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By HANAH CHO | August 22, 2007
Volunteer programs are increasingly become a mainstream focus for employees. That growth is partly driven by young workers who are seeking out companies that offer such opportunities as well as demanding them at work, according to surveys and workplace experts. For instance, more than 60 percent of workers between 18 and 26 years old say they prefer to work for companies that provide volunteer opportunities, according to a recent survey by Deloitte. These days, many large companies have philanthropic arms, while some businesses give paid time off or offer flexible work schedules to accommodate employees who volunteer at hospitals or schools.
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June 21, 2013
Veterans Commission Anne Arundel County is seeking to fill an opening on its Veteran's Affairs Commission. Information: call Arlene Berlin at 410-222-1821 or email exberl00@aacounty.org . The Family Tree Volunteers 18 and older are needed as child nurturers to create a safe, structured, weekly children's program in North County. Volunteers 21 and older are needed as parent educators in north and south areas of the county to aid with a positive parenting course in 12-week intervals.
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By Michael Ollove and Michael Ollove,Staff Writer | October 4, 1993
Marion G. Gordon, a founder and former president of the Sinai Hospital Auxiliary, died Saturday of cardiac arrest at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 71.With equal measures of know-how and tact, Mrs. Gordon at one time organized as many as 4,000 women who were active in the auxiliary during the 1950s. The auxiliary was formed in 1948 to coordinate activities and services for patients, provide hospital tours, operate the gift shop and cafeteria, and provide diversions for pediatric patients.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 12, 2013
Anne D. Bendann, a retired interior designer and community volunteer who was active in women's issues and church affairs, died Jan. 4 from pancreatic cancer at her Homeland residence. She was 65. The former Anne Duffy, the daughter of an investment banker and a homemaker, was born and raised in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. After graduating in 1965 from the Beaumont School in Cleveland, she earned a degree from Marymount College in Arlington, Va., where she studied art and design.
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By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Staff writer | September 1, 1991
It won't be business as usual as county public schools prepare to open Tuesday under a tight budget and a teacher job action.No one yet knows how the system's 31,000 students will be affected if teachers carry out their threat to stay home from unpaid after-hours activities. Teachers vowed to take that step after the county government tightened the school budget, forcing the school board to renege on a 6 percent raise in the teachers' contract.But the teachers' action will not affect academics, pledged JamesR.
NEWS
September 1, 1999
4th District-DemocratsAgnes WelchDate of birth: not providedJobs held: Baltimore City Council, 16 years.Offices held: Baltimore City Democratic State Central Committee, 21 years; chairwoman, Baltimore City Democratic State Central Committee, 14 years; two terms as member of the Electoral College; four terms as delegate to the Democratic National Convention; Maryland Democratic Party executive committee.Volunteer activities: Downtown Partnership board member; Mid-Town Belvedere Association; Bon-Secours Foundation; lay corporator, St. Edward's Church.
NEWS
September 1, 1999
The Sun sent questionnaires and a request for biographical information to all those running for citywide office and City Council in early July after the filing deadline for candidates. The responses aided the editorial board in making the endorsements that appear in this section. The candidates supplied the accompanying information. Responses to our questions from the candidates for mayor will appear on the Opinion * Commentary pages Sept. 7 and 8, and will be available on The Sun's Internet site at sunspot.
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By David Nitkin and David Nitkin,SUN STAFF | October 16, 1999
As a hawk drifted in graceful loops overhead, Chase Elementary School fifth-grader Shalyn Getz dipped a shovel into the mud and lowered a tiny oak sapling into the hole left behind."
NEWS
March 27, 1991
From: Carole FisherEllicott CityDoes County Executive Charles Ecker see the irony in announcing the layoff of 200 county employees due to the budget crisis and filling a political patronage job on his staff in the same week?Is thisthe kind of essential services he wants to protect?Howard Countytaxpayers will be paying Gail Bates an annual part-time salary of $24,820 to find Republicans for boards and commissions, normally the job of the party central committee.She may find a number of qualified people with time on their hands in the ranks of those soon to be unemployed.
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By Sherrie Ruhl and Sherrie Ruhl,Staff Writer | December 6, 1992
The Harford County school system says it has come up with a painless way to meet the state's controversial student service requirement for high school graduation.Community service would be integrated into the school curriculum in grades six through 12, and students would not have to do volunteer work to graduate."We were opposed to the idea of mandating volunteer activities outside the school since its inception," said William B. Seccurro, supervisor for vocational and technical education and a member of the committee that came up with the proposal.
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By Norma Bosley, Nabosley411@aol.com and By Norma Bosley, Nabosley411@aol.com | October 4, 2012
Homeowner associations, run by volunteers, depend on dedicated residents looking out for the best interests of their community. Many associations have very active members, who plan events that bring neighbors from their homes to meet other neighbors and contribute to worthy causes. Unfortunately, not every homeowner association has a core group of volunteers willing to regularly attend meetings and devote the time and energy needed to keep the group afloat. One such group in need of more volunteers is the Tollgate Action Group (TAG)
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 15, 2011
Maria N. Donnelly, a homemaker, volunteer and active churchwoman, died Jan. 7 of cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The longtime Homeland resident was 58. In his eulogy, the Very Rev. Constantine Moralis, who is the dean of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, described Mrs. Donnelly as "a beautiful story of love, faith, determination, patience, perseverance, humor, compassion, charm, caring, respect and, most importantly, a story...
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,Jacques.kelly@baltsun.com | May 24, 2009
Grace Schmidt Pierpont, a community volunteer active in hospital work, died in her sleep Monday at her daughter's home in Haemelschenburg, Germany. She was 90 and had lived in Homeland. Born Grace Schmidt in Owings Mills, she was a 1936 Franklin High School graduate and earned a nursing degree in 1941. A year later, she married Ross Z. Pierpont, a surgeon who was active in Republican politics. Mrs. Pierpont worked as a nurse for a decade until her daughter was born in 1951. She then did volunteer work for Roland Park Country School, Grace United Methodist Church, the Women's Auxiliary of Maryland General Hospital, the Baltimore Opera Guild, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the Golfer's Charitable Association, where she was chairwoman for many years.
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By Janene Holzberg and Janene Holzberg,Special to The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2008
Life in America has come full circle for Paul Bikoi. When Bikoi immigrated to Columbia from Cameroon 12 years ago, he turned to a county-based nonprofit business for interpretation and counseling assistance. Now, he helps translate documents for French-speaking immigrants at that same organization, thanks in part to the volunteer drivers who get him there. Neighbor Ride, a low-cost transportation service for residents 60 and older, picks up Bikoi at his home three days a week and takes him to the Foreign-born Information and Referral Network, an immigration counseling service on Harpers Farm Road.
BUSINESS
By HANAH CHO | August 22, 2007
Volunteer programs are increasingly become a mainstream focus for employees. That growth is partly driven by young workers who are seeking out companies that offer such opportunities as well as demanding them at work, according to surveys and workplace experts. For instance, more than 60 percent of workers between 18 and 26 years old say they prefer to work for companies that provide volunteer opportunities, according to a recent survey by Deloitte. These days, many large companies have philanthropic arms, while some businesses give paid time off or offer flexible work schedules to accommodate employees who volunteer at hospitals or schools.
NEWS
July 1, 2005
Gordon "Pat" Alexander, a retired can company manager and longtime Greater Baltimore Medical Center volunteer, died of bone cancer Tuesday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Towson resident was 92. Mr. Alexander was born in Beith, Scotland, and when he was age 9 immigrated with his family to Penn Yan, N.Y., where he graduated from high school. He worked for Eastman Kodak Co. and Esso Standard Oil Co. before going to work in 1938 for Continental Can Co. in Rochester, N.Y. In 1960, he was transferred to Baltimore and at the time of his 1974 retirement was service manager for the company's Eastern District.
BUSINESS
By LESTER A. PICKER | October 4, 1993
How many times a week do we hear the rallying cry of the 1990s from friends -- "If I only had time." To paraphrase Satchel Paige, it seems that the hurrier we go, the behinder we get.With each of our personal and professional worlds spinning ever faster, there is never time to do what we want. That's especially true for charitable efforts. Many of us feel guilty over our inability to manage our time and to budget blocks of volunteer time.A few weeks ago, a colleague with Catholic Charities' Project AWARE shared with me a neat little handout, targeted to the harried '90s professional.
NEWS
June 21, 2013
Veterans Commission Anne Arundel County is seeking to fill an opening on its Veteran's Affairs Commission. Information: call Arlene Berlin at 410-222-1821 or email exberl00@aacounty.org . The Family Tree Volunteers 18 and older are needed as child nurturers to create a safe, structured, weekly children's program in North County. Volunteers 21 and older are needed as parent educators in north and south areas of the county to aid with a positive parenting course in 12-week intervals.
NEWS
May 8, 2005
Annapolis YWCA needs helpers for crisis line, office The YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County needs volunteers to assist with data entry, photocopying, filing and mailings. Training will be provided. The group also needs volunteers to assist with its 24-hour Crisis Hotline and to accompany victims of rape and sexual assault to medical appointments. A comprehensive training program will be provided. Volunteer tutors are being sought at the West County Family Support Center in Odenton to help adult and teen students.
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