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Honoring Joel Stephens' Memory

Honoring Joel Stephens' Memory

During the summer of 1998, Joel Stephens was battling colon cancer after being diagnosed the year before. The 22-year-old Baltimore Orioles minor league baseball player had received extensive treatment and his cancer was in remission when he made a courageous attempt to return to baseball that summer with the Frederick Keys. His goal was to get one more professional at-bat with the local team at Harry Grove Stadium. While he was building his strength to reach his goal, after several weeks, Joel’s cancer returned. The Elmira, N.Y. native died on September 30, 1998.
Reiter Memorial Fund Established at Community Foundation

Reiter Memorial Fund Established at Community Foundation

FREDERICK, MD – January 15, 2020: To support animal rescue, veganism, and wildlife conservation, The Gregory J. Reiter Memorial Fund has been established at The Community Foundation of Frederick County, becoming one of more than its 720 component funds.

Athletic/Sports Camp Scholarships Available Through Muse Fund

FREDERICK, MD – January 9, 2020: From January 15, 2020 through February 29, 2020, students in grades 6 through 12 may apply for financial aid scholarships to attend spring and summer 2020 athletic and sports activities or athletic camps.
Partnering for a Better Quality of Life

Partnering for a Better Quality of Life

After Charles Worthington “Chipper” Hoff IV became president of Farmers and Mechanics Bank in 1977, he quickly became involved in some of the community’s largest and most active organizations. Owing in part to his enthusiasm for and involvement in his adopted hometown of Frederick, Chipper was also one of the first people to whom Don Linton and the late Charlie Main reached out to in 1986 when they decided to try to form a community foundation here in Frederick County.
What I Want For Christmas

What I Want For Christmas

From your telescope at the North Pole, I am sure that you can see the many good things happening in Frederick County. I know that you and your elves have been scrutinizing your lists, checking them twice, and figuring out who has been naughty and nice. Yes, we anxiously await your annual trip to Frederick County!

Community Foundation Presents FY2020 Strategic Grants to Area Nonprofits

FREDERICK, MD –December 17, 2019: During its recent FY2020 strategic grantmaking cycle, The Community Foundation of Frederick County provided $423,335.30 to 29 area nonprofits dedicated to improving lives and enhancing Frederick County.

Community Foundation Provides Impact Grants Totaling More Than $288,000

FREDERICK, MD – December 17, 2019: During its recent FY2020 impact grantmaking cycle, The Community Foundation of Frederick County provided $288,900.69 to 42 area nonprofits dedicated to improving lives and enhancing Frederick County.
Eugene and Pauline Kefauver Family Fund Established

Eugene and Pauline Kefauver Family Fund Established

FREDERICK, MD – December 16, 2019: Former Frederick County residents Eugene and Pauline Kefauver have, through a bequest, established The Eugene A. and Pauline B. Kefauver Family Fund. It becomes one of more than 720 funds managed by The Community Foundation of Frederick County.
Saturday Mornings Fund Provides Holiday Gift Grant for Foster Families

Saturday Mornings Fund Provides Holiday Gift Grant for Foster Families

FREDERICK, MD – December 13, 2019: A $10,000 grant from The Mark and Susan Butt Saturday Mornings Fund helped Frederick County Department of Social Services (DSS) Foster Care and Adoption Unit provide more than 450 foster families with toys, gift cards, holiday items and other necessities for children and youth in foster care, seniors, and vulnerable adults.
The Community Foundation Accepting Dance Instruction Scholarship Applications through January 15, 2020

The Community Foundation Accepting Dance Instruction Scholarship Applications through January 15, 2020

FREDERICK, MD – December 12, 2019: Beginning December 15, 2019 through January 15, 2020, The Community Foundation of Frederick County is accepting online applications for dance instruction scholarships from The Thomas F. Waters Memorial Fund at www.ScholarshipsFrederickCounty.com.

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