Tom Black given Woodruff award

Tom Black was awarded the Jim Woodruff Jr. Memorial Award at the annual meeting of the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce.

"His service to the community has touched a broad range of our citizens making the Columbus region a better place to live and work," said Stella Shulman, chair of the chamber.

Black was administrator of the Bradley-Turner Foundation from 1999-2006. He currently serves as co-chair for Brookstone School's capital campaign and as a board member of Valley Interfaith Promise Homeless Ministry.

Judges consider personal and professional achievement as well as community service and contributions when choosing a recipient. Past recipients of the award include John B. Amos, Gunby Jordan, A.J. McClung, Bill Heard, James D. Yancey, Marvin R. Schuster and James Blanchard.