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Brunswick Area Fund Provides Broad Impact in the Community

Brunswick Area Fund Provides Broad Impact in the Community

Since it was founded in 1986, The Community Foundation of Frederick County has encouraged charitable giving that benefits the quality of life for all residents of the county. One of the Community Foundation’s component funds has provided broad impact and enhanced the quality of life specifically for Brunswick area residents.
Legacy Paves the Way for Future Building Trades Professionals

Legacy Paves the Way for Future Building Trades Professionals

Joseph Compofelice was a man dedicated to hard work, learning new skills, and mentoring others. These character traits will forever be reflected in a fund in his memory with The Community Foundation of Frederick County.
What I am Thankful for this Thanksgiving

What I am Thankful for this Thanksgiving

It is no secret that 2020 has been a difficult year for all of us. As we approach Thanksgiving this week, it is another sign of how things are different this year. We will not be gathered around the dinner table with large groups of family and friends as we normally are every fourth Thursday in November, but as I reflect back on this year, there is plenty that I am thankful for.
#NothingStopsPhilanthropy

#NothingStopsPhilanthropy

Please join The Community Foundation of Frederick County on November 19 at 3 p.m. for the premiere of #NothingStopsPhilanthropy, a short and exciting video about how we, together, made great things happen in Frederick County in fiscal year 2020.
William Barnhart’s Legacy Provides Broad Community Impact

William Barnhart’s Legacy Provides Broad Community Impact

The life of William Eugene “Gene” Barnhart will have a profound impact on others with three funds created with The Community Foundation of Frederick County through his estate provisions. With Mr. Barnhart’s generosity and vision for the future, countless students will benefit from educational scholarships, people battling cancer will receive vital support services, and Broadfording Church of the Brethren will receive support for its operations.
The 2020 Wertheimer Honorees

The 2020 Wertheimer Honorees

Each year, the Community Foundation recognizes several people from Frederick County who are selfless in their contributions of time, energy, and talents because they want to make a difference in the lives of others. We are pleased to announce the 2020 Wertheimer Fellows for Excellence in Volunteerism who will be honored on November 19, 2020, at our 34th Annual Report to the Community, which is being held virtually this year.
Honoring Gregory Joseph Troy’s Memory

Honoring Gregory Joseph Troy’s Memory

Gregory Joseph Troy was committed to pursuing a career in law enforcement when he became ill and was diagnosed with stage four cancer. He passed away at age 30, but his memory is honored permanently with The Community Foundation of Frederick County with a fund in his name to support students pursuing careers in police work and to provide grants to support police K-9 squads.
Honoring Libby Hough Van Winkle’s Commitment to Helping Children

Honoring Libby Hough Van Winkle’s Commitment to Helping Children

Elizabeth “Libby” Hough Van Winkle had a strong commitment to helping children, especially those who had no one else they could depend on. Her legacy lives permanently with The Community Foundation of Frederick County to ensure that the work she did to better the lives of children will continue forever.
Promoting Music Appreciation Throughout Frederick County

Promoting Music Appreciation Throughout Frederick County

Dan Crozier was passionate about music and promoting music education. His legacy lives permanently with The Community Foundation of Frederick County, and thanks to his generosity and vision, countless Frederick County residents will benefit from a better appreciation, understanding, and enjoyment of all music types for generations to come.
John and Lucille Ponton's Commitment to Serving Others

John and Lucille Ponton's Commitment to Serving Others

John and Lucille Ponton were well-known in Frederick County and were business owners for many years. They cared deeply about their community, and through two funds with The Community Foundation of Frederick County, their legacy will live on forever by supporting children with cancer and their families as well as the Community Foundation’s strategic grantmaking.

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