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The Philanthropists of the Year Program showcases the wonderful giving spirit of Carroll County, past, present, and future.

The Community Foundation of Carroll County thanks you for your support! Your sponsorship of, and ticket purchase for the 2023 Philanthropists of the Year: What Keeps You Growing allows us to honor the work of our Funds and supporters while defraying the cost of the event. All proceeds from this event benefit the Audrey Cimino Legacy Fund of the community foundation, ensuring the sustainability of the Community Foundation of Carroll County for years to come.

Join us in honoring the POY Class of 2023!

Honoring Carroll County’s Leading Philanthropists
Wednesday, September 27
Carroll Arts Center 91 W Main St, Westminster, MD
Awards Program: 6:45 – 8 PM
Doors open at 5 PM Networking, Food and Beverages
8-9 PM VIP Dessert Reception for sponsors with our Class of 2023 Honorees

View the 2023 POY Awards Ceremony

Award Categories and Honorees:

BFF Category: The Business, Family or Friend that has gone above and beyond for a CFCC Fund or Scholarship, and in turn the community. Nominated by our Funds and given in recognition the significant impact they have made.
Honoree: Mr. Joe Dominick
Nominated by: The Ellsworth Cemetery Advisory Board
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Living Legacy Category (formerly Individual Achievement): This individual has dedicated themselves to a cause, special need or interest, and established a Fund/Scholarship of CFCC that embodies their commitment, continuing to make a lasting impact on the community.
Honoree: Ms. Diane Jones, Artistic Director Emeritus, Children’s Chorus of Carroll County
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Rooted in the Community (Fund) Category: A long-standing Fund/Scholarship of CFCC (7 or more years) that repeatedly and consistently meets and exceeds their defined mission.
Honoree: Rita’s Closet/The Rita Medeiros Scholarship
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Rising Star (Fund) Category: Like a Rookie of the Year, this Fund/Scholarship has made significant impact and contributions to the community within the parameters of their intended mission and within the first 2 years with CFCC.
Honoree: Action for Kindness
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Learn more about our POY Class of 2023 Honorees and available Sponsorship Opportunities

Join the Philanthropist of the Year Committee and help us to honor future POY Classes Email:

2023 Redwood Sponsors

2023 Evergreen Sponsors

2023 Oak Sponsors

2023 Sapling Sponsors

2023 Seedling Sponsors

2023 Partners