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William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award

Back for a fourth 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 2016 William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award are now open. Please submit nominations with the 2016 form. The Deadline for submissions is March 31, 2016.


The following people/organizations received the 2015 William Donald Schaefer Award:

  • Tom Shaffer – Allegany County
  • Jerome “Jerry” W. Klasmeier – Anne Arundel County
  • Health Care for the Homeless – Baltimore City
  • Charles “Choo” Smith Jr. – Baltimore County
  • Guffrie M. Smith Jr. - Calvert County
  • Frank M. Adams – Caroline County
  • The Kahlert Foundation – Carroll County
  • Elkton Police Department – Cecil County
  • Western Charles County Community Association – Charles County
  • Victoria L. Jackson-Stanley – Dorchester County
  • Ed and MaryLynn Hinde – Frederick County
  • Phil Malone- Garrett County
  • Tabitha’s House – Harford County
  • The Little Things for Cancer – Howard County
  • Lani Seikaly – Kent County
  • Tammy Darvish – Montgomery County
  • Melwood – Prince George’s County
  • Dan Tabler – Queen Anne’s County
  • Cedar Lane Senior Living Community – St Mary’s County
  • Somerset County Long Term Recovery Committee – Somerset County
  • Alex Handy – Talbot County
  • Loretta Mulcahey – Washington County
  • Dr. Janet Dudley-Eshbach – Wicomico County
  • Mike and Helen Wiley – Worcester County


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