Legacy of Leadership Award – Charles “Chuck” Short
Chuck Short has spent a lifetime devoted to helping those in need in Montgomery County through his professional and private life, and has been a long-time Interfaith Works supporter. His career has included nearly two decades leading the countyâ€™s health and human service agency, and four years as secretary for justice and service with the Archdiocese of Washington. Since 2006, Mr. Short has served as special assistant to County Executive Isiah Leggett. He is an adjunct professor with the University of Maryland Graduate School of Public Policy since 1996. Mr. Short has served on the board of St. Annâ€™s Center for Children and Families, and the Board of Advisors for The Little Sisters of the Poor Elderly Residences in Washington, D.C.
Humanitarians of the Year – Jennifer & Neil Simon and Family
Jennifer and Neal Simon has supported Interfaith Works faithfully in a variety of ways over the years as volunteers and financial supporters. Neal served as a board member for many years, and has been an essential partner in guiding the agency efforts to find suitable spaces for IW programs. Jennifer has played many volunteer roles, including assisting in talent searches and the strategic planning process. The Simon family has supported the Interfaith Clothing Center as volunteers and through a large neighborhood clothing drive. Not only is the family actively involved in local community service, they have served through international efforts to help those in need as well, in Kenya, Ghana and Israel.