Giving Your Way

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

FY2018 Widening Circles Members

Philanthropist Circle

  • Philip and Erika Rauh

Leadership Circle

Stewardship Circle

  • Anonymous
  • William Browning
  • Kate Costlow and John D'Amore
  • Taitia and Peter Elliott
  • Bob and Betsy Fisher
  • Amr Z. Hegazi and Doha El-Ashmawy
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey I. Hurwitz
  • Sharon D. Jacko
  • Dorothy Cannon Johnson
  • James and Amy Keating
  • Louise E. Lynch
  • Barbara Parsons
  • Peter and Lorraine Plamondon
  • Colleen M. Remsberg
  • Tod and Barry Salisbury
  • Dr. Thomas M. Tarpley
  • Charles and Mary Frances Trunk
  • Betty M. Waltz

Sponsorship Circle

  • Kathleen and Dennis Brekhas
  • Gregory and Sherry Burgee
  • Marion Carmack, Jr.
  • Estate of John and Katherine Cheatham
  • Jim and Amy Clapp
  • Gordon M. and Teresa Warfield Cooley Charitable Fund
  • Michael Cumberland
  • Michael G. and Elizabeth Y. Day
  • Daniel J. Lajewski, Jr.
  • Mark and Angela Mayer
  • John and Elna Morin
  • Pilar Olivo and Geordie Wilson
  • Michael and Charlene Perry
  • Dr. Richard and Patricia Petre
  • Dale and Betsy Phelps
  • Greg and Deb Powell
  • Caroline E. Price
  • Linda S. Pruitt-Mitchell
  • Elizabeth W.C. Randall
  • Marvin and Mary Regner
  • Daniel Schiffman
  • Gerrit Schipper and Kim Capone
  • James and Carmen Schmersahl
  • Mr. and Mrs. Alfred P. Shockley
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jack Tritt
  • Dan and Jackie Ward Family Fund
  • Matt and Sandy Wiley
  • Barbara A. Williams
  • David and Melanie Williamson

Friendship Circle

  • Tim and Jan Ambrose
  • Dick and Sue Basford
  • Brenda and Carl Benna
  • Mr. and Mrs. Norman Birzer
  • Denny and Judy Black
  • Brian and Colleen Chidester
  • Lisa Coblentz
  • Stacey Collins and Rae Ann Butler
  • Clyde and Kitty Crum
  • Rev. Kenneth and Rev. Dr. Barbara Kershner Daniel
  • Todd and Kathy Davis
  • Krista Davisson
  • Charles and Joyce Dixon
  • Julie A. Donat and Patricia Westgate
  • Ms. Mary V. Dove
  • Judith L. Eyler
  • Richard and Lin Fairfax
  • Mark and Suzanne Friis
  • Paul and Rita Gordon
  • Edmond and Helen Gregory
  • Carolyn and Jack Greiner
  • John and Jennifer Grove
  • Jim and Anita Gugel
  • The Charles W. Hoff, III and Margaret O. Hoff Family Fund
  • John and Barbara Jorgensen
  • Sharon S. Kennedy
  • Janet E. King
  • Tom and Karlys "Klynch"
  • John and Claire Kondig
  • Jeffrey Leach
  • Frank G. and Nancy P. Lesure
  • Howard and Mary Levine
  • Dr. and Mrs. George E. Lewis, Jr.
  • Dr. Amaris Little
  • Ann Burnside Love
  • Brenda Main
  • Mike and Rita McGowan
  • Peggy J. McKinney
  • Susan and Rick Miller
  • Robert K. Moler
  • Nancy W. Molesworth
  • Timothy and Mary Morgan
  • Marylou Musser
  • Rose Marie Myers
  • Fred and Kris Niehoff
  • Jean Oxley
  • Dr. and Mrs. William Portier
  • J. Ray Ramsburg, III
  • Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Rihn
  • Bill and Karen Ruehl
  • Laura Jean Shaff
  • Beverly M. Shoemaker
  • James and Shirley Shores
  • George and Carolyn Smith
  • Alice Jean Stine
  • Mr. and Mrs. Dale T. Summers
  • James Summers and Eleanor Williams
  • Mr. and Mrs. Daniel K. Tregoning
  • Wanet and Raymond Tyson
  • Maribeth Visco and Karl Berger
  • Teresa M. Verdin
  • The H. Deets and Juanita Warfield Donor-Advised Fund
  • Rand and Pamela Weinberg
  • Jay and Susan Wolfe

Membership Circle

  • Elinor Abrell
  • Jack and Cheryl Parrott-Anderson
  • Dr. and Mrs. Edward Andochick
  • Anonymous
  • Dorinne S. Armstrong
  • Scott and Gwen Austin
  • Todd and Sue Baer
  • Mrs. Albertine H. Baker
  • Rachel and Paul Beard
  • Mr. and Mrs. Gene L. Bennett
  • Bruce Bigelow and Julie Ramsey
  • M.S. Birnbaum
  • Mr. and Mrs. Norman W. Birzer
  • Brad and Anne Blough
  • Orley R. Bourland
  • Laureen M. Boyer
  • James T. and Francine G. Brady
  • Linda S. Broadrup
  • Gregory and Sherry Burgee
  • Ellis Burress
  • Rhoda Bush
  • Beverly B. Byron
  • Dr. Alejandro A. Canadas
  • Emily Carnochan
  • Mary Catherine Cashour
  • Jennifer Charlton and Gene Shuldes
  • John and Colleen Clapp
  • David G. Clark
  • James and Sandra Cox
  • Eric and Angie Dallavalle
  • Beverley and Ron Dalton
  • Karen DeVito
  • Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Dixon
  • Dr. and Mrs. Carroll A. Doggett
  • Jane and Jack Doll
  • Mary E. Doody
  • Mary L. Doyle
  • Ed and Peggy Dwyer
  • Vera Dye
  • David D. Eigenbrode
  • John and Katie Fieseler
  • Cindy C. Fletcher
  • Betty M. Follin
  • Richard and Susan Foot
  • Kenneth and Ann Frushour
  • Jim and Sandy Gangawere
  • Griff and Mary Garwood
  • Robert E. Gearinger 
  • Harry George and Dee Dolan
  • John C. George
  • Arthur and Sara Gernand
  • Paul and Rita Gordon
  • Dr. and Mrs. Ching-Jou Gou
  • Dottie Green
  • Elizabeth M. Grossnickle
  • Robert and Margaret Guyton
  • Donna L. Harris
  • Dr. and Mrs. Everett T. Hart
  • Jim and Wanda Hartley
  • Ed and Peggy Haser
  • John D. Hendrickson, II
  • Sue Heslin
  • Charlotte S. Holter
  • Ms. Willette A. Homberg
  • Robert and Virginia Houck
  • Forest L. Hough
  • Dr. and Mrs. Ajaz Hussain
  • Ms. Dorothy L. Hutchinson
  • Carmine and Carol Iorio
  • Stella Jordan
  • Mr. and Mrs. John S. Jorgensen
  • Donna and Carroll Kehne
  • Rev. and Mrs. Albert K. Lane, III
  • Viola P. Lee
  • The Jack V. Leishear Endowment Fund
  • Ted and Alyce Luck
  • Drs. Rachel Mandel and Richard Sedlak
  • Nancy and Bob Manthey
  • Evelyn Manwiller
  • John and Laura McCullough
  • R.M. McCurdy and Kim Chaney
  • Judy McFadden
  • Judy and Dennis McMahon
  • Mr. and Mrs. Albert McPherson
  • Virginia N. Metcalf
  • Mr. and Mrs. Marvin E. Metzgar
  • Janet L. Michael
  • Theresa T. Michel
  • Ms. Dorothy Misner
  • Beth Molesworth
  • Shabri G. Moore
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mount
  • Roland and Linda New
  • Mildred C. Nicodemus
  • Nicole Orr
  • Virginia Patrick
  • Dr. Austin Pearre
  • Joshua Pedersen
  • Robert Perrygo and Mary Bonen
  • Tom and Lisa Pollack
  • Nathan and Susan Putnam
  • Dr. and Mrs. Richard C. Reba
  • Peggy and Adrian Remsberg
  • Therese M. Rietfort
  • Don and Rosa Rippeon
  • Larry and Debbie Robinette
  • Matthew B. Ruble, P.A.
  • F. Lawrence and Shirley J. Silbernagel
  • Pat and Rick Simons
  • Susan Snyder and Linwood Snider
  • William T. Soper
  • Ms. Nancy L. Speck
  • Troy and Kay Spencer
  • David Stalnaker
  • George and Libby Stauffer
  • John Stush and Audrey Rayfield
  • Lara Subleski
  • Sara M. Thomas
  • Mr. and Mrs. William E. Thrasher
  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Trunk, III
  • Barbara K. Walker, CPA
  • John C. Warfield
  • Larry and Nicky Warner
  • Robert and Cherry Whitmore
  • Mr. and Mrs. Lucien Winegar
  • Adriane Wodey
  • Mike and Marlene Young
  • Georgia Ann Zirkle

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