Our 2018 Honorees
WAYNE K. CURRY AWARD FOR LEADERSHIP AND PUBLIC SERVICE
Glenda Moore Wilson
Office of the Prince George’s County Executive
Glenda Moore Wilson has been in service to the citizens of the Prince George’s County Government for over three decades. Known for her “get it done” attitude, Glenda’s executive skills have garnered praise and have been effective in both government and private sectors. Her understanding of the legislative and executive branches of government is legendary and fuels her servant leadership-oriented management style. She brilliantly combines sound innovative public policy with a deft touch of politics to yield outcomes in the best interest of those she serves. In 2011, Ms. Wilson was appointed Chief of Staff by Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III. Ms. Wilson also served as Senior Advisor and Chief of Staff during the administration of Wayne K. Curry. Before returning to County government, she served as the Vice President of Government Affairs for Ingenium Corporation, an Information Technology Solutions firm, and enjoyed lauded success as an entrepreneur. A tireless and committed Prince Georgian, Ms. Wilson is actively engaged in her community and supports innumerable nonprofit organizations and charitable endeavors.
CIVIC LEADERSHIP AWARD
Manuel R. Geraldo, Esq.
Robinson & Geraldo
Manuel R. Geraldo is an accomplished legal professional and principal in the law firm of Robinson & Geraldo. Prior to private practice, Manny’s professional positions have included an array of legislative and litigation activities in government and private sectors. He was appointed by Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley to the Maryland Board of Airport Zoning Appeals in 2010 and as Chair of the Board in 2012. He also previously served as a Commissioner on the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, including a term as Chair of the Commission. He currently serves on the Prince George’s County Planning Board. A long-time, committed community activist and volunteer, Manny is a Director for the Portuguese American Leadership Council, Director and Vice President of the Pro Bono Resource Center, Board Member of the YMCA, and a member of the Maryland Court of Appeals Standing Committee on Pro Bono Service. Additionally, he is a member of the Community Foundation in Prince George's County Advisory Board where he has been a long-time committed member of the Sharing Prince George's grantmaking committee. He holds a Juris Doctorate from Rutgers School of Law, and a Master’s degree in International and Comparative Law from Georgetown University. A resident of Fort Washington, Maryland, he is married, has three children and is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.
CIVIC LEADERSHIP AWARD
Pastor John K. Jenkins Sr.
First Baptist Church of Glenarden
Pastor John K. Jenkins Sr.’s life calling is to see the lost come to Christ and disciples becoming spiritually mature. Since his installation as the senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Glenarden in 1989, the church membership has grown from 500 to more than 10,000 members. FBCG is widely recognized as a community pillar with 100+ ministries meeting diverse needs throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, nationally and abroad. Pastor Jenkins serves on the board for numerous organizations (Bethel University, Project Bridges, The Skinner Leadership Institute, Greater Prince George’s Business Roundtable and the National Association of Evangelicals). He also serves as chairman emeritus of SHABACH! Ministries, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization that he founded in 1996 to provide food, clothing, educational and employment opportunities in the Maryland area. In 2001, Pastor Jenkins received an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Southern California School of Ministry in Inglewood, Calif. Even with his many obligations, Pastor Jenkins holds his role as family man as the highest treasure. He and his wife Trina are the proud parents of six children and three grandchildren.
CIVIC LEADERSHIP AWARD
Calvin Cafritz and Jane Lipton Cafritz
Calvin Cafritz Enterprises
Calvin Cafritz and Jane Lipton Cafritz are one of the Washington region’s most preeminent “power couples.” Collectively and individually, their efforts have contributed greatly to the growth and viability of the region. Jane Lipton Cafritz is a real estate developer and former tax attorney and the leading force behind the Riverdale Park Station, a 36-acre mixed-use neighborhood in Prince George’s County that has sparked major revitalization in Riverdale and is home to the first Whole Foods store in the County. Calvin, the eldest son of Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz, and a native Washingtonian, has been a real estate developer and community builder for more than fifty years spearheading multifamily and office building projects. Both Calvin and Jane contribute substantial volunteer time to the community with Mrs. Cafritz currently serving on the Board of Directors of The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, and on the Board of Trustees of the National Washington Opera, the National Symphony Orchestra, and many other major arts organizations. Currently, Calvin is the Chairman, President and CEO of the Cafritz Foundation, a position that he has held since 1993. Under Calvin’s leadership, the Foundation has awarded millions to various nonprofit organizations throughout the region and to organizations in Prince George’s County.