Chesapeake Charities to honor Hogan, Rapoport
STEVENSVILLE — Chesapeake Charities will host “A Celebration of Charity” awards luncheon on Nov. 17 at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club in Stevensville. During the luncheon, Gov. Larry Hogan will be honored for the courage, leadership and compassion he displayed as he battled an aggressive form of cancer during his first year in office.
Aaron Rapoport, M.D., who led the Governor’s recovery team, will also be recognized for his dedication to developing new treatments that are yielding tremendous results in the fight against cancer. Rapoport is the Gary Jobson Professor of Clinical Oncology in the Department of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Medical Center.
“Gov. Hogan has shown us what leadership really means,” said Audrey Scott, Chesapeake Charities board Vice Chair. “While undergoing his own treatment, he reached out to encourage and support other cancer patients, especially children. To honor the Governor we will be establishing the Governor Larry Hogan Scholarship to assist students pursing a degree in medical research.”
Other honorees will include Marianne Harms, a retired businesswoman, who will receive the Philanthropist of the Year award for her generous support of nonprofit orga- nizations in Calvert County. The Partnering for Youth After School Program will receive the Nonprofit of the Year award for its 20-year commitment to excellence, and Amelia Foxwell will be honored as the Volunteer of the Year for her work with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.
“Maryland is fortunate to have passionate, generous leaders to inspire us. This will be a very special celebration,” said Linda Kohler, Chesapeake Charities Executive Director.
More details about the event are available at chesapeakecharities.org/events. Limited seating is available and tickets can be purchased online for $75 each.
Chesapeake Charities is a community foundation that supports a wide range of charitable causes including arts, education, health and human services, animal welfare, and the environment. All of its 75 component funds have a common cause — a passion for making a difference in their communities. More than $8 million has been invested in the Chesapeake Bay region since 2005.
For more information, contact Chesapeake Charities at 410-643-4020, email email@example.com, or visit chesapeakecharities.org. Chesapeake Charities is accredited by the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations.