The editorial board salutes Charlotte-area residents who make this a better place to live

Each year countless Charlotte-area residents sow their time, talent and money into philanthropic and civic causes that help make this region a better place to live.

Today, we offer a public year-end salute to just a few of those community-minded souls toiling among us.

May their example inspire us all in 2015.

Use the scroll bar to the right of the text to see all 11 people who have made our community better.