Director’s Message May 2019

May 20, 2019

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The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” Oprah Winfrey

Oh, what a night! Over 200 guests enjoyed AACLC’s 2019 Annual Appreciation Dinner hosted by Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church in Severna Park. Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman gave an inspirational keynote address and students shared their testimonies in celebration of AACLC’s 247 tutor/student matches. Journalist Sharon Lee was also in attendance and featured our students and tutors in her May 2, 2019 “Around the Park” column in the Capital Gazette.

Thirty-six local restaurants and businesses enthusiastically donated their food and services for this year’s dinner and they are spotlighted below and in a separate post. Please be sure to thank these businesses with your patronage.

Please also take a moment to “meet” students Deborah, Ivonne, Vicente, and Yessenia in our Success Stories posts and check out our 142 GreatNonprofit reviews. AACLC has been honored with one of the first Top-Rated Awards of 2019 from GreatNonprofits!

Kind regards,

Lisa Vernon, Executive Director



Lisa Vernon, Executive Director

Anne Arundel County Literacy Council
301-523-6750 (cell)


Food and Services

Adam’s Grille, Edgewater

Adam’s Grille, Severna Park

Bayside Bull, Edgewater

Chick-fil-A, Severna Park

Jimmy John’s, Severna Park

Koons Annapolis Toyota, Wendell Williams, General Manager

Ledo Pizza, Edgewater

Maggiano’s Little Italy, Westfield Annapolis

Newk’s Eatery, Annapolis

Q’s Remarkable Events

Romano’s Macaroni Grill, Westfield Annapolis

Sam’s Club, Annapolis

State Farm: Marie Waring, Odenton

Uncle Julio’s, Annapolis

Wegmans, Waugh Chapel Towne Center

Mary Catherine Photography

Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church

Door Prizes

Carpaccio Tuscan Kitchen, Annapolis

The Cheesecake Factory, Westfield Mall

Chevys Fresh Mex®, Annapolis

Chuy’s, Annapolis

Giant Food, Annapolis & Edgewater

The Greene Turtle, Annapolis & Waugh Chapel Towne Center

Nando’s Peri-Peri, Waugh Chapel Towne Centre

Outback Steakhouse, Annapolis

Potbelly Sandwich Shop, Annapolis Harbour Center, Glen Burnie, Westfield Mall

QDOBA Mexican Eats, Waugh Chapel, Glen Burnie

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews, Waugh Chapel Towne Centre

Trader Joe’s, Annapolis

Weis Markets, Edgewater

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