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Celebration of Philanthropy
Every year, for the past 21 years, the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County (CFAAC) honors community
philanthropists and volunteers, and every year I continue to be amazed by the generosity of our nominees and
award winners. The meaningful contributions highlighted through the work of our awardees serve as examples of
what makes Anne Arundel County the best place to live, work, and play. This year’s Celebration of Philanthropy
Awards are being live-streamed to all corners of Anne Arundel County and beyond, and we are so happy that
you could join us!
The 2021 Celebration of Philanthropy Award winners drive transformational change in our county. Through their
actions and their financial support, they show that they care about the future of our community and the next
generation who will help determine that future. In ways both large and small, they look beyond themselves to
make Anne Arundel County stronger for every resident.
We are exceptionally thankful to the many community-minded people and businesses who make this beloved
event possible through their sponsorship – without them we would not be able to give the award recipients the
tribute that they deserve.
CFAAC’s Celebration of Philanthropy Awards recognize the commitment and selflessness of individuals and
organizations by showcasing their kindness and encouraging others to follow – creating an ever-expanding
circle of leaders who make a difference in the lives of others. Our community faces new challenges and
pressures every day, and our award winners and local nonprofits are rising to meet those challenges. We are
truly inspired by their stories.
Our mission to inspire and promote giving by connecting people who care with causes that matter continues to
be the foundation of our daily work. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we remain optimistic about the
future of Anne Arundel County and we envision a time when every resident can live a healthy and abundant life.
You are helping us fulfill that vision, and for that, we are grateful. With your support, CFAAC continues to:
Partner with our donors to determine and address critical needs.
Distribute funding to nonprofits including nearly $5 million through more than 831 grants and scholarships in
2020-21 through the collective generosity of CFAAC donors.
Provide discretionary funding to strengthen local nonprofits while stewarding our donors’ wishes, intentions,
Initiate change through confident leadership, meaningful collaborations, and noteworthy generosity.
Support a thriving nonprofit sector working to advance equity and inclusion in our county.
At the core of every great community are its people. As we continue our work to grow philanthropy and support and
strengthen Anne Arundel County nonprofits and its citizens, we are thrilled to have you by our side.
CFAAC President & CEO
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