2023 Heart of the Matter & Tinman Awards

2023 Heart of the Matter & Tin Man Awards Luncheon
8th Annual Friendraiser
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
11:00 Check-in and Buffet Luncheon
11:30 am – 1:30 Program

Wilmington Convention Center

You Did IT!  You donated over $113,000 and
our Anonymous Donor will match every gift up to $100,000!
Thank You for H
elping Meet this Challenge!

Every gift matters – no matter the size!

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Thank you to all the ~480 attendees at the Heart of the Matter & Annual Tin Man Awards luncheon. 

Aziza Kibibi

Aziza Kibibi shared her inspiring and emotional story of sexual abuse at the hands of her father, her survival, and her resilience. Against all odds, Aziza rose from an unbelievable situation to become one of the most impactful national advocates for children victimized by abuse.

The Carousel Center continues to drive forward to help child survivors heal from physical and sexual abuse. Every year, the Carousel Center serves about 500 child survivors of abuse in the Cape Fear Region.

You support healing, promote justice, foster resilience, and improve our community through prevention for all children impacted by the unbelievable. 

Thank you for your support!  #justtryingtohelpsomekids

Your donations will will help change how our community responds to child abuse.
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2023 Heart of the Matter & Tinman Awards

In the iconic 1939 movie, The Wizard of Oz, the Tin Man character traveled to The Emerald City with Dorothy because he believed he needed a heart from The Wizard. In reality. he had the biggest heart all along. The Tin Man was humble, loving, caring, and compassionate.

Behind every person in the limelight are usually many who make the road easier, and do a great amount of the work, give of themselves, their time, and/or their gifts.

These unsung heroes are the heart of our community, and they are continually the heart of how The Carousel Center is able to offer healing services to the child victims of abuse/neglect and maltreatment, who utilize our Child Advocacy Center each year. Together, we can change how our community responds to child abuse.

Annual Tin Man
Biggest Heart Award

At this event, we shine a light on those individuals in our community who are leading the way
to make a difference in the lives of child survivors of abuse.

This year’s Tinman Awards candidates are sure to inspire.

2023 Tin Man Nominees

Thank you To ALL Our Generous Sponsors!

Courageous Sponsor

Heart of Gold Sponsors

Heart on Fire Sponsors

Special Thanks to Bons Eye Marketing, Keep Your Hands Off Me, Inc., Linprint Printing, and IMAGE Photography by John Lam

Champion of Children Corporate Partners

Corporate Partners donate $10,000+ annually.

Questions?  Contact Laura Pawlewicz at laura.pawlewicz@carouselcenter.org 
or Call 910-254-9898