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Joyce Summers
Joyce Summers
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Robinson Fund Dedicated to Helping Frederick County Seniors

Robinson Fund Dedicated to Helping Frederick County Seniors

Family, faith, friends, violets, poetry and coffee are just a few of the things that were important to Viola Marie Robinson, pictured. As Mrs. Robinson aged, her mobility decreased, and she progressed from using a cane to using a walker and then a wheelchair.
Honoring African American History Month

Honoring African American History Month

In 1970, the recognition of African American history and its contributions to United States history and culture was expanded to a month-long celebration taking place each February.
Artistry Still in Motion

Artistry Still in Motion

When The Helen L. Smith Scholarship Fund for Children and the Arts was created in 1994, no one imagined that more than 5,400 youth between the ages of six and twelve would have participated in art classes at The Delaplaine Arts Center to date.
A Lifetime and Legacy of Quietly Helping

A Lifetime and Legacy of Quietly Helping

How often do you meet people now who are born, raised, and live their entire lives in the same place? Frederick County is a place where this phenomenon is not uncommon, but increasingly unlikely as the years pass.
Secret Santa Fund Gives All Year

Secret Santa Fund Gives All Year

In this holiday season, some families, friends, and co-workers have “Secret Santa” exchanges where holiday gifts are given anonymously.
Knowledge is Power

Knowledge is Power

As a community, we continue to hear about accidents and deaths related to drunk driving. It is especially sobering when you know people who have lost family or friends this way.
The Surprise Legacy of One, Impacting Countless Others

The Surprise Legacy of One, Impacting Countless Others

Sometimes legacies are a surprise. The notice from The Office of the Register of Wills stating that the Community Foundation was named as an interested party in the estate of Calvin Murray was routine.
Turning Tragedy Into Good, part 2

Turning Tragedy Into Good, part 2

On this Veterans Day, we pause to honor and remember all the brave men and women who have served in the United States military. Frederick County has lost numerous warriors. Their selflessness has created legacies when they were much too young to have one but earned it through the ultimate sacrifice of giving their life for their country.
Turning Tragedy Into Good

Turning Tragedy Into Good

We most often think of legacies as something left behind by those who have lived long, productive lives. Sometimes, though, legacies are created by some who are much too young.
Going Above and Beyond

Going Above and Beyond

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 difference in the lives of others.

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