School due to be honored for fund-raising

November 16, 1995|By Howard Libit | Howard Libit,SUN STAFF

Northfield Elementary School will be honored later this month as an outstanding youth volunteer fund-raiser for collecting more than $13,000 to help a single mother with cancer whose daughter attends the school.

Northfield will receive the award Nov. 29 at a luncheon sponsored by the Maryland chapter of the National Society of Fund-raising Executives at the B&O Warehouse at Camden Yards.

"These were young children who really understand a difficult situation and wanted to help," said Nadine Weinstein, the co-chairwoman of the group's National Philanthropy Day activities. "They were a clear winner for what they did."

Students at the school sold T-shirts bearing an environmental theme to raise money for Tracy Carroll and to start an education fund for her 8-year-old daughter, Emily Ann.

Ms. Carroll, an Ellicott City resident and at-home day-care provider, has breast cancer and has been unable to work since she received a bone marrow transplant in November last year. Other community fund-raising events raised more than $15,000 for the family last winter.

The fund-raising project fulfilled Northfield's community service requirement, which the county school system imposes on all elementary schools with student government associations.

The philanthropy group's middle and high school winners -- Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in Beltsville and Roland Park Country School -- also will be honored at the ceremony. James W. Rouse and his wife, Patricia T. Rouse, will receive an award as Maryland Philanthropists of the Year at the luncheon.

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