Founded by Jean and John Brunk in memory of Mrs. Brunk’s mother to foster independence and enhance the quality of life of Frederick County senior citizens.
Viola Marie Robinson cherished her faith, her family, her friends, and her independence. When she began to lose her mobility, she relied on a cane, then a walker, and eventually a wheelchair to maintain her active lifestyle. Mrs. Robinson lived with her daughter and son-in-law Jeannie and Jack Brunk of New Market for 20 years, until she passed away from cancer. Mr. and Mrs. Brunk established The Viola Marie Robinson Give Them Wings Fund in Mrs. Robinson’s memory to foster independence and enhance the quality of life for senior citizens residing in Frederick County. This donor-advised Fund awards grants to nonprofits that provide wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, and other means of increasing or maintaining mobility. Mrs. Robinson was an inspiration to all who knew her, and her dream for seniors to live dignified, fulfilling, independent lives is made possible through the memorial fund in her name.