Bo's Effort 6th Annual Golf Tournament

Thank you Sponsors, Golfers, Donors, Diners –
EVERYONE who played a role in making our
6th Annual Bo's Effort Golf Tournament AWESOME!





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What's New!

May 18, 2021

Bo's Effort was very excited to  be able to award 3 scholarships to very deserving students this year!  We know that our three scholarship recipients will continue to do great things!  Congrats Ryan, Caleb and Caitlin!

To read more about these amazing young scholars, click here.


October 2, 2020

Bo's Effort was incredibly honored to be chosen by 100 Women Who Care Annapolis as the charity they were going to support in October 2020.  100 Women Who Care Annapolis is a group of local women who want to support Annapolis area non-profits by pooling donations to create a larger impact.  They meet twice per year and each donate $100 to a local non-profit selected by vote at the meeting.  100 women x $100 donation = $10,000 for the chosen non-profit!  Bo's Effort was the recipient of their generosity in 2020 and we put the money towards our scholarship fund so we can help even more deserving students achieve their academic dreams.


March 4, 2020

Bo's Effort was incredibly honored to be invited to the ribbon-cutting ceremony of AAMC's new mental health hospital – The J. Kent McNew Family Medical Center.  This facility features a 16-bed adult inpatient unit and a partial hospitalization program for 34 adults and adolescents.  We have been looking forward to the opening of this hospital for quite some time and are extremely happy to have been a part of it.  We can't thank everyone enough for your contributions over the years to support mental wellness!  We know this hospital will fill a much needed void in our community.  Congrats, AAMC!

October 5, 2019

Bo’s Effort was proud to be a sponsor of the 2nd Annual NAMI AAC Mental Health Gala held at the Crowne Plaza Annapolis Hotel.  The evening featured dinner, guest speakers, a silent auction and awards acknowledging those who make a big difference every day for those living with a mental illness within Anne Arundel County.

June 1, 2019

Bo’s Effort was once again proud to be a sponsor of NAMI Walks. 1,500 people gathered in Baltimore for a 5K to raise awareness and funds for mental health issues and help to erase the stigma surrounding mental illness.  Proceeds from the event support NAMI's mission "to improve the quality of life for individuals and their families coping with mental illness."

February 25, 2019

Bo’s Effort visited the construction site of the new Anne Arundel Medical Center mental health hospital and proudly presented a check for $150,000.  This facility is scheduled to open in 2020 and will serve up to 900 patients a year.  It will provide a full spectrum of mental health services for both inpatient and outpatient care.

(L-R Representing Bo's Effort: Johnny DePaola, John DePaola, Thabata DePaola, Carlos Sera, Todd Sodeman, Todd Garvett, Bridget Burns and Jill DePaola. Representing AAMC: Jo Deaton, Donna Phillips, Danny Watkins, Barbara Jacobs and Jan Wood)

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October 23, 2018

Bo’s Effort was well represented at the Anne Arundel Mental Health Agency annual appreciation dinner in Annapolis, MD. Our board of directors (L-R Todd Sodeman, Todd Garvett, Bridget Burns and Carlos Sera) attended this event to help celebrate their accomplishments and honor those who lost their lives in the Annapolis Capital Gazette shooting. They are doing incredible work and should be recognized for being one of the leading mental health agencies in the country. Thank you for all you do!

October 5, 2018 

On October 5th the first Bo DePaola Award for Excellence was awarded at the 2018 NAMI Gala.  The deserving recpient of the award was Kate Callahan.

Kate Callahan is the Adult Aftercare Specialist for the Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency, Inc. and has been since 2008.  She has been instrumental in providing support and resources to Anne Arundel County residents.  Kate has always created an open door for individuals to reach out and is always able to come up with a creative solution.  Kate has fostered relationships with County and State Behavioral Health officials.    She is a member of the Commission on Disability Issues and has been an avid supporter and participant of disability awareness day.  She has been the behavioral health chair of Homeless Resource Day for the past four years.  Kate is the SOAR team lead in Anne Arundel County, she provides support and technical assistance to our case management providers to help fast track individuals to obtain SSI and SSDI.  Kate is a certified Mental Health First Aid trainer and she is also trained in Critical Incident Stress Management. 

Kate oversees special funding for individuals who otherwise may not have access to community-based placements.  She participates in the Consumer Quality Team for Anne Arundel County residential rehabilitation providers.  Kate is always a strong advocate for the individuals to ensure that their needs are appropriately being met.  Kate looks forward to a day when behavioral health disorders are understood to be organic and genetic and the stigma no longer exists.  So do we, Kate!  Congratulations!

October 5, 2018

Bo’s Effort gives the Anne Arundel County Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness $20,000 to support programming and education for people struggling with mental illness and families going through what the DePaolas went through.

(L-R Kathleen Geary, Deb and Todd Garvett, Katie DePaola, Jill and John DePaola and Deb Terhune)


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