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Endowing Our Community’s Future

Endowing Our Community’s Future

When Gordon Cooley and Teresa Warfield were growing up in Hyattstown and Damascus, Maryland, respectively, helping friends and neighbors in need was “just something the community did. There was very little fanfare,” said Mr. Cooley. “Either through the church or some other way, those who were in a position to help just did so—we took care of each other.”
Helping to Build a Fund for the Future

Helping to Build a Fund for the Future

For more than three decades, The Community Foundation of Frederick County has worked with donors to translate their charitable intentions into powerful acts of philanthropy. By connecting people who care with causes that matter, the Community Foundation has found a way to build community and enrich the quality of life in Frederick County—now and for generations to come. Jack Leishear is one of the people who has reached out to the Community Foundation to help him leverage his resources to set in motion real and lasting change in Frederick County.
Harold and Elizabeth Kehne’s Legacy Helps Students Pursue Careers in Education

Harold and Elizabeth Kehne’s Legacy Helps Students Pursue Careers in Education

Harold and Elizabeth Kehne were longtime educators in Frederick County. They positively influenced countless students and believed in the power of education to help shape young people’s lives. A fund in their memory at The Community Foundation of Frederick County honors their legacy by providing support to students pursuing a career path similar to theirs.

Community Foundation Announces FY22 Impact Grant Application

FREDERICK, MD – August 5, 2021: The Community Foundation of Frederick County announces its FY2022 dates for the Impact Grant application period. Applications for Impact Grants will be accepted August 15, 2021 through September 15, 2021. Nonprofits providing programs that impact health and human services, historic preservation, the arts, agriculture, civic causes, animal welfare, education, youth programs, and more should apply.
Nicholas Jarvis’ Legacy Helps Students Pursue Dreams Similar to His

Nicholas Jarvis’ Legacy Helps Students Pursue Dreams Similar to His

Nicholas Jarvis was everyone’s friend and always saw the good in people. He was a boy who had many interests, and he was a kind, caring child who was always willing to help others. A fund in his memory at The Community Foundation of Frederick County honors his legacy by helping students pursue dreams similar to his.
Silbernagel Endowment Funds Established at the Community Foundation

Silbernagel Endowment Funds Established at the Community Foundation

FREDERICK, MD – July 23, 2021: The Larry and Shirley Silbernagel Endowment Fund and The F. Lawrence Silbernagel, Jr., Trustee’s Administrative Endowment Fund have been established with The Community Foundation of Frederick County and become two of its more than 740 component funds.
Forever Frederick County: How the Community Foundation is Preparing for the Unpredictable

Forever Frederick County: How the Community Foundation is Preparing for the Unpredictable

If anyone understands how unpredictable life can be, it is Michael Cumberland. As a longtime Vice President at Keller Stonebraker Insurance, Inc., he has worked with many individuals and families dealing with the fallout from unanticipated challenges affecting their health, homes, businesses, and more. While serving on The Community Foundation of Frederick County’s Grants Committee, he has read countless applications from organizations requesting funds to bridge the gap between their budgets and the cost of supporting our community’s quality of life. In June of 2017, Mike dealt with perhaps the cruelest blow of all when his wife Gina M. Cumberland passed away following a heart transplant.
Hallein Advisory Fund Established at Community Foundation

Hallein Advisory Fund Established at Community Foundation

FREDERICK, MD – July 16, 2021: The Hallein Advisory Fund has been established with The Community Foundation of Frederick County and becomes one of its more than 740 component funds. Founded by Katrina Suzanne Hallein, the donor-advised fund’s purpose is to provide grants in support of the Community Foundation’s mission.
Emmons Family Charitable Fund Created at Community Foundation

Emmons Family Charitable Fund Created at Community Foundation

FREDERICK, MD – July 15, 2021: The Emmons Family Charitable Fund has been established at The Community Foundation of Frederick County and becomes one of its more than 740 component funds.

Community Foundation Athletic/Sports Camp Scholarships Available Beginning July 15

FREDERICK, MD – July 13, 2021: From July 15, 2021 through August 15, 2021, students in grades 6 through 12 may apply for financial aid scholarships to attend fall 2021 athletic and sports activities or athletic camps. The scholarships are funded by The Dustin and Courtney Muse Memorial Fund, one of more than 740 component funds of The Community Foundation of Frederick County.

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