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2024 CELEBRATION OF PHILANTHROPY

For nearly 25 years, the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County's Celebration of Philanthropy Awards Luncheon has honored individuals, businesses, groups, and foundations who have demonstrated outstanding generosity and community leadership.  This prestigious event plays a major role in amplifying philanthropy in Anne Arundel County by shining a spotlight on those who go above and beyond to support our community. Please join us on October 30th for this year’s celebration and nominate a champion of philanthropy to be honored at the Awards Luncheon. Nominations will be accepted until July 11, 2024. 

Sponsorship opportunities and ticket sales are now open

SUBMIT A NOMINATION

2024 Celebration of Philanthropy Award Categories

Nominations Open May 15, 2024

Philanthropist of the Year Award - Presented to an individual, a family, or family foundation who has demonstrated outstanding civic and philanthropic responsibility through direct, exceptional financial support and leadership in advancing philanthropy. Read the full description here.

Corporate Philanthropist of the Year Award - Presented to a local business or corporation that demonstrates outstanding civic and philanthropic responsibility through direct financial support and leadership in the community. Read the full description here.

Volunteer of the Year Award - Presented to an individual or a team with a long history of volunteering and leadership, who has made a significant impact on community organizations. Read the full description here.

Young Volunteer of the Year Award - Presented to an individual student or a youth group who has demonstrated extraordinary commitment to the community through volunteering. Read the full description here.

Boots on the Ground Award - Presented to an individual who might be seen as an unsung hero and who has gone above and beyond in the service of one or more nonprofit organizations. This hands-on volunteer is directly involved in programs, physically helping and serving others, and is often flying under the radar. Read the full description here.

Carroll H. Hynson, Jr. Award for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Philanthropy - Named in honor of a former CFAAC board member, this award is presented to an individual, group, or organization that supports philanthropy through DEI efforts. Read the full description here.

Carol Thompson Lifetime Achievement Award - Named in honor of CFAAC’s founder, this award is presented to an individual who has made lasting, significant, and impactful contributions to Anne Arundel County by advancing philanthropy. Read the full description here.

Legacy Award for Planned Giving - Recognizes a family or an individual philanthropist who has made a significant contribution to one or more local nonprofits using a planned gift. Read the full description here.

Click here to read about the Eligibility Criteria, Nomination Process, and Tips for Writing a Great Narrative

SUBMIT A NOMINATION

2024 Sponsorship Opportunities

The prestigious Celebration of Philanthropy Awards Luncheon brings together hundreds of community leaders, regional businesses, nonprofits, and philanthropists who share in honoring the impact of time, treasure and talent in support of our local nonprofits.

Support CFAAC and philanthropy in Anne Arundel County by becoming a sponsor today!

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 2024 Celebration of Philanthropy Sponsorship Matrix or scroll down to learn more.

BECOME A SPONSOR


PRESENTING SPONSOR $25,000 (1 Available)

In addition, you will receive year-round visibility:

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PLATINUM SPONSOR $10,000

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GOLD SPONSOR $5,000

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SILVER SPONSOR $2,500

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BRONZE SPONSOR $1,000

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FRIEND OF PHILANTHROPY $500

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2023 Celebration of Philanthropy Awardees

 
  
  
  
  
Mike & Trish Davis
Philanthropists
of the Year

 
M&T Bank
Corporate Philanthropist
of the Year

 
R. Scott Gregory
Volunteer
of the Year

 
Peter Summers
Boots on the
Ground Award

 
Indu Bodala
Young Volunteer
of the Year
 
Andrew Nolan
Young Volunteer
of the Year
 
Michael Ragland, Sr.
Carol Thompson Lifetime
Achievement Award
Maurice B. Tosé
Carroll H. Hynson, Jr. Award
for Diversity, Equity, &
Inclusion in Philanthropy
 
 

 

The Estate of
Dr. Michael Kurtz

Legacy Award for
Planned Giving
Larry Clark
Celebration of Philanthropy
Award
 
 

CFAAC Professional Advisor Recognition Society

In 2022 CFAAC was delighted to announce the launch of its new Professional Advisor Recognition Society at this year’s Celebration of Philanthropy, naming six inductees to its inaugural class. CFAAC created the Professional Advisor Recognition Society to acknowledge professional advisors for their commitment to the community and their work to support philanthropy and encourage charitable giving across Anne Arundel County.

“We are proud to honor these professional advisors for their work to encourage philanthropy in our community,” said Mary Spencer, CFAAC President and CEO.  “These professionals play an active role in helping donors to achieve their charitable giving goals through the community foundation.”

The 2023 inductees include:

 

  
  
  
  
Danielle M. Cruttenden
McNamee Hosea

 
Frederick R. Franke
Franke Beckett LLC

 
Nicole T. Livingston
Council, Baradel,
Kosmerl & Nolan, P.A.
 
Justin T. Roudiez
White Oak
Wealth Management
 
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Past Celebration of Philanthropy Information

View 2023 Event Photos by David Trozzo

Past Award Recipients

Past Event Highlights

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