Raving About Women

The 2019 Frederick County Commission for Women Organization of the Year is a Frederick County organization that that promotes the mission of the FCCFW, which is to create a stronger community by addressing challenges and fostering unlimited opportunities for all women.  This is an organization that has demonstrated a commitment to helping women in Frederick county by holding educational events, spreading awareness, and/or advocating for policies that benefit women.

The 2019 Frederick County Commission for Women (FCCFW) Woman of the Year is an established or emerging Frederick County leader who has demonstrated a commitment to promoting the mission of the FCCFW, which is to create a stronger community by addressing challenges and fostering unlimited opportunities for all women. 

Award Recipients

2019 Organization of the Year - Frederick County Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
2019 Woman of the Year - Serina Roy
2018 Woman of Excellence - Cynthia Terl
2018 Outstanding Student Leadership - Katelyn McMorrow
2018 Unsung Hero - Maura Page
2017 Woman of Excellence -MaryLynn Hinde, Director of Operations, SHIP of Frederick County
2017 Woman of Excellence - Mary Ellen Mitchel, Director of Community Relations, Interfaith Housing Alliance
2017 Student Leadership - Valery Kate Perez, Urbana High School
2017 Unsung Hero - Paula Del Valle‐Torres, Hood College
2016 Woman of Excellence - Elizabeth Chung, Executive Director of the Asian American Center of Frederick
2015 Woman of Excellence - Lisa Ausherman, Co‐Founder and Chair of the Ausherman Family Foundation
2015 Outstanding Student Leadership - Tyla Massey, Frederick Community College
2015 Unsung Hero - Viv Wayne, FCCW Volunteer and Founder and CEO of 4Ever Bloom
2014 Woman of Excellence - Yvonne Reinsch, Community Leader and Volunteer
2014 Woman of Excellence - Angela Spencer, Chair of the Frederick County Human Relations Commission
2014 Outstanding Student Leadership -Gabriela Roque, Frederick Community College Student
2014 Unsung Hero - Teresa Smith, FCCFW Volunteer and Fort Detrick Employee
2013 Woman of Excellence  - Patti Hurwitz, Founder of Frederick Memorial Hospital Hurwitz Breast Cancer Fund
2013 Outstanding Student Leadership Award - Vanessa Perez, Oakdale High School Student
2012 Woman of Excellence - Karlys Kline, Founder of the Women’s Giving Circle of Frederick County
2012 Outstanding Student Leadership - Chloe Scott, Frederick High School Student
2011 Woman of Excellence - Margaret Nusbaum, Director of Frederick County Citizen Services
2011 Outstanding Student Leadership - Kaitlin Morgan, Linganore High School Student
2010 Woman of Excellence - Dr. Bonita Portier, Founder of Emmitsburg Osteopathic Primary Care Center
2009 Woman of Excellence - Jan Gardner, Former President of the Board of Commissioners, 2006‐2010
2008 Woman of Excellence - Sandra West, Founder of FCCFW
2008 Woman of Excellence - Gail Pate, Founder and First President of FCCFW
2007 Woman of Excellence - Debbie Thompson Brown, World Record Holder & Tokyo U.S Olympic Team Member
2007 Woman of Excellence - Tammy Davis Thompson, Frederick Athlete and World Record Holder
2007 Woman of Excellence - Carol Smith Wilcom, Frederick’s First Female Athletic Director
2006 Woman of Excellence - Dixie Miller, Former Board of Trustees and Founder of FCCFW
2006 Emma Josephine Smith Award - Darlene Aulls
2005 Woman of Excellence - Dr. Patricia Stanley, Former FCC President
2005 Woman of Excellence - Linda Burgee, Former Superintendent of FCPS