2016 Companies Caring Breakfast – Meet the Honorees

Legacy of Leadership Award – Charles “Chuck” Short

Chuck Short headshot_Feb 2016 for CCBChuck 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 county’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. Ann’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

Simon Family photoJennifer 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.

If you would like to support Interfaith Works in honor

of the Simon Family, more information is here.


Corporate Partner of the Year – Capital One

capital-one-investing-for-good-logoCapital One has been a committed, generous supporter of multiple Interfaith Works’ programs. In addition, the company’s employees are active volunteers at the Interfaith Clothing Center and at Becky’s House (our shelter for senior women with health challenges), contributing materials as well as time to help those programs succeed. Capital One also is a member of the City of Gaithersburg’s Bank On Financial Wellness Coalition, a collaboration working with social service agencies, including Interfaith Works, to provide all residents with free access to banking and tools for budgeting, improving credit ratings and addressing debt.

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