Chesapeake Charities honors Willow Construction Mentors

STEVENSVILLE, MD – Chesapeake Charities will pay tribute to the ACE Mentor Program of the Eastern Shore (ACE), during its “Celebration of Charity” awards luncheon on Monday, November 14, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Annapolis.

The ACE Mentor Program helps students learn about career opportunities in architecture, construction management, and engineering, while providing mentoring and scholarships for those interested in pursuing these careers. Numerous leaders at Willow Construction volunteer their time to mentor students in the Eastern Shore community.

This year’s honorees at the event are: Volunteers of the Year–Charles Thornton and Kelly Rosenthal of ACE Mentor Program, Philanthropist of the Year—Duane Dieter of the Hero Community Program, Nonprofit of the Year –Vehicles for Change, and Community Workforce Advocate—Natalie Cotton of Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative.

The celebration features several prominent presenters including Secretary of State John C. Wobensmith and former Secretary of Commerce Kelly Shultz.

Colonel Dr. Jeff Woolford will present the Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr. Scholarship to a deserving student who is pursuing a career in medical research. The scholarship was established at the 2016 awards luncheon honoring Governor Hogan.

Tickets for the November 14th event are still available and can be purchased online for $100 each at or by sending a check to Chesapeake Charities, 101 Log Canoe Circle, Suite O, Stevensville, MD 21666.

Chesapeake Charities is a community foundation in Stevensville, Maryland that supports more than 135 nonprofit funds that impact a range of charitable causes including animal welfare, arts, education, health and human services, and the environment. To date they have generated more than $28 million in investment and grant funding for charitable projects in eight counties: Anne Arundel, Calvert, Caroline, Charles, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot.

For more information, contact Chesapeake Charities at (410) 643-4020 or, or visit Chesapeake Charities is accredited by the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations.