About Us

For three decades, we have helped translate simple good intentions into powerful acts of philanthropy that build a stronger, more vibrant community not only for today but for the future.

We’ve guided thousands of generous Frederick County citizens, like you, in creating funds that capture their unique visions or contributing to existing funds that closely match their charitable intentions. These funds provide scholarships to students pursuing their educational dreams, and grants to area nonprofits.

The Community Foundation is dedicated to connecting people who care with causes that matter to enrich the quality of life in Frederick County now and for future generations. If you’re searching for an organization to help you create meaningful, lasting impact, then you’ve come to the right place.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Community Foundation strives to be a diverse, inclusive, and accessible organization that can fulfill our mission of supporting our entire community. This means making efforts to improve equity and inclusiveness in both our internal operational policies and practices and our external grantmaking and community work. We are deliberate in our actions and are fully committed to this journey.

Meet Our Team

Our Staff and Board of Trustees work to promote philanthropy that keeps Frederick County thriving, now and for future generations.

Our Staff

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Elizabeth Y. Day

President and CEO

Tonyia Miller

Executive Assistant

Gail Fitzgerald, CPA, CGMA

Vice President, Accounting and Administration and Chief Financial Officer

Our Board of Trustees

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Beatrice H. Reaver


Retired Director, Human Resources, Emmitsburg Glass Company

Detric L. Kemp, Esq.

First Vice Chair

Partner, Conklyn & Kemp

Paul D. Rose, Jr., Esq.

Second Vice Chair

Attorney, McNees, Wallace, & Nurick, LLC

Our History

Donald C. Linton, a founding father of the Community Foundation and trustee emeritus, has published a history of the Community Foundation. The book is available in electronic format. A hard copy version can be obtained by calling our office at 301.695.7660.

Explore Our History

The show of support is tangible evidence that Frederick County is a community of forward-thinking, caring citizens.

Donald C. Linton
November 1987 Founder’s Dinner