Forever Frederick County

Endowing Our Community's Future


Supporting families with children is one of the current needs in Frederick County as determined by the 2018 Human Needs Assessment Report. Many of today's families with children are in a precarious position facing an uncertain future.

What will be our most pressing needs as a community in ten, twenty, fifty years and more? Homelessness, substance use disorder, parents who can't feed their children, lack of public education? It's impossible to know, yet preparedness is key.

What is possible is that you can make a difference and be part of finding solutions that ensure Frederick County's future is bright. You can be the influence for change.

The Forever Frederick County campaign creates funds to provide strategic grants based on Frederick County's most pressing needs as determined by the 2018 Human Needs Assessment and similar studies going forward.

Can you imagine eradicating homelessness in Frederick County? Providing affordable health care for all who need it? Helping seniors age in place? Eliminating lives lost because of addiction? These are just a few examples of the greatest needs that currently exist. 

Building a flexible fund to tackle Frederick County's current and emerging needs is a vital and necessary step that will help ensure the quality of life we know and enjoy."

Dr. Sonja Sperlich, Forever Frederick County Campaign donor

How Will Your Gift to Forever Frederick County Make A Difference?

The Community Foundation is being a proactive leader in addressing the greatest needs as they emerge, and many donors have already sought our guidance. They have put their trust in the board and staff to invest their charitable gifts and grant them wisely, to act with integrity, and to communicate with transparency.

Every strategic grant made from Forever Frederick County funds will be with the intention of vastly improving an area of greatest need. Interested in learning more? Read our Forever Frederick County Case for Support.

You can help.

You can be part of this movement. You can be the influence for change. You can be a leader by stepping forward. Your gift today will help ensure that Frederick County is forever. 

Some of our generous donors who have given their support to Forever Frederick County include (as of August 13, 2020):

Current Funds

  • Mr. and Mrs. Ernest W. Ausherman Fund
  • Nevin S. Baker Fund
  • Sam and Joan Barrick Fund
  • BB&T Unrestricted Fund
  • R. Perry and Ethel Beckley Fund
  • J. Milton Brunk Memorial Endowment Fund
  • Joseph D. Byrd Fund
  • Marion D. and Alice E. Carmack Endowment Fund
  • Gordon and Teresa Cooley Unrestricted Fund
  • Elizabeth Derr Unrestricted Fund
  • C. Lester and Dorothy Dudrow Fund
  • Lester and Dorothy Dudrow Fund
  • Frederick Brick Works, Inc., Fund
  • Frederick County Developers, Inc. Fund
  • Frederick Jaycees Fund
  • Frederick Mutual Insurance Company Fund
  • Gene G. Gardner Memorial Fund
  • Bess B. and Franklin S. Gladhill Fund
  • Robert G. Hooper Unrestricted Fund
  • William Hurwitz Memorial Endowment Fund
  • Mr. and Mrs. Guy E. Kelly Fund
  • Don Linton Family Fund
  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles V. Main Fund
  • John C. and Elaine H. Munson Memorial Fund
  • Nancy's Charitable Fund
  • Wayne C. Neely and Margaret S. Neely Fund
  • W. Jerome Offutt Family Fund
  • Peter H. and Lorraine Plamondon Fund
  • John L. and Lucille H. Ponton Endowment Fund
  • Mr. and Mrs. Myron W. Randall Fund
  • Millard Milburn Rice and Mabel Long Rice Family Trust
  • General Clair Wayne Shisler Fund
  • F. Lawrence and Shirley J. Silbernagel Endowment Fund
  • Klare S. Sunderland Fund
  • Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Thomas Unrestricted Endowment Fund
  • Mr. and Mrs. Norman E. Waltz Fund
  • Lynne Marie Warner Memorial Fund
  • De Willard Family Fund
  • Bob and Becky Windsor Fund
  • Jean Wright Memorial Fund

Current Gifts

  • Ausherman Family Trust
  • Mrs. Albertine H. Baker
  • Mr. Edwin R. Boyer, III
  • Mr. William H. Browning, Jr.
  • Dr. and Mrs. Mark T. Butt
  • Ms. Joan Canfield
  • Mr. Nick Carrera
  • Julie Ann Robertson Cashour Memorial Fund
  • Delaplaine Foundation, Inc.
  • Mr. J. Jason and Mrs. Ashley Goldsborough
  • Kevin R. Hessler, CPA
  • Ms. Jean M. Joyce
  • Mr. and Mrs. John P. Kondig
  • The Estate of Donald L. Lewis
  • Mr. and Mrs. Donald C. Linton
  • Mr. and Mrs. John McCullough
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. McGowan
  • Ms. Evelyn Z. Nolan
  • Mr. and Mrs. William F. Orr
  • Mr. and Mrs. Adrian M. Remsberg, Jr.
  • Mr. James R. Shoemaker and Ms. Tamara Shoemaker
  • Sgt. David J. Smith Memorial Fund
  • Dr. Sonja B. Sperlich
  • Ms. Lois Noffsinger Spurrier
  • Mr. James D. Summers and Ms. Eleanor Williams
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jon Teunis
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Waltz

Planned Gifts

  • Dr. and Mrs. Arthur O. Anderson
  • Mr. and Mrs. John D. Brunk
  • Mr. Michael D. Cumberland
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael G. Day
  • Mr. and Mrs. James E. Gangawere
  • Mr. John H. Jones and Dr. Mary Jane McWilliams
  • Mrs. Janet E. King
  • Mr. Daniel J. Lajewski, Jr.
  • Ms. Meredith N. Mercer-Akre
  • Mrs. Marcella D. Shtatman
  • Mrs. Lorraine Stup
  • Mrs. Betty M. Waltz
  • Mr. and Mrs. H. Deets Warfield
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Wilson

Successor Designations

  • Elizabeth J. Brady Charitable Fund
  • Marion D. and Alice E. Carmack Endowment Fund
  • Dwight and Serene Q. Collmus Family Fund
  • Norman W., Edna V. and Dorothy L. Etzler Memorial Fund
  • Ford/Tolman Fund
  • Halleman Family Fund
  • D. Hunt and Joan Hendrickson Fund
  • Charles W. Hoff, III and Margaret O. Hoff Family Fund
  • Robert G. Hooper Family Fund
  • Kirkpatrick/LeGore Family Fund
  • Lyons Family Fund
  • Make a Difference in Thurmont Fund
  • Morgan-Keller, Inc., Endowment Fund
  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Nicodemus Family Fund
  • Garrett R. Petronchak Memorial Fund
  • Ruth Ann Randall and James Edwin Smith Fund
  • Philip Rauh Family Endowment Fund
  • David and Kay Stauffer Family Fund
  • Mr. and Mrs. John C. Warfield Fund
  • DeWalt Willard Charitable Gift Fund

Don’t see your name or fund listed? Contact us about your current or future philanthropic intentions by email or by calling 301.695.7660.

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