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FREDERICK, MD – August 7, 2018: Outdoor lighting has long been a way to celebrate the holiday season, and lighting of the trees that line Market and Patrick Streets in Downtown Frederick are no exception. To support improvements and enhancements to downtown holiday lighting, The Downtown Frederick Partnership Holiday Lights Fund has been established with The Community Foundation of Frederick County. The fund becomes one of more than 690 funds under management.
The fund is a collaborative effort between Downtown Frederick Partnership, the City of Frederick, and Tourism Council of Frederick County. Gifts received to the fund will be used for the purchase of new LED lighting, outdoor extension cords, and the cost of installation.
Those wishing to support this project and make a donation to the fund may do so through a secure site at www.FrederickCountyGives.org/HolidayLights. Checks may be mailed to the Community Foundation, 312 East Church Street, Frederick, Maryland, 21701, with “Holiday Lights Fund” noted in the memo line.
Photo caption: Announcing the new fund for Downtown Frederick holiday lights are, from left: Alderman Kelly Russell, Alderman Roger Wilson, Mayor Michael O’Connor, John Fieseler, Tourism Council of Frederick County, Kara Norman and Danielle Doll, Downtown Frederick Partnership, and Nicole Orr, Community Foundation trustee.
FREDERICK, MD – September 26, 2018: Described as “always prepared wherever she went,” Mary C. Willard is helping prepare students for careers and life success through The M. Kate, Robert Lee and Robert Leroy Scholarship Fund. The fund, established through Mrs. Willard’s estate, becomes one of more than 700 funds managed by The Community Foundation of Frederick County.
The fund will provide three scholarships annually to students who are residents of Frederick County. The first scholarship will assist with the study of music, in memory of Robert Lee Willard, Mrs. Willard’s husband. The second scholarship will support those studying economics, banking or finance, in honor of Mrs. Willard’s banking career, and the third scholarship will help students pursuing microbiology studies, in memory of Mrs. Willard’s son, Robert Leroy.
A charitable fund established through a bequest is one of the many ways to create a legacy and be remembered forever through grants and scholarships after one’s lifetime.
FREDERICK, MD – September 14, 2018: The arts are alive and well in Frederick County, and a new fund to ensure that art programs remain vibrant has been established by retiring board of directors members affiliated with Easels in Frederick. The Easels in Frederick Fund becomes one of more than 700 funds managed by The Community Foundation of Frederick County. Organizations with arts programs will be able to apply for grants to support events and instruction. Preference will be given but not limited to organizations with art programs for youth or those promoting plein air art.
FREDERICK, MD – November 6, 2018: The Deborah and Larry Grove Charitable Fund has been established at The Community Foundation of Frederick County. The fund becomes one of more than 700 funds supporting the community and will provide grants to Operation Second Chance, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting wounded, injured, or ill veterans and their families. The Groves were inspired to create the fund because of working in the engineering industry and involvement with various military branches. Supporting those serving in the military and their families is important to them, and through the fund, they can carry out their charitable dream.
FREDERICK, MD – August 21, 2018: The Community Foundation of Frederick County, in conjunction with Ausherman Family Foundation, Delaplaine Foundation, Frederick County Government, The Robert C. and Jane E. Ladner Charitable Fund, Helen J. Serini Foundation, and United Way of Frederick County, is spearheading a new Frederick County human needs assessment. The public is invited to participate in one of two open forums: Wednesday, September 12th, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Anthony M. Natelli Community Room at the Urbana Regional Library, 9020 Amelung Street, Frederick, Maryland, (parking available in front and in back of the library) and Thursday, September 13th, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 1st Floor Hearing Room at Winchester Hall,12 East Church Street, Frederick, Maryland, (parking available in the garage directly across the street). Please arrive early for seating; the presentation will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. No advance registration is required.
This project will update the Community Foundation’s 2011 Frederick County Human Needs Assessment. The study is assessing the needs of the community by combining research and data with input from service providers, stakeholders, community leaders, and the public to determine the areas of most pressing needs. The 2018 Frederick County Human Needs Assessment is being conducted by Devereux Consulting in partnership with Social Science Consultants.
The forums are an opportunity for the public to provide input based on the preliminary findings of the assessment to help shape the final report. The human need areas being studied include but are not limited to: basic human needs and financial sustainability, including food and nutrition, clothing and shelter, and physical, economic, and health security; healthcare; and issues related to children and youth from birth to age 24. Time will be reserved for open discussion and interested persons are also invited to bring written statements to submit to the Community Foundation. The results of the assessment will influence the Community Foundation’s strategic grant funding and advocacy priorities over the next decade.
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