The first Women & Girls Fund Award was presented to Lois S. Duffey of Centreville and Chestertown. Mrs. Duffey, who has led a life of quiet devotion to many causes that have improved lives in our communities, is also a woman of action. Honest in both her critiques and her support, she is quick to see and appreciate what needs to be done and to help spearhead efforts to accomplish worthwhile goals.
As an individual, Mrs. Duffey has personified the influence that a woman can have by serving on many boards and generously supporting numerous local community organizations. Some of her many charities include: the McQueen Gibbs Willis School of Nursing, Christmas in April, For All Seasons, The Chester River Hospital Center, Up With People, The Gunston Day School, Church Hill Elementary School, Chesapeake College’s Mentoring Program, and The Bereavement Camp. This list only scratches the surface of all of the community projects served by Mrs. Duffey’s caring participation and vision.
The Women & Girls Fund is an endowed fund that channels the pooled resources of individuals into a powerful and permanent legacy serving the needs of women and girls in Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot Counties, Maryland.