Spoleto Festival USA is proud to announce the 2024 Mary Ramsay Civic Award winners are Kit and Joel Smith and Dr. Mary Thornley. Established in 2012, the Mary Ramsay Civic Award recognizes extraordinary contributions of civic and charitable leadership within the Charleston community. This year’s three recipients were honored at a luncheon on Friday, April 19 at the Governor Thomas Bennett House.

Mena Mark Hanna, Spoleto Festival USA General Director and CEO

The 2024 Mary Ramsay Civic Award Luncheon was held at the Governor Thomas Bennett House on Friday, April 19.


Family of Mary Ramsay

Mike Lata, 2023 Mary Ramsay Civic Award Winner

Spoleto Festival USA Board Chair Alicia Gregory with her husband, Wayne Gregory

2024 Mary Ramsay Award recipient Dr. Mary Thornley and family, including Board Member Nicole Rubin

2024 Mary Ramsay Award Recipients Kit and Joel Smith with Ed Sellars, chair emeritus member of Spoleto’s board of directors.