Community Foundation of Howard County announces partnership with The Howard Hughes Corporation for December 1st Annual Dinner

Community Foundation of Howard County announces partnership with The Howard Hughes Corporation for December 1st Annual Dinner

COLUMBIA, Md.—The Community Foundation of Howard County (CFHoCo) has announced that The Howard Hughes Corporation will serve as the presenting sponsor of its Annual Dinner & Celebration of Philanthropy this year. The event will be held at the Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville, Maryland, on Thursday, December 1.

The annual event, which highlights the outstanding work of individuals and nonprofit organizations across Howard County, will be held in person for the first time in several years. The evening starts with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m., followed by a seated dinner and program which includes awarding the foundation’s Philanthropist of the Year honors. Columbia resident, Dr. Lillian Bauder, and M&T Bank will be recognized as the individual and corporate recipients in 2022.

In addition to honoring the Philanthropists of the Year, the foundation will present the Leadership Council Award to an up and coming nonprofit leader and the Casey & Pebble Willis “Making a Difference” Award, which recognizes a nonprofit doing great work in our community.

“The Howard Hughes Corporation is committed to supporting our local communities,” said Greg Fitchitt, president, Columbia, for The Howard Hughes Corporation. “We admire the consistent presence of the Community Foundation and support its mission to inspire lifelong giving and connect people, places and organizations to worthy causes. Philanthropy and good works are certainly reasons for celebration, and we are proud to champion this important annual community event.”

“The Howard Hughes Corporation continues to be a terrific partner of both CFHoCo and the greater nonprofit community,” stated Beverly White-Seals, president & CEO of the community foundation. “We’re grateful for their support, and we are so pleased to partner with them on our Annual Dinner & Celebration of Philanthropy. The event will be a wonderful evening of food, fellowship and philanthropy.”

In addition to the award presentations, Dr. Daria Willis, the newly installed president at Howard Community College, will give a keynote address on her vision for HCC and the power of philanthropy. Individual tickets for the fundraiser are $100 and can be purchased on the foundation’s website.

About The Howard Hughes Corporation®

The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Its award-winning assets include the country’s preeminent portfolio of master planned cities and communities, as well as operating properties and development opportunities including: the Seaport in New York City; Downtown Columbia®, Maryland; The Woodlands®, The Woodlands Hills®, and Bridgeland® in the Greater Houston, Texas area; Summerlin®, Las Vegas; Ward Village® in Honolulu, Hawai‘i; and Teravalis™ in the Greater Phoenix, Arizona area. The Howard Hughes Corporation’s portfolio is strategically positioned to meet and accelerate development based on market demand, resulting in one of the strongest real estate platforms in the country. Dedicated to innovative place making, the company is recognized for its ongoing commitment to design excellence and to the cultural life of its communities. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HHC.

About the Community Foundation of Howard County

The Community Foundation of Howard County serves as a knowledgeable, trusted partner that forges connections between donors and nonprofit organizations to provide impactful investments in Howard County. Since 2020 the foundation has awarded more than $6.3 million across more than 1,200 grants to organizations delivering human service, arts and cultural, educational and civic programs.

Funds to support grant programs come primarily from income generated by the foundation’s endowment supported by more than 360 funds established by Howard County businesses, families and individuals. For more information, visit or call 410-730-7840.