INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Colts are proud to announce Sharon Robinson Reed, a Fishers, Ind. resident, as a 2014 honoree of the Colts Anthem Angels program, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Reed will be recognized at the Colts home game this Sunday, September 28, 2014, for her outstanding contributions to the community.
Sharon Robinson Reed is the Director of Administration at RCR Technology Corporation, to whom Gandhi's quote "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others," is more than mere conventional wisdom. Sharon has demonstrated a philanthropic passion for and commitment to service which suggests her own outlook differs only marginally from that of the phrase she cherishes. Through her current leadership roles for several philanthropic organizations – including the Eskenazi Health Foundation, Horizon House, LUPUS Foundation of America, The Links, Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and UNCF – she has demonstrated a spirit of giving and service that is inspiring to her community.
"Sharon truly exemplifies a caring heart," writes Sharon's childhood and longtime friend, who shared a specific instance of Robinson Reed's selflessness. A year ago, the pastor of the church of which Sharon is an active member, requested assistance for an elderly member of their congregation. At eighty-five years old, the woman could no longer drive herself to and from Sunday services. Without hesitation, Sharon offered her assistance. Each Sunday, Sharon drives thirty minutes to pick up her fellow churchgoer, and then drives the additional twenty minutes to the church. Sharon has demonstrated a generosity with her resources and time that has surpassed expectations: on the return trip she also offers to take the senior out to lunch and to the store to purchase any personal items she may need.
"Anthem Angels…Honoring Everyday Heroes" was established by the Indianapolis Colts and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to pay tribute to Hoosier "First Respondents" who may have received little or no recognition for the strides they have made to help others in human-service related professions.
In honor of Reed's heroism, she will receive four (4) VIP Club Seat Tickets to the Colts game, a feature story with her photo in the Colts gameday magazine (the Scout) and on www.colts.com, as well as on-field recognition at the game.
Nominations are currently being accepted for upcoming 2014 home games. For more information about Anthem Angels, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, please visit: www.colts.com/anthemangels.