Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published February 10, 2012

Comptroller Honors Schaefer With Creation of Helping People Award

Will Recognize Individuals and Organizations Across the State

Annapolis, Md. (February 10, 2012) – Comptroller Peter Franchot today announced the creation of a new award program called the William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award. The honor will recognize individuals and organizations in each county and Baltimore City best exemplifying Schaefer’s lifelong commitment to helping people.
Winners will be selected based on their demonstration of improving the community, swiftly solving a citizen problem through effective government intervention, directly aiding the most vulnerable in society or creating a public/private partnership to improve the lives of Marylanders.

“As we approach the one year anniversary of William Donald Schaefer’s death, I can’t think of a better way to honor his legacy of public service than by recognizing individuals and organizations demonstrating his doctrine of helping people,” said Comptroller Franchot.

Nominations will be reviewed by a special panel of friends and colleagues of Schaefer’s including Lainy Lebow-Sachs, Mark Wasserman, Robert Douglas, Zelig Robinson and Michael Golden. The Comptroller will personally present the award to each winner starting in April.

The nomination form and additional information can be found at and must be received by March 30, 2012.