Governor Larry Hogan – Official website of the Governor of Maryland
Recognized groups and individuals in 13 Maryland counties, Baltimore City
ANNAPOLIS, MD–Governor Larry Hogan attended the 38th Annual Governor’s Service Awards today, an event hosted by the Governor’s Office for Service and Volunteering that celebrates 20 individuals and organizations recognized for their exceptional dedication to service and volunteering.
“This annual celebration recognizes a one-year, and often a lifetime, commitment of countless dedicated volunteers from the faith community, business and non-profit organizations, as well as first responders and other government officials.” Governor Hogan said. âThe COVID-19 emergency has made service to the community more difficult and important than ever, and I want to sincerely thank everyone who has helped us stay Maryland Strong during this difficult time for our State and for our nation. “
Maryland ranks in the top five states in the nation for volunteerism and service, and is in the top six for charitable giving. In the past year, AmeriCorps reported that more than a third of Marylanders volunteered nearly 200 million hours, producing $ 4.5 billion in economic impact.
During the ceremony, the Governor presented the Governor’s Service Champion Award to Carmen Del Guercio, President and CEO of Maryland Food Bank. Under his leadership, the Maryland Food Bank distributed 80 million pounds of food between March 2020 and July 2021, which is an 88% increase from the previous year.
Tonight’s recipients and counties are provided below by category:
- Governor’s Service Champion: Carmen Del Guercio (statewide)
- AmeriCorps successes: William Mandicott (Allegania)
- Lifetime Achievement: Wylie Loren Donaldson Jr. (Anne Arundel)
- AmeriCorps alum: Jacqueline Orellana (Prince George’s)
- Corporate business: Continuum Health Network (Montgomery)
- Emerging leader: Shelley and Anita Abbott (Talbot, Caroline, Dorchester)
- Based on faith: Walter and Alicia Nick (Anne Arundel, Baltimore City, Baltimore, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s)
- First responder: Vaughn M. Johnson Jr. (Calvert)
- Government employee: Kevin N. Logan (Baltimore City)
- Group: Potomac Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation (Montgomery)
- Hometown hero: Heart Kits (Statewide)
- Individual: Kiley Christine Hockenbrock (statewide)
- Maryland fort: Howard County Indian Cultural Association Inc.
- National service: RSVP Program, Asian American Center of Frederick
- Non-profit volunteer program: MidShore meal until Monday (Dorchester)
- Small business: Silverline Health (statewide)
- Veteran: Greg Reuss (statewide)
- Volunteer program: Books for International Goodwill (Anne Arundel)
- Youth: Reed Spaulding (Baltimore City, Baltimore)
- Young hometown hero: Eden Teodorovici (Washington)
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