Veteran Dave Dorsey and Wife Sue Honored by Community Foundation and Create $5,000 Endowment Fund


The Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. has awarded Dave and Sue Dorsey as a part of the 22nd Annual People’s Choice Awards, with a small reception on Veteran’s Day, November 11th, 2021.

The prestigious Volunteer Award honors individuals from the community who give generously of their time and talents to make Washington County a better place to live. In addition, the Community Foundation has established a $5,000 endowment fund titled the Dave and Sue Dorsey Fund for HCC Athletics.

Dave, 90, and Sue, 91, are two of Hagerstown Community College’s most steadfast volunteers for more than 23 years. Both retirees (Sue from 21 years as a secretary from Lincolnshire Elementary and Dave from a career as an air traffic controller), their volunteer journey began at HCC in the Athletic, Recreation and Community Center (The ARCC) preparing and selling concessions in the Courtside Cafe of which proceeds from Café sales were earmarked for HCC Athletic Student Scholarships through the HCC Foundation, Inc.  The volunteer run Courtside Café raised more than $511,000 that was given to the HCC Foundation to establish endowed scholarships. Anyone who frequented the ARCC, would tell you that Dave seemed to always be on campus, smiling, happy and with a kind word for all. Sue, always by his side when the Café was open.

Dave and Sue Dorsey, together, have logged 12,296 hours volunteering at HCC (since the college began tracking hours.)  To put it in prospective, the Dorsey’s combined volunteer hours are equal to one person working 24 hours a day for 512 days straight without a break. The Dorsey’s are beloved figures to current and past HCC student athletes, who they have encouraged throughout their years working in the ARCC. The remarkable volunteer spirit of David and Sue Dorsey to the students and vision of Hagerstown Community College is extraordinarily commendable. They have set the bar incredibly high for volunteers, giving freely of their time, regardless of their advanced ages.

“Their dedication to the students and to the college is unmatched. To watch them in action, you’d never guess that they are almost seven decades older than the average student age here at HCC,” said Community Foundation President & CEO Stacey Crawford.

The People’s Choice Awards continues with two more recipients being honored, one on November 19th, and the last on December 7th.

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