Dr. V.E. Gladstone Thompson and Gloria H. Thompson Fund
Founded by wife Gloria and daughter Sonya Thompson to support Asbury United Methodist Church located in Frederick.
Dr. V.E. Gladstone Thompson was born in Trinidad and graduated from Howard University’s Dental School in Washington, D.C. In the 1950s, he made Frederick his home, where he opened a dental office and pursued a 37-year career in the field. He was only the second black dentist in Frederick. In addition to his dental practice, he was an active community volunteer on behalf of the NAACP, Citizen’s Nursing Home and Asbury United Methodist Church. Dr. Thompson served as president of the Frederick County Dental Association and the Human Relations Commission in Frederick. He was a member of the Pro-Duffers Golf Club.
Marvin G. and Bess L. Todd Memorial Scholarship Fund
Founded by wife Bess Todd and her children for Brunswick High School students, preferably those receiving a “B” Award.
Marvin G. Todd owned and operated Todd Van and Storage in Gaithersburg until his retirement in 1990. In the Frederick community he was active in local church and civic affairs, serving as a member of the Brunswick Rotary Club and the Masonic Lodge in Brunswick. Mr. Todd’s commitment to the Brunswick community inspired his wife Bess and their children to turn to the Community Foundation to establish The Marvin G. Todd Memorial Scholarship Fund. The Fund provides scholarships to Brunswick High School (BHS) students, with preference given to those students who receive the BHS “B” Award that recognizes outstanding character, academic achievement, community service, extra-curricular activities, and attendance record.