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It’s easy to see why Easton native Tom Hill has been so influenced by the great financial investor turned philanthropist Sir John Templeton. A financial adviser himself, Tom has a deep appreciation for Templeton’s professional accomplishments—which i... Read more

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It’s rare to come across a person as self-aware as Carla Massoni. A force in the Chestertown arts and nonprofit communities, Carla has served on art museum, music festival, and educational program boards; organized fundraisers and collections for reg... Read more

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Mary Lou McAllister can’t point to any one specific reason why children’s causes have been at the forefront of her charitable work over the years, but the hands-on philanthropist certainly has made her mark as a youth advocate in each of the communit... Read more

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Difficult situations can bring out the very best of an individual. And when hope turns to grief, it can be faith that heals. Such was the case in 2006 for JoAnn DeCesaris and her five daughters. Read more

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Reginald “Reggie” Broddie experienced a watershed moment in 1985, when he took a short break from his career as a juvenile probation officer to volunteer at the Boys & Girls Club of Washington, D.C. Engaging with at-risk youth at the club convinced B... Read more

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Performing music, teaching visual arts, and writing books—this all adds up to creating unique experiences and media, and for Eastport resident Rob Levit, these are his passions. Read more

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Entrenched in the Annapolis community as a resident, parent, business owner, and philanthropist, Richard “Dick” Franyo knows quite well what Annapolitans collectively enjoy the most—a great party for a great cause. Read more

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In 1998, Anne Arundel County, and many local charitable organizations, made two very good friends—Cathy and John Belcher. That was the year this dynamic duo uprooted their Canadian lives and went full-in on the Annapolis area—their professional caree... Read more

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