Community Foundation of Southern Maryland


4th Annual Philanthropy Day Luncheon
November 20, 2009

Community Foundation of Southern Maryland Celebrates Philanthropy Day

Approximately 150 people joined the Community Foundation of Charles County (CFCC) at the 4th Annual Philanthropy Day Luncheon on Friday, November 20, 2009 at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center. The event recognized and honored people who gave their time or money to help nonprofit organizations in Charles County.

National Philanthropy Day (NPD) is a special day set aside each year in November to recognize the contributions of philanthropy by people and organizations active in the philanthropic community. NPD celebrates the endless contributions individuals and organizations across the world make to countless causes and missions.

The awards recognize the outstanding achievements of philanthropists, volunteers, youth volunteers, corporations and non-profit organizations whose contributions have made a significant impact in Charles County.

Philanthropy Day Luncheon Keynote Speaker, Spicer BellMr. Spicer Bell, President of the Community Foundation of the Easter Shore, delivered the keynote speech and eloquently spoke of the role and importance of community foundations. He shared with the guests many examples of the work that his community foundation had accomplished in his community. Mr. Bell shared the importance of each and every contribution made within the community (illustrated by the Starfish Story) and left attendees with a giving spirit, each realizing the difference their efforts can make. (View Mr. Bell's bio and speech)

Edith Wharton in Words of Wisdom said “there are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” Each of the 2009 nominees and award winners are the candles spreading the light in our community. We thank them for their giving spirit and commitment to this community.

2009 Award Recipients

  • Candice Quinn Kelly, Philanthropist of the Year
  • Center for Children, Inc., Nonprofit of the Year
  • Outback Steakhouse, Inc., LaPlata, Corporation of the Year
  • Carol Jackson, Volunteer of the Year
  • BLING - Business Leaders Interested "N" Giving, Youth Volunteer of the Year

Help us celebrate giving by recognizing the all of the individuals and organizations who were nominated for this year's annual awards:

  • American Red Cross, Southern Maryland Chapter
  • B.L.I.N.G. (Business Leaders Interested 'N' Giving)
  • Center for Children, Inc.
  • Sonny Goldey
  • Carol Jackson
  • Candice Quinn Kelly
  • Living Water of Charles County, Inc.
  • Outback Steakhouse, Inc.
  • Southern Maryland Women's League, Inc.
  • Spring Dell Center, Inc.

Philanthropy Hall of Fame 2009 Inductees:

  • Francis P. Chiaramonte, M.D.
  • Irene Davis
Dr. Francis P. Chiaramonte, M.D. and Mrs. Irene Davis were both honored for their generous support and giving to this community. Dr. Chiaramonte and Mrs. Davis are true philanthropists and exemplify the heart and the spirit of Philanthropy.

Photo Gallery (Special thanks to CSM's Val Nyce for photographs.)
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Kevin Wedding Spicer Bell Mollie Gieseman Corporation of the Year Award Youth Volunteer of the Year Philanthropist of the Year Philanthropy Hall of Fame Philanthropy Hall of Fame Nonprofit of the Year Volunteer of the Year Volunteer of the Year Philanthropy Day Luncheon Philanthropy Day Luncheon guests View more photos

Thank you to the following Sponsors of this year’s event:

Presenting Sponsors:

Chaney Enterprises, Philanthropy Day Luncehon sponsor Southern Maryland Hospital Center, Philanthropy Day Luncheon sponsor
Francis P. Chiaramonte, M.D./Southern Maryland Hospital Center
Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center

Ambassador Sponsor:

Community Bank of Tri-County, Philanthropy Day Luncheon sponsor

2009 Patron Sponsors:

Bernie's Frame Shop
Facchina Group of Companies, LLC

Friend Sponsors:

Charles County Commissioners
Citizens For The Charles County Library
Mollie Gieseman, Work Place Solutions
Kathy York, Scarborough Farm

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