Association of Fundraising Professionals Maryland Chapter
2017 Celebration of Philanthropy in Harford County

Bel Air, Maryland – October 17, 2016 — The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) -Maryland Chapter is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Celebration of Philanthropy in Harford County which will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the Water’s Edge Events Center in Belcamp, Maryland. The Harford County Celebration of Philanthropy celebrates businesses and individuals whose exceptional generosity demonstrates outstanding civic and charitable responsibility, and whose example encourages others to be leaders in philanthropy in Harford County. Event Co-Chairs are Caroline Adolph, Senior Relationship Manager at the United Way of Central Maryland, and Jean Brannan, Director of Philanthropy for the Harford Community Action Agency.

Nominations are now being accepted at  Deadline for nominations is Friday, November 4th.  For more information, contact the Association of Fundraising Professionals Maryland Chapter at 443-640-1047 or

Honorees in 2016 were the Women’s Giving Circle of Harford County as Philanthropists of the Year; the Society of Italian American Businessmen as Outstanding Volunteer Fundraisers; The Bayou Restaurant as Outstanding Business Philanthropist and the Unsung Hero Award to Terry Troy. (The Unsung Hero Award is now named the Terry Troy Volunteer Service Award.)

Previous winners include Dr. Mary Teddy Wray, Saxon’s Diamond Centers, Patricia D. and M. Scot Kaufman, The Ralph and Shirley Klein Foundation, The Dresher Family, The Family of Walter and Betty Ward, The Cook Family, The Lozinak Family, Dr. Richard P. and Esther S. Streett, Jr. and Family, Augustus F. Brown Esq., Harford Bank, The Harford Mutual Insurance Companies, APG Federal Credit Union, The Arena Club, Jay and Orsia Young, and the late William A. Harloe, Jr.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Maryland Chapter fosters the growth and development of a culturally diverse population of fundraising professionals, enhances philanthropy by encouraging giving and volunteering, and promotes ethics in fundraising and sound non-profit management throughout Maryland.   For more information, visit