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Nothing TOPS 35 Years of Philanthropy

Nothing TOPS 35 Years of Philanthropy

The Community Foundation of Frederick County just released its 35th Annual Report to the Community for fiscal year 2021. We call this report “Nothing Tops Philanthropy” because of navigating another unprecedented and challenging year only to experience that our generous supporters would prove again that giving was still of top importance.
Taking Care of Our Veterans

Taking Care of Our Veterans

This week, we observe a day in honor of our military veterans of all ages who have served our country in various conflicts worldwide. Our veterans have fought for freedom at home and abroad and risked their lives daily so that others could live more peacefully.
#WeAreResilient – Ending Domestic Violence

#WeAreResilient – Ending Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and today’s column highlights funds managed by The Community Foundation of Frederick County that provide grant support to Heartly House, a well-known Frederick County nonprofit whose mission is to end all forms of domestic violence.
The 2021 Wertheimer Honorees

The 2021 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 2021 Wertheimer Fellows for Excellence in Volunteerism who will be honored on November 18, 2021, at our 35th Annual Report to the Community. The public may join in honoring these volunteers through the livestreamed event on November 18 at 7:15 p.m., by visiting www.FrederickCountyGives.org/NothingTopsPhilanthropy and clicking on the video box.
Responding to Change in the Community

Responding to Change in the Community

It’s fair to say that James D. “Jim” Summers is a “numbers guy.” As such, he has a unique understanding of the role The Community Foundation of Frederick County plays in preserving the area’s quality of life—today, tomorrow, and in perpetuity.
Endowing Our Community’s Future

Endowing Our Community’s Future

When Gordon Cooley and Teresa Warfield were growing up in Hyattstown and Damascus, Maryland, respectively, helping friends and neighbors in need was “just something the community did. There was very little fanfare,” said Mr. Cooley. “Either through the church or some other way, those who were in a position to help just did so—we took care of each other.”
Helping to Build a Fund for the Future

Helping to Build a Fund for the Future

For more than three decades, The Community Foundation of Frederick County has worked with donors to translate their charitable intentions into powerful acts of philanthropy. By connecting people who care with causes that matter, the Community Foundation has found a way to build community and enrich the quality of life in Frederick County—now and for generations to come. Jack Leishear is one of the people who has reached out to the Community Foundation to help him leverage his resources to set in motion real and lasting change in Frederick County.
Harold and Elizabeth Kehne’s Legacy Helps Students Pursue Careers in Education

Harold and Elizabeth Kehne’s Legacy Helps Students Pursue Careers in Education

Harold and Elizabeth Kehne were longtime educators in Frederick County. They positively influenced countless students and believed in the power of education to help shape young people’s lives. A fund in their memory at The Community Foundation of Frederick County honors their legacy by providing support to students pursuing a career path similar to theirs.
Nicholas Jarvis’ Legacy Helps Students Pursue Dreams Similar to His

Nicholas Jarvis’ Legacy Helps Students Pursue Dreams Similar to His

Nicholas Jarvis was everyone’s friend and always saw the good in people. He was a boy who had many interests, and he was a kind, caring child who was always willing to help others. A fund in his memory at The Community Foundation of Frederick County honors his legacy by helping students pursue dreams similar to his.
Forever Frederick County: How the Community Foundation is Preparing for the Unpredictable

Forever Frederick County: How the Community Foundation is Preparing for the Unpredictable

If anyone understands how unpredictable life can be, it is Michael Cumberland. As a longtime Vice President at Keller Stonebraker Insurance, Inc., he has worked with many individuals and families dealing with the fallout from unanticipated challenges affecting their health, homes, businesses, and more. While serving on The Community Foundation of Frederick County’s Grants Committee, he has read countless applications from organizations requesting funds to bridge the gap between their budgets and the cost of supporting our community’s quality of life. In June of 2017, Mike dealt with perhaps the cruelest blow of all when his wife Gina M. Cumberland passed away following a heart transplant.

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