Women & Girls Fund of the Mid-Shore Seeks Nominations for Annual Award

The Women & Girls Fund of the Mid-Shore is accepting nominations for its annual Women & Girls Fund Award.  The award was established in 2004 to honor a community member from Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, or Talbot counties who has made outstanding professional or personal contributions towards addressing the needs of local women and girls.
The award will be presented at the 18th Annual Grants & Awards Luncheon on April 27, 2020, at The Milestone in Easton.  Candidates for this award should have demonstrated leadership, vision, integrity, compassion, cooperation and generosity of time and talent in their efforts to improve the lives and opportunities of women and girls.
The 2019 Women & Girls Fund Award went to Krista Pettit, of Centreville.  She is the Founder and Executive Director of Haven Ministries, which provides a cold weather shelter in Chester, food pantries, thrift store, job training, and street outreach program.  Kathy Deoudes, Women & Girls Fund board president, said of Krista, “Through these programs, she is fulfilling her vision of respect and dignity for all community members by providing shelter, clothing, food, and resources to lift up those in need of a hand.”
The late Lois Duffy of Centreville and Chestertown was the first recipient.  In succeeding years, the Women & Girls Fund has honored: the late Harriet Critchlow; Sandra King; Dr. Maria Boria; Sister Patricia Gamgort, OSB; Tracy Davenport; Sandra Redd; Sara Jane Davidson; The Hon. Karen Murphy Jensen; the 5 founders of For All Seasons Behavioral Health and Rape Crisis Center; Mary Lou McAllister; Diana Mautz; Kathy Weaver; and, Susan Stockman.
Application deadline is February 1st.  Nomination forms can be downloaded from www.womenandgirlsfund.org.  For further information, call 410-770-8347.