The Community Foundation of Howard County (CF HoCo), which raises, manages and distributes funds to support Howard County nonprofits, will recognize the following Howard County

philanthropists at its annual dinner, A Celebration of Philanthropy, on Thursday, Nov. 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Turf Valley, Ellicott City.
• Bob and Bach Jeffrey will receive the Community Foundation’s individual Philanthropist of the Year award. The Jeffreys have spent the last 40 years supporting Howard County organizations, including the Howard County Arts Council, Leadership Howard County, Grassroots, Howard Community College and Howard County General Hospital.

• The Iron Bridge Wine Co. will receive the corporate Philanthropist of the Year award. The Columbia restaurant has donated meals and helped raise funds for Howard County nonprofits and charitable organizations, including the Howard County Autism Society and the Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center.

• Yashica Maclin will receive the Leadership Council Award. Maclin serves on the board of the Community Action Council of Howard County and was nominated to serve as chair of the Policy Council for the last school year. In her position, she led advocacy for the 322 children in the program and their families.

• Humanim Inc. will receive the foundation’s Casey and Pebble Willis Making a Difference Award, which recognizes a program of a nonprofit organization in Howard County and includes $3,000 in support. Humanim will be honored for its Healthy Transitions program, which has helped further the educational and career goals of 82 Howard County youth struggling with mental health challenges.

The event will feature Mark Edwards, a classical guitarist and winner of the Howard County Arts Council’s 2016 Rising Star competition. Tickets to the dinner cost $100; cocktails will be available for purchase. To learn more, become a sponsor or purchase tickets, visit