Seventh Annual Mentoring Celebration and Awards – Thursday, March 15th

The Seventh Annual Mentoring Awards, sponsored by the Volunteer Center For Anne Arundel County will be presented on Thursday, March 15, 2012, 6 – 8 pm at the Roger “Pip” Moyer Recreation Center at Truxton Park, 273 Hilltop Lane, Annapolis, MD 21401


Keynote Speaker, DeDe Duncan-White is in her fourth year at the U.S. Naval Academy, where she serves as Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Support Services. Prior to her current position, Duncan-White served in the U.S. Navy for 23 years and achieved the rank of Commander (O-5) prior to her retirement in 2007. Duncan-White earned her master’s degree in Military Arts & Science from Command & General Staff College in 1997 and her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Southern University A&M in 1984. She resides in Annapolis with her husband, Shelley C. White Jr., and their son, Shelley C. White, III.


Duncan-White will help us honor those who nurture the talent of our young people. She will share how you can reach out and help build their character and confidence, expand their universe and navigate a path to success.


Join the Volunteer Center on March 15th at this free celebration of the outstanding work done by mentors for young people in our community.


The evening will culminate with awards honoring mentoring programs, outstanding mentors and special recognition for “Lifetime Mentor,” Bishop Larry Lee Thomas.


Although the event is free, donations to support these awards will be gratefully accepted.  Please RSVP by Tuesday, March 13th, to Fay Mauro at the Volunteer Center, 410-897-9207 or



Note to Media: A list of awards and finalists follows



Community-Based Mentoring Program

Eastport Girls Club


Faith-Based Mentoring Program

Empowering Believers Church Mentoring Ministry Programs


School-Based Mentoring Program

D.I.V.A.S. Mentoring Program at Annapolis Middle School


Business-Based Mentoring Program

Johns Hopkins Health Care Program at Monarch Academy


Innovative Mentoring Program

U.S.N.A. and Juvenile Drug Court Partnership for Mentoring



Community Hopeologist

Tony Spencer


AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)

Volunteer of the Year

Lou Carloni


Peer (Youth) Mentor of the Year

Tyler Ambrose, Anne Arundel Recreation and Parks/Summer Serve


Mentors of the Year (two awards)

Keith Boone, Woodland Job Corps STARS


Rob Levit, Creating Communities


2012 Lifetime Mentor Award

Bishop Larry Lee Thomas





Back Pack Buddies – Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church

Jr. Optimist Clubs at Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis

Volunteer Summer Serve Leadership Challenge



Bill Browne

Bridget Calvert

Lisa Denney

Alvina Jones

Jackqueline Meadows

Michele Walters

Larry White, Sr.

Midshipman First Class Charles Wolz