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FREDERICK, MD – May 1, 2019: A well-known businessman, politician, and community philanthropist who passed away at age 99 in early 2019 has left a permanent legacy in the form of new funds with The Community Foundation of Frederick County. With his vision for the future, Donald L. Lewis of Thurmont made provisions in his estate to create these funds benefiting local nonprofits: The Donald Lewis Community Impact Fund for The Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs, Meals on Wheels, The Community Foundation of Frederick County, Frederick Rescue Mission, Advocates for the Aging, and Mission of Mercy.
Mr. Lewis cared deeply about helping seniors and before his death created The Donald L. Lewis Staff Education Fund for Citizens Care & Rehabilitation Center and Montevue Assisted Living Fund, which helps with tuition and education expenses for facility employees to advance their training. He also cared about those in need in the community and grants from the new funds will support the operations and missions of the named nonprofits.
The Glenn E. and Helen H. Biehl Charitable Fund has been established with The Community Foundation of Frederick County. The fund becomes one of more than 690 funds under management. The fund will provide grants to Evangelical Lutheran Church and Frederick Memorial Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Biehl were well-known residents of Frederick County. Mr. Biehl served as president and chairman of the board of Frederick County National Bank, and was a member of the Rotary Club of Frederick. Mrs. Biehl was active in the community, volunteering with the Frederick Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Frederick Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and Carroll Manor Grange. They will be remembered forever for their service and generosity.
FREDERICK, MD – July 6, 2018: In memory of a young man who was a selfless servant of his community, The Kristopher Fielding Lewis Memorial Fund has been established with The Community Foundation of Frederick County. The fund becomes one of more than 690 funds under management. Kristopher Lewis was an ocean rescue specialist, volunteer firefighter and emergency medical responder in Corolla, North Carolina, and was responsible for saving many lives. He was a beloved son, brother, and friend, and will be remembered for his devotion to helping those in need. The fund will provide grants to support life guard training and support services and/or scholarships to deserving students.
The Colleen M. Remsberg Memorial Fund has been established through estate provisions with The Community Foundation of Frederick County and becomes one of more than 690 funds under management. The fund will provide grants to The Mount Olivet Preservation and Enhancement Fund to assist in the maintenance of Mt. Olivet Cemetery and Key Memorial Chapel; Historical Society of Frederick County, Inc. for the maintenance of properties owned by the Historical Society; Evangelical Lutheran Church in Frederick, Maryland for facility maintenance, and The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center for operational support. Mrs. Remsberg was well-known for her love of history, historic preservation, and art, and her legacy continues through this fund.
FREDERICK, MD – September 4, 2018: The E. Ruth Nikirk Scholarship Fund has been established with The Community Foundation of Frederick County and becomes one of more than 700 funds under management. The fund was created by Mrs. Nikirk’s son, F. Martin Nikirk, in her honor, and will provide post-secondary scholarships to students who are freshmen or sophomores, pursuing careers in business or computer technology.
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