Hand-raisers, Game-changers & Moment-makers
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.”
2021 BRAVO! Award Celebration
BRAVO! on June 10th was a great success! Congratulations to the awardees and thank you to everyone who celebrated with us.
2021 Award Recipients:
Award: “United Way Red Feather”
A special award designed for our biggest champions and longest serving advocates and donors. Decided upon by Executive Leadership of United Way of Frederick County.
Award: “Outstanding Community Impact Award”
An annual award given to those who reflect true community impact by leveraging the whole community to reach incredible goals. Decided upon by The Community Impact Committee.
Award: “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. Decided upon by the volunteer team at United Way of Frederick County.
Award: “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.
Award: “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 Red Feather Award
2021: George B. Delaplaine, Jr.
2018: Pete Plamondon, Sr.
Spirit of Community
2020: Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS)
2017: Frederick Regional Health System
2016: M&T Bank
2012: The Plamondon Companies
2011: PNC Bank
2010: CITI Financial
2009: Fairchild Controls
2021: Barbara Kershner Daniel
2020: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Volunteer Program
2019: Wells Fargo
2018: Joy Schaefer
2017: Dan Goldstein
2016: Hermine Bernstein
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
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
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
2016: Dan Kurtenbach
2014: Patricia Hanberry & Susan Holton
2013: Todd Johnson
2016: Giant Eagle
2011: Costco Wholesale Depot
2010: Rodgers Consulting
2009: Blue Ridge Bank
2019: Woodsboro Bank
2014: Food PRO
2016: Frederick County Public Library
2015: Frederick County Bank
2014: Hood College
2013: Giant Eagle
Million Dollar Circle
2010: Bechtel & Frederick County Public Schools
Special Thank You to Bravo! 2021 Sponsors