Bravo!

Save The Date: June 4, 2022

Dinner, Baseball & Fireworks!

Scheduled for Saturday, June 4, we will host our annual BRAVO! Awards at a Frederick Keys game! Awardees will be recognized on the field prior to the 6 PM game against the Trenton Thunder, followed by dinner, baseball, and fireworks!

Event is invitation only due to limited capacity.


BRAVO! is made possible thanks to:

 

frederick keys

 

In-Kind Sponsor:

shield co

2022 Award Recipients:

Outstanding Volunteer Award

This annual award goes to an individual or organization that best exhibits what it means to be a helping hand in the community and going above and beyond for those in need. 

United Way Outstanding Volunteer Award Recipient: AstraZeneca

 

Spirit of Community Award

An annual award designated to the organization that has shown an increase in dedication to the mission and impact of United Way through overall corporate support.

United Way Spirit of Community Award Recipient: FCB Bank

 

Outstanding Community Impact Award

An annual award given to those who reflect true community impact by leveraging the whole community to reach incredible goals. 

United Way Outstanding Community Impact Award Recipient: Second Chances Garage

 

The Unity Award

The Unity Campaign is a collaborative project between nonprofit partners, sponsors, and the greater Frederick community to support our most vulnerable neighbors.  This annual award celebrates the key partners who make this campaign successful.

United Way Unity Award Recipient: Natelli Communities

 

LEADERS UNITED Award

An annual award given to long-standing members of LEADERS UNITED, who recognize the importance of life-altering positive outcomes for local ALICE households and invest in the programs that make these outcomes possible.

United Way LEADERS UNITED Award Recipient: Fred and Kimberly Genau

How can I attend this year’s BRAVO! Awards?

This year’s BRAVO! Awards is invite-only and limited to United Way’s LEADERS UNITED supporters, Board Members, awardees and their guests.

How can I buy a ticket to this year’s BRAVO! Awards as a member of the general public?

The general public is more than welcome to attend the Frederick Keys game and cheer on this year’s BRAVO! Awardees from the stands as they are recognized on-field ahead of the game. Those wishing to do so must purchase their own ticket through the Frederick Keys website. Only those with a designated ticket can enter the Mattress Warehouse Club.

Single game tickets are not yet on sale. To purchase tickets to the 6/4 game when they become available, click here.

Are there limitations to attending the game as a member of the general public?

Yes, there are limitations.  The general public will not be allowed in the Mattress Warehouse Club guest suite. Seating will be designated based on each individual ticket. However, we encourage you to attend the game as a spectator and cheer on our awardees as their work for our community is recognized prior to the first pitch.

What should I expect from this year’s BRAVO! Awards and why is it different this year?

For the first time, the BRAVO! Awards will take place at a Frederick Keys game as a way to say thank you to our volunteers and supporters. Awardees will be recognized on the field prior to the 6PM game and one awardee will throw out a ceremonial first pitch. We see this event as a way for United Way to engage the greater Frederick community as we come out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

How can I support United Way during this year’s BRAVO Awards?

You can support United Way by attending the Frederick Keys game on June 4th and cheering on our BRAVO! Awardees from the stands as they are recognized on-field ahead of the game. You can also support United Way by making a donation to support our work or by signing up to volunteer with us throughout the year. Our next volunteer event is the Stuff the Bus school supply drive and Day of Action on Oct. 7. You can learn more information about Day of Action and register to volunteer here.

What is LEADERS UNITED?

LEADERS UNITED is an effective network of individuals committed to making Frederick County a better place to live, work and play. LEADERS UNITED members, who give $1,000 or more annually, recognize the important role in advancing initiatives like Stuff the Bus and Pathways to Financial Stability. If you’re interested in becoming part of LEADERS UNITED, click here.

I have additional questions!

Not a problem! Email Erin Lawson, Manager of Resource Development, at elawson@uwfrederick.org if you have additional questions about the event.

 

Hand-raisers, Game-changers & Moment-makers

BRAVO! is an annual special event hosted by United Way of Frederick County to celebrate volunteers and supporters for their commitment to fighting for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in Frederick County. United Way believes philanthropic support of our community is key to making lasting changes.

Each award is selected by volunteers and staff to recognize individuals and companies that embody the belief that, “To live better, we must LIVE UNITED.” 

Previous Awardees

United Way Red Feather Award

2021:  George B. Delaplaine, Jr.
2018: Pete Plamondon, Sr.

 

Spirit of Community

2021:  Truist
2020: Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS)

2019: DARCARS

2018: Wegmans

2017: Frederick Regional Health System

2016: M&T Bank

2015: Bechtel

2014: Wegmans

2013: Comcast

2012: The Plamondon Companies

2011: PNC Bank

2010: CITI Financial

2009: Fairchild Controls

 

Outstanding Volunteer

2021:  Barbara Kershner Daniel

2020: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Volunteer Program

2019: Wells Fargo

2018: Joy Schaefer

2017: Dan Goldstein

2016: Hermine Bernstein

2015: Welocalize

2014: Marlene Young

2013: Claudia Stephens

2012: Mike Kidder

2011: Tina Lee

 

Outstanding Community Impact

2021:  I Believe in Me, Inc.

2020: Interfaith Housing Alliance (IHA)

2019: 2-1-1 Operated by Mental Health Association

2018: Frederick County DHCD

2017: Frederick County Health Department

2016: Americorps

2015: Maryland Cash Campaign

2014: Frederick Rescue Mission

2013: Frederick Community Action Agency

2012: Seton Center

2011: Community Foundation of Frederick County

 

The Unity Award

2021: Troyce Gatewood & Partners

2020: Ausherman Family Foundation

2019: Delaplaine Foundation, Inc.

2018: The Frederick News-Post

2017: The Randall Family

 

Outstanding Advocate

2020: The Frederick County Human Trafficking Response Team

2019: Housing Authority

2018: The Community Foundation

2017: Joe Gatewood

2016: Rachel’s Challenge

2015: Senator Barbara Mikulski

2014: Stacey Collins

2013: Shari Ostrow-Scher

 

Small Business Community Partner

2016: Canape’s Catering

2015: Southern Research Institute

2014: Linton Shafer Warfield & Garrett, P.A.

2013: Trout’s Towne Restaurant

2012: OAO Mohn & Allen

2011: Linton Shafer Warfield & Garret, P.A.

2010: Flying Dog Brewery

2009: Inkthis

 

Nonprofit Leader

2016: Dan Kurtenbach

2014: Patricia Hanberry & Susan Holton

2013: Todd Johnson

 

Corporate Leader

2016: Giant Eagle

2015: BB&T

2014: Morgan-Keller

2013: SAIC

2011: Costco Wholesale Depot

2010: Rodgers Consulting

2009: Blue Ridge Bank

 

Ignite/Workplace Debut

2019: Woodsboro Bank

2014: Food PRO

2013: Wegman’s

 

Collective Impact

2016: Frederick County Public Library

2015: Frederick County Bank

2014: Hood College

2013: Giant Eagle

 

Million Dollar Circle

2010: Bechtel & Frederick County Public Schools