2011 Philanthropy Hall of Fame Inductees

At the 6th Annual Philanthropy Day Luncheon we are proud to honor the individuals, organizations and businesses nominated by their peers, who have contributed an extraordinary amount of time, money and service to help ‘make Charles County the best place to live and give’.

Mary HancockMary Hancock
Mary Hancock has given an extraordinary amount of time and talent to numerous organizations throughout the county. She serves as the Coordinator and founder of Charles County Project Linus, where they have made and donate almost 20,000 blankets to area organizations; Volunteer Coordinator for the Meals on Wheels Program in Nanjemoy Area; Publicity Chairperson and Historian for the American Legion Auxiliary of Post 82 in La Plata; and, performs a number of volunteer jobs for St. Ignatius Church in Hilltop. Mary tirelessly gives of herself to all and serves as a true example of a person who has dedicated her life to helping others in the community.

Lillian RichardsonLillian Richardson
Lillian Richardson has been involved with children and children’s issues her entire life. What started out as being president of her children’s PTA and an active member of their Band Boosters Club has morphed into a concern for other people’s children and a focus on senior citizens and their needs. Lillian has taken an active role in the NAACP; the African American Heritage Society; St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital; County Senior Citizens Program; and, Metropolitan United Methodist Church. Her enthusiasm, “quiet charm,” and willingness to give to others have positively impacted numerous citizens in Charles County and make her a deserving recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.