I am writing to express gratitude to Jim Senter, athletic director at The Citadel, for his generosity to Burke High School and to the downtown community. He welcomed the Burke football team to Johnson Hagood Stadium for the 2015 season — an extraordinary gesture to a neighboring institution.

Further, he showed what a genuinely united Charleston looks like: people doing the right thing by one another, sharing resources when needed and showing both determination and compassion in finding solutions to difficult problems.

May Mr. Senter’s actions be an example to all of us of how we can contribute to a just and connected community.

Elena Tuerk, Ph.D.

President, Westside

Neighborhood Association

Rutledge Avenue

Charleston