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Community Foundation Participates in Employee Giving Campaigns

Public sector employees once again have an opportunity to support the community where they live by directing their donations to The Community Foundation of Frederick County through employee giving campaigns.

Community Foundation Welcomes Three New Trustees

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.

Gina M. Cumberland Memorial Scholarship Fund Announced

Gina M. Cumberland Memorial Scholarship Fund Announced

A generous heart, a life full of laughter, and a blessing to everyone who knew her are just a few of the ways that family and friends described Gina Cumberland, who passed away in late June 2017. To honor and remember her, The Gina M. Cumberland Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established by her husband, Michael D. Cumberland.

2017 Wertheimer Volunteerism and Youth in Action Honorees Announced

2017 Wertheimer Volunteerism and Youth in Action Honorees Announced

September 27, 2017: RaeAnn Butler, Daniel Campbell, and Vanessa Fox will be honored in November as 2017 Wertheimer Fellows.

Linwood Offutt, Jr. Fund Established

Linwood Offutt, Jr. Fund Established

September 14, 2017: The Linwood T. Offutt, Jr. Fund for the Frederick County 4-H Camp Center has been established.

Julie Ann Robertson Cashour Memorial Fund Presents Grants

Julie Ann Robertson Cashour Memorial Fund Presents Grants

September 12, 2017: Three nonprofits were the recipients of grants totaling $16,700 from The Julie Ann Robertson Cashour Memorial Fund.

Lucey Fund Established

Lucey Fund Established

August 9, 2017: Agriculture runs deep in the Lucey family, thus, Barry Lucey’s desire to honor his late wife Kathleen and create a scholarship fund supporting post-secondary agricultural studies has been brought to fruition with The Barry and Kathleen Lucey Fund.

Reinders Fund Established

Reinders Fund Established

August 7, 2017: The Richard and Betsy Reinders Fund has been established.

Strategic Grant Partners Impact Health Care, School-Readiness and Housing

Strategic Grant Partners Impact Health Care, School-Readiness and Housing

July 28, 2017: The Community Foundation of Frederick County recognized its FY2017 Strategic Funding Partners who supported its strategic grantsmaking through donor-advised funds and direct contributions in the areas of health care, services to the homeless and precariously housed, and school-readiness for children.

Halleman Family Fund Presents First Grants

Halleman Family Fund Presents First Grants

July 21, 2017: Grants totaling $1,228.26 from The Halleman Family Fund were presented to Friends of Carroll Creek Urban Park, Inc. to support its Color on the Creek initiative, and The Flowers Over Frederick Fund, to support its downtown Frederick hanging flower basket program.

Frederick Police Endowment Fund Presents First Scholarships

Frederick Police Endowment Fund Presents First Scholarships

July 20, 2017: The first scholarships from The Frederick Police Department Endowment Fund have been presented to Kayleigh Day and Morgan Figgins.

Will Group Fund Presents First Scholarships

Will Group Fund Presents First Scholarships

July 20, 2017: The first scholarships from The Will Group Fund have been presented to Chloe Houck, Erin Lafferty, Thomas Morris, and Sydney Rossman.

Ford Scholarship Fund Established

Ford Scholarship Fund Established

July 17, 2017: The George D. Ford, Jr., and Barbara S. Ford Scholarship Fund has been established through Mrs. Ford’s estate, and becomes one of more than 679 funds managed by The Community Foundation of Frederick County.

Draper Memorial Scholarship Fund Established

Draper Memorial Scholarship Fund Established

July 14, 2017: In honor and memory of Virginia K. Draper – wife, mother, grandmother, educator, author, and historian - Mark and Frances Draper and their daughter Sadie Wiles have established The Virginia K. Draper Memorial Scholarship Fund with The Community Foundation of Frederick County.

Winpigler Fund Supports Montevue and Citizens Residents Dental Care

Winpigler Fund Supports Montevue and Citizens Residents Dental Care

July 13, 2017: Helping seniors with dental care has been near and dear to Grace Winpigler’s heart for many years.

McGolerick Scholarship Fund Established

McGolerick Scholarship Fund Established

July 13, 2017: The Carolyn D. McGolerick Scholarship Fund has been established through Mrs. McGolerick’s estate.

Women's Giving Circle Provides $173,000 in Grants

Women's Giving Circle Provides $173,000 in Grants

July 12, 2017: The Women’s Giving Circle of Frederick County announces that 33 grants totaling $173,000 have been presented to 20 area nonprofits serving women and children.

Veteran Receives All-Terrain Chair with Grant from Sgt. David J. Smith Fund

Veteran Receives All-Terrain Chair with Grant from Sgt. David J. Smith Fund

July 12, 2017: The Sgt. David J. Smith Memorial Fund recently provided a $15,404 grant to Operation Second Chance for an all-terrain power chair to help Sgt. Ryan Major, an Army veteran.

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