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

FY2022 Widening Circles Members

Philanthropist Circle

The Vince and Guelda Imirie Fund
The Jim and Wanda Hartley Family Fund

Leadership Circle

    Catherine J. Lapointe

Stewardship Circle

  • William H. Browning
  • William and Sandra Fout
  • Merle L. and R. Rebecca Guyton
  • Drs. Carmen Hernandez and Manuel Casiano
  • Jeffrey I. Hurwitz
  • Skip and Nikki Irwin
  • Susan Loring
  • Lenny Martin
  • The Charles V. & Louise D. Main Fund for Community Foundation
  • Tom and Cathy Mitchell
  • Shirley Richardson
  • Thomas and Susan Rozynek
  • Tod and Barry Salisbury
  • Betty M. Waltz
  • Rand and Pam Weinberg

Sponsorship Circle

  • David Bandy
  • Edwin R. Boyer, III
  • John and Linda Bruton
  • Kim Chaney and Dr. Ronald McCurdy
  • The James H. and Amy N. Clapp Family Fund
  • Lisa Y. Coblentz
  • George and Patricia Cowperthwaite
  • Scott and Betsy Cowperthwaite
  • H. Deets and Juanita Warfield Donor-Advised Fund
  • Tom and Kathleen Igo
  • Dennis and Terri Kieft
  • Patrick and Sharon Linton Family Fund
  • Drs. Rachel Mandel and Richard Sedlak
  • Linda Pruitt-Michielli
  • Jim Summers and Dr. Elly Williams
  • Mr. and Mrs. John E. (Jack) Tritt
  • Matt and Sandy Wiley
  • Dr. Shawn Wolf

Friendship Circle

  • Tim and Jan Ambrose
  • Dorinne S. Armstrong
  • Mr. and Mrs. Brad Blough
  • Letty and Jim Carpenter
  • Stacey L. Collins and RaeAnn E. Butler
  • Clyde and Catherine Crum
  • Kathleen M. Davis
  • Julie A. Donat and Patricia L. Westgate
  • Mary V. Dove
  • Mary Lou Doyle
  • Kathryn B. Groth
  • Mr. and Mrs. John D. Grove, Jr.
  • Beth Gura
  • Susan Heslin
  • Aje Marcus Hill
  • David and Diane Hoffman
  • Sharon S. Kennedy
  • Janet King
  • Allen R. Knott
  • Mr. and Mrs. David L. Langston
  • David and Vicki Lee
  • George and Pam Lewis
  • Brenda M. Main
  • Mike and Rita McGowan
  • Susan and Rick Miller
  • Marylou Musser
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Noland
  • Kenneth and Laverne Parker
  • Jack and Cheryl Parrott-Anderson
  • Dr. Richard and Patricia Petre
  • Ray and Holly Ramsburg
  • William and Karen Ruehl Family Trust
  • Delores Shackleford
  • Laura Jean Shaff
  • Shirley A. Shores
  • George and Libby Stauffer
  • Dale and Beth Summers
  • Louise H. Talley
  • The Trott Family
  • Maribeth Visco and Karl Berger
  • David and Melanie Williamson
  • James and Susan Wolfe

Membership Circle

  • Elinor Abrell
  • Mark and Kelli Ackiewicz
  • Ron and Bonnie Albaugh
  • Anonymous
  • Laurie Boyer Babb
  • Earl and Anita Bartgis
  • Ginny Brace and Jane Moberly
  • Kathleen Brightman
  • Rachel and Paul Beard
  • Nancy Bittle
  • Orley Bourland
  • A. Wayne Buckingham
  • Rhoda Bush
  • David English Carmack
  • Courtney M. Carter
  • Estate of John and Katherine Cheatham
  • John and Colleen Clapp
  • Vivian S. Clipp
  • Carol L. Collins
  • Lisa S. Collins
  • Susan A. Cooper
  • Vicki Crum
  • Eric and Angela Dallavalle
  • Rev. Kenneth V. Daniel and Rev. Dr. Barbara K. Daniel
  • Lucille Davis
  • George B. Delaplaine, Jr.
  • Ed and Peggy Dwyer
  • Judith L. Eyler
  • Mary and Griff Garwood
  • Ernesto Geisler
  • Arthur and Sara Gernand
  • Bess B. Gladhill
  • Karen and Eric Grenfell
  • Elizabeth M. Grossnickle
  • Norine and Ted* Haas
  • Donna L. Harris
  • John D. Hendrickson II
  • Susan Heslin
  • Mr. and Mrs. James Hubbard
  • Maureen Kalstrom
  • Donald and Alice Kohler
  • Lauren Kremers
  • Deborah Lamperti
  • Rev. and Mrs. Albert K. Lane III
  • The Jack V. Leishear Endowment Fund
  • John Lieuallen
  • Amaris Little
  • Marita and Rick Loose
  • Nancy and Bob Manthey
  • Sean and Meredith McAdam
  • M. Juan McCoy
  • Judy and Dennis McMahon
  • Theresa T. Michel
  • David A. and Norma K. Miller
  • P. Jo Ann Nolan
  • Walter Olson and Steve Pippin
  • William and Nicole Orr
  • William and Marilyn Orsinger
  • Joshua Pedersen
  • Mr. Robert Perrygo and Ms. Mary Bonen
  • Gary* and Jean Peterson
  • Thomas and Elizabeth Pollack
  • Ed and Cristina Prensky
  • Nancy Deyle Randall and Myron W. Randall, Jr.
  • Teri Rietfort and Michael King
  • Paulette D. Riley
  • Ms. Kathy Roher
  • Mary Jane Sanders
  • Catherine Seibert
  • Beverly Shoemaker
  • David and Brenda Silberman
  • George and Carolyn Smith
  • Nancy Speck
  • Carol Stitely
  • Sara Thomas
  • June M. Trout
  • Mike and Marlene Young
  • Ronald N. and Karen L. Young
  • Georgia Ann Zirkle

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