Community Foundation of Southern Maryland Recognizes Southern Maryland Philanthropists for a Lifetime of Giving to Their Communities

Residents of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's Counties are invited to recognize individuals, families, and businesses that have given back to their communities in extraordinary ways by nominating them for induction into the Community Foundation of Southern Maryland's Philanthropy Hall of Fame. Between today and the end of September, residents will have the opportunity to acknowledge and honor those whom they believe deserve to be widely recognized for their commitment to making Southern Maryland the best place to live and give.

Established in 2008, the Philanthropy Hall of Fame commemorates individuals and groups who have given selflessly of their time, energies, and funds to improve the well-being of their communities. Hall of Fame inductees are honored at the foundation's annual Philanthropy Day Luncheon, the foundation's contribution to National Philanthropy DayŽ celebrations across the country. This year's Philanthropy Day Luncheon will be held Friday, November 3 at 11:30 a.m. at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center, 3090 Crain Highway, Waldorf, MD 20601.

Commemorating the tenth anniversary of the Community Foundation of Southern Maryland, the theme of this year's Philanthropy Day Luncheon is "Looking Forward, Giving Back." This year's keynote speaker will be veteran development director and speaker Linda Gottfried, whose experience includes raising funds for the MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center Foundation, Calvert Hospice, and the Southern Maryland Regional Office of the Alzheimer's Association National Capital Area Chapter.

Nomination forms may be downloaded from the foundation's website at www.cfsomd.org/philanthropy-day-luncheon/ or requested by calling (240) 670-GIVE (4483). Completed nominations must be returned to the foundation by Saturday, September 30. All nominees are based solely on nominations received. An awards selection committee with representatives from Southern Maryland nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government agencies will review each nomination. To submit a completed nomination form, please mail it to: Community Foundation of Southern Maryland, P.O. Box 716, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. For more information about National Philanthropy DayŽ, visit www.npdlove.com. To learn about previous Community Foundation of Southern Maryland Philanthropy Hall of Fame inductees, visit www.cfsomd.org/philanthropy-hall-of-fame/. For directions to the Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center, visit www.waldorfjcs.com/directions.

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About the Community Foundation of Southern Maryland

The Community Foundation of Southern Maryland builds charitable funds that support community needs and opportunities in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's Counties. We offer donors a wide range of endowed and non-endowed fund vehicles, and we work closely with families, individuals, businesses, estate attorneys, and financial planners to design gift plans that fit every economic situation. Our goals are to ensure that donors receive the most benefit from their charitable contributions and that their philanthropic dollars are used to the fullest potential. The vision of the Community Foundation of Southern Maryland is to make Southern Maryland the best place to live and give.