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, Twitter, 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

FY2019 Widening Circles Members

Philanthropist Circle

Judge and Mrs. Samuel W. Barrick
Philip and Erika Rauh

Leadership Circle

Dorothy Cannon Johnson

Stewardship Circle

  • Dr. Gerardo Araiza
  • William Browning

  • Betsy and Bob Fisher
  • Michael G. and Elizabeth Y. Day
  • Kevin and Jeannie Hessler
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey I. Hurwitz
  • Sharon D. Jacko
  • Tod and Barry Salisbury
  • Dr. Thomas Tarpley
  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Trunk, III
  • Betty M. Waltz
  • De Walt J. Willard, Jr.

Sponsorship Circle

  • Bruce Bigelow and Julie Ramsey
  • Estate of John and Katherine Cheatham
  • James H. and Amy N. Clapp Family Fund
  • Mr. and Mrs. Randy L. Cohen
  • The Gordon M. and Teresa Warfield Cooley Charitable Gift Fund
  • Kate Costlow and John D'Amore
  • Michael Cumberland

  • Doris J. Dougherty
  • Ms. Taitia Elliott
  • Richard and Lin Fairfax

  • Ron and Edie Foland
  • Sharon S. Kennedy

  • Dennis and Terri Kieft
  • Daniel J. Lajewski, Jr.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Howard L. Levine
  • Timothy and Mary Morgan
  • Mr. and Mrs. John Paul Morin
  • Marylou Musser

  • Mrs. Rose Marie Myers

  • Ms. Addie B. Null
  • Michael and Charlene Perry

  • Dr. Richard and Patricia Petre
  • Elizabeth Randall
  • Marv and Mary Regner
  • James and Carmen Schmersahl
  • Dan and Lisa Schiffman
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jack Tritt
  • Matt and Sandy Wiley

Friendship Circle

  • Tim and Jan Ambrose
  • Anonymous
  • Dorinne S. Armstrong
  • Phil and Marj Berkheimer
  • Norman and Carol Birzer
  • Denny and Judy Black
  • Dennis and Kathleen Brekhus
  • Gregory and Sherry Burgee
  • RaeAnn Butler and Stacey Collins
  • Brian and Colleen Chidester
  • Clyde and Kitty Crum
  • Rev. Barbara Kershner Daniel and Rev. Kenneth Daniel
  • Todd and Kathy Davis
  • Julie A. Donat
  • Ms. Mary V. Dove
  • Judith L. Eyler
  • Dorothy L. Etzler
  • Paul and Rita Gordon
  • Ted and Helen Gregory
  • Carolyn and Jack Greiner
  • John and Jennifer Grove
  • Norine and Ted Haas
  • John and Barbara Jorgensen
  • Janet E. King
  • Karlys and Tom 'Klynch'
  • Joan and Marty Lapera
  • Dr. and Mrs. George E. Lewis, Jr.
  • Donald and Rebecca Linton
  • Dr. Amaris Little
  • Brenda Main
  • Drs. Rachel I. Mandel and Richard Sedlak
  • Mike and Rita McGowan
  • Ms. Peggy J. McKinney
  • Linda S. Pruitt-Michielli
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ray Ramsburg
  • Bill and Karen Ruehl
  • Gerrit and Kim Schipper
  • Beverly M. Shoemaker
  • James and Shirley Shores
  • Pat and Rick Simons
  • Dr. and Mrs. George Smith
  • Alice Jean Stine
  • Mr. and Mrs. Dale T. Summers
  • James Summers and Eleanor Williams
  • Mr. and Mrs. Daniel K. Tregoning
  • The H. Deets and Juanita Warfield Donor-Advised Fund
  • Mr. and Mrs. Lucien Winegar
  • Susan and Jay Wolfe

Membership Circle

  • Elinor Abrell
  • William and Bethany Adamo

  • Bert Anderson
  • Jack and Cheryl Parrott-Anderson
  • Dr. Edward and Patricia Andochick
  • Bette A. Bennett
  • Mr. and Mrs. Norman W. Birzer
  • Nancy Bittle
  • Brad and Anne Blough
  • Orley R. Bourland
  • Laurie Boyer
  • James T. and Francine G. Brady
  • Mrs. Linda Broadrup
  • Ms. Rhoda Bush
  • Dr. Alejandro Canadas
  • Marion D. Carmack, Jr.
  • Viola P. Carroll
  • Avaleen S. "Jill" Chadwick
  • John and Colleen Clapp
  • David G. Clark
  • Commito Family
  • James and Sandra Cox
  • Bob and Diane Cross
  • Eric and Angela Dallavalle
  • Mr. and Mrs. John W. Derr
  • Dr. and Mrs. Carroll A. Doggett
  • Jane and Jack Doll
  • Mary Lou Doyle
  • Ruth C. Dredden
  • G. Edward and Peggy Dwyer, Jr.
  • Christine and Bill Eyler
  • Arnold and Beth Farlow
  • John and Katie Fieseler
  • Betty M. Follin
  • Don and Mary Friend
  • Kenneth and Ann Frushour
  • Mr. and Mrs. James E. Gangawere
  • Lisa D. Garrett, CPA
  • Griff and Mary Garwood
  • John C. George
  • Becky McCutcheon Griffin
  • Elizabeth Grossnickle
  • Sharon Grossnickle
  • Donna L. Harris
  • Ed and Peggy Haser
  • John D. Hendrickson II
  • Kurt Holter
  • Robert and Virginia Houck
  • Mrs. Maureen M. Kallstrom
  • Donna and Carroll Kehne, Jr.
  • Patricia and John Kettlestrings
  • Michael and Karen Kiley
  • Ms. Susan E. Kreh
  • Rev. and Mrs. Albert K. Lane III
  • Mr. and Mrs. David A. Lee
  • The Jack V. Leishear Endowment Fund
  • Terry A. and Nancy J. Leishman
  • Harriet F. Litras
  • Ted and Alyce Luck
  • Beth Main
  • Nancy and Bob Manthey
  • Evelyn Manwiller
  • Sean McAdam
  • John and Laura McCullough
  • Judy and Dennis McMahon
  • Janet Michael
  • Ms. Theresa T. Michel
  • Eleanor Milligan
  • Dorothy Misner
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Mount
  • Bonnie Nicholson
  • Kara Norman and Tom Delaney
  • Jean Oxley
  • Virginia H. Patrick
  • Dr. A. Austin Pearre, Jr.
  • Richard and Gail Pearrell
  • Martha Powers
  • Nathan and Susan Putnam
  • Nancy and Myron Randall, Jr.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Remsberg
  • Teri Rietfort and Michael King
  • Clarence and Virginia Rinehart
  • James and Nicole Robertson
  • Mr. Jeffrey I. Shulman and Ms. Gretchen A. Super
  • Rick and Ashley Slade
  • Thomas Slater, Esq.
  • Ms. Susan Snyder
  • Ms. Nancy L. Speck
  • George and Libby Stauffer
  • Dean and Robbie Stickell
  • John Stush and Audrey Rayfield
  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Terrell
  • Robert and Leslie Thornton
  • Mr. and Mrs. William Thrasher
  • June M. Trout
  • Teresa M. Verdin
  • Janet and Charles Virtue
  • Maribeth Visco and Karl Berger
  • David H. Wallace
  • Robert and Sherry Waltz
  • Larry and Nicky Warner
  • David and Melanie Williamson
  • Mike and Marlene Young

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