The Daily Record named Debora Gavin Merlock, Founder/President, Harford County Education Foundation to its 2019 listing of Maryland’s Top 100 Women.
Founded in 2004, Harford County Education Foundation works with the local community to bring critical resources to help students succeed in their academic and personal goals through middle and high school leadership programs, college and career mentoring, scholarships, free school supplies for low-income students, and grants.
The Daily Record began Maryland’s Top 100 Women in 1996 to recognize outstanding achievements by women demonstrated through professional accomplishments, community leadership, and mentoring.
Nominees were asked to complete an application outlining their educational and career history, professional and community involvement, corporate and nonprofit board memberships and mentoring experience. They were encouraged to submit letters of recommendation from those who are familiar with their accomplishments professionally, in the community and through mentoring.
Five women will be inducted into the Circle of Excellence, receiving the award for a third and final time.
A panel of business professionals and previous Maryland’s Top 100 Women honorees from throughout the state reviewed the final applications and selected this year’s honorees.
“This year’s Maryland’s Top 100 Women are leading companies, charting new territory and inspiring the next generation. They are truly outstanding role models for all of us,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. “They show compassion and commitment to help others and to shape their communities. The Daily Record is honored to recognize their many achievements.”
The Maryland’s Top 100 Women awards celebration will be held on April 15 starting with a reception at 5 p.m. at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., in Baltimore. The awards will be presented at 6:30 p.m. followed by a dessert reception. The event hashtag is #TDRawards.
Winners will be profiled in a special magazine that will be inserted into the April 16 issue of The Daily Record and will be available online at www.TheDailyRecord.com.
Circle of Excellence Sponsor of The Daily Record’s 2019 Maryland’s Top 100 Women is GBMC. Reception Sponsor is Notre Dame of Maryland University. Leadership Sponsor is Towson University. Celebration Sponsor is Executive Alliance. Preferred Seating Sponsors are Epsilon Registration and VPC, Inc.
For more information about sponsorships and tickets to The Daily Record’s 2019 Maryland’s Top 100 Women, visit www.TheDailyRecord.com or call 443-524-8161.
About Harford County Education Foundation
Harford County Education Foundation invests in the education of 37,000 youth in Harford County Public Schools by providing programs and resources to complement the learning and growth of each student regardless of their economic circumstances. The Education Foundation works in partnership with the community to bring critical resources to help students succeed in their academic and personal goals through middle and high school leadership programs, college and career mentoring, scholarships, free school supplies for low-income students, technology to increase digital access at home, grants to support innovative classroom instruction and celebrating the education profession with the community. Visit www.harfordeducation.org to learn more.
About The Daily Record
Celebrating more than 130 years of journalistic excellence, The Daily Record is a multimedia news source that publishes a print and online edition five days a week and breaks news daily on its website, TheDailyRecord.com. In addition, The Daily Record publishes more than 30 special products a year including Path to Excellence: A Women’s Guide to Business, Doing Business in Maryland, Be What I Want to Be and Expanding Opportunities. The Daily Record also honors leading Marylanders through nine annual awards events including Maryland’s Top 100 Women, Influential Marylanders and Most Admired CEOs. Its Digital Marketing Solutions helps customers with social media, search engine marketing and optimization, retargeting, email marketing and more. The Daily Record is part of BridgeTower Media, one of the country’s leading business-to-business media companies with 44 print and digital publications in more than 20 U.S. markets.