The Community Foundation of Frederick County is appalled and deeply concerned about what is taking place in our country. Recent events involving violence and threats against African American citizens have laid bare the racism, prejudice, and oppression that exist in our society.
We must do better, and it starts with us. These recent events are contrary to everything that the Community Foundation stands for and what our staff, donors, trustees, and volunteers work toward every day. We must do our part at the Community Foundation to ensure that Frederick County is an inclusive community where every person is treated with humanity, dignity, and respect. We have an obligation to enhance our efforts in supporting the economic security, health, and well-being of all Frederick County citizens today and well into the future.
Our mission is being dedicated to connecting people who care with causes that matter to enrich the quality of life in Frederick County now and for future generations. This mission has taken on a renewed level of urgency. We are committed to working with the community as we begin to heal and move forward. We must all work together to create meaningful and systemic change.
Again, we must do better, and it starts with us.