Nominees sought for Anne Arundel philanthropy award An...

BUSINESS NOTES

August 05, 2002

Nominees sought for Anne Arundel philanthropy award

An awards luncheon honoring Anne Arundel County philanthropy is planned for Nov. 21 at the Radisson Hotel in Annapolis. Community Counseling Service Co. is cosponsoring the event with the Maryland Chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Chesapeake Community Foundation. The luncheon will tie in with National Philanthropy Day.

Nonprofit organizations are invited to submit nominations for the Anne Arundel County Philanthropist of the Year Award, which will be presented during the luncheon. The award will go to a person whose generosity has demonstrated outstanding responsibility, and who encourages the generosity of others in the community. Families also are eligible for the award. Nominations should include evidence of direct gift support, description of the impact of the gift, details of how the nominee encourages and motivates other donors, and evidence of support for innovative approaches to problem-solving.

Nomination forms: Carol Thompson, executive director of Chesapeake Community Foundation, 410-268-7245 or chcom munityfdn@juno.com. The deadline for submitting nominations is Sept. 6.

Calendar

Control phragmites: The state Department of Agriculture's Weed Management Division and the state Department of Natural Resources Wildlife and Heritage Service is accepting applications for financial assistance in a program to control phragmites through Aug. 16. Phragmites, known as "common reed," are an invasive, rapidly spreading wetland plant species. 410-490-5744 or 410-827- 8612.

Donation day: Annapolis Fresh Fields/Whole Market, 2504 Solomons Island Road, will donate 5 percent of its sales Aug. 21 to the HIV/AIDS Volunteer Enrichment Network.

Networking breakfast: West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Power Networking Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Aug. 22 at the Carriage Room at Laurel Park. This joint networking event is sponsored by the Baltimore-Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce, BWI Development Council, the Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce, Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce, the Northern Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce, Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce and other organizations. The cost is $18 in advance for chamber members and $25 for nonmembers. 410- 672-3422.

Computer classes: YWCA Career Services offers basic computer classes. Topics include keyboarding, computer literacy/Windows 98, Microsoft Word, Excel, the Internet, Access and PowerPoint. Classes are offered monthly. Fees range from $20 to $60. YWCA membership is required. 410-626-7800.

Training available: Single parents and displaced homemakers interested in job training are invited to contact YWCA Career Services. Development services include job readiness and career exploration workshops and career advising. Other services include child-care and transportation stipends, tuition assistance and computer workshops. 410-626- 7800.

Instructors sought: The county Department of Aging's Senior Nutrition Program is seeking instructors from the Maryland City/Laurel area to teach low-impact aerobics, armchair exercises, yoga, line dancing, genealogy, crafts and crocheting. The department also needs instructors from the Annapolis area to teach crafts and line dancing. Juanita Adams, 410-222-4464, Ext. 3053.

Volunteers needed: Volunteers are being sought for the 36th annual Maryland Seafood Festival, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 6 to 8 at Sandy Point State Park. Volunteers will receive free admission to the festival and $10 in complimentary food and beverage tickets. www.mdseafoodfes tival.com or 410-268-7676, Ext. 110.

Charity golf tournament: Bank of Glen Burnie will sponsor a charity golf tournament to benefit Hospice of the Chesapeake on Sept. 8 at Timbers at Troy Golf Course, 6100 Marshalee Drive, Elkridge. Check-in is at 7:30 a.m., with shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. 410-313-4653.

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