foundation with a credit card or check. We accept all major credit cards. Thank you for your understanding. 

Events may be subject to change based on health or safety concerns. If an event is moved to virtual, sponsorship benefits may be adjusted to fit that format. If an event is cancelled, your local contact will reach out to discuss options. 

At the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, we commit to equity, racial justice, diversity, and inclusion as core principles guiding our efforts to provide all people with CF the opportunity to live long, fulfilling lives. We strive to host inclusive and accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. Please be aware that a 3-week notice is requested as some accommodations may require time for the Foundation to arrange. If you have a disability and require accommodations to fully participate in this activity, please contact the chapter for assistance.