Annual Dinner & Celebration of Philanthropy Recap

Annual Dinner & Celebration of Philanthropy Recap

Last week the Community Foundation of Howard County hosted its Annual Dinner & Celebration of Philanthropy event at the beautiful Turf Valley Resort. The sold-out event aimed to honor and recognize the incredible work done by various individuals and organizations in Howard County. It was a night filled with heartfelt speeches, inspiring stories, and a strong sense of community. It showcased the power of philanthropy and how it can make a lasting difference.

Highlights of the special evening were the announcement of the Philanthropist of the Year awards. This prestigious recognition is given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the community through their philanthropic endeavors. This year’s recipients, Carlessia Hussein and Howard Hughes Holdings, truly exemplified the spirit of philanthropy.

Carlessia Hussein, a well-respected community leader, has been working tirelessly to improve the lives of those in need. Her dedication to social causes and her unwavering commitment to helping others have made a significant impact in Howard County. Through her philanthropic efforts, Carlessia has been able to provide educational opportunities, support healthcare initiatives, and contribute towards the overall betterment of the community.

Read More: Dr. Carlessia Hussein Named Philanthropist of the Year

Howard Hughes Holdings, a leading real estate development company, has also played a pivotal role in making Howard County a better place for its residents. Their ongoing contributions to various community projects have transformed the landscape of the county and have helped create a sustainable and vibrant community. Their commitment to philanthropy, evident through their investments in education, healthcare, and cultural programs, has made them deserving recipients of the Philanthropist of the Year award.

Read More: Howard Hughes Named Philanthropist of the Year here

During the event, the Community Foundation of Howard County highlighted the impact of their programs and initiatives. The foundation has been instrumental in bringing together individuals, businesses, and organizations to work towards a common goal of improving the quality of life in the county. Through its grant-making programs, scholarships, and community projects, the foundation has been able to address critical needs and support important causes.

In addition to the Philanthropist of the Year recognition, three other awards were presented. Josephine Bangura earned the Amanda & Jill Dean Direct Service Professional Award for her work at The Arc of Howard County. Rashel Taylor took home the foundation’s Leadership Council Award for her service on the board of the Columbia Housing Center. A Home of Our Own Howard, Inc. was recognized for its incredible work with the Casey & Pebble Willis “Making a Difference” Award.

Read More: Josephine Bangura wins Dean Award

Read More: Rashel Taylor earns Leadership Council Award

Read More: A Home of Our Own wins Willis Award

As we reflect on this incredible evening, it is important to recognize the remarkable contributions of the award winners and all the individuals and organizations involved. Their generosity and dedication serve as an inspiration to us all, reminding us of the positive impact we can make when we come together for a common purpose.

The Community Foundation of Howard County will continue to work towards building a stronger and more vibrant community. Through their ongoing initiatives and the support of philanthropists like Carlessia Hussein and Howard Hughes Holdings, the foundation will undoubtedly make a significant difference in the lives of the residents of Howard County.

Let us celebrate the accomplishments of these deserving individuals and organizations and remain inspired by their commitment to philanthropy. Together, we can create a brighter future for all members of our community.