Outward Bound goes indoors for scholarship benefit dinner


March 08, 1998|By Sylvia Badger and Jennifer E. Mabry | Sylvia Badger and Jennifer E. Mabry,Sun Staff

Guests paired sequined sweaters and tuxedo jackets with tennis shoes and blue jeans for the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School's scholarship benefit dinner.

The Hurricane Island school has served the East Coast since 1964. Like all Outward Bound programs, it offers adventures for the mind and body.

Several hundred people from the Baltimore-Washington chapter of Outward Bound joined director David Starnes at the National Aquarium in Baltimore for an evening of fun and food. Although honorary chair Tipper Gore was unable to make it, she did appear on a video to voice support for Outward Bound programs.

Starnes reports that approximately 3,500 men, women and children participate in one- to five-day Outward Bound programs annually. Out of that number, 1,200 are company executives learning about teamwork. That teamwork was evident at the party, where some hearty Outward Bound members scaled a climbing wall. Among them were dinner committee members Donna Lee and Richard Frisch, and Lainey LeBow Sachs and her husband, Leonard.

The Classic Catering People served a delicious dinner of grilled tenderloin, salmon, flank steak and turkey breast, with lots of side dishes.

Black Engineer awards

A lieutenant general in the United States Army was among those honored for outstanding achievements and community outreach at the 1998 Black Engineer of the Year awards ceremony held at the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre.

The ceremony rounded out the 12th annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards Conference, held at the Convention Center and sponsored by US Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine, Lockheed Martin Corp. and the Council of Engineering Deans of the Historically Black Colleges and


Lt. Gen. Joe Ballard, chief of engineers and commander of the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, was named Engineer of the Year. The honor, he said, not only represented his accomplishments, but was an award "for all of those who supported and mentored me through the years. I didn't get here alone."

Other honorees were Jerry D. Fenderson, director of Engineering Corporate Programs for General Motors of Canada Ltd.; Lisa Barker, an electrical engineer with TRW Inc.; William E. Spann III, a midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy; Carlton Holmes, a structures engineer with the Boeing Co.; and Darren A. Jones, a staff engineer with Mobile Satellite Systems Division, Motorolla SSTG.

Urban League

The Baltimore Chapter of the Urban League recently held its 41st annual Equal Opportunity Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor. The theme for the evening was "Building Strong Communities Through Economic Empowerment."

Gov. Parris N. Glendening, one of five people hailed for contributions and service to Maryland, was the first recipient of the Furman L. Templeton Award, which honors an individual responsible for promoting large numbers of blacks in the corporate or government sector.

Four other people responsible for fostering community development and opportunity, education and economic empowerment throughout Maryland were presented with the Whitney M. Young Jr. Award for community service. They were Anne O. Emery, president of Osbourne Emery Associates; Kenneth O. Wilson, president/CEO of the Inner Harbor Marina; David L. Glenn, former director of the Maryland Commission on Human Relations; and Hal Donofrio, chairman, Richardson, Myers & Donofrio.

Others attending the dinner included guest speaker Togo D. West Jr., acting secretary of Veterans Affairs, and his wife, Gail Berry West; Linda S. Thompson, chairman of the Baltimore Urban League's board of directors; Roger I. Lyons, president and CEO of the Urban League; and U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings.

Antiques show

A gala preview party preceded the 28th annual Hunt Valley Antiques Show. Guests at the event, themed "Preserving our Past," received an opportunity to view and purchase antiques before the show opened to the public. Guests also got to mingle with two distinguished experts on antiques and interior design, George E. Read and Henrietta Spencer-Churchill.

Among the 400 people enjoying the festivities were the co-chairs for the event, Lucy Mohler and Jill Willard; vice chair Heather Noyes; Stanley Levi, executive director of Family & Children's Services of Central Maryland; and Family & Children's board president Pamela Corckran.

The Auxiliary of Family & Children's Services of Central Maryland, which sponsored the event, expects to raise more than $65,000 for a variety of its programs.

Pub Date: 3/08/98

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