Local student, businessman honored by Gov. Hogan Nov. 15
STEVENSVILLE — Jeremy Todd, a Kent Island High School graduate and thirdyear medical school student attending Eastern Virginia Medical School, was honored at the Chesapeake Charities’ Celebration of Charity luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club.
The son of Mark and Lesley Todd of Stevensville, Jeremy Todd received a $500 honorarium as part of the Gov. Larry Hogan Scholarships for students interested in pursuing cancer research when they graduate from medical school.
Todd was recognized for the clinical research work he performed through the Medical Student Training in Aging Research Program at Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, which examined factors influencing patient enrollment in cancer clinical trials.
The theme of the luncheon was “Breaking the Cycle of Poverty” and the honorees were recognized for their work to lift Maryland families out of poverty. The 2018 honorees were Mark Freestate of Centreville, Volunteer of the Year; The Wills Group of La Plata, Philanthropist of the Year; and The Light House Homeless Prevention Support Center of Annapolis, Nonprofit of the Year.
The luncheon opened with a video greeting from U.S. Housing & Urban Development Secretary, Dr. Ben Carson, followed by the Gov. Larry Hogan Scholarships, and then the awards for Philanthropist, Nonprofit and Volunteer of the Year.
Jodie Gray, Chesapeake Charities board member and committee co-chairman, said, “Because of the generosity and hard work of our 2018 honorees, families are getting the help they need to break out of poverty and enable the next generation to thrive.”
Sponsors for the luncheon included the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, the Rural Maryland Council, WHBG Certified Public Accountants, GTI/Rise Maryland,
Shore United Bank, Avon Dixon, The Marksmen Company, Customer Relationship Metrics and Chaney Enterprises.
Chesapeake Charities is a community foundation in Stevensville that supports over 90 nonprofit funds that impact a range of charitable causes including animal welfare, arts, education, health and human services, and the environment. To date they have generated more than $25 million in investment and grant funding for charitable projects in eight counties: Anne Arundel, Calvert, Caroline, Charles, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot.
For more information, contact Chesapeake Charities at 410-643-4020 or [email protected]peakecharities.org, or visit www. chesapeakecharities.org. Chesapeake Charities is accredited by the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations.