At the 5th Annual Philanthropy Day Luncheon we are proud to honor the individuals and organizations nominated by their peers, who have contributed an extraordinary amount of time, money & service to help ‘make Charles County the best place to live and give’. In this Salute to Our Community Heroes the following individuals and organizations were inducted into the Philanthropy Hall of Fame: American Red Cross, Southern Maryland Chapter, Charles County Children’s Aid Society, Inc., Mary Ellen and (the late)F. George Heinze III, Evelyn and Vincent Hungerford.
American Red Cross, Southern Maryland Chapter
The American Red Cross Southern Maryland Chapter has been in existence for 92 years. When disaster threatens or strikes, the Southern Maryland Chapter American Red Cross volunteers are there. From first aid, CPR and AED training to swimming and lifeguarding, American Red Cross programs help people lead safer and healthier lives. The American Red Cross provides emergency communication between those in the Armed Forces and their families. To learn more about the organization and how you can help, visit www.SouthernMaryland.RedCross.org or call 888-276-2767.
Charles County Children’s Aid Society
Charles County Children’s Aid Society has been providing needy families with children assistance since 1936. Currently CAS is caring for over 10,000 families with children every year. Children’s Aid Society helps needy families with monetary assistance, rent/mortgage payments, fuel for their home, food to feed the family, prescriptions, emergency shelter when hey are evicted, even burial service to put their loved ones to rest. This list goes on and on. Children’s Aid Society is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit human service agency. To learn more about the organization and how you can help, visit childrens-aid-society.org or call 301-645-1561.
F. George Heinze III (✞) and Mary Ellen Heinze
Before Mr. Heinze’s death, he served on a variety of Boards including the local Charles County Chamber and Economic Development, and was instrumental in reestablishing the historic Carmelite Monastery in Port Tobacco, MD. After his death, Mrs. Heinze led and organized the F. George Heinze III Golf Classic, Dinner & Auction to benefit the American Red Cross, Southern Maryland Chapter and for the last ten years, the event raised nearly a half million dollars.
Vincent Hungerford and Evelyn Hungerford
As husband and wife they are a team indeed. The two lead by example being the first to make a contribution before asking others to do the same. Vince and Evie are tireless workers and supporters in time, talent and treasure, especially for the Arts in Southern Maryland. They provide leadership for the Charles County Chamber, Western Charles County Business Association, the Black Box Theater in Indian Head, Ann Marie Gardens, CSM and many more. Giving is not just something that the Hungerford’s do on occasion; it is a way of life. Most important is the establishment of the Tony Hungerford Memorial Endowment for Arts in memory of their son Tony.