For Immediate Release December 12, 2022

Buck Duncan is on the left and Maryann Ruehrmund is on the left, standing in front of greenery with white Christmas lights in it.

Buck Duncan and Maryann Ruehrmund are pictured at the Mid-Shore Community Foundation’s 2022 awards luncheon.

Maryann Ruehrmund, Executive Director of the Chester River Health Foundation, was recently honored by the Mid-Shore Community Foundation (MSCF) as recipient of the organization’s Town Watch award at a luncheon at the Tidewater Inn in Easton. The Town Watch Award is named in honor of a militia of local citizens that protected the Town of Easton during the War of 1812 and is presented to individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership and service in the Mid-Shore region.

“Maryann’s outstanding leadership and commitment to community health care are very commendable,” said Buck Duncan, MSCF president. Ruehrmund was nominated for the award by Chester River Health Foundation Board Member Charles Lerner, who also serves on the MSCF Board.

“During her tenure, Maryann has developed a comprehensive development program and leads the Foundation Board in its efforts to support and enhance patient care, which has resulted in the community donating nearly $23.5 million for University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown,” said Lerner. “As the linchpin of the Foundation’s success and recognition within the hospital and the community, Maryann is widely respected and consulted throughout the local nonprofit community. She is the ultimate professional with an unparalleled commitment to the Foundation’s mission.”

Established in 1992, the Mid-Shore Community Foundation is a non-profit organization that connects private resources with public needs to enhance the quality of life throughout the Mid-Shore region, including Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties.