Annual Awards

The Mid-Shore Community Foundation is accepting nominations for its 2018 Community Awards.  Award recipients will be honored at the Mid-Shore Community Foundation’s Annual Report to the Community & Awards Luncheon on Friday, November 30, 2018 at the Milestone in Easton, Maryland.  Nominations will be reviewed by an internal selection committee and honorees will be determined by the Board of Directors.  

Nominations must be received by August 25, 2018.  

 

Award Descriptions and Recipients

Town Watch Society Award

The Town Watch Society Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership and service in the Mid-Shore Community. The award is named in honor of the Town Watch, a militia of local citizens that protected the Town of Easton during the War of 1812.

Past Recipients

2002 - Lloyd Beatty
2002 - Hugh Henry
2002 - Moorhead Vermilye
2002 - Charlie Wheeler
2003 - Tom Robinson
2003 - Mr. & Mrs. Joe Stevens
2004 - Alice Ryan
2005 - Charlie Capute
2007 - David Bryan
2007 - Duane Hilghman
2008 - Joyce Huber Smith
2008 - Harry Rhodes
2009 - Tim Kagan
2009 - Ben Kohl
2010 - Richard Marks
2010 - Richard Granville
2012 - Tolbert Rowe
2012 - George Wright
2012 - Mr. & Mrs. Richard Tilghman
2013 - Thomas Beckett
2014 - Glen Plutschak
2014 - Merrill Morgan
2015 - Albert Gipe
2016 - Tom Helfenbein
2017 - Molly Judge

 

J. McKenny Willis, Jr. Award

The J. McKenny Willis, Jr. Award recognizes nonprofit organizations for providing outstanding service to the community and is presented to a volunteer who has been instrumental in the success of the organization.  The award was established in honor of J. McKenny Willis, Jr. who devoted his time and personal resources to improving the quality of life on the Mid-Shore.

Past Recipients

2003 - Presented to  John Toll of Washington College
2004 - Presented to  Harry Rhodes of Chesterwye Center
2004 - Presented to Maggie Ferree of Mid-Shore Community Foundation 
2005 - Presented to  Lloyd Beatty of United Fund of Talbot County
2007 - Presented to Tom Stevenson of Kent Center  
2007 - Presented to Larry Neviaser of Habitat for Humanity
2008 - Presented to Happy Critchlow of Critchlow Adkins Children Centers
2009 - Presented to Will Lockwood of CASA of Talbot County
2010 - Presented to Tom Hill of YMCA Chesapeake 
2012 - Presented to Albert Smith of Talbot Hospice Foundation
2013 - Presented to Alex Handy of Society of St. Vincent de Paul
2014 - Presented to Kathy Ciambruschini, Linda Sheets & Renie Madonna of Compass Regional Hospice-Estate Treasures
2015 - Presented to Catherine Poe of Chesapeake College
2016 - Presented to Royce Ball of Mid-Shore Recovering Veterans Group
2017 - Presented to  Ginny Cornewll of Tilghman Area Youth Association

 

Golden Key Society Award

The Golden Key Society Award recognizes professionals for their work in support of the Foundation and its mission to enhance the quality of life in the Mid-Shore Region.

Past Recipients

2005 - Lloyd Beatty
2005 - Paul Bowman
2005 - David Bryan
2005 - Charles Capute
2005 - Richard Counts
2005 -Tom Fountain
2005 -Mark Freestate
2005 - Ann Goodman
2005 - Bryson Goss
2005 - Tom Hill
2005 - Robert Jarrell
2005 - Charles Kenney
2005 - Ronald Lee
2005 - John McGinnis
2005 - Alex Raisin
2005 - Lou Satchell
2005 - George Seger
2005 - Curry Wilford
2006 - Richard Grieves
2006 - Albert Pritchett
2007 - Buck Duncan
2013 - Eugenia Wootton
2014 - Kathleen Hurd
2015 - Rob Collison
2015 - JoRhea Nagel Wright
2016 - John Valliant

 

Special Recognition Awards

Special Recognition Awards recognizes organizations and/or individuals that have demonstrated notable achievements in the Mid-Shore Community.

Past Recipients

2009 - Presented to Chris Parker of Shore Health System Nursing Team 
2009 - Presented to Baird Tipson of Washington College 
2009 - Presented to Chris Brownawell of Academy Art Museum
2010 - Presented to Ken Wood of Lifetime Wells For Ghana
2015 - Presented to Karen Couch of Kent County Public Schools
2016 - Presented to Terry Mead & Robert Jarrell of The Caroline Foundation
2017 - Presented to Patrice Morrison & Homan Hallock of Rebuilding Together Caroline County
2017 - Presented to Della Andrew in memory of Herbert Andrew
2017 - Presented to Bill Jarmon for his work in Dorchester County