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Firmly established in academia, Mary Anne O’Donnell left what is now Notre Dame of Maryland University in 1996 for a position with Catholic Charities of Baltimore that included supervising Sarah’s House, then a shelter for women and children on Fort Meade.
Mary Anne O’Donnell becomes the first lay recipient of the Monsignor Arthur F. Valenzano Joyful Servant Award, which honors the memory of a priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore who served on the Board of Trustees of Catholic Charities and recognizes “a joyful life and spirit in service.”
Past recipients include School Sister of Notre Dame Kathleen Feeley, the NDMU president emeritus who made O’Donnell consider her own potential during their time together in the early 1990s.
Congratulations Mary Anne O'Donnell and thank you for your service to others!