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CELEBRATION OF PHILANTHROPY

Celebration of Philanthropy

On November 05, 2021, CFAAC's Celebration of Philanthropy Awards will highlight and honor eight generous and committed community members that represent the depth and breadth of philanthropy in Anne Arundel County.

Celebration of Philanthropy Sponsors will have the opportunity to promote their business to our community’s most invested and charitable residents. Sponsors will be mentioned in all Celebration of Philanthropy Awards publicity, both prior to and during the event, including being listed in all printed materials, press materials, and in the event program.

Partner with CFAAC by becoming an Annual Sponsor!

Annual sponsorship benefits include year-long visibility through CFAAC's marketing and public relations efforts, prominent website visibility, inclusion in CFAAC's monthly e-newsletters, recognition through social media, invitations to special events, and more.

 Click here to download a PDF copy of the 2021 Celebration of Philanthropy Sponsorship Guide, or scroll down to learn more.

 

Thank you to our sponsors:

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Sponsorship Opportunities

PRESENTING SPONSOR $20,000 

Celebration of Philanthropy Benefits:
Featured as presenting sponsor for CFAAC's 21st Anniversary Celebration of Philanthropy Awards; a brief speaking role during the program; logo on event invitation; 10 tickets to the awards luncheon*; logo on CFAAC website; branded mixed-media promotions including video, website, social media, and print materials; two-page profile in the event program; and branded transitions during the presentation.

Annual Benefits:

Become a Presenting Sponsor


PLATINUM SPONSOR $10,000 

Celebration of Philanthropy Benefits:
Featured as a sponsor for CFAAC's 21st Anniversary Celebration of Philanthropy Awards; video message to awardees; 8 tickets to the awards luncheon*; prominent logo on all mixed-media promotions including video, website, social media, and print materials; full-page profile in the event program; and a full slide with logo in event presentation.

Annual Benefits:

Become a Platinum Sponsor


GOLD SPONSOR $5,000

Celebration of Philanthropy Benefits:
Featured as a sponsor for CFAAC's 21st Anniversary Celebration of Philanthropy Awards; video message to awardees; 8 tickets to the awards luncheon*; logo on all mixed-media promotions including video, website, social media, and print materials; half-page profile in the event program; and a full slide with logo in event presentation.

Annual Benefits:

Become a Gold Sponsor


SILVER SPONSOR $2,500

Celebration of Philanthropy Benefits:
Featured as a sponsor for CFAAC's 21st Anniversary Celebration of Philanthropy Awards; 4 tickets to the awards luncheon*; logo on all mixed-media promotions including video, website, social media, and print materials, event program, and event presentation.

Annual Benefits:

Become a Silver Sponsor


BRONZE SPONSOR $1,000

Celebration of Philanthropy Benefits:
Featured as a sponsor for CFAAC's 21st Anniversary Celebration of Philanthropy Awards; 2 tickets to the awards luncheon*; name recognition on all mixed-media promotions including video, website, social media, print materials, event program, and event presentation.

Annual Benefits:

Become a Bronze Sponsor


FRIEND OF PHILANTHROPY $500 

Celebration of Philanthropy Benefits:
Featured as a sponsor for CFAAC's 21st Anniversary Celebration of Philanthropy Awards; 2 tickets to the awards luncheon*; name recognition on all mixed-media promotions including video, website, social media, print materials, event program, and event presentation.

Become a Friend of Philanthropy

 

*This year's award ceremony will be held in person pending all COVID-19 social distancing and gathering restrictions. CFAAC will continue to assess, based on current conditions, whether to postpone, significantly reduce the number of attendees, or cancel the in-person gathering.

Celebrating 20 Years of Philanthropy in 2020

If you would like to view last year's event you can do so using the link below.

View the 2020 Celebration of Philanthropy Program Here

2021 Celebration of Philanthropy Award Categories

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Philanthropist of the Year Award  - Presented to an individual or family (family foundations are eligible for this award) with a proven record of exceptional generosity who, through direct financial support, has demonstrated outstanding civic and philanthropic responsibility, exemplary leadership in advancing philanthropy, and whose generosity encourages others to become philanthropic leaders, particularly in Anne Arundel County. 

Corporate Philanthropist of the Year Award - Presented to a local business/corporation (corporate foundations are eligible for this award) that has a proven record of exceptional generosity and demonstrates outstanding civic and philanthropic responsibility through direct financial support to nonprofits located in Anne Arundel County. The local business/corporation encourages and motivates its employees to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement with local nonprofits.  

Volunteer of the Year Award - Presented to an individual or team of volunteers (formal or informal) with a proven record of volunteerism who, through the donations of time and talent has played a key role in helping local nonprofit organizations provide services to the community. They often make the difference in an organization being able to expand its services to a wider audience or move its programs to a higher level of service to the community. 

Young Volunteer of the Year Award - Presented to an individual student or youth group (elementary through college age) who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to the community through direct financial support, development of charitable programs, volunteering and/or leadership. Examples of activities may include tutoring, mentoring, designing social media tools for nonprofits, raising funds or goods (food, clothing, toys, etc.), performing a public service to help build a playground, renovate housing, clean up a waterway, etc.

Boots on the Ground Award Presented to an individual who has gone above and beyond to improve lives and meet community needs through their exceptional efforts - mobilizing resources for public benefit, leading by example, serving when they are called, advocating, and volunteering for those in our community who need help. Their efforts have a direct, real, tangible impact on our neighbors and our community!

Carroll H. Hynson, Jr. Award for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Philanthropy – This award is named in honor of Carroll H. Hynson, Jr., founding CFAAC Board Member and longest-running host of the Celebration of Philanthropy Awards Luncheon. It will be presented to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to philanthropy by building bridges, connecting people dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and championing the acceptance, respect, and inclusion of all.

Carol Thompson Lifetime Achievement Award – This award is named in honor of Carol Thompson, the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County (CFAAC) Founder, and its first Executive Director. It is presented to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to advancing philanthropy by demonstrating long-standing leadership, creativity in responding to societal problems, and making a significant, positive impact on philanthropy in Anne Arundel County.  

Legacy Award for Planned Giving - Recognizes an individual donor/philanthropist who has made a significant contribution to one or more local nonprofits using a planned gift. A planned gift is any major gift, made in lifetime or at death as part of a donor’s overall financial and/or estate planning. These include gifts of equity, life insurance, real estate, personal property, or cash. This award is presented in partnership with the Anne Arundel Estate Planning Council.

Past Award Recipients

In 2020 CFAAC introduced Awardee Videos, to watch these videos click on 2020 Awardees in the links below.

Philanthropists of the Year
2001 Hillard & Karolyn Donner
2002 Creston & Betty Jane Tate
2003 Jim & Katherine Mandrin
2004 Frank & Susan Chaney
2005 Tom & Peggy Baldwin
2006 Robert Pascal
2007 Frederick A. Graul
2008 Edward St. John
2009 Phil & Meri Gibbs
2010 Jim & Linda Humphrey
2011 Patty McManus
2012 James & Sylvia Earl
2013 John & Cathy Belcher
2014 John & Terri Hussman
2015 JoAnn DeCesaris
2016 Richard "Dick" Franyo
2017 Jane Campbell Chambliss & Pete Chambliss
2018 Beverly & Stephen Marcus
2019 Kent and Sue McNew
2020 John and Jan Magnolia

Corporate Philanthropists of the Year 
2011 BankAnnapolis
2011 Varuna Aveda Salon Spa
2012 Severn Savings Bank
2013 CPS Gumpert
2014 Bank of Glen Burnie
2015 Skyline Technology Solutions
2016 Development Facilitators, Inc.
2017 Buck Distributing Company, Inc.
2018 The Brick Companies
2019 Annapolis Cars
2020 Crosby Marketing

Celebration of Philanthropy Award
2006 The Philip Merrill Family
2013 Lisa Hillman
2018 Elizabeth Kinney

Foundations of the Year
2011 Carol M. Jacobsohn Foundation
2012 William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation
2013 Keith Campbell Foundation
2014 South Anne Arundel County Rotary Foundation
2015 TKF Foundation
2016 Merrill Foundation
2018 The Philip E. and Carol R. Ratcliffe Foundation
2019 The Chaney Enterprises Foundation
2020 AMFM Foundation

Volunteers of the Year
2003 Tricia Lehmann
2004 Rob Cradle
2005 Trudy McFall
2006 Dennis Conti
2007 Anna E. Greenberg
2008 Tony & Penny Evans
2009 Ellenor Alvarez

 

Volunteer of the Year continued
2010 Deede Rivers
2011 Bill & Terry Kuethe
2012 Bobbie & Jerry Burnett
2013 Fred Davis
2014 Betty Mack
2015 Penny Cantwell
2016 Karen Smith
2017 Karen Feldman & Helena Hunter
2018 Tara Balfe Clifford
2019 Bronwyn Belling
2020 Vanessa Carter

Young Volunteers of the Year
2007 Megan Skiles
2008 Annie Bukowski
2009 David Ensor
2010 Meade High School Key Club
2016 Maggie Crawford
2017 Jason Cherry
2018 Ben Nussbaumer
2019 Grace Gallant
2020 Haley Havard

Boots on the Ground Award
2020 Susana Cruz

Carroll H. Hynson Jr. Award for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Philanthropy
2020 Yevola Peters

Carol Thompson Lifetime Achievement Award
2020 Henry “Hank” Libby

Community Collaborators Award
2020 Banneker-Douglass Museum

Emerging Philanthropist Award
2020 Ellen Shiery

Innovation Award
2020 Creating Communities

Leadership in Philanthropy Award
2020 Taylor Pyles

Legacy Award for Planned Giving
2020 Cherie Loustaunau

Nonprofit MVP Award
2020 Kristina Mitchell

Outstanding Nonprofit Award
2020 Hope for All

Outstanding Professional Fundraiser Award
2020 Jan Wood

Outstanding Small Business Award
2020 Atlas Container, Paul Centenari

Outstanding Volunteer Group Award
2020 Anne Arundel Medical Center Auxiliary

Outstanding Youth Group Award
2020 Kid Changemakers

Unsung Hero Award
2020 Jan Atwood

 


 

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