Kimbery Messick won the 2018 award at this year’s Hal Glick Distinguished Service Award Gala on Sunday, Dec. 16, at the Crystal Ballroom in the Clarion Resort. The award recognizes her philanthropic service to the community and it raises funds for several area non-profits.
Messick has been active in many civic organizations and charities, including the American Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity, Alzheimer’s Foundation, Big Brothers & Big Sisters, PRMC Cancer Center, Wellness Community of Delmarva and the Worcester County Humane Society. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Farmer’s Bank of Willards and the Board of Directors of the PRMC Foundation.
Messick joins a distinguished group of previous Glick Community Service Award honorees including Reese Cropper III of Insurance Management Group, Buddy Trala of Sunset Grille, Jack Burbage of Bluewater Development, Billy and Madelyn Carder of BJ’s on the Water, Dr. Lenny Berger of the Clarion Resort, Leighton Moore of Seacrets and the late Hal Glick, formerly of Moore, Warfield and Glick.
The award and the event were started in 2010 by Temple Bat Yam and a group of local business leaders. Originally developed to honor Glick for his vision and quiet philanthropy, it has been expanded to recognize others for their contributions to the Eastern Shore communities. In 2015, Glick succumbed to cancer, and this award is both a legacy to him and a way to honor others for their community service.
Since its inception, this event has raised over $600,000, which has been distributed to area organizations, including Atlantic General Hospital, Peninsula Regional Medical Center, the Worcester County Humane Society, Worcester County Youth & Family Services, Diakonia, the Art League of Ocean City, Temple Bat Yam, The Jesse Klump Suicide Awareness Fund and The Rebecca & Leighton Moore Adolescent Behavioral Health Unit at PRMC.
The 2018 nominating committee included Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan, Ocean City Council Secretary Mary Knight, Kari Berger, Rebecca Moore, Tammy Patrick of Atlantic General Hospital, the past honorees and event co-chairs Jeff Thaler and Chris Glick.