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Memorial Funds: A Legacy of Giving, A Legacy of Love

Memorial Funds: A Legacy of Giving, A Legacy of Love

Published in the Frederick News Post on Nov. 21, 2022: The Community Foundation is honored to partner with families who have created a memorial fund in honor of a loved one. They are building a legacy of giving in the name of the person they lost.
A Legacy of Giving in New Market, Linganore

A Legacy of Giving in New Market, Linganore

Published in The Frederick News-Post on Nov. 7, 2022: There are countless ways to make an impact on the community – volunteer time, donate money and goods, mentor others, join a service organization. The Community Foundation of Frederick County partners with individuals, families and organizations who want to build a legacy around their giving and impact. Several funds are creating a legacy around giving in the Linganore and New Market area.
The 2022 Wertheimer Honorees

The 2022 Wertheimer Honorees

Since 2002, the Community Foundation of Frederick County has been recognizing people who are selfless in their contributions of time, energy, and talents because they want to make a difference in the lives of others. The 2022 Wertheimer Fellows for Excellence in Volunteerism will be honored on November 17 at our 36th Annual Report to the Community.
Thurmont Reaps Benefits of Generous Donors

Thurmont Reaps Benefits of Generous Donors

Published in The Frederick News-Post on Oct. 10, 2022: Known as the “gateway to the mountains,” the town of Thurmont is alive with activity. A small town with a big heart, residents can be found cheering on the Catoctin Cougars at a Friday night football game, learning something new at the Thurmont Historical Society or celebrating fall at the annual Catoctin Colorfest. Many folks have lived in Thurmont their entire lives and some have turned their love for the town into a legacy of giving back to the community. The Community Foundation of Frederick County is proud to partner with donors who want to impact Thurmont for generations to come.
Backup Plans Important in Building a Legacy

Backup Plans Important in Building a Legacy

Published in The Frederick News Post on Sept. 26, 2022: We have backup plans for everything – we buy insurance when we book a vacation just in case weather makes travel impossible, we use Waze to help us navigate so we have a backup route if there is an accident, and we apply to several colleges so if the first choice doesn’t work out, we have other options. Having a backup plan is an important part of being prepared for all the hurdles life throws at us.

Emmitsburg: A Small Town With Mighty Donors

Published in The Frederick News-Post on Sept. 12, 2022: Taking up less than two square miles and with a population of just over 3,000 people, the historic town of Emmitsburg sits tucked into the mountains in northern Frederick County. While it’s generally not considered a bustling area, the town enjoys a strong sense of community. A commitment to the well-being of Emmitsburg and its residents can be seen in several funds created with The Community Foundation of Frederick County.
Building a Legacy Around Caring for Animals

Building a Legacy Around Caring for Animals

Published in The Frederick News-Post on Aug. 29, 2022: While Frederick County has thousands of perfectly happy and very spoiled pets, there are also many animals in need – in need of homes, in need of spaying, in need of medical care. Fortunately, Frederick County is also home to generous donors who have made it their mission to make sure animals are cared for and healthy, for now and in the future.
Strong Nonprofit Sector Vital to Economy, Way of Life

Strong Nonprofit Sector Vital to Economy, Way of Life

Published in The Frederick News-Post on August 15, 2022: Frederick County is home to more than 500 active nonprofits. The Frederick County Nonprofit Economic Impact Study conducted in 2018 shows that 501c3s are economic generators in our community with direct and measurable impacts that also provide vitally important services to our residents and way of life.
Generous Donors Invest in Frederick County’s Small Towns

Generous Donors Invest in Frederick County’s Small Towns

Published in The Frederick News Post on 8/1/2022: Part of what makes Frederick County unique is that its home to a mix of charming small towns and Main Streets, rural farmlands, and bustling city centers. That level of diversity serves citizens well, but it also means there are different needs to be met in different parts of the county. The Community Foundation supports funds that focus on needs in all corners of Frederick County, including the thriving town of Brunswick.
Arts Lover Supports Local Artists in Estate Provisions

Arts Lover Supports Local Artists in Estate Provisions

Published in The Frederick News Post on July 18, 2022: James Marshall Green loved the arts, and he knew that a community that offers a thriving arts scene must also be a community that supports its artists. Mr. Green passed away in 2018 and made provisions through his estate to continue supporting Frederick County artists for many years to come.

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