Stacy Williams named Young Professional of the Year by Columbia Chamber
During a recent event that brought together the very essence of leadership and community engagement, AgFirst Corporate Attorney Stacy Williams received the Young Professional of the Year Award from the Columbia Chamber of Commerce. The award recognizes individuals who exemplify outstanding leadership in the community, actively engage in civic or philanthropic organizations and demonstrate a commitment to making the Midlands a better place.
Williams was presented the award at the Columbia Chamber’s 120th Annual Diamond Gala on Thursday, Oct. 5, at Segra Park. The evening united community leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals spanning diverse industries to connect, share stories and honor those making an impact in the Midlands.
For Williams, community service isn't just a commitment, it's a calling deeply ingrained in her character. Her efforts have centered around uplifting members of the Black community through various programs. Among the organizations she passionately serves are the Columbia Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, and the Columbia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. These organizations create transformative programs in the areas of health and wellness, education and civic engagement, thereby touching and enriching many lives in the Midlands.
Williams’ dedication to community service flows naturally from her desire to see others in her community succeed. Her motivation is to uplift those around her, ensuring that everyone has an opportunity to thrive. Last year, her decade-long support of Columbia Urban League was recognized with the Equity Leadership Honor Roll Award. This honored her tireless support of the organization's annual Young and Gifted Program, which celebrates the outstanding achievements of Black high school seniors.
AgFirst takes pride in Williams' exceptional efforts to support and uplift members of our community through her active involvement in the Midlands. Her leadership and dedication serve as a shining example of the impact a single individual can have in the community.
“It’s an honor to receive this award. I don’t do any service for recognition; however, receiving this recognition reinforces that what I’m doing makes a difference, and I’m happy to do that,” Williams said.