Chesapeake Charities announces honorees for annual Celebration of Charity
Chesapeake Charities’ fifth annual Celebration of Charity recognizes local heroes during the pandemic and is set for Nov. 19 at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club in Stevensville.
The annual awards luncheon recognizes people and organizations that exemplify the qualities of leadership, community service and altruism. This year’s awards luncheon will recognize local heroes who made personal sacrifices to benefit others during the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the many stories of heroism, several honorees were selected in each of the three categories: Philanthropist of the Year; Volunteer of the Year; and Nonprofit of the Year. Tickets are available online at ChesapeakeCharities.org or by calling the office at 410-643-4020.
“This has been such a difficult year and it is heartwarming to learn of the level of sacrifice and dedication our honorees displayed during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Linda Kohler, Chesapeake Charities executive director. “Whether it was by addressing the disease itself, the need for Personal Protection Equipment, food, or mental health services, these caring individuals gave of themselves to save the lives of others.”
This year’s honorees include Bryan and Fred Graul, Philanthropists of the Year;Anne Arundel County Food Bank and For All Seasons, Nonprofits of the Year; and Dr. Michael Fisher and Dr. Lisa Stone, Lucy Kruse and Sandra Shearer Wignall, Volunteers of the Year.
Source: The Kent Island Bay Times and Record Observer