The Widening Circles Society

If the community-at-large didn't know about any of the grants or scholarships that generous donors make possible through the Community Foundation, we'd be in big trouble! Gifts to The Widening Circles Society/Partners in Philanthropy Fund support our efforts to tell Frederick County and beyond the great impact that grants and scholarships achieve. Through this support, we "widen our circle" of influence.

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Communication Is Key

In today's world, communication is key. When people in Frederick County know all the good things that are happening as a result of grants and scholarships, others are inspired to make a gift to one or more of our funds.

How Is Grant And Scholarship News Shared?

We use a variety of ways to communicate to the public. Our main sources are the local newspaper, television, and radio. We still use old-fashioned print for newsletters, the annual report, brochures, letters, and more. Our website is a big source of grant and scholarship impact reporting, and we also utilize social media: Facebook, LinkedIn, InstagramTwitter, and YouTube. And of course, "old" technology called email.

Get Involved

Supporting our outreach to educate more people about the impact of grants and scholarships is one of the easiest ways to become a donor. Different levels of membership are available, starting at just $100. And, as always, your gift is tax deductible.

Membership Levels

FY2021 Widening Circles Members

Philanthropist Circle

Philip and Erika Rauh

Leadership Circle

The Jim and Wanda Hartley Family Fund

Stewardship Circle

  • Mr. William H. Browning, Jr.
  • Mark and Susan Butt
  • Mr. and Mrs. Steven R. Chafitz
  • Ms. Patricia A. Curchin
  • Michael G. and Elizabeth Y. Day
  • Betsy and Bob Fisher
  • James and Amy Keating
  • Mr. and Mrs. Howard L. Levine
  • Donald and Rebecca Linton
  • Mr. and Mrs. Alfred P. Shockley
  • Mrs. Charles F. Trunk, III
  • Betty M. Waltz
  • De Walt J. Willard, Jr.

Sponsorship Circle

  • Kim Chaney and Ronald McCurdy
  • Estate of John and Katherine Cheatham
  • The James H. and Amy N. Clapp Family Fund
  • The Gordon M. and Teresa Warfield Cooley Charitable Gift Fund
  • Kate Costlow and John D'Amore
  • Mr. and Mrs. George E. Cowperthwaite, Jr.
  • Scott and Betsy Cowperthwaite

  • Michael D. Cumberland

  • Taitia L. Elliott
  • Kimball C. Firestone
  • Mr. and Mrs. Edmond B. Gregory, III
  • Tom and Kathleen Igo
  • Dennis and Terri Kieft
  • Daniel J. Lajewski, Jr.
  • Mr. Lynn Martin
  • Mark and Angela Mayer
  • Mr. and Mrs. John P. Morin
  • Addie B. Null
  • The Orr Family
  • Linda Pruitt-Michielli
  • Dr. and Mrs. P. Gregory Rausch
  • Marv and Mary Regner
  • Tod and Barry Salisbury
  • John E. and A. Jane Tritt
  • The Dan and Jackie Ward Family Fund
  • Douglas C. Warfield, CPA
  • Matt and Sandy Wiley

Friendship Circle

  • John and Claudia Allemang
  • Dr. and Mrs. Wayne Allgaier
  • Mr. and Mrs. M. Timothy Ambrose
  • Scott and Gwen Austin
  • Mr. Karl W. Berger and Ms. Maribeth Visco
  • Dr. and Mrs. Dennis E. Black
  • Mr. and Mrs. Brad Blough
  • Lt. Col. and Mrs. Dennis Brekhus
  • Joan Canfield and William Kramer
  • Estate of John and Katherine Cheatham
  • Ms. Lisa Y. Coblentz
  • Rev. Drs. Kenneth V. Daniel and Barbara K. Daniel
  • Ms. Julie A. Donat
  • Mary V. Dove
  • Richard and Lin Fairfax
  • Mr. and Mrs. William S. Fout
  • Carolyn and Jack Greiner
  • Mr. and Mrs. John D. Grove, Jr.
  • Norine and Ted Haas
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Hammond
  • The Charles W. Hoff, III and Margaret O. Hoff Family Fund
  • David and Diane Hoffman
  • Hammet W. Hough
  • Sharon S. Kennedy
  • John and Claire Kondig
  • Karlys and Tom 'Klynch'
  • Dr. and Mrs. George Lewis, Jr.
  • Dr. Rachel I. Mandel and Dr. Richard Sedlak
  • Mike and Rita McGowan
  • Rick and Susan Miller
  • Ms. Marilyn K. Molesworth
  • Nancy W. Molesworth
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Morcock
  • Marylou Musser
  • Mr. and Mrs. Rowland I.C. New
  • Fred and Kris Niehoff
  • Joseph and Janette Ozag
  • Richard and Gail Pearrell
  • Greg and Deb Powell
  • Mr. and Mrs. Nathan W. Putnam
  • Ray and Holly Ramsburg
  • Jody Rice
  • Barbara L. Rickman
  • Mr. and Mrs. Steven C. Roth
  • Laura J. Shaff
  • Shirley Shores
  • George and Carolyn Smith
  • Dale T. Summers
  • Jim Summers and Elly Williams
  • Louise H. Talley
  • Mr. and Mrs. Daniel K. Tregoning
  • Dr. and Mrs. John A. Vitarello
  • The H. Deets and Juanita Warfield Donor-Advised Fund
  • David and Melanie Williamson
  • Lucien and Anna Winegar
  • Mr. and Mrs. James W. Wolfe

Membership Circle

  • Elinor Abrell
  • Mark and Kelli Ackiewicz
  • Jay Allen
  • Dr. Edward and Patricia Andochick
  • Dorinne Armstrong
  • Albertine Baker
  • Mr. and Mrs. Isam Ballenger
  • Mr. and Mrs. John Batdorf
  • Bette A. Bennett
  • Phil and Marj Berkheimer
  • Mr. and Mrs. Julian W. Bess, Jr.
  • Bruce Bigelow and Julie Ramsey
  • Cdr. and Mrs. Norman Birzer 
  • Nancy Bittle
  • Orley R. Bourland, Jr.
  • Laurie M. Boyer
  • Ginny Brace and Jana Moberly
  • Jim and Corinne Bradac
  • James T. and Francine G. Brady
  • Dr. and Mrs. Steven Brand
  • Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Brandenburg
  • A. Wayne Buckingham
  • Rhoda Bush
  • David E. Carmack
  • Avaleen S. "Jill" Chadwick
  • Mr. and Mrs. John R. Clapp
  • Don and Jan Cline
  • Carol Collins
  • James and Sandra Cox
  • Eric and Angie Dallavalle
  • Lucille S. Davis
  • Todd and Kathy Davis
  • Dr. and Mrs. Carroll Doggett
  • Doris Dougherty
  • Mary Lou Doyle
  • Mrs. Ruth C. Dredden
  • Edward and Peggy Dwyer
  • The Norman W., Edna V. and Dorothy L. Etzler Memorial Fund
  • Joe and Gloria Feehan
  • John and Katie Fieseler
  • Betty M. Follin
  • J. Ray Frank
  • Mr. Jack Fritz
  • Kenneth and Ann Frushour
  • The Peg and David Gamse Philanthropic Fund
  • James and Sandra Gangawere
  • Dr. John C. George
  • Arthur and Sara Gernand
  • Mrs. Dorothy M. Green
  • Elizabeth M. Grossnickle
  • Sharon L. Grossnickle
  • Kathryn B. Groth
  • Ms. Doris E. Gruber
  • Elizabeth K. Hale
  • Diana and Joseph M. Halleman
  • Jerry and LaRue Hammond
  • Cathy and Eric Hanson
  • Ms. Rebecca Harbaugh
  • Donna L. Harris
  • Mr. and Mrs. John D. Hendrickson II
  • Faith Hoover
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Houck
  • Trish Houston
  • Ms. Dorothy L. Hutchinson
  • John and Barbara Jorgensen
  • Detric Kemp
  • John and Patricia Kettlestrings
  • Ms. Ashleigh Kiggans and Mr. James Rossi
  • Christopher and Lucia Kline
  • Lauren Kremers
  • Rev. and Mrs. Albert K. Lane III
  • Mr. and Mrs. David L. Langston 
  • Vicki and David Lee
  • The Jack V. Leishear Endowment Fund
  • Mr. and Mrs. Terry Leishman
  • John Lieuallen
  • Marita and Rick Loose
  • Ms. Veronica Lowe
  • Ted and Alyce Luck
  • Louise E. Lynch
  • Rev. and Mrs. Robert E. Manthey
  • Evelyn Manwiller
  • David Marple
  • Brian Mason
  • Mrs. Juan McCoy
  • John and Laura McCullough
  • Ms. Peggy J. McKinney
  • Judy and Dennis McMahon
  • Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. McNickle
  • Dr. and Mrs. James A. Merkel
  • Janet L. Michael
  • Theresa T. Michel
  • David Miller
  • Dorothy Misner
  • Ms. Beth Molesworth
  • Mr. and Mrs. Timothy R. Morgan, Jr.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mount
  • Gavy and Jose Muniz
  • P. JoAnn Nolan
  • Robert and Lucinda Noland
  • Ms. Janet S. O'Leary
  • Walter Olson and Steve Pippin
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth W. Parker
  • Virginia Patrick
  • Austin Pearre, Jr.
  • Robert Perrygo and Mary Bonen
  • Richard and Patricia Petre
  • Tim and Lisa Pollack
  • Linda H. Procter
  • Nancy and Myron W. Randall, Jr.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Remsberg
  • Teri Rietfort
  • Roblin Family Charitable Fund
  • Shari Rowlett
  • The Ryegrass Fund
  • Mary Jane Sanders
  • Catherine Seibert
  • David and Brenda Silberman
  • Richard and Patricia Simons
  • Thomas G. Slater, Esq.
  • Susan S. Snyder
  • Ms. Nancy L. Speck
  • David Stalnaker
  • David and Kay Stauffer
  • George and Libby Stauffer
  • Paul S. Stull
  • John P. Stush and Audrey E. Rayfield
  • Sara M. Thomas
  • Mr. and Mrs. William E. Thrasher
  • Robert and Leslie Thornton
  • Tom Trott, Jr.
  • June M. Trout
  • Wanet B. Tyson
  • Charles and Janet Virtue
  • Dr. and Mrs. Larry Warner
  • Katrinka L. Westendorf
  • Richard and Patricia Williamson
  • David Santina Wolf
  • Blaine and Lori Young
  • Brad Young
  • Mike and Marlene Young
  • Ronald N. and Karen L. Young
  • Georgia Ann Zirkle

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