The B'MORE Fund honored four people last night for their work in improving the community with $5,000 surprise awards.
The awards - presented in a ceremony at The Creative Alliance - aim to recognize leaders in the community who are trying to help the city.
The B'MORE Fund is a philanthropic effort known as a giving circle, with young professionals pooling their charitable donations to try to make a greater difference.
The four award recipients include:
Paul Booth, a volunteer at Operation ReachOut Southwest, an organization that helps Southwest Baltimore neighborhoods work on major community issues such as crime and development.
Sandra McFadden, executive director of the Franciscan Youth Center in East Baltimore, who has helped design and implement after-school and summer programs for middle and high school students.
Agnes Molloy, director of the Medfield Children Care Center, which helps children in the neighborhood around Medfield Elementary School.
Pamela Spiliadis, executive director of the Baltimore Urban Debate League, which has created a team policy debate program in the city's public high schools.