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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 2017 nomination form is available here

The following people/organizations received the 2016 William Donald Schaefer Award:

  • Dr. Sean McCagh- Allegany County
  • YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County- Anne Arundel County
  • Maryland New Directions- Baltimore City
  • Spike Schnitzker- Baltimore County
  • Margaret Dunkle- Calvert County
  • Keith A. McMahan- Caroline County
  • Rita's Closet- Carroll County
  • Coats for Kids Campaign- Cecil County
  • Charles Pfc. Darin Behm, Charles Co. Sheriff's Office and volunteer with Company 51 of the Charles Co. Rescue Squad- Charles County
  • Santo "Sandy" Grande- Dorchester County
  • Karlys Kline, Women's Giving Circle of Frederick- Frederick County
  • The Honorable George Edwards- Garrett County
  • Welcome One Emergency Shelter- Harford County
  • Tracey Williams, president of Alpha Kappa Alpha Society- Howard County
  • R. Clayton Mitchell Jr.- Kent County
  • A Wider Circle- Montgomery County
  • Mission of Love Charities- Prince George’s County
  • Kathy Deoudes- Queen Anne’s County
  • Stephen and Shirley Mattingly - St. Mary’s County
  • Geoff Oxnam- Talbot County
  • Washington County Community Mediation Center- Washington County
  • Pastor Mandel Copeland, United Faith Church of Deliverance- Wicomico County
  • Hob Mason- Worcester County


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