BCPS Educ­tion Foun­da­tion hon­ors ed­u­ca­tion cham­pi­ons

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BAL­TI­MORE COUNTY— On Sept. 9, The Ed­u­ca­tion Foun­da­tion of Bal­ti­more County Pub­lic Schools cel­e­brated and rec­og­nized the achieve­ments and ser­vices of sev­eral in­di­vid­u­als and com­mu­nity part­ners.

Con­tri­bu­tions of time, tal­ent, and trea­sure greatly en­hance the suc­cesses of the foun­da­tion. Each year, the foun­da­tion cel­e­brates those who have im­pacted the foun­da­tion in ways that shape out­comes that ul­ti­mately ben­e­fit our stu­dents, ed­u­ca­tors, and class­rooms by con­tribut­ing to a brighter fu­ture.

As Deb­o­rah Phelps, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the foun­da­tion said, “Ev­ery child de­serves a cham­pion; an adult who will never give up on them, who un­der­stands the power of con­nec­tion and in­sists that they be­come the best that they can pos­si­bly be….Let us rec­og­nize our cham­pi­ons, cham­pi­ons who be­lieve in our stu­dents, our teach­ers and our schools, cham­pi­ons who sup­port, pro­vide as­sis­tance and who be­lieve in the next gen­er­a­tion.”

Please join us in cel­e­brat­ing our Cham­pi­ons!

BCPS Of­fice of Copy and Print, Jen­nifer Drury, su­per­vi­sor; Ida Turner, tech IV; Brian Hiles, graphic de­signer, and the en­tire team, re­cip­i­ents of the Mer­i­to­ri­ous Ser­vice Award 2020. For pro­vid­ing ser­vice through co­her­ent, well or­ga­nized, timely sup­port with en­thu­si­asm and good­will, show­cas­ing their pas­sion, tal­ents, skills, and com­mit­ment to ex­cel­lence.

Emily Bro­phy, se­nior gen­eral man­ager of Tow­son Town Cen­ter, and Nancy Haf­ford, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of Tow­son Cham­ber of Com­merce, re­cip­i­ents of the In­no­va­tion in Ed­u­ca­tion Award 2020. For pro­vid­ing in­no­va­tion through cre­ative thought and imag­i­na­tion as the ap­pli­ca­tion for bet­ter so­lu­tions that meet new re­quire­ments or ex­ist­ing needs with “out of the box” think­ing.

Doug Eder, pres­i­dent of Oak Con­tract­ing, LLC, re­cip­i­ent of the Lead­er­ship Award 2020. For sup­port­ing the foun­da­tion’s mission, vi­sion, and goals through ex­em­plary con­tri­bu­tions of lead­ing by ex­am­ple, which are demon­strated through his ex­cep­tional qual­i­ties and val­ues.

Cindy Jones, youth out­reach man­ager of First Fi­nan­cial Fed­eral Credit Union, re­cip­i­ent of the Board Mem­ber of the Year Award 2020. For demon­strat­ing lead­er­ship, gover­nance, and over­sight, and ad­dress­ing the phil­an­thropic needs of the foun­da­tion, through em­brac­ing ini­tia­tives, re­cruit­ing vol­un­teers, and a ded­i­cated com­mit­ment to com­mu­nity sup­port for ed­u­ca­tion.

Su­san and Bill Good­hand, re­cip­i­ents of the In­di­vid­ual Vol­un­teer of the Year Award 2020, and First Fi­nan­cial Fed­eral Credit Union for Com­mu­nity Part­ner Vol­un­teer of the Year Award 2020. For vol­un­teer­ing and freely giv­ing time to the foun­da­tion to pro­mote good­ness for the BCPS com­mu­nity and im­prove the qual­ity of life for oth­ers.

Tim Bo­janowski, pres­i­dent of Zest So­cial Me­dia So­lu­tions, re­cip­i­ent of the In­di­vid­ual Com­mu­nity Im­pact Award 2020, and BCPS Of­fice of Food and Nutri­tion Ser­vices, Karen Leven­stein, di­rec­tor, re­cip­i­ent of the Com­mu­nity Part­ner Com­mu­nity Im­pact Award 2020. For draw­ing sig­nif­i­cant and mea­sur­able im­pact in the com­mu­nity through phi­lan­thropy, vol­un­teer ef­forts, ser­vice, and pro­mo­tion of so­cial goals. In­spir­ing team­work and trans­form­ing chal­lenges into op­por­tu­ni­ties.

Gary Berger, pres­i­dent| CEO of HMS In­sur­ance As­so­ciates, re­cip­i­ent of the Phi­lan­thropist of the Qua­dren­nial 2016 – 2020. For demon­strat­ing con­sis­tent lead­er­ship, gover­nance, and over­sight of the foun­da­tion as an in­di­vid­ual board mem­ber of the foun­da­tion and as the pres­i­dent | CEO, leader of his com­pany ad­dress­ing phil­an­thropic needs of the foun­da­tion and ded­i­ca­tion to a com­mit­ment to, and un­der­stand­ing of, ed­u­ca­tion… stu­dents and their fam­i­lies, teach­ers, the ad­min­is­tra­tive team, and com­mu­nity needs.

David Gar­barino, BB&T mar­ket pres­i­dent, Bal­ti­more | GEO-Tech­nol­ogy As­so­ci­ated, Inc., COO; Joe Harsel, fi­nan­cial ad­vi­sor, VALIC Fi­nan­cial Ad­vi­sors, Inc. and AIG Re­tire­ment Ser­vices; Bran­don McMann, gen­eral man­ager, iFLY Bal­ti­more and Ama­zon; served as Board of Direc­tors to The Ed­u­ca­tion Foun­da­tion of BCPS, re­tired 2020. For serv­ing as trusted ad­vi­sors and trusted lead­ers in the com­mu­nity as sup­port­ers for pub­lic ed­u­ca­tion in the Bal­ti­more County re­gion and are com­mit­ted to and un­der­stand stu­dent and com­mu­nity needs. They have demon­strated in­tegrity, cred­i­bil­ity, and a pas­sion for im­prov­ing the lives of young in­di­vid­u­als serv­ing multi-terms as foun­da­tion board direc­tors.

The Ed­u­ca­tion Foun­da­tion of Bal­ti­more County Pub­lic Schools thanks the in­di­vid­u­als and part­ners for their ded­i­ca­tion and ser­vice to the com­mu­nity.

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