(Nov. 8, 2019) The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore honored Ocean City restaurant owners Pam and Macky Stansell last Saturday for their philanthropic efforts on behalf of local charities and organizations.
The presentation of the Frank H. Morris Humanitarian Award to the Stansells recognized their “exemplary leadership, vision, integrity, compassion, cooperation and dedication to community and philanthropy.”
The Stansells, who own Macky’s Bayside in Ocean City, apparently had no idea they were to be honored, and attended the dinner at the Fountains Wedding and Conference Center in Salisbury only at the behest of a friend.
A statement from the foundation accompanying the award cited the couple’s quiet giving and said they never sought recognition for their efforts.
“They have dedicated decades of their lives to service through time, talent and treasure. A few examples include their support as volunteers, donors and advocates to Coastal Hospice, Ocean City Development Corporation, Art League of Ocean City, Worcester County Humane Society, Believe in Tomorrow, Worcester County Developmental Center, U.S. Kennels, Rackliffe House, Stephen Decatur High School, Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin Little League, Delmarva Public Radio, Wor-Wic Community College, Maryland Coastal Bays, Diakonia, and the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore,” the statement said.
In addition to recognizing other volunteers and supporters at the 35th annual banquet, the foundation also celebrated it distribution of $6.3 million in grants this year, and more than $600,000 in scholarships to local students.
“This event is a true celebration of the hands, heads, and hearts that have come together these past 35 years to make the Community Foundation what it is today,” said foundation President Erica Joseph.