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Community Foundation Welcomes Three New Trustees

The Community Foundation of Frederick County welcomes three new members to its board of trustees: Alejandro Cañadas, Ph.D., Taitia L. Elliott, and Nicole Chafitz Orr.

FREDERICK, MD – October 24, 2017: The Community Foundation of Frederick County welcomes three new members to its board of trustees: Alejandro Cañadas, Ph.D., Taitia L. Elliott, and Nicole Chafitz Orr.

Alejandro Cañadas, Ph.D., of Emmitsburg, Maryland, holds the position of Associate Professor of Economics and Finance at Mount St. Mary’s University, and has been teaching there since 2008 after earning his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. Dr. Cañadas’ other volunteer activities include serving on the finance committee, and teaching confirmation classes at St. Joseph Church in Emmitsburg, and volunteering at Mother Seton School.

Taitia L. Elliott, of Frederick, Maryland, is Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking, for Frederick County Bank (FCB), overseeing business development and branch operations. Her banking career spans 21 years, with 11 years at FCB. Ms. Elliott’s other volunteer activities include the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, where she is a Leadership Frederick County graduate. She has also served on the board for the Izaak Walton League of America.

Nicole Chafitz Orr, of Thurmont, Maryland is Chairperson for Distinguished Young Women of Frederick County, a program that provides mentoring to outstanding young women who are in their junior year of high school, teaching life skills such as interviewing, social media etiquette, phone skills, and more. Ms. Orr’s other volunteer activities include Hospice of Frederick County as a direct patient service volunteer, fundraising for Lewistown Elementary School PTA, a member of Women’s Giving Circle of Frederick County, and Maryland Scholar Speaker Bureau volunteer for the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education.

The Community Foundation of Frederick County, a public charity, was founded in 1986 by a group of community citizens as a conduit for donors to fulfill their charitable dreams by establishing permanent funds that provide grants and scholarships to nonprofits and deserving students.  To date, the Community Foundation has more than 690 funds that support health care, the arts, human service agencies, animal welfare groups, environmental organizations, faith-based organizations, educational institutions, scholarship programs, and other civic causes.  Since its inception, more than $53 million has been given back to the Frederick County community.



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