The 2019 Centennial Award for outstanding and exemplary community service was presented to
Margaret R. Kantlehner at the GBA member meeting on February 20, 2020.
While attending Campbell Law School, Margaret was the Editor for the U.S. Supreme Court cases in the Campbell Law Observer. She later served as the North Carolina Young Lawyers Division Chair and on the Board of Governors for the North Carolina Bar Association.
Margaret has served the Greensboro Bar Association in a wide array of leadership roles that include Newsletter Editor, 4ALL Attorney Volunteer, and BarCARES Volunteer, and served as the Elon Law School Liaison to our Board of Directors for over 10 years.
It has been said that Margaret loves to pull from many different places to help people with their problems. Seeing various opportunities to meet a need in the community, Margaret has shared her talents with the Corporation of Guardianship. For years, she built houses, organized food for volunteers, and helped with pro bono loan closings for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro. She used her love of art and became an officer and then president of the Board of Directors at UNCG’s Weatherspoon Art Museum. She helped lead Greensboro Bound and has helped organize the annual Greensboro Literary Festival.
She worked to engage law students in community leadership by co-creating and leading the Elon Law School Preceptor program for almost a decade. These, however, are merely the highlights, as the list of organizations to which she has contributed is long.
We are pleased to recognize Margaret Kantlehner for her dedicated service to the community and her commitment to making this world a better place for all.