Leonardtown, Maryland, June 2018:  Leonardtown Rotary is pleased to announce the contribution of $8,046 in grants to area non-profit organizations.

As part of the Leonardtown Rotary Club’s commitment to Community Service and a key element of providing “service above self,” funding assistance is provided annually to programs and projects in St. Mary’s County that enhance the quality of life in our community. This is a competitive grant process and awards typically range between $250 and $500 depending on the need expressed in the application and funding availability.

This year’s recipients are doing outstanding work, greatly increasing the impact of Rotary’s grants with effective community action. Through increased fund-raising activities this past year, Rotary was able in all but one case to give the full amount requested.

Grant recipients this year, and the people accepting them on behalf of the organizations, are as follows:  A Community That Shares  (ACTS) – Sam Brown; Christmas in April – Howard Thompson; Foundation for Heroes – Dr. Jay M. Lipoff; Friends of Cedar Lane – Becky Stevens; Friends of St. Clements Island – Karen Stone and Christina Barbour; Greenwell Foundation – Barbara Wille; Patuxent Habitat for Humanity – Rita Reeves; Helpful Hooves – Sherri St. Clair; Historic Sotterley – (Eve Love); Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad – Rocky Woodburn; Literacy Council of St. Mary’s – Susan Brookbank; St. Mary’s County Adult Recovery Court – Pete Cucinotta; St. John’s Charitable Society – Mary McGlinn; St. Mary’s Caring – Kristine Miller (not pictured); St. Mary’s Historical Society – Susan Wolfe; Tri-County Council Foundation/Project Impact – George Howly; Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions – Michael Brown.

Rotary thanks the grant recipients for their work in our county.

The grant process will begin again in January of 2109, with applications made available through public media and our website, http://www.leonardtownrotaryclub.org/. Non-profits are encouraged to apply.