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NEWS RELEASE: Comptroller Accepting Nominations for 2014 William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award

Comptroller Accepting Nominations for the 2014


William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award


- Third Year of Recognizing Individuals and Organizations Statewide -


ANNAPOLIS, Md. (February 19, 2014) – Back for a third year, Comptroller Peter Franchot announced today that his office is accepting nominations for the William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award. Established in 2012 to honor the unparalleled legacy of public service left by former Governor and Comptroller Schaefer, the award is presented in each of Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City to individuals and organizations with an unwavering commitment to helping people.


Award recipients will be selected on their demonstration of:  improving the community; promptly responding to a citizen problem through effective government intervention; directly aiding those most vulnerable in society; or establishing a public/private partnership to improve the lives of fellow Marylanders.


“There are countless organizations and citizens throughout Maryland, who personify Governor Schaefer’s lifelong commitment to helping people.  I’m proud to recognize those who go above and beyond to support others and improve our state,” said Comptroller Franchot.


The Comptroller will personally present the award to each winner starting in April.


The nomination form, additional information and a list of past winners can be found on the Comptroller’s website, or by clicking here. All nominations must be received byMarch 21, 2014