Coming Home Cornerstone Society Donor Reception 2022

Thank you for joining us for a very special evening under the stars at the Historic Clifton Mansion! 

On October 26, 2022 Habitat Chesapeake was honored to bring together volunteers, partnerorganizations, sponsors, homebuyers, and HabiCorpsalums to celebrate four decades of growth andservice. Hosted at the historic Clifton Mansion in East Baltimore, guests mingled as dusk fell and ourmost dedicated partners shared their stories from the past 40 years emphasizing their commitment ofbuilding homes throughout the Baltimore region.

Returning MC Tom Hall, host of WYPR’s Midday, guided attendees through an evening of homebuyer stories, words from guest speaker Aaron Henkin creator and producer for WYPR and host of The Maryland Curiosity Bureau, and recognition of our Partner of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Awards winners. Together, these partners have contributed more than $3 million towards Habitat Chesapeake mission!

Habitat staff and supporters were joined by alumni from HabiCorps, Habitat Chesapeake’s Workforce Development training program as well as recent homebuyer Donnika, who shared with everyone how Habitat Chesapeake has changed her life: “I’m happy to be in a great place in my life and will continue to help others,” she said to a crowd of cheering and applauding supporters. “Thank you to all the donors and to Habitat for Humanity!” 

For the first time, The Bert Hash Community Partner of the Year award was awarded to two deserving honorees, Phyllis Gilmore of the Woodbourne-McCabe Community Association and Precious Fraling of the Glenwood Life Counseling Center and Recovery Garden. Named in honor of Bert Hash, the former President & CEO of MECU of Baltimore and past Habitat Chesapeake Board Chair, Bert was deeply involved in community development within Sandtown-Winchester. This award highlights individuals whose contributions have impacted their communities and partnered with Habitat Chesapeake. 

Habitat Chesapeake was also pleased to celebrate the Lifetime Achievement Award winners, including BGE, Stanley Black & Decker, Steven Buck, and the Orokawa Foundation for years of consistent support. These are the partnerships of a lifetime — thank you!

2022 Partner of the Year Awards

  • Steven Buck Committee Volunteer of the Year: Scott Wingrat
  • Corporate Donor of the Year: PRIME AE
  • Faith Partner of the Year: Glen Mar United Methodist Church
  • Foundation Supporter of the Year: Jim Riepe
  • Government Partner of the Year: Senator Cory McCray
  • Individual Donor of the Year: Suzanne Mason
  • In-Kind Donor of the Year: Hord Coplan Macht
  • Youth Partner of the Year: Broadneck High School 
  • ReStore Partner of the Year: Atlas Tile
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Steven Buck
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: BGE
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Orokawa Foundation
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Stanley Black & Decker
  • Bert Hash Community Partner of the Year: Phyllis Gilmore
  • Bert Hash Community Partner of the Year: Precious Fraling



After 40 years, Habitat Chesapeake’s track record speaks for itself: over 780 homes built, 232 mortgages paid in full, 19 communities impacted through partnership, and more that 2,500 family members strengthened. From volunteers spending their weekends helping finish drywall, to government representatives advocating for affordable housing policies, to our corporate and foundation partners who provide resources and critical funding–thank you for ushering us into our next decade of service.


About Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake

Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake ( brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Since 1982, Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake has built more than 780 homes in 19 communities, providing a brighter future for 2,700 children and family members. Homeownership is proven to transform lives – improving health, increasing children’s chances of academic success and offering an opportunity to build wealth across generations. Likewise, homeownership enhances neighborhoods by bringing tangible investment, engaged, long-term residents, rising property values and a sense of community.