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Meet our SEED20 2020 Finalists

At selection night, all twenty participants in the SEED20 Class of 2020 gave their three-minute pitches in hopes of being selected as one of the ten finalists. It is always a challenge to select only ten and this year was no exception. All twenty organizations deserve the community’s support and are meeting pressing social needs.

The ten finalists presenting for a chance to win the cash prizes are:

Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation

Representative: John Searby

Feeding Charlotte

Representative: Kim Aprill

iSpeak Now

Representative: Yolanda Trotman

The Lotus Campaign

Representative: Beth Silverman

Mind Body Baby NC

Representative: Cynthia Wood

Mooresville Soup Kitchen

Representative: Brittany Holbert


Representative: Charlie Petrizzo

She Built This City

Representative: Demi Knight Clark

Transforming Youth Movement

Representative: Reginald McNeil

Vision to Learn

Representative: Queen Smalls


The Community Vote is YOUR opportunity to support your favorite organization in the #SEED20 Class of 2020! 

Influence change in Charlotte by helping a nonprofit win $1000 to further pursue their mission! Click the link below to cast your vote once daily until March 30th!

The class member with the most votes will be presented with the 2020 Community Vote Award and $1,000 toward bringing their work to life! 

To vote, visit