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FREDERICK, MD – September 7, 2018: Those studying music and performing arts have a new opportunity to receive scholarship and grant support. The James M. Green Fund, founded through Mr. Green’s estate, has been established with The Community Foundation of Frederick County. The fund becomes one of more than 700 funds under management.
Mr. Green, a lover of the arts and classic movies, created the fund to provide scholarships to graduates of Frederick and Governor Thomas Johnson High Schools studying performing arts at Frederick Community College; grants to students attending Frederick and Governor Thomas Johnson High Schools for music, membership fees, costumes, or private vocal or instrumental instruction; and grants to residents of Frederick County starting local or national careers in the performing arts for living expenses.
FREDERICK, MD – October 30, 2018: A grant from The Frederick County Business Roundtable for Education Fund, one of more than 700 funds managed by The Community Foundation of Frederick County, is providing partial funding to the Youth Apprenticeship Maryland program in Frederick County. The grant was supported with a $15,000 gift to the fund from FirstEnergy Foundation.
Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) was selected as one of two county school systems in Maryland to pilot the Youth Apprenticeship Maryland “Earn and Learn” program. Students work, in the summer following their junior year and during their senior year of high school, with a local employer to learn skills in a state-approved industry, and earn industry credentials and high school credit.
Braden Kelley, a student at Governor Thomas Johnson High School, is apprenticing with Fountaindale Auto Center, Inc. in Middletown, Maryland, learning auto repair and maintenance skills.
Photo caption: Pictured, from left: Jeffrey Smith, program manager, Teresa Mena, apprenticeship navigator, from Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation; Maryland Secretary of Labor, Kelly Schulz; Britney Minor, office manager, Fountaindale Auto Center, Inc.; Braden Kelley; James Sears, Jr., president, Potomac Edison; Michael Kurtianyk, member relations manager, Frederick Chamber of Commerce, and Gordon Cooley, Community Foundation trustee.
FREDERICK, MD – May 25, 2018: A grant from The Frederick County Business Roundtable for Education Fund, one of more than 690 funds managed by The Community Foundation of Frederick County, is providing partial funding to the Youth Apprenticeship Maryland program in Frederick County. The grant was supported with a $15,000 gift to the fund from FirstEnergy Foundation. The fund is one of more than 690 funds managed by The Community Foundation of Frederick County.
Chad Gerrie, a junior at Catoctin High School, is apprenticing with Alban CAT in Myersville, Maryland, and is gaining heavy equipment set-up, maintenance, and repair skills.
FREDERICK, MD – September 12, 2017: Three nonprofits were the recipients of grants totaling $16,700 from The Julie Ann Robertson Cashour Memorial Fund. The endowment fund was established in memory of Julie Ann Robertson Cashour by her family, and is managed by The Community Foundation of Frederick County. Benefitting were Brainy Camps Association (Camp New Friends), NF Tumor Fund, and Children’s Tumor Foundation. Funds totaling $50,000 were raised through the annual Greater Potomac Golf Classic, held on June 9, 2017 at Whiskey Creek Golf Club. Since its inception in 2001, the fund has raised more than $425,000 and disbursed more than $153,000 to deserving charities dedicated to improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by neurofibromatosis.
Endowment funds established in memory of loved ones are one of the many ways the Community Foundation helps individuals, families, and organizations touch lives in meaningful ways. Each year, The Julie Ann Robertson Cashour Memorial Fund distributes 5 percent of its June 30 market value to nonprofits as recommended by the fund founders and approved by the Community Foundation board of trustees.
Pictured, left to right: Sandra Cushner Weinstein, Director, Brainy Camps; Jeff Robertson and Mary Lou Robertson, fund representatives, and Alyssa Weinstein, Brainy Camps.
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.
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