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

FY2020 Widening Circles Members

Philanthropist Circle

Bess B. Gladhill
Mr. and Mrs. Peter H. Plamondon, Sr.
Philip and Erika Rauh

Leadership Circle

Mark and Susan Butt

Stewardship Circle

  • Ric and Ann Adams
  • Dr. Gerardo Araiza
  • Mr. William H. Browning, Jr.
  • Michael G. and Elizabeth Y. Day
  • Jane and Jack Doll
  • Betsy and Bob Fisher
  • Gerald and Emuella Flood
  • Kevin Hessler
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Hurwitz
  • Sharon Jacko
  • Jean Joyce
  • Donald and Rebecca Linton
  • Addie B. Null
  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Trunk, III
  • Betty M. Waltz
  • De Walt J. Willard, Jr.

Sponsorship Circle

  • Brenda Benna
  • 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
  • Scott and Betsy Cowperthwaite

  • Mr. Michael Cumberland
  • Taitia L. Elliott
  • Dr. and Mrs. Ajaz Hussain
  • Dennis and Terri Kieft
  • Daniel J. Lajewski, Jr.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Howard L. Levine
  • Dr. Amaris Little
  • Linda Pruitt-Michielli
  • Marv and Mary Regner
  • Wendy Ritter
  • Dr. and Mrs. Garth Rosenberg
  • Tod and Barry Salisbury
  • Dan and Lisa Schiffman
  • Jim Summers and Elly Williams
  • John E. and A. Jane Tritt
  • Dr. John and Madonna Vitarello
  • The Dan and Jackie Ward Family Fund
  • Matt and Sandy Wiley

Friendship Circle

  • Cdr. and Mrs. Norman W. Birzer
  • Denny and Judy Black
  • Lt. Col. and Mrs. Dennis Brekhus
  • Mrs. Linda S. Broadrup
  • RaeAnn E. Butler and Stacey L. Collins
  • Courtney Carter
  • Estate of John and Katherine Cheatham
  • Jim and Sandy Cox
  • Clyde and Kitty Crum
  • Rev. Dr. Kenneth and Rev. Dr. Barbara Kershner Daniel
  • Todd and Kathy Davis
  • Julie A. Donat
  • Ms. Doris J. Dougherty
  • Ms. Mary V. Dove
  • Richard and Lisa Fairfax
  • Norine and Ted Haas
  • David and Diane Hoffman
  • Sharon S. Kennedy
  • Janet E. King
  • Christopher and Lucia Kline
  • Karlys and Tom 'Klynch'
  • Allen R. Knott
  • Dr. and Mrs. George Lewis, Jr.
  • Louise E. Lynch
  • Dr. Rachel I. Mandel and Dr. Richard Sedlak
  • Mike and Rita McGowan
  • Nancy W. Molesworth
  • Richard and Gail Pearrell
  • Dr. Richard and Patricia Petre
  • Greg and Deb Powell
  • Nathan and Susan Putnam
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ray Ramsburg
  • Gerrit Schipper and Kim Capone
  • Laura Jean Shaff
  • Shirley Shores
  • Pat and Rick Simons
  • Mrs. Barbara Starr
  • Mr. and Mrs. Dale T. Summers
  • Mr. and Mrs. Daniel K. Tregoning
  • Maribeth Visco and Karl Berger
  • The H. Deets and Juanita Warfield Donor-Advised Fund
  • David and Melanie Williamson
  • Lucien and Anna Winegar
  • Jay and Susan Wolfe

Membership Circle

  • Elinor Abrell
  • Bill and Bethany Adamo
  • Dr. Edward and Patricia Andochick
  • Betty L. Baggett
  • Albertine Baker
    Carol M. Baker and John T. Olinski
  • Ian P. Bartman, Esq.
  • Paul K. and Rachel Beard
  • Bruce Bigelow and Julie Ramsey
  • Brad and Anne Blough
  • Orley R. Bourland, Jr.
  • Laurie M. Boyer
  • James T. and Francine G. Brady
  • Wayne and Margaret Brandenburg
  • Barbara Brewster
  • Ms. Alice M. Brouillet
  • Ms. Rhoda Bush
  • Beverly B. Byron
  • Dr. Alejandro A. Canadas and Dr. Cynthia Fraga-Canadas
  • David E. Carmack
  • Emily L. Carnochan
  • Viola P. Carroll
  • Avaleen S. "Jill" Chadwick
  • David G. Clark
  • Mr. and Mrs. John M. Clarke
  • Vivian Smith Clipp
  • Lisa Coblentz
  • Janet B. Cody
  • Bob and Diane Cross
  • Lucille S. Davis
  • Rebecca DeLauter
  • Dr. and Mrs. Carroll A. Doggett
  • Mary Lou Doyle
  • Ruth C. Dredden
  • G. Edward and Peggy Dwyer, Jr.
  • Judith L. Eyler
  • Mrs. Lois S. Filby
  • Betty M. Follin
  • Mr. Jack Fritz
  • Kenneth and Ann Frushour
  • Dr. John C. George
  • Randy George
  • Dr. and Mrs. Ching-Jou Gou
  • Dr. and Mrs. Martin D. Green
  • Mary E. Groff
  • Elizabeth Grossnickle
  • Kathryn B. Groth
  • Elizabeth K. Hale
  • Diana and Joseph M. Halleman
  • Ms. Donna L. Harris
  • Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Haser
  • Mr. Richard M. Hassett
  • John D. Hendrickson II
  • Dr. and Mrs. Richard G. Holz
  • Willette Homberg
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Houck
  • Robert and Virginia Houck
  • Ms. Stella F. Jordan
  • John and Barbara Jorgensen
  • Maureen Kallstrom
  • Lawrence F. and Frances A. Keely
  • Patricia and John Kettlestrings
  • Michael and Karen Kiley
  • Susan E. Kreh
  • Lauren Kremers
  • Linda LaMarca
  • Deborah M. Lamperti
  • Rev. and Mrs. Albert K. Lane III
  • Mr. and Mrs. David L. Langston
  • Mr. and Mrs. Andrew R. Lebo
  • The Jack V. Leishear Fund
  • John Lieuallen
  • Harriet F. Litras
  • Marita and Rick Loose
  • Ms. Veronica Lowe
  • Mr. and Mrs. James Mackley
  • Thomas and Elizabeth Maestri
  • Beth Main
  • Evelyn Manwiller
  • Lynn Martin
  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. McAdam
  • John and Laura McCullough
  • Judy and Dennis McMahon
  • Mr. and Mrs. Paul McNickle
  • Mr. and Mrs. James McSherry, Jr.
  • Janet Michael
  • Theresa T. Michel
  • Dorothy Misner
  • Robert K. Moler
  • Ms. Marilyn K. Molesworth
  • Timothy R. Morgan
  • Elna Morin
  • Dr. and Mrs. Jose C. Muniz
  • Darryn Naylin, Pharm.D
  • P. JoAnn Nolan
  • Russell and Cynthia Olson
  • Walter Olson and Steve Pippin
  • Mr. and Mrs. William F. Orr
  • Bill and Marilyn Orsinger
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth W. Parker
  • Tee and Carole Pecora
  • Robert Perrygo and Mary Bonen
  • Dr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Pollack
  • Dr. William Portier and Mrs. Bonita J. Portier
  • Linda Proctor
  • Nathan and Susan Putnam
  • Charles Raeihle
  • Clarence and Virginia Rinehart
  • Joyce M. Rowe
  • Sharon Rowlett
  • Mr. and Mrs. Lee Schiek
  • Dr. and Mrs. Gary P. Schwartz
  • Catherine A. Seibert
  • Mr. and Mrs. Paul W. Shaffer, II
  • Beverly Shoemaker
  • Mr. Jeffrey I. Shulman and Ms. Gretchen A. Super
  • Thomas G. Slater, Esq.
  • C. Paul and Terry Smith
  • Ms. Nancy L. Speck
  • Mr. and Mrs. David Stauffer
  • George and Libby Stauffer
  • Carole A. Stitely
  • John Stush and Audrey Rayfield
  • Lara J. Subleski
  • Mr. Venkataganesh Thoppae
  • Mr. and Mrs. William E. Thrasher
  • Tom Trott, Jr.
  • June M. Trout
  • Charles and Janet Virtue
  • David H. Wallace
  • Larry and Nicky Warner
  • Annelie E. Weber
  • Nancy and Joe Whitney
  • Richard and Patricia Williamson
  • Adriane Wodey
  • Mr. and Mrs. James Writer
  • Blaine R. Young
  • Mike and Marlene Young
  • Georgia Ann Zirkle

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