Publisher of The Aegis wins Bernard Cook Meritorious Leadership Award

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    I just received this press release from the United Way of Central Maryland that says John Worthington IV, publisher of Harford County’s local newspaper The Aegis, has received the Bernard Cook Meritorious Leadership Award for the volunteer work he’s done through the Community Partnership of Harford County. Congratuations!

    Here’s the release:

    UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL MARYLAND HONORS HARFORD COUNTY VOLUNTEER FOR EXEMPLARY SERVICE
    John Worthington, IV presented with Bernard Cook Meritorious Leadership Award
    Baltimore, MD (July 1, 2009) – United Way of Central Maryland honored John Worthington, IV, publisher of The Aegis, with the second annual Bernard Cook Meritorious Leadership Award for his volunteer work throughout the county on behalf of  its  Community Partnership of Harford County.
    Worthington has been a partnership board member for years and is one of the most generous Tocqueville Society (donors who give $10,000 or more) members in Harford County.
    “We are grateful for leaders like John who give hours of their time to help make this region stronger,” said Larry E. Walton, president of United Way of Central Maryland. “These volunteers are the backbone of our organization and we could not do it without them.”
    The award was designed to recognize community volunteers who demonstrate sustained, superior and outstanding leadership in activities that clearly align with United Way of Central Maryland’s priorities. The award is named after Bernard Cook, a 15-year volunteer with United Way of Central Maryland.
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    For more than 80 years, United Way of Central Maryland (UWCM) has been the region’s human service leader. Its mission is to improve people’s lives by mobilizing the caring power of our communities. UWCM supports programs and initiatives in the city of Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties.  UWCM is dedicated to education, income and health & safety – making sure children get the early child care they need to succeed in school, that young adults graduate, that families have the means to access affordable and stable housing and that people are free from violence and abuse at home. By encouraging all people in central Maryland to give, advocate or volunteer, UWCM wants to show the power of living united. It’s about connecting people and creating communities.  For more information, visit www.uwcm.org or call 410.547.8000.