The Mid-Shore Community Foundation is seeking nominations for its 2017 Awards,
which recognize individuals for their efforts to improve the quality of life on the Mid-Shore.
Nominees must reside in Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's or Talbot County.
Nominations may be submitted via the online form and the deadline for submission is September 11, 2017.
The Directors of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation will review the nominations and select the winners.
Award recipients will be recognized at our Annual Awards Luncheon on November 17, 2017.
Photos from the 2016 Annual Awards Luncheon
Town Watch Society Award
Established in 2002, the Town Watch Society Award recognizes individuals
who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership and service in the Mid-Shore Community.
This Award was named in honor the Town Watch Society, which was a militia
of local citizens that protected the Town of Easton during the war of 1812.
2002 Lloyd Beatty, Hugh Henry, Moorhead Vermilye and CharlieWheeler
2003 Tom Robinson and Mr. & Mrs. Joe Stevens
2004 Alice Ryan
2005 Charlie Capute
2007 David Bryan and Duane Hilghman
2008 Joyce Huber Smith and Harry Rhodes
2009 Tim Kagan and Ben Kohl
2010 Richard Marks and Richard Granville
2012 Tolbert Rowe, George Wright and Mr. & Mrs. Richard Tilghman
2013 Thomas Beckett
2014 Glen Plutschak and Merrill Morgan
2015 Albert Gipe
2016 Tom Helfenbein
J. McKenny Willis, Jr. Award
The J. McKenny Willis, Jr. Award recognizes nonprofit organizations for outstanding service and
the award is presented to the volunteer who has been instrumental in the success of the organization.
This 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.
2003 Washington College, Dr. John Toll
2004 Chesterwye Center, Dr. Harry Rhodes and MSCF, Maggie Ferree
2005 United Fund of Talbot County, Lloyd Beatty
2007 Kent Center, Tom Stevenson and Habitat for Humanity, Larry Neviaser
2008 Critchlow Adkins Children Center, Happy Critchlow
2009 CASA of Talbot County, Will Lockwood
2010 YMCA of the Chesapeake, Tom Hill
2012 Talbot Hospice Foundation, Albert Smith
2013 Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Alex Handy
2014 Estate Treasures, Kathy Ciambruschini, Linda Sheets and Renie Madonna
2015 Chesapeake College, Catherine Poe
2016 Mid-Shore Recovering Veterans Group, Royce Ball
Golden Key Society Award
Established in 2005, the recognizes professionals for their work in support of the Mid-Shore
Community Foundation and its mission to enhance the quality of life throughout the Mid-Shore Region.
2005 Lloyd Beatty, Paul Bowman, David Bryan, Charles Capute, Richard Counts,
Tom Fountain, Mark Freestate, Ann Goodman, Bryson Goss, Tom Hill, Robert, Jarrell,
Charles Kenney, Ronald Lee, John McGinnis, Alex Raisin, Lou Satchell, George Seger
and Curry Wilford
2006 Richard Grieves and Albert Pritchett
2007 Buck Duncan
2013 Eugenia Wootton, Esq.
2014 Kathleen Hurd, Esq.
2015 Rob Collison, Esq. and JoRhea Nagel Wright, Esq.
2016 John Valliant
Special Recognition Awards
Special Recognition Awards recognize individuals and/or organizations
who have demonstrated notable achievements in the Mid-Shore Community.
2009 Shore Health System Nursing Team, Chris Parker
2009 Washington College, Baird Tipson
2009 Academy Art Museum, Chris Brownawell
2010 Lifetime Wells For Ghana, Ken Wood
2015 Kent County Public Schools, Dr. Karen Couch
2016 The Caroline Foundation, Terry Mead and Robert Jarrell, Esq.