The William Richardson Davie Award was established by the Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill at the meeting of June 22, 1984.

Recipient Year Received
Charles Milton Shaffer 1984
Albert Coates 1984
Hargrove “Skipper” Bowles 1985
J. Norman McCaskill 1985
William Brantley Aycock 1986
Archibald Kimbrough Davis 1986
Thomas Jackson White, Jr. 1986
Frank Hawkins Kenan 1986
Howard Holderness 1986
Edward Michael O’Herron 1986
Bowman Gray, III (posthumously) 1986
Ernest Warriner Williamson 1986
J. Scott Cramer 1987
Sarah Virginia Dunlap 1987
Bernard J. Flatow 1987
Anne E. Queen 1987
J. Carlyle Sitterson 1987
Arnold K. King 1987
George Watts Hill, Sr. 1988
C. Knox Massey, Sr. 1988
John A. Tate, Jr. 1988
William C. Friday 1989
Frank B. Hanes, Sr. & Barbara Lasater Hanes 1989
Ralph N. Strayhorn, Jr. 1989
J. Maryon “Spike” Saunders 1989
James G. Exum, Jr. 1990
Margaret T. Harper 1990
Lloyd M. Jard 1990
Thomas W. Lambeth 1990
Anne W. Cates 1991
Hugh M. Morton, Sr. 1991
William J. Armfield, IV 1992
Irwin Belk 1992
Hugh L. McColl, Jr. 1992
Julian H. Robertson, Jr. 1992
Elizabeth S. Dowd 1993
Robert C. Eubanks, Jr. 1993
Howard N. Lee 1993
Sherwood H. Smith, Jr. 1993
Timothy B. Burnett 1994
Paul J. Rizzo 1994
Marc Basnight 1995
Thomas Stephen Kenan III 1995
Maurice John Koury 1995
William Octavius McCoy 1995
Earl Norfleet Phillips, Jr. 1995
Anthony Eden Rand 1995
Max Carroll Chapman, Jr. 1996
Gladys Hall Coates 1996
Thomas Francis Kearns, Jr. 1996
Charles Milton Shaffer, Jr. 1996
Charles Kuralt (posthumously) 1997
John Lassiter Sanders 1997
John Williams Harris 1997
David Livingstone Ward, Jr. 1997
Ann Lewallen Spencer 1998
James Millis, Sr. 1998
Paul Fulton 1998
Raymond Dawson 1998
Carmen Hooker Buell 1999
Michael Hooker (posthumously) 1999
Edward Hooper Hardison 1999
Richard Hampton Jenrette 1999
George Harvey Johnson 1999
Woody Durham 2000
James Andrew Harrell, Sr. 2000
Ben M. Jones III 2000
R. Charles Loudermilk, Sr. 2000
Erskine Boyce Bowles 2001
John Woodfin Burress, III 2001
Walter Royal Davis 2001
Edward Calvin Smith, Jr. 2001
N. Ferebee Taylor 2001
Christopher C. Fordham III 2002
Henry E. Frye 2002
C. Dixon Spangler, Jr. 2002
Elizabeth Price Kenan——Declined
James G. Kenan III———-Declined
Mary Anne Dickson 2003
Dr. William R. Jordan 2003
Dean E. Smith 2003
Van L. Weatherspoon 2003
Harvey Elliott Beech 2004
Paul Hardin 2004
William Burwell Harrison, Jr. 2004
Charles McKimmon Winston, Sr. 2004
James Graham Kenan III——Declined
Marjorie Buckley 2005
Donald W. Curtis 2005
Frank A. Daniels, Jr. 2005
Richard (Dick) J. Richardson 2005
Alan T. Dickson 2006
Leonard G. Herring 2006
James E.S. Hynes 2006
Allen B. Morgan, Jr. 2006
The Honorable Melvin L. Watt 2006
J. Joseph Hackney 2007
Willard Joseph Overlock, Jr. 2007
George Kennedy Thompson 2007
Patricia Timmons-Goodson 2007
Vaughn & Nancy Bryson 2008
Peter T. Grauer 2008
C. Knox Massey, Jr. 2008
James H. Winston 2008
Frederic Neville Eshelman 2009
Richard Krasno 2009
Beverly Eaves Perdue 2009
Richard T. (Stick) Williams 2009
Linda Garrou 2010
Dennis Gillings 2010
James Moeser 2010
Richard Stevens 2010
Joan Gillings 2011
Bernadette Gray-Little 2011
Luther H. Hodges, Jr. 2011
Nelson Schwab 2011
Barbara Fordham 2012
Julia Sprunt Grumbles 2012
Barbara Hardin 2012
Brenda Kirby 2012
Sara McCoy 2012
Susan Moeser 2012
Diane Taylor 2012
Hugh McAllister 2013
Karol Mason 2013
Roger Perry 2013
David Frey 2013
Betty Kenan——-Declined
Russell M. Carter 2014
John G. Ellison, Jr. 2014
Michael Kennedy 2014
Sallie Krawcheck 2014
Donald Stallings 2014
Billie J. Stallings 2014
Michael Zollicoffer 2014
Lucius E. Burch III 2015
Roy H. Park, Jr. 2015
Betty Ray McCain 2015
Mary Cain Driscoll——–Declined
Barbara Hyde——-Declined
Joseph R. “Pitt” Hyde——-Declined
Joseph R. “Pitt” Hyde 2016
Barbara Hyde 2016
Teresa Artis Neal 2016
Robert W. Winston III 2016
Sallie Shuping-Russell 2017
Alston Gardner 2017
John Townsend 2017
Sheldon Peck 2017
Munroe Cobey 2018
James Peacock 2018
Kay Weatherspoon 2018
Leonard Wood 2018
Teresa H. Williams 2019
James Arthur “Art” Pope 2019
H. Kel Landis III 2019