Fullwood Foundation


January 28, 2001|By Sloane Brown

The packed Martin's West ballroom exploded into cheers and applause as the Baltimore police honor guard marched into the room.

Following them was a parade of those being honored at the Fullwood Foundation's 13th annual Benefit and Recognition Breakfast.

"Each year, this gets bigger and better -- if that's possible," proclaimed emcee Tony Pag-notti.

The Channel 2 personality attributed the foundation's success to its founders, Elnora B. and Harlow Fullwood Jr., and introduced a video paying tribute to the Baltimore couple and all their philanthropic work.

Among the nearly 2,000 folks at the get-together:

Paquita Fullwood-Stokes, Fullwood Foundation trustee; Louis Barnett, Marcelina Marcus, Denise Smith, Roscoe Bassett and Everett Fullwood, event volunteers; Bernard Watts, Baltimore Human Service commissioner; Holly Rhodes, United Way annual campaign manager; Hakim Farrakhan, Bon Secours Baltimore Health System chief operating officer; Barry Johnson, Baltimore City Council chief clerk; Victor Green, Baltimore nightclub promoter; Bernadette Hearn, WMAR-TV administrator; Ken Hornbostel, JC Penney store manager; Adele Israel, University of Maryland, Baltimore, senior research scientist; Rose Wiggins, Carver Center for Arts and Technology assistant principal; LaJoie Grimes, Postal Service mail handler; and Gerald Nixon, Baltimore public schools master teacher.

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