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Luncheon – Philanthropist of the Year – Marianne Harms

November 17, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Governor Hogan and Marianne Harms Honored

STEVENSVILLE, MD – Before a sold-out crowd at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club on November 17, Governor Hogan spoke in detail about his battle with cancer and marked the one year anniversary of being cancer free and in complete remission. Chesapeake Charities honored the Governor by establishing a scholarship in his name to benefit students who have chosen to devote their life’s work to finding a cure for cancer.

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Links to videos of the event taken by the local TV station:
Short video – https://youtu.be/vGzO1JPLtng
Full video (1 hour) – https://youtu.be/gbOeAffRRgg
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“I want to express my appreciation to Chesapeake Charities for the incredible work they do,” said Hogan. “I am grateful to be here with all of you today, to be alive and healthy, and for the chance to recognize others who make our lives better by their example.”  The program included a tribute to the Governor’s doctor, Aaron Rapoport, of the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center, who received the “Excellence in Patient Care” award for his commitment to service and compassionate care.

Audrey Scott, the event Chair, opened the ceremony by stating that it was a day to celebrate what is good and noble in our society. “We are blessed with many kind and generous leaders who live their lives with grace and dignity, and it is important that we recognize their contributions,” Scott said.

Scott presented the award for Philanthropist of the Year to Marianne Harms, a retired business woman who is well known for her generosity and leadership in Calvert County.

“Marianne is a woman of tremendous grace and kindness who has volunteered her time and talent to countless organizations within Calvert County and has made an impact that will last forever,” Scott said. “Marianne has been an unstoppable force for good. Organizations that have benefitted from her time and talent include the College of Southern Maryland, Calvert Memorial Hospital and the Calvert Marine Museum as well as Calvert County Nursing Center and the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse.”

Also honored were Amelia Foxwell as Volunteer of the Year, and for her work with the McArdle Center for Early Autism Intervention, and the Partnering for Youth After School Program as Nonprofit of the Year for excellence in serving the children and families of Queen Anne’s County.

Chesapeake Charities is a community foundation that supports a wide range of charitable causes including arts, education, health and human services, animal welfare, and the environment. All of their 75 component funds have a common cause – a passion for making a difference in their communities. They have invested more than $9 million in the Chesapeake Bay region since 2005.

For more information, contact Chesapeake Charities at (410) 643-4020 or [email protected], or visit www.chesapeakecharities.org. Chesapeake Charities is accredited by the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations.


November 17, 2016
8:00 am - 5:00 pm