Sue Jacobs, who has lived in Harford County, with her husband Gus for 42 years, and is the race director for the Women's 5K By The Bay (W5KBTB), has received a proclamation certificate from the Harford County Council, for fund-raising for Harford County charitable organizations.
Jacobs, who is on the management team for the McFaul Center, has made significant contributions to the county through her race. The W5KBTB is the second largest women's race in Maryland, and has attracted more than 2,200 women to run it in the last four years, drawing from 14 states and two countries. In this same time, the race has made donations of more than $20,000 to county charities, including $11,000 to the Harford County Senior Emergency Fund. Other recipients of funds from the W5KBTB include the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society, Habitat for Humanity, Runners for Boston, the Arts Commission of Havre de Grace, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Harford County and the Alzheimer's Association.
Jacobs has also established an annual $1,000 Young Women's Scholarship for female high school graduates, through the W5KBTB's sponsoring club, the Renaissance Allsports Athletic Club (RASAC). This, in turn, led the club to match the Young Women's Scholarship by increasing their traditional annual scholarship to the same amount. This year's scholarship recipients were Kyra McPherson, who received the RASAC Women's Scholarship, and Chester Wrobel, who received a young men's scholarship.
It was on the basis of all of these charitable contributions that the county council made its proclamation to Jacobs.