The Rotary Club of Columbia/Patuxent has selected Vic Broccolino as the recipient of its second annual Community Service Above Self Award. The award recognizes a non-Rotarian who gives back to the community in a way that reflects the Club’s spirit of having fun through community service.
Vic has been the President and CEO of Howard County General Hospital for almost 24 years. During that time, he as dedicated himself to service, not only by leading the hospital to achieve top ratings for quality clinical care, but through support of numerous non-profit organizations throughout Howard County. Vic has been on the boards of United Way, Maryland State Emergency Medical Services, Superintendent’s Advisory Council for Educational Partnerships, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Maryland, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Howard County Center of African American Culture, American Heart Association, and the Howard County Economic Development Authority.
Vic has made it a priority that the hospital financially support non-profit organizations, and he directs his management team to participate in supporting Howard County non-profits through their active involvement as board members for organizations they feel passionate about. “It’s hard to imagine an individual with a greater impact on Howard County’s non-profits than Vic Broccolino” said Joan Athen, Chair of the Charitable Trust of the Rotary Club of Columbia Patuxent.
The Community Service Above Self Award includes recognition at the Club’s fundraiser, Night on the Riverboat, on Friday, November 1, a Paul Harris award, and $5,000 to be donated to a local non-profit in Vic’s name. Vic has chosen The Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center to receive the donation. The Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center is Howard County's remarkable place of hope, help and support for men, women and children living with cancer. The Center was founded in 1998 in memory of Claudia Mayer, a cancer patient who sadly lost her battle with the disease but whose memory lives on. Vic will officially be honored and awarded at the Rotary Club of Columbia/Patuxent’s major fundraiser, Night on the Riverboat.