Previous Honorees

Previous Honorees

2019 Honorees

Mary Anne Burke

Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Foundation
As soon as the school opened, Mary Anne has been involved. She is an active board member that does not mind digging into the weeds of the organization. Most recently, she has taken on the position of chair of our Grants Review committee. Her dedication, organizational skills and attention to details is present in her monthly reports. We are grateful for her leadership.


Craig Campbell

Boys and Girls Club of Washington County
With Craig on your side, be prepared for big ideas, big commitment and big successes. Heading up our Resource Development Committee, Craig devotes a lot of time to making sure that the club fundraisers and fundraising are successful. Devoting time away from his own businesses, Craig turned our first Over the Edge for Kids fundraiser into a raging success.


Sterling Johnson

Boys and Girls Club of Frederick
For two years, Sterling’s reassuring demeanor brings comfort to many kids at the Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County. He volunteers as a mentor working one-on-one with kids in our after-school program offering guidance and academic support in the form of play. A member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and avid Harley rider, he’s also married with 4 children and 5 grandchildren.


Timika Thrasher

Boys and Girls Club of Frederick
Timika never does anything halfway. She gives her all, and we are so grateful to have her on the Board of Directors of Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County. Timika is a vibrant, well-spoken voice in the community- a business owner, mother, philanthropist, and Boys & Girls Club alumni. We are a better organization and community through her service.


Stephen E. Chaudet

C&O Canal Trust 
Under Steve’s leadership, first as chair of the Trust’s Development Committee and then as chairman of the Board, the C&O Canal Trust has increased fundraising revenue by 51% over the past four years. With his personal generosity and focused attention, Steve has brought the Trust’s development program from nascence to maturity and strength.


Deborah Rio

Carroll Lutheran Village
Possessing a boundless servant’s heart, Deborah is equally content volunteering behind the scenes or demonstrating
leadership “front and center” as a committee chair. The scope of her efforts are too many to enumerate and her impact immeasurable. Carroll Lutheran Village retirement community expresses deep gratitude for the difference resident Deborah Rio makes, sharing her talent and skills along with a touch of humor.


Gordon M. Cooley

Community Foundation of Frederick
Gordon M. Cooley has been an unwavering force with the Community Foundation as it launched its first endowment campaign supporting the greatest needs in Frederick County. Gordon, a very generous man himself, has shared his passion and commitment, inspiring others to give and volunteer with this important effort. His ability to have purposeful conversations and remain determined in his efforts has helped to further the mission of the Community Foundation.


Brenda Sterling

Discovery Station at Hagerstown, Inc.
Brenda Sterling is a true treasure within the photography world. She has spent countless hours this past year as a volunteer, capturing our hands-on STEAM Programs and special events with her camera lens. We are so grateful that she shared her talents with our organization and in doing so, she has increased our museum’s visibility within our community and with our donors. Brenda is a blessing to all of us.


Katherine Esposito

Frederick County Public Libraries
Katherine “Katie” Esposito takes “saving the world” literally. When she’s not organizing thousands of books for a fundraising book sale to benefit the Urbana Library, she’s working on making our community a better place to live by promoting environmentally sustainable practices. Katie is truly an exceptional person. When the Friends of the Library’s previous president was diagnosed with cancer, Katie stepped up and assumed the position as their fearless leader, so he had one less thing on his plate. She is a wonderful mother and friend who gives the best of herself to everyone else.


Angela Currie

Habitat for Humanity of Carrol County
Champion describes Angela Currie, Business Attorney, and President of Habitat for Humanity of Carroll County’s Board of Directors. She is dynamic, committed, and dedicated. She serves on our Family Selection, ReStore, and Executive Committees, and attends every Habitat event. She supports us financially through personal giving and solicitation of sponsors. She is a champion trail blazer who leads by example.


Sue and David Dorsey

Hagerstown Community College
The Dorseys have been dedicated volunteers of the College for 20 years, so dedicated in fact that they haven’t always kept track of their hours. They don’t do it for the recognition, they do it because they love HCC. If we had to estimate though, together they’ve volunteered almost 50,000 hours. They were also part of the team that recruited volunteers to manage the College’s Hawk Café during sporting and special events. Proceeds from the Café were then designated to establish several athletic scholarships, helping dozens of students each year.

Judy Kofoet

Hagerstown Community College
Twenty-eight years ago, Judy proposed the idea that HCC Alumni hold a Flower & Garden Show. Kofoet shepherded the annual project and it has bloomed netting over $756,000 for  HCC, allowing us to build an Amphitheater, award scholarships and more. Judy works weekly with gardeners who beautify our campus, making our grounds exquisite. She demonstrates service, leadership and caring.


Joy Miller Beveridge

No better word to describe Joy Miller Beveridge. Joy’s dedication to Hood College runs deep. An active member of the Board of Associates and the Alumni Executive Board, Joy serves her alma mater through her leadership and commitment to promoting the College. A distinguished scientist with Leidos Biomedical Research, Joy has established strong partnerships between the College and Leidos. Joy does it all with energy and a smile.


Crystal Strother

St. Mary Catholic School
Crystal Strother is serving her 3rd year as bookkeeper for St. Mary Catholic School’s Home and School Association. She not only keeps the budget in order and handles numerous financial tasks, but her presence is everywhere – serving punch at the Science Fair, putting together baskets for our annual Fall fundraiser, welcoming parents during Back to School nights, and purchasing supplies at Sam’s Club to make sure events run smoothly. The entire SMCS community is thankful to Crystal for her dedication.


Mike McLane

United Way of Frederick County
During Mike McLane’s time with United Way of Frederick County, he has worn the titles of Campaign Coordinator, Board Member, Chair of RD Committee, Campaign Cabinet Chair and MC of events. He has helped lead the way to increase his workplace giving, increased board giving, help restart our Campaign Cabinet and more. Our fundraising progress is thanks to his leadership.


Tim Troxell

United Way of Washington County
Dependable, honest, outgoing, generous, and genuine. There is not just one word that describes the kind of man and volunteer Tim is. Tim’s positive attitude and joyful demeanor make him someone that everyone enjoys being around. He is the kind of volunteer you wish you could clone. United Way of Washington County is a better organization because of his involvement.


Judy Wheeler

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
Judy is a Museum Trustee and President of the Museum’s Singer Society. She has been an active member of the Museum’s Development Committee for the past eleven years. During her tenure, Judy has supported the planning, implementation and successes of the Museum’s fundraising events and special projects. With her involvement during the past 11 years, the Museum’s various fundraising events have raised over a million dollars and increased annual gross revenues by 163%. More importantly, Judy is instrumental in providing technical support to the staff, for the Museum’s software management database.


Greg Pinkard

Westminster Rescue Mission
Creative Problem Solver
Greg Pinkard has served on the WRM Board since 2017 providing his professional expertise as a commercial building property manager and project developer. Through his leadership, WRM received two streams of funding to rehabilitate the original residential program building thus expanding the organization’s addiction recovery services to WOMEN. In addition, Greg is diligently working to guarantee that all of the campus buildings are properly maintained to ensure that we are exercising good stewardship of all that has been entrusted to us. WRM is immensely grateful for Greg’s unwavering commitment to God’s work being done at the Addiction Healing Center.


Joan Schupp

Woman’s Club
Joan Schupp has been a dedicated member of The Women’s Club for over 20 years, serving as President 2014-2015. Under her leadership, the Endowment Fund was established reaching its initial goal of $100,000.00 two years ahead of schedule. She continues to serve the Club as 3rd VP in charge of our historic building, which provides low rent housing for women in need. 

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Our 2018 Distinguished Volunteers
Kim Anselmo, YMCA of Frederick County, MD, Authentic
The Edward O. Bollinger Family, Carroll Community College Foundation, Legacy
Linda Despeaux, Weinberg Center for the Arts, Patient
Al & Naomi Everett, Frederick County Public Libraries, Poetic 
Joyce Grossnickle, United Way of Frederick County, Dedicated
Alice Grumbine, Discovery Station at Hagerstown, Inc., Humble
Heather Guessford, Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, Tenacious
John Guttmann, C&O Canal Trust, Proactive
Laverne Harden, Carroll Lutheran Village, Touchstone
Marjorie Hobbs, Hospice of Washington County, Eager
Howard S. Kaylor, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Philanthropy/Humble  
Judy Kofoet, Hagerstown Community College Foundation, Dedicated
Mark Lancaster, Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County, Visionary 
Father Robert Lawton, Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, Wise
Roddy & Lisa O’Connell, St. John’s Regional Catholic School, Amazingly Talented   
Justin Ramsburg, Frederick Community College Foundation, Conscentious
Diane Rudisill, Boys & Girls Club of Washington County, Compassionate
Randy Scott, United Way of Washington County, Generous
Ron & Judith Shaw, Westminster Rescue Mission, Beneficient
MJ Sommerville, St. Mary’s Catholic School, Consistent
Kelly Tracey, Humane Society of Washington County, Tenacious

Our 2017 Distinguished Volunteers
Edward Reilly, Jr., Our Lady of Good Counsel; Humility
Sarma McCafferty, St. Mary Catholic School; Focused
Terri Baker, WCPS Education Foundation; Engaged
Nancy Thrasher, Community Foundation of Frederick; Philanthropist-maven
Randy Hart, Westminster Rescue Mission; Steadfast
Leslie Rountree, CAB Cause and Effect; Inspiring
Mr. Nick Delia and Mr. Jim Emmons, Carroll Lutheran Village; Dynamic Duo
Glenn S. Bair, Carroll Community College Foundation; Humble
Greg Light, Tour de Fraderick; Dedication
Martha Gurzick, United Way of Frederick; Passionate
Michael Johnston, United Way of Washington Co; Trustworthy
Doris Kober, St. Johns Reg. Catholic School; Faithfully Devoted
Cynthia Garland, Bisfa Foundation; Innovative
Dr. P. Gregory Rausch, Frederick Memorial Hospital; Selfless
Lee Stine, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts; Legacy
Lew Muth, Discovery Station; Dedicated

David Spaans, Frederick County Public Libraries; Dedicated
Kathy Poole, C&O Canal Trust; Strategic
Charles Chaney, Hospice of Washington County; Dedicated
Dr. Paulette Shockey, Boys & Girls Club of Frederick; Tenacious

Our 2016 Distinguished Volunteers
Shirley Erdmanis, Homewood of Frederick; Faithful Servant
Robert Dickman, Our Lady of Good Counsel; Dedicated
Betsy Gage, St. John Regional Catholic School; Enthusiastically Creative
Rick Miles, Homewood at Williamsport; Reliable
Kim Newby, Humane Society of Washington County; Dynamic
David Castor, Discovery Station at Hagerstown; Passionate
Michael Koch, CAB Cause and Effect; Dedicated
David E. Nicewarner, Habitat for Humanity Frederick; Foreward Thinking
Robert B. Rankin, Meritus Healthcare Foundation; Dedicated
Mike Mitchell, C&O Canal Trust, Passionate
Jeff Link and Jody Sevy, Mount St. Mary's University; Dedicated
Cynthia Perini, Hospice of Washington County; Committed
John L. Schnebly, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts; Dedicated
Dr. Arnold "Skip" Amass, Carroll Community College Foundation, Passionate
Yvonne Reinsch, Hood College; Compassionate
Mary Ellis, United Way of Frederick; Selfless
Susan Wood, Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Foundation; Dedicated
Marla Fazzalore, Boys & Girls Club of Frederick; Enthusiastic
Steve & Jo, Carroll Lutheran Village; Thespians
Karlys Kline, Community Foundation of Frederick; Inspiring