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William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award

The William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award ispresented by the Comptroller to the individuals and organizations in each county and Baltimore City best exemplifying William Donald Schaefer’s lifelong commitment to helping people. 

Winners are selected based on their demonstration of:

  • improving the community
  • swiftly solving a citizen problem through effective government intervention
  • directly aiding the most vulnerable in society or
  • creating a public/private partnership to improve the lives of Marylanders.

The 2018 nomination form is available here.

The following people/organizations received the 2017 William Donald Schaefer Award:

  • Allegany County - Cherie Snyder
  • Anne Arundel County - Isabel's Gift
  • Baltimore City - George E. Mitchell
  • Baltimore County - Catch A Lift Fund
  • Calvert County - Rhonda Thomas
  • Caroline County - St. Martin's Barn
  • Carroll County - Makenzie Greenwood
  • Cecil County - Shop with a Cop
  • Charles County - Farming 4 Hunger
  • Dorchester County - Brian Burton
  • Frederick County - Aje Hill
  • Garrett County - Landon's Library
  • Howard County - Colleen Konstanzer
  • Harford County - Play It Forward
  • Kent County - Richard "Dick" Goodall
  • Montgomery County - Andrew Lee
  • Prince George's County - Gustavo Torres
  • Queen Anne's County - Justin Davis
  • St. Mary's County - Tom Mattingly
  • Talbot County - Matthew Peters
  • Washington County - Brave HEART Program
  • Wicomico County - Life Crisis Center
  • Worcester County - Lift Me Up



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