Ocean City Today

Cropper to receive Hal Glick award

By Kara Hallissey | Nov 09, 2017
The seventh annual Hal Glick Distinguished Service Award will be presented on Sunday evening, honoring Reese Cropper III, president of Insurance Management Group and native of the area, for his extraordinary service in philanthropy. Tickets cost $125 per person.

(Nov. 10, 2017) As of Wednesday afternoon, a limited number of tickets for $125 per person are still available to attend the Hal Glick Distinguished Service Award at the Clarion Fontainebleau Hotel inside the grand ballroom on 101st street this weekend.

It’s the seventh annual event on Sunday evening, with this one honoring Reese Cropper III, president of Insurance Management Group, for his extraordinary service in philanthropy.

Ticket sale proceeds will be donated to Atlantic General Hospital, Temple Bat Yam, the Rebecca and Leighton Moore Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Unit at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services and the Jesse Klump Suicide Awareness and Prevention Program.

Cropper, a native of the area, founded the still-flourishing Berlin Chamber of Commerce in 1986. Additionally, he has been the chairman of fundraisers for organizations such as the March of Dimes and American Cancer Society.

Cropper served as president of Berlin’s Taylor House Museum and has served the resort as chairman of both the Ocean City Board of Port Wardens and the employee pension plans.

Gov. Robert Ehrlich appointed him to the Community Ownership Task Force, and he is still called on to testify before the General Assembly or at the state’s insurance commission regarding condominiums in Maryland.

Cropper serves on the board of directors of the Calvin B. Taylor Banking Co., Worcester Preparatory School’s Board of Trustees, the Ocean City Employee Pension Board as chairman and on the local chapter of the Community Association’s Institute Legislative Action Committee.

Cropper joins Leighton Moore of Seacrets, Dr. Lenny Berger of the Clarion, Buddy Trala of the Sunset Grille, Billy and Madlyn Carder of BJ’s on the Water and Hal Glick himself as honorees.

The Hal Glick award started as a “Person of the Year” event about seven years ago, before it was named for its first recipient, according to event co-founder Warren Rosenfeld. Glick succumbed to cancer in late 2015 at the age of 74.

“The community has made me want to do these things, but the people to thank are my clients and staff who gave me the ability to do it. I simply gave back to the community that gave to me,” Cropper said. “It’s all very humbling.”

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