2013 Volunteer Project Hall of Fame Inductees

This year’s Volunteer Project Hall of Fame Celebration will be held on November 14, 2013, from noon until 2pm.  Northrop Grumman will host this event at the Yellowfin Restaurant in Edgewater, Maryland.


The Volunteer Project Hall of Fame is sponsored by the Volunteer Center For Anne Arundel County and the Coordinators of Volunteers of Anne Arundel County (COVAAC). This year nine Volunteer Projects were judged to have had the greatest impact for the residents of Anne Arundel County and the City of Annapolis. These projects plus one “Legacy Award” winner will be inducted into the Volunteer Project Hall of Fame.


Please join us to celebrate this year’s Inductees into the Hall of Fame. Registration begins at 11:30 am. A select silent auction to benefit both the Volunteer Center and COVAAC will give guests an opportunity to support the work of volunteers and volunteer program managers.


Keynote Speaker Griff Hall was the first Board Chair for the Volunteer Center and more recently was founding Board Chair for the Association of Leadership Programs.  Having been a chief executive at national and regional non-profits, Griff launched his own leadership and strategy consulting company at the beginning of the great recession and lived to talk about it.  Griff will discuss five reasons why volunteering is an essential leadership experience and surprising trends in the way volunteers are impacting the world.


Inductees and Awards:

WNAV Radio – Legacy Award

A.A. Recreation and Parks for the All Sensory Trail – EcoStar Award

Arc of the Chesapeake and Wegmans for Making a House a Home Project – Business-Based Award

Boys & Girls Club and South River H.S. for BGCAA Mural Project – Young Leaders Award

Eastport Volunteer Fire Dept. for Improving Medical Services Project – Innovation Award

Food Link and Siena Manoogian for Bay Babies in Need Project – Neighbor to Neighbor Award

HOPE For All for Houses Into Homes Project – Faith-Based Award

Chesapeake Children’s Museum for Kids ‘n’ Kaboodle – Kids at Hope® Award

Deale Area Historic Society for War of 1812 Commemoration – Living History Award

SPCA RACE Team – Pets and People Award


The Celebration will also applaud the accomplishments of seven finalists: Anne Arundel Community College and the YWCA for Clothesline Project; AARP – Tax Aides; Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) for Emergency Operations Center Project; Operation Welcome Home MD for BWI Project; Girl Scouts for Camp Whipporwill Renovations; Partners in Care for Boutique Project; and U.S. Naval Academy for  Special Olympics Project.


Reservations are required and can be made until Nov. 7, 2013. Seating is limited. Cost is $35 and payment online at www.VolunteerAnneArundel.org/specialevents   or by check to the Volunteer Center is encouraged. For information please contact the Volunteer Center at 410-897-9207.