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William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award

Back for a third year, the William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award will be presented by the Comptroller to the individuals and organizations in each county and Baltimore City best exemplifying William Donald Schaefer’s lifelong commitment to helping people. 

Winners will be selected based on their demonstration of:

  • improving the community
  • swiftly solving a citizen problem through effective government intervention
  • directly aiding the most vulnerable in society or
  • creating a public/private partnership to improve the lives of Marylanders.

Nominations for the 2014 William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award are closed.


The following people/organizations received the 2013 William Donald Schaefer Award:

  • Charles & Joyce Smith – Allegany County
  • Seeds 4 Success – Anne Arundel County
  • Franciscan Center – Baltimore City
  • Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Maryland & Delaware – Baltimore County
  • Bernie Fowler, Jr., Farming 4 Hunger - Calvert County
  • Sister Jeannette Murray - Caroline County
  • Human Services Programs of Carroll County, Inc. – Carroll County
  • Christmas in April*Cecil County, Inc. - Cecil County
  • Future Next Corporation – Charles County
  • Chuck Kelly, Craig’s Drug Store - Dorchester County
  • Jason Mecler, Founder, JoAnn Garrett Classic - Frederick County
  • Duane Yoder, Garrett County Community Action Committee – Garrett County
  • Harford Family House - Harford County
  • Committee to End Homelessness - Howard County
  • Chestertown Mayor Margo Bailey - Kent County
  • Trio Galilee - Montgomery County
  • Erwin Mack - Prince George’s County
  • Susan Ponchock, Founder Bosom Buddies Charities, Inc. - Queen Anne’s County
  • Hospice House of St. Mary’s – St Mary’s County
  • Crisfield Lions/Lioness Clubs - Somerset County
  • Rabbi Peter Hyman – Talbot County
  • Franklin P. Erck, III – Washington County
  • Art Cooley, Lower Shore Parkinson’s Support Group - Wicomico County
  • Worcester County Veterans Memorial at Ocean Pines – Worcester County


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