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CFAAC Announces Awardees for the 21st Annual Celebration of Philanthropy

Amy Francis, Development Director | 410.280.1102 x 102



(Annapolis, MD, September 13, 2021) The Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County (CFAAC) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Celebration of Philanthropy Awards. A committee of past Celebration of Philanthropy Award winners selected the following eight award recipients: Philanthropists of the Year, Jeffrey Harris and Joyce Pratt, nominated by Edgar Herrera and the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra; Corporate Philanthropist of the Year, Hannon Armstrong, nominated by John Rodenhausen and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation; Volunteer of the Year, Townsend McNitt, nominated by Deede Rivers; Young Volunteer of the Year, Ryan O’Connor, nominated by Lori Fowler and Anne Arundel County Public Schools; the Carroll H. Hynson Jr. Award for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Philanthropy, Martha Blaxall, nominated by Elaine Shanley and Anne Arundel Women Giving Together; Boots on the Ground Award, Janice Keating, nominated by Martha Van Woerkom; Legacy Award for Planned Giving, Cindy Pond, nominated by Susan Thomas and the Anne Arundel County Food Bank; and the Carol Thompson Lifetime Achievement Award, Larry Griffin, nominated by Trudy McFall and Homes for America.

The awards will be presented on Friday, November 5. There is still the opportunity for sponsorships for the event. Find out more information at or contact Amy Francis with the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County at, 410.280.1102 x 102, email

About CFAAC:

The Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3), publicly supported philanthropic organization with the long-term goal of building permanent funds that provide support to local nonprofit organizations through grants and special projects. Our mission is to inspire and promote giving in Anne Arundel County by connecting people who care with causes that matter. Established in 1998, CFAAC is one of the largest funders of nonprofit organizations in Anne Arundel County. CFAAC distributed nearly $5 million in 2020 to a variety of nonprofit organizations. Learn more at




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