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 Nancy Fund
Estate of Blanche L. Hargis
The Jim and Wanda Hartley Family Fund
Philip and Erika Rauh

Leadership Circle

    The D. Hunt and Joan Hendrickson Fund
    Catherine J. Lapointe
    Betty M. Waltz

Stewardship Circle

  • Edwin R. Boyer, III
  • William H. Browning
  • Michael G. and Elizabeth Y. Day
  • William and Sandra Fout
  • The Mark E. and Susan L. Friis Fund
  • Merle L. and R. Rebecca Guyton
  • Drs. Carmen Hernandez and Manuel Casiano
  • Jeffrey I. Hurwitz
  • Skip and Nikki Irwin
  • Jean Joyce
  • The Keating Family Charitable Fund
  • Susan Loring
  • Lenny Martin
  • Tom and Cathy Mitchell
  • The Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Nicodemus Family Fund
  • Elizabeth Randall
  • Sheridan and Beatrice Reaver
  • Shirley Richardson
  • Thomas and Susan Rozynek
  • Tod and Barry Salisbury
  • Mary Ann Simmons
  • Mary Frances Trunk
  • Rand and Pam Weinberg
  • De Walt J. Willard, Jr.

Sponsorship Circle

  • David Bandy
  • The Phil Berkheimer Fund
  • James and Corrine Bradac
  • John and Linda Bruton
  • Letty and Jim Carpenter
  • Kim Chaney and Dr. Ronald McCurdy
  • The James H. and Amy N. Clapp Family Fund
  • Lisa Y. Coblentz
  • The Gordon M. and Teresa Warfield Cooley Charitable Gift Fund
  • George and Patricia Cowperthwaite
  • Scott and Betsy Cowperthwaite
  • Richard and Lin Fairfax
  • John and Jennifer Grove
  • Tom and Kathleen Igo
  • Dennis and Terri Kieft
  • Daniel J. Lajewski, Jr.
  • The Patrick and Sharon Linton Family Fund
  • Drs. Rachel Mandel and Richard Sedlak
  • Michael and Charlene Perry
  • Linda Pruitt-Michielli
  • Jody Rice
  • Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Schiffman
  • Laura Jean Shaff
  • Thomas G. Slater
  • Jim Summers and Dr. Elly Williams
  • Mr. and Mrs. John E. (Jack) Tritt
  • The H. Deets and Juanita Warfield Donor Advised Fund
  • Louanne S. Welgoss
  • Matt and Sandy Wiley
  • Dr. Shawn Wolf

Friendship Circle

  • John and Claudia Allemang
  • Tim and Jan Ambrose
  • Dorinne S. Armstrong
  • Ian Bartman
  • Denny and Judy Black
  • Mr. and Mrs. Brad Blough
  • Rhoda Bush
  • Joan Canfield
  • 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
  • Dorothy Etzler
  • Ruth Fox
  • John Ray Frank
  • John and Carolyn Greiner
  • Kathryn B. Groth
  • Beth Gura
  • Donna L. Harris
  • Aje Marcus Hill
  • The Charles W. Hoff, III and Margaret O. Hoff Family Fund
  • David and Diane Hoffman
  • Detric Kemp, Esq.
  • Sharon S. Kennedy
  • Janet King
  • Chris and Lucia Kline
  • Allen R. Knott
  • John and Claire Kondig
  • Rev. and Mrs. Albert Lane, III
  • Mr. and Mrs. David L. Langston
  • George and Pam Lewis
  • Brenda M. Main
  • Mike and Rita McGowan
  • Susan and Rick Miller
  • Mary Lou Musser
  • Rowland and Linda New
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Noland
  • Jan Samet O'Leary
  • Kenneth and Laverne Parker
  • Jack and Cheryl Parrott-Anderson
  • Dr. Richard and Patricia Petre
  • Ray and Holly Ramsburg
  • Barbara Rickman
  • William and Karen Ruehl Family Trust
  • Delores Shackleford
  • Laura Jean Shaff
  • Shirley A. Shores
  • John and Gail Slezak
  • David and Kay Stauffer
  • George and Libby Stauffer
  • Dale Summers
  • Louise H. Talley
  • The Trott Family
  • Maribeth Visco and Karl Berger
  • David and Melanie Williamson
  • Sadie and Darren Wolf
  • James and Susan Wolfe

Membership Circle

  • Elinor Abrell
  • Mark and Kelli Ackiewicz
  • Bill and Bethany Adamo
  • Ron and Bonnie Albaugh
  • Anonymous
  • Carlos M. Arze
  • Laurie Boyer Babb
  • Carol M. Baker and John T. Olinski
  • Michael Baldwin
  • Earl and Anita Bartgis
  • Rachel and Paul Beard
  • Bruce Bigelow and Julie Ramsey
  • Nancy Bittle
  • Orley Bourland, Jr.
  • Ginny Brace and Jane Moberly
  • Kathleen Brightman
  • A. Wayne Buckingham
  • The Honorable Beverly B. Byron
  • David English Carmack
  • Emily Carnochan
  • Courtney M. Carter
  • John and Colleen Clapp
  • Vivian S. Clipp
  • Carol L. Collins
  • Lisa S. Collins
  • Susan A. Cooper
  • James and Sandra Cox
  • Vicki Crum
  • Eric and Angela Dallavalle
  • Rev. Kenneth V. Daniel and Rev. Dr. Barbara K. Daniel
  • Lucille Davis
  • Rebecca DeLauter
  • George B. Delaplaine, Jr.
  • Ed and Peggy Dwyer
  • Taitia Elliott
  • Judith L. Eyler
  • Cindy Fletcher
  • Emuella and Gerry Flood
  • Kenneth and Ann Frushour
  • James Gangawere
  • Carol Garrison
  • Mary and Griff Garwood
  • Ernesto Geisler
  • Dr. John George
  • Arthur and Sara Gernand
  • Bess B. Gladhill
  • Dorothy Green
  • Karen and Eric Grenfell
  • Elizabeth M. Grossnickle
  • Norine and Ted Haas
  • Ed and Peggy Haser
  • John D. Hendrickson II
  • Susan Heslin
  • Robert and Virginia Houck
  • Mr. and Mrs. James Hubbard
  • John and Barbara Jorgensen
  • Maureen Kalstrom
  • Ashleigh Kiggans and James Rossi
  • Donald and Alice Kohler
  • Lauren Kremers
  • Deborah Lamperti
  • The Jack V. Leishear Endowment Fund
  • John Lieuallen
  • Dr. Amaris Little
  • Marita and Rick Loose
  • Patti Maluchnik
  • Nancy and Bob Manthey
  • David Marple
  • Brian Mason
  • Sean and Meredith McAdam
  • M. Juan McCoy
  • John and Laura McCullough
  • Judy and Dennis McMahon
  • Janet L. Michael
  • Theresa T. Michel
  • David A. and Norma K. Miller
  • Marilyn Molesworth
  • Timothy and Mary Morgan
  • Robert Mount
  • Darryn Naylin, Pharm. D.
  • P. Jo Ann Nolan
  • Walter Olson and Steve Pippin
  • William and Nicole Orr
  • William and Marilyn Orsinger
  • Virginia Patrick
  • Dr. Austin Pearre, Jr. 
  • Richard and Gail Pearrell
  • 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
  • Kathy Roher
  • Mary Jane Sanders
  • Catherine Seibert
  • Beverly Shoemaker
  • David and Brenda Silberman
  • George and Carolyn Smith
  • Susan S. Snyder
  • Nancy Speck
  • David and Angela Stalnaker
  • Carol Stitely
  • John Stush and Audrey Rayfield
  • Sara Thomas
  • William and Nancy Thrasher
  • June M. Trout
  • Dr. David H. Wallace
  • Adrianne Wodey
  • Michael and Marlene Young
  • The Honorable Ronald N. and The Honorable Karen Lewis Young
  • Georgia Ann Zirkle
    List current thru 6/30/2022

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