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Harford Community College FoundationThe Harford Community College Foundation, Inc., assists Harford Community College and the advancement of public higher education by broadening the base of support and communication with private donors and public agencies. The Foundation sustains the College with financial and personal contributions through friend raising, advocacy, and fundraising efforts for educational programs developed by the College community and approved by the Board of Trustees.

Join us at our many events.

Athena Leadership Award Breakfast  |  MAR 1, 2024

ATHENA Leadership Awards Breakfast presented by PK Law | March 1, 2024 | Richlin Ballroom – 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM


MAR 1, 2024  |  7:30 AM–10 AM  |  Richlin Ballroom

Founded over 30 years ago, ATHENA International is a women’s leadership organization that supports, develops and honors women leaders. ATHENA’s flagship program, the ATHENA Leadership Award Program, has honored over 7,000 women leaders from hundreds of cities and eight countries since its inception in 1982. The program is facilitated locally by the Harford Community College Foundation, a licensed ATHENA host organization.

The ATHENA Leadership Awards will be presented on March 1, 2024 at the Richlin Ballroom, to recognize exemplary leadership by an individual or organization for their excellence in their business or profession, service to the community in a meaningful way and, most importantly, actively assisting women to achieve their full leadership potential. Nominations are sought throughout the community and recipients are selected by a diverse group of community leaders based on the criteria provided below.

Keynote Speaker

Kelly Schulz

This year's keynote speaker, Kelly Schulz, CEO, Maryland Tech Council, is a mother, wife, successful small business owner, and served seven years in Governor Hogan's administration as the Secretary of Labor and Secretary of Commerce. Kelly is an experienced executive with a demonstrated history of working within government administrations.


Announcing the ATHENA Finalists!

ATHENA Leadership AwardJennifer Redding
Executive Director, Behavioral Health Services | University of Maryland/Upper Chesapeake HealthErica Bertoli
Workforce Community Outreach Lead | US Army DEVCOM
Stacey Rebbert
Assistant Vice President, Marketing & Corporate Communications | Harford Mutual Insurance GroupPamela Smith
McKinney-Vento Liaison for Unsheltered Children and Youth | Harford County Public SchoolsATHENA Young Professional AwardSamantha Harris
Legislative Aide to Council President | Harford County Council Lauren Beward
Business Development Manager | Bravura Information Technology Systems, Inc.Lea Cataggio
Volunteer Manager | Anna’s HouseStacy Guerin
Assistant Vice President of Operations | University of Maryland/Upper Chesapeake HealthApril Cheatham
Director of Community & Business Relations | Extreme Family Outreach

ATHENA Organizational AwardSARC (The Sexual Assault/Spouse Abuse Resource Center)Beacon Staffing Alternatives, Inc.Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. Laurel Bush Family Dentistry


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Presented by The Daily Record

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Presented by APGFCU





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The Arc

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IN-KIND SPONSOR presented by Flowers By Bauers & Greenhouses

The ATHENA Award is presented to an individual who is recognized for professional excellence, for providing valuable service to their community and for actively assisting women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills. The ATHENA Award highlights what recipients have accomplished in addition to paving a path for future successes. The award is established through local host organizations in partnership with ATHENA’s national underwriters, local businesses and individual sponsors. By honoring exceptional leaders, the ATHENA Award Program seeks to inspire others to achieve excellence. ATHENA Leadership Award Nominees must meet each of the following three criteria:

  • Demonstrate excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession
  • Provide valuable service to improve the quality of life for others in their community
  • Actively assist women in achieving their full leadership potential


The ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award honors emerging leaders who are 40 years of age or younger.  ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Nominees are emerging women leaders who meet each of the following criteria:

  • Demonstrates excellence, creativity and initiative in her business or profession
  • Provides valuable service to improve the quality of life for others in her community
  • Clearly serves as a role model for young women both personally and professionally

The ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award recognizes businesses and organizations that support, develop and honor women leaders. ATHENA Organizational Nominees are business or organizations who meet each of the following criteria:

  • Creates an organizational culture that encourages women employees to achieve their full leadership potential
  • Gives back to the larger community of women and girls by providing and/or supporting leadership development opportunities and initiatives


Past Award Recipients

Dr. Andrée M. Mountain-Campbell, ATHENA Leadership Award; Allison Cuneo, ATHENA Young Professional Award
Claudine Adams, ATHENA Leadership Award; Sarah Klein, ATHENA Young Professional Award
Robin Tomechko, ATHENA Leadership Award; Sara Garbarino, ATHENA Young Professional Award
Sandra Gallion, ATHENA Leadership Award; Beth Mosser, ATHENA Young Professional Award
Sharon Jacobs, ATHENA Leadership Award; Jennie Towner, ATHENA Young Professional Award
Lisa Feulner, ATHENA Leadership Award; Brittany Trocher, ATHENA Young Professional Award
Kathy Walsh, ATHENA Leadership Award; Paige Boyle, ATHENA Young Professional Award

2016 Carolyn Evans
2015 Stephanie Hau
2014 Mary Teddy Wray
2013  Jayne Klein
2012 Denise Carnaggio
2011 Tamera Rush
2010 Lucie Snodgrass
2009 Content McLaughlin
2008 Pat Scott
2007 Karen Green (deceased)
2006 Sheryl Davis Kohl
2005 Deborah Smith Williams
2004 Jane Howe
2003 Pat Donovan
2002 Kim Wagner


Gratitude Breakfast  |  APR 25, 2024

APR 25, 2024  |  Harford Community College

The reception provides a unique opportunity for donors to meet their scholarship recipients and for the students to acknowledge the impact the scholarships have made on their academic careers.

Summer Swing Golf Tournament  |  JUL 15, 2024

JUL 15, 2024  |  Maryland Golf & Country Clubs

Thank you to all of our golfers, sponsors, donors and volunteers who contributed to making the 2023 Summer Swing Golf Tournament such an overwhelming success! Please save the date for next year's tournament, which be held on July 15, 2024 at Maryland Golf & Country Clubs

President's Circle Dinner Reception  |  SEP 2024

SEP 2024  |  Location to be determined.

The President's Circle Dinner Reception is held for Foundation donors who generously contributed $1,000 or more during the prior fiscal year, in recognition and thanks of their support. 

Screech's Night Owl 5K & Fun Walk  |  OCT 18, 2024

OCT 18, 2024  |  Harford Community College

Ready, Set, GLOW!  Join us on for Screech's Night Owl 5K & 1 Mile Fun Walk at Harford Community College! This fun event takes place at 7 PM in the evening to allow our runners the opportunity to wear glow items, glow in the dark clothing, etc. Proceeds from the Screech Night Owl 5K & 1 Mile Fun Walk benefit Harford Community College Student Athlete Scholarships.

At Harford Community College, our student athletes are at the top of their game, on and off the court and field. By participating in one of Harford's thirteen NJCAA sports, they make a commitment to excel not only in their sport, but in the classroom. Harford's student athletes accomplish great things during their time with us and beyond–they excel at giving back to the community and many of our students transfer to a university to play at the NCAA level and earn a bachelor's degree.

This year the Screech’s Night Owl 5K & Fun Walk record attendance helped raise over $20,000 in support of our student athletes.  Screech is already planning for next year’s event, so save the date, Friday, October 18, 2024. For questions or to see how you can get involved, please contact Casey Snyder at 443.412.2449 or for additional information.

Our goal is to make all materials and services accessible for everyone. If you need accommodations to participate, contact the Office of Accessibility at Harford Community College at least 10 days in advance of the event.

Contributions benefit Harford Community College and are administered by the Harford Community College Foundation, Inc. Gifts to the Foundation qualify as charitable contributions to an IRS Section 501(c)(3) public charity for federal income, estate and gift tax purposes. Your contribution is deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. A copy of the Foundation’s current audited financial statement is available upon request at the Harford Community College Foundation, Inc., 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air, MD 21015. Documents and information submitted to the State of Maryland under the Maryland Charitable Solicitations Act are available from the Office of the Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401 for the cost of copying and postage.