The Community Foundation of Howard County (CFHoCo) will recognize Howard County philanthropists at its annual dinner, A Celebration of Philanthropy, on Thursday, Nov. 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Turf Valley, in Ellicott City.
The CFHoCo will present the fourth annual Philanthropist of the Year awards to Vivian “Millie” Bailey, and the Corporate Partnership of Orchard Development and Armiger Management. The awards recognize individual and corporate philanthropists in Howard County who have shown leadership in philanthropy and who, through their giving, have brought positive change in the community.
Vivian “Millie” Bailey is a long-time resident of Howard County and an active, philanthropic community member who has donated her time and energy to many nonprofits throughout the county. She is a past Howard County General Hospital Board of Trustees member, current member of the Howard County Police Citizens’ Advisory Council and supporter of Running Brook Elementary School, as well as many other organizations.
Since their founding, the Corporate Partnership of Orchard Development and Armiger Management has displayed a philosophy of giving and community participation that is shared by its staff. The companies are dedicated to supporting more than 20 local nonprofit organizations throughout Howard County, including the Orchard Summer Camp, founded by Armiger Management in cooperation with the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks, to provide a camp experience for children from the county’s public housing developments.
Earl Armiger, chairman and CEO of Orchard Development, is past board chair of CFHoCo and a past president of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce; Mary Armiger is the founder of Armiger Management and a strong supporter of the arts in Howard County.
Nancy Lublin, CEO of Do Something Inc., creator of Dress for Success, founder of Crisis Text Line and the author of several books, including the latest, “Zilch: The Power of Zero in Business,” will be the keynote speaker at the event. Lublin’s various organizations each contribute to helping others. Lublin was named one of Fortune’s 2014 “World’s Greatest Leaders,” and Marie Claire’s “20 Women Changing the World” in 2014, among other accomplishments.
Tickets to the annual dinner cost $85 and include hors d’oeuvres, dinner and dessert. To learn more, become a sponsor or purchase tickets, visit www.cfhoco.org.