In 2015 Purdue University recognized Dr. Woodward with a Pioneering Women Award. She was also nominated and recognized as a finalist for the Philanthropist of the Year Award by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. In 2016 Dr. Woodward received the Pioneering Women Award for Business from Spartanburg Methodist College. She also received a 2016 Women of Distinction Award from the Girl Scouts of America-Mountains to Midlands. In 2018, Dr. Woodward received the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Humanitarian Award from the Urban League of the Upstate.
Dr. Woodward is a tireless volunteer and philanthropist in her church, business, community and state. She enjoys worship, public service, and spending time with her friends and family. She regularly devotes her resources and experience to mentoring children and young adults in disadvantaged areas. She routinely and unselfishly invests in local service programs, projects, and opportunities in the name of the funeral home.
The Dr. Kay E. Woodward Scholarship awards $500 to a deserving student for his/her capacity to overcome significant barriers to education, as well as their commitment to making an impact on their schools and communities.