Champions 2016

Our Third Annual Champions of the Chesapeake Awards Dinner was held on October 4, 2016. This annual awards dinner is a chance to celebrate the accomplishments of the Chesapeake’s biggest advocates, where we recognize the public servants, corporations, individual philanthropists, and the next generation of conservationists who support the Conservancy’s work and have dedicated their careers to the Chesapeake Bay.

Read Chesapeake Conservancy President and CEO Joel Dunn’s remarks from the evening



2016 Public Servant Champions

2016 Corporate Champion


Our sincere gratitude to our 2016 sponsors

Chesapeake Sponsors

Media Sponsor

Rachel Carson Sponsors

Beveridge and Diamond, PC

Brown Advisory

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

The Melvin & Ryna Cohen Family Foundation, Inc.

Stephen F. Harper

Hogan Lovells, LLP

Great Rivers Sponsors

Annapolis Towne Centre

Hamel Builders, Inc.

Keith Campbell Foundation

Mohawk Fine Papers, Inc.

John & Sue Neely

Red Leaf Dairy Corner

Richard Scobey & Bruce Ragsdale

Shore Bancshares, Inc.

Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

In-Kind Sponsors

Chesapeake Light Craft

Paula Degen

District Photo

Four Rivers Garden Club of Annapolis

Paul Lockhart

Tray Inc., Eric Swanson

Additional Sponsors


Chesapeake Contracting Group

The Conservation Fund

Geo-Technology Associates, Inc.

The Martin Architectural Group

Maryland League of Conservation Voters

Willow Oak Group