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

Class of 2022 Honorees


INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT: Mr. Bill Murphy, Friends of Disabled Veterans in Carroll County
RISING STAR: Find Your Purpose, Inc.

12th Annual Winners

INDIVIDUAL: Sargent Major Thomas S. Beyard of Westminster, the highest ranking noncommissioned officer in the MD National Guard.
BUSINESS: Quantum Internet | Johanna & William Brown
NON-PROFIT: The Boys and Girls Club of Westminster
YOUTH: Lauren Jenna of Westminster High School
FAMILY: Josh & Matt Kohn | Kohn Creative

11th Annual Winners

INDIVIDUAL: Mr. John Staehlin
BUSINESS: Terry’s Tag & Title | Teresa Smack
NON-PROFIT: GFWC Woman’s Club of Westminster
YOUTH: Diana Grace Welliver of Westminster, MD
LEGACY: The Kahlert Foundation | Mr. & Mrs. Greg Kahlert

10th Annual Winners

INDIVIDUAL: Mrs. Nancy McCormick
BUSINESS: Gizmo’s Art | Lyndi McNulty
NON-PROFIT: Toop’s Troops
YOUTH: Mary Guest, North Carroll High School
Legacy: Sylvia Canon Haines

9th Annual Winners

INDIVIDUAL: Dr. Faye Pappalardo
FAMILY: Marcus Lee & Louna Primm
BUSINESS: Dutch Corner Restaurant & Owner, Susan Rill
LEGACY AWARD: Dr. Charles L. Billingslea
NON-PROFIT: Human Services Programs of Carroll County, Inc.
YOUTH: Daniel Welliver

8th Annual Winners


INDIVIDUAL: Ms. Betsey Baker
BUSINESS: Barnes-Bollinger Insurance Services
LEGACY AWARD: Mr. & Mrs. Charles Fisher, Sr. (Postumous)
NON-PROFIT: Mr. John Sernulka / Carroll Hospital Center
YOUTH: Miss Margo Huffman

7th Annual Winners


FAMILY: Mr. William “Bill” Gavin
BUSINESS: Shop with a Cop / Westminster Wal-Mart / Westminster Police
LEGACY AWARD: Mr. C.J. “Buck” Miller
NON-PROFIT: Carroll Child Care Centers, Inc.
YOUTH: Carly Weetman

6th Annual Winners

FAMILY: Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Ferguson
BUSINESS: Just Desserts By Linda
LEGACY AWARD: Martin K.P. & Kelly W. Hill
NON-PROFIT: The Rotary Club of Westminster, MD
YOUTH: Matthew Korotki

5th Annual Winners

FAMILY: Mr. & Mrs. Robert Bare
BUSINESS: Carroll County Times
LEGACY AWARD: Msgr. Arthur Valenzano
NON-PROFIT: Arc of Carroll County
YOUTH: Josie Grant

4th Annual Winners

FAMILY: Skip & Pat Amass
BUSINESS: Lehigh Cement
LEGACY AWARD: Loring “Chips” B. Yingling
NON-PROFIT: Westminster Lions Club
YOUTH: Chris Anderson

3rd Annual Winners

FAMILY: The Kirkner Family & The Shipley Family
NON-PROFIT: The Shepherd’s Staff
YOUTH: Allyson Harmon

2nd Annual Winners

FAMILY: Robert & Carolyn Scott
BUSINESS: Stewart N. Dutterer Flower Shop, Inc.
NON-PROFIT: Mission of Mercy
YOUTH: Derrick Woolfson 

1st Annual Winners

FAMILY: The Tevis Family
BUSINESS: S.H. Tevis, Inc.
NON-PROFIT: Anverse, Inc.
YOUTH: Kevin Costin