Community Foundation of Southern Maryland

2007 Philanthropy Day Luncheon

The Community Foundation of Charles Coutny's 2nd annual Philanthropy Day Luncheon was a great success. We had approximately 130 guests join us for lunch at the Waldorf Jaycees to celebrate giving and to recognize or be recognized as someone nominated by members of this community as not only giving back to this community but giving more.

We had a total of 29 nominees for the Nonprofit (3 award recipients), Philanthropist and Volunteer of the Year awards. The Philanthropy committee definitely had their plates full and the process lasted longer because of the number of nominees and it being our first year. Each individual/organization were scored based on the nomination and the criteria posted by the Community Foundation of Charles County (View guidelines).

Nonprofit of the Year
For providing exemplary services to this community

  • American Red Cross, Southern Maryland Chapter
     
  • Civista Health Foundation
     
  • Greater Waldorf Jaycees
     

Philanthropist of the Year
For outstanding track record of charitable support and their key roles as philanthropic leaders in this community

  • Verna Posey Philanthropist of the Year Verna Posey

    "Verna has supported the college and its foundation in every project it has undertaken – she supports the Arts through her donations to the Ward Virts Piano Project, she has supported instructional technology in the classrooms, she has supported our masquerade parties and our golf tournaments – and she doesn’t golf!"

    "Verna has been a role model for others to follow – her impact and influence have inspired others to step forward and join her in supporting with funding and time many events that have been the backbone of the generous community spirit of giving in Charles County."

Volunteer of the Year
For exceptional amount of time & talent, their direct impact on the community through its key roles in helping an individual or organization provide services

  • Diana Rucci Volunteer of the Year Diana Rucci

    "Diana has lived in Charles County her entire life and has dedicated herself to giving as much time, talent and resources as she has to making Charles County a better place to live."

    "For years she has opened her home, businesses and life to help make Charles County a better place to live."

    "I have heard her say that at the rate she's going, she will eventually have chaired every major nonprofit in this community and shows no signs of stopping." She has worn many hats as a volunteer – President, Vice President, Secretary, Board member, fundraising committee, a past Queen Mystique of the Civista Mardi Gras, Chair of Lions Camp Merrick Annual Gala, she is active in the Repulican committee, a member of a book club, raised funds for a soup kitchen, hand-made blankets and the list goes on and on . . .

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Gretchen Heinze Hardman Terri Freeman American Red Cross, So MD Chapter Civista Health Foundation Greater Waldorf Jaycees Verna Posey Verna Posey Diana Rucci Diana Rucci Guests

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