PRESS RELEASE: Comptroller Franchot to Present First 2017 William Donald Schaefer Award in Baltimore City
Posted by James Ott Jr on 1st November 2017
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George Mitchell helped bring resources and programs to Langston Hughes Resource Center


WHO:             Comptroller Peter Franchot

WHAT:          Comptroller Franchot on Friday will present the first William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award for 2017 to George Mitchell in Baltimore City. Mr. Mitchell has been a leader in bringing resources and equitable education, housing and recreation to the Park Heights community. After successfully securing access to the former Langston Hughes Elementary School building, he established a library and community center there and partnered with multiple organizations to bring much-needed resources and programs to the newly named Langston Hughes Resource Center.

The William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award is presented by Comptroller Franchot to individuals and organizations in each county and Baltimore City who best exemplify the lifelong commitment to helping people that was a hallmark of the former governor, comptroller and mayor. Friday’s presentation occurs one day after what would have been Schaefer’s 96th birthday.


WHEN:          Friday, November 3, 2017

                        11 a.m.

WHERE:       Langston Hughes Community Resource Center

5011 Arbutus Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21215

CONTACT:  Alan Brody:

410-260-6346 (office); 443-924-1473 (cell)