Michelle FauntLeRoy, Public Relations Chairman
21 June 2007
Elizabeth Bentov-Lagman honored by Anne Arundel Council of Community Services
Annapolis, MD [June 21, 2007] – Elizabeth Bentov-Lagman of the Junior League of Annapolis, Inc. was honored at the June 12, 2007, annual luncheon of the Anne Arundel Council of Community Services as the recipient of the Caroline Brady Award. The Junior League of Annapolis, Inc. (JLA) is proud to applaud the selection of Mrs. Bentov-Lagman who has been a dedicated volunteer and leader in the Junior League of Annapolis, Inc. since 2004. The award is presented annually to honor an outstanding volunteer who has made a substantial contribution to one or more programs or organizations that had an impact on the health and well-being of Anne Arundel County residents. The award was established in 1974 to honor Mrs. Caroline Brady, who for many years was an outstanding volunteer for the Community Chest, Council of Community Services, United Way and the Girl Scouts.
Mrs. Bentov-Lagman, a resident of Annapolis, was recognized for her work with young women in the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services in Anne Arundel County. The Junior League of Annapolis has recently adopted Juvenile Justice as one of its community outreach programs. The success of the program over the last year has been in large part due to Mrs. Bentov-Lagman’s work in this program. The Junior League of Annapolis, Inc.’s Juvenile Justice program works with girls age 13 to 18 at the Young Women’s Facility of Maryland at Waxter. Mrs. Bentov-Lagman has spearheaded the JLA’s implementation of this program at Waxter, which strives to educate, empower, build self-esteem, teach positive forms of expression, and develop skills necessary to become proud, successful young women.
The Juvenile Justice program is one of several JLA projects that work to make Anne Arundel county a place where all children are able to reach their full potential. Other programs on which the JLA is currently focusing include Children’s Literacy, Friends of Foster Care, and It’s Elementary, which educates elementary children on the importance of good nutrition and physical activity and also supplies school supplies to children throughout the county.