EASTON — The Qlarant Foundation, the mission arm of Qlarant Inc., held a reception and information-sharing event at its Easton headquarters on July 12 to celebrate the 2019-2020 grant awards.

Each of the 18 charities from locations throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C., were given their designated monetary award, and state Sen. Addie Eckhart, R-37-Mid-Shore, gave citations to her Eastern Shore grant recipients

The event featured Tammy Black, executive director of Access Carroll Inc., as the guest speaker. She discussed specific qualities of her organization that have enabled it to grow and prosper over a 12-year period.

Easton Mayor Robert Willey and Del. Johnny Mautz, R-37B-Talbot, also attended.

“We are so proud of this year’s grantees. The competition was tremendous and it is always difficult to select the finalists,” said Molly Burgoyne-Brian, board of directors chairman for the Qlarant Foundation. “The impact on the community from these associations is dramatic, and we are humbled by the dedication and passion each provide.”

During the morning session, each grantee provided a brief overview of their program including staffing and funding summaries, plus stories regarding the people they serve. The agenda also included a brief overview and group discussion on social media best practices headed by Qlarant associate Andrew Bowers.

This year’s grantees are:

• Breast Care for Washington, D.C.

• Camp Attaway

• Community Reach of Montgomery County

• Deep Roots

• Eastern Shore Wellness Solutions

• Girls in the Game

• Grace Center for Maternal and Women’s Health

• HASA (Hearing and Speech Agency)

• Helping Up Mission

• Kinera Foundation

• Miriam’s Kitchen

• Mission of Mercy

• Rebuilding Together, Caroline County

• Shepherd’s Clinic

• The Arc, Prince George’s County

• University Legal Services

• University of Maryland Medical System Foundation, Breathmobile Program

Lunch was provided by Blue Heron catering.

Qlarant Foundation, the mission arm of Qlarant, is a national not-for-profit organization that provides grants to charitable and nonprofit organizations throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia toward projects that help improve the health care and human services for individuals and communities. Since 2006, Qlarant Foundation has awarded grants totaling over $6 million. For more information, and to find specific information on each grantee, visit www.qlarant.com.

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