It may have been Baltimore's primary election night, but some 500 Marylanders elected to spend the evening downtown honoring one local pol who wasn't in the race. The Arthritis Foundation, Maryland Chapter, awarded its Lifetime Achievement Award to U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski at a reception and dinner, calling her an "aggressive advocate" for health care.
A Hyatt Regency ballroom was filled to the brim with folks such as chapter president Jack Whisler; event chair Brenda Crabbs; event senior chair William Donald Schaefer; event corporate chair Henry Rosenberg Jr.; Mikulski family members Chris Fajkowski, Maria Fajkowski and Fran Liszewski; Clay Perry, senior counsel for the Constellation Energy Group; the Rev. Harold Ridley, president of Loyola College of Maryland; and Joseph E. Blair Jr., board chair of Baltimore Life Cos.
The Arthritis Foundation was the real winner on election night, collecting $120,000 for its war chest in the fight against arthritis.
Pub Date: 09/26/99