Shelton was nominated by her fellow Encore members for her involvement with the Discovery Concerts for Kids series during the 2013-2014 season. In addition, she was instrumental in the decoration and planning for the inaugural “Carolina Christmas Spectacular!” concert series, which debuted in late November and early December of 2013. She also assisted in numerous other ways. Throughout the season, Shelton contributed nearly 65 volunteer hours and filled 22 different volunteer positions.
“Diane Shelton has been a tireless volunteer for the symphony this season,” said Merritt Vale, President and CEO of the Symphony. “No task was too small or too large. She helped with everything from securing donations to planning and helping with logistics. Her enthusiasm and energy are greatly appreciated. Our volunteers are invaluable to us. We could not survive without their support and assistance.”