Arundel Digest

ARUNDEL DIGEST

June 22, 2008

Annapolis wins $100,000 grant

The city of Annapolis has won a $100,000 grant to address the hazards of lead in the community.

DuPont, through its Cities United for Science Progress partnership with the U.S. Conference of Mayors, announced last week that Annapolis was the first-place winner of the "2008 Lead-Safe ... for Kids' Sake" grant. It goes to communities that propose or demonstrate excellence in implementing solutions to make their communities lead safe.

Annapolis will use the award to:

* replace 200 windows in housing where there is a known risk of deteriorated lead paint around the windows;

* conduct risk assessments and inspections;

* allow 100 homeowners to participate in training that on how to safely handle lead risks in their homes.

The city partnered with the national Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning to win the grant. The coalition will provide strategic planning, guidance on an awareness campaign and a strategy to ensure the funds are well spent.

Annapolis was one of four winners announced during the U.S. Conference of Mayors' 76th annual meeting in Miami.

Golf raises $105,000 to fight cancer

A golf tournament in Lothian has raised $105,000 to support the American Cancer Society, the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County, and other local charities.

The ninth annual Babe & Dick Chaney Memorial Golf Tournament drew about 120 golfers, representing 30 businesses and organizations from the region, to Old South County Club.

The foundation gives each winning team an opportunity to recommend a charitable contribution to a local nonprofit. This year, $13,500 will be awarded to four local charities. The balance of the funds raised will support the American Cancer Society and the other local charities through the Chaney Foundation Fund of the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County.

Volunteer nominees sought

The Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County is seeking nominations for its 2008 Volunteer of the Year and Youth Philanthropist of the Year Awards.

The Volunteer of the Year is selected based on his or her volunteer activities, length of service, impact of efforts and success in motivating other volunteers.

The Youth Philanthropist Award is given to an individual or group of students in elementary school through college, based on their demonstrated leadership and organization; the originality of the project and its impact; and their success in encouraging or motivating others. Nominees must live, attend school or work with a nonprofit based in Anne Arundel County.

Those selected will be honored at the eighth annual Celebration of Philanthropy Luncheon held in November.

The deadline for entries is Sept. 12. Forms may be downloaded at www.cfaac.org and submitted, with supporting documents, by fax to 410-280-1104 or by mail to Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County, 914 Bay Ridge Road, Suite 220, Annapolis, MD 21403.

For more information call 410-280-1102.

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