Lo­cal stu­dent, busi­ness­man hon­ored by Gov. Ho­gan Nov. 15

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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.

MARK FREESTATE

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