Award Descriptions - 2021 COP Program FINAL - Flipbook - Page 9
Celebration of Philanthropy
2021 Award Descriptions
Philanthropist of the Year Award:
Presented to an individual or family with a proven record of exceptional
responsibility, exemplary leadership in advancing philanthropy, and whose generosity encourages others to
become philanthropic leaders, particularly in Anne Arundel County.
Corporate Philanthropist of the Year Award:
Presented to a local business/corporation that has a proven
record of exceptional generosity and demonstrates outstanding civic and philanthropic responsibility through
involvement with local nonprofits.
Volunteer of the Year Award:
Presented to an individual or team of volunteers with a proven record of
volunteerism who, through the donations of time and talent has played a key role in helping local nonprofit
organizations provide services to the community. They often make the difference in an organization being able
to expand its services to a wider audience or move its programs to a higher level of service to the community.
Young Volunteer of the Year Award:
Presented to an individual student or youth group (elementary through
college age) who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to the community through direct financial
support, development of charitable programs, volunteering and/or leadership.
Boots on the Ground Award:
Presented to an individual who has gone above and beyond to improve lives and
meet community needs through their exceptional efforts - mobilizing resources for public benefit, leading by
example, serving when they are called, advocating, and volunteering for those in our community who need help.
Their efforts have a direct, real, tangible impact on our neighbors and our community.
Legacy Award for Planned Giving:
Recognizes an individual donor/philanthropist who has made a significant
contribution to one or more local nonprofits using a planned gift. A planned gift is any major gift, made in
lifetime or at death as part of a donor’s overall financial and/or estate planning.
Carroll H. Hynson, Jr. Award for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Philanthropy:
is named in honor of Carroll H. Hynson, Jr., founding CFAAC Board Member and longest-running
host of the Celebration of Philanthropy Awards Luncheon. Presented to an individual who has
dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and championing the acceptance, respect, and
inclusion of all.
Carol Thompson Lifetime Achievement Award: This award is named in honor of the late Carol
Thompson, CFAAC Founder, and its first Executive Director. Presented to an individual who has
leadership, responding creatively to societal problems, and making a significant, positive impact
on philanthropy in Anne Arundel County.
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