History

Though many years have come and gone since the birth of the Community Foundation of Frederick County, one thing has remained…our dedication to helping foster relationships that develop solutions, build hope, and create change. For Good. Forever. For Frederick County.

1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989

1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999

2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010

History: The beginning of the Community Foundation, 1986 through 1989

1986

  • December 2 The Articles of Incorporation are submitted and approved for record by the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation.
  • December 4 The first meeting of the Board of Trustees was held at the office of Linton, Shafer & Company with the entire board present: Donald C. Linton, Chairman; Charles V. Main, Vice-Chairman; W. Jerome Offutt, Secretary-Treasurer, and Harold Wright. Additional trustees elected were: Donald V. Bovey; Samuel W. Barrick; Phillip A. Berkheimer; Albert H. Cohen; David Denton; Julia Hanna; Charles W. Hoff, III; Jack B. Kussmaul; Alma Moore Palm; Peggy Pilgrim; Frances A. Randall; Jacob R. Ramsburg, Jr.; Reverend Francis Reinberger; Ken Rice; Cynthia Sadler; Helen Swanson; Alfred P. Shockley; Kathryn Reed; Norman E. Waltz; Dr. Charles E. Wright; and Sen. Charles McC. Mathias, honorary trustee.
  • December 31 A special board meeting was convened to accept a $10,000 gift from an anonymous donor.

1987

  • May The advanced ruling official notice was received from the Internal Revenue Service confirming the Community Foundation’s tax exempt and charitable status.
  • August Peter J. Vorac hired on part-time consulting basis as first Executive Director.
  • November 30 More than $500,000 was obtained in contributions, pledges and transferred funds in only three months of active fundraising. This major announcement was made at the Kick-Off Dinner held at the Sheraton Inn.

1988

  • Karl Manwiller, first part-time Executive Director of the Community FoundationKarl Manwiller, first part-time Executive Director of the Community FoundationMay The first lease was signed for shared office space with the Jaycees at 106 West Second Street, Frederick. Charlie Snyder had the honor of hanging the sign in front of the building. Karl Manwiller was the first official staff member of the Community Foundation, hired as Executive Director on a part-time basis.
  • May The first grant from the unrestricted endowment fund earnings was awarded to Frederick County Vo-Tech students to attend the US Skills Olympics in Kansas City.
  • June The Ruth and Mary E. M. Smith Scholarship fund was received as a transfer from Fredericktown Bank & Trust Company, representing the largest asset addition to the Community Foundation to date.
  • October 7 The First Annual Report to the Community was held at the Weinberg Center, announcing that the $1 million goal of contributions, pledges and current assets had been met. G. Hunter Bowers, Helen L. Smith and Elinor C. Webb were honored in the first “Growing Up In Frederick” series. Mr. and Mrs. Alden Fisher’s scholarship fund for Hood College was announced.
  • November 29 The Frederick Medical Foundation’s assets were received to start a donor-advised fund for the provision of health care.

 

Charlie Snyder hangs the sign in front of the first Community Foundation office. Charlie Snyder hangs the sign in front of the first Community Foundation office. Foundation Trustees and community leaders join for the ribbon cutting at the first Community Foundation office.Foundation Trustees and community leaders join for the ribbon cutting at the first Community Foundation office.

1989

  • March The Esther E. Grinage Scholarship fund was received, which was transferred from Fredericktown Bank & Trust Company.
  • September Thirty-three founding donors who made commitments of $25,000 or more to the Community Foundation were announced.
  • October 13 The Second Annual Report to the Community was held at Frederick Community College’s Kussmaul Auditorium announcing $1,486,500 in assets as of June 30,1989 and major gifts from Lester and Dorothy Dudrow and Alden and Harriet Fisher. Dr. Wilbur Devilbiss, Julia E. Hanna and Charles V. Main were honored in the “Growing Up In Frederick” video series.

History: The 1990’s

1990

  • August Fourteen grants totaling $14,440 were awarded to Frederick County nonprofits in the first formalized grantmaking process. The proceeds were distributed from the Community Foundation’s unrestricted endowment funds.
  • September The Maryland’s Tomorrow Scholarship Fund was started in collaboration with the Private Industry Council (now the Frederick County Workforce Development Board).  The Fund was the first scholarship program of its kind in Maryland to provide help for at-risk high school students earn tuition monies for post-secondary education.
  • October 12 The Third Annual Report to the Community held at Frederick Community College’s Kussmaul Auditorium.  J. Vernon Coblentz, Peggy Kieffer Pilgrim and Arnold DeLauter were honored in the “Growing Up In Frederick” video series.

1991

  • January Cynthia Powell was hired as first full-time Executive Director.
  • June 2 The First Annual Scholarship Luncheon was held at the Reformed Church Hall. Scholarships totaling $54,000 for 87 scholars were announced for the 1991-1992 academic year.
  • October 17 The Board of Associates was formed to involve more community leaders in the Community Foundation’s activities and to help broaden community awareness.
  • November 16 The Fourth Annual Report to the Community held at Frederick Community College’s Kussmaul Auditorium. Austin P. Renn, Harry O. Smith and Elizabeth Poole Remsberg were honored in the “Growing Up In Frederick” video series. Albert Cohen was named the first Trustee Emeritus.

1992

  • April Linwood and Helen Offutt’s unitrust was announced to benefit the Children’s Endowment Fund, to add to the Friends of Catholic Education Scholarship Fund and to assist Frederick Community College graduates continue their education at Mount St. Mary’s College.
  • June The Trustees Administrative Endowment Campaign was started to build an endowment of $1 million to support the Community Foundation’s administrative functions, and the Cornerstone Society was started for donors who wished to include the Community Foundation in their estate planning or their wills.
  • October The Fifth Anniversary of the Community Foundation was celebrated with recognition events for Foundation Donors and other contributors.
  • October 17 Dr. Ben Carson, chief of pediatric surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, made a special presentation at the Weinberg Center to kick-off the Children’s Endowment Fund.

1993

  • July The first Esther Grinage Reunion was sponsored at Gambrill State Park.
  • July With a generous gift of office space by Bert Anderson, the Community Foundation moved to 6 East Street, Suite #204, Everedy Square in Frederick.
  • September 2 Bob and Becky Windsor and Fran and Myron Randall were honored at the inaugural presentation of the Leadership in Community Philanthropy Awards at a reception at Tauraso’s Restaurant.

1994

  • Helen Smith’s 100th birthday celebration.Helen Smith’s 100th birthday celebration.January 21 The Helen Smith Endowed Scholarship Fund for Children and the Arts was opened, and kicked-off with a 100th birthday celebration for Ms. Smith at Hood College.
  • June The Lasting Legacy display was introduced, featuring over 30 deceased Frederick Countians memorialized through various endowment funds.
  • June A surprise $150,000 gift was received to start a donor-advised fund from Frederick Mutual Insurance at a reception at Frederick Mutual’s new headquarters on Thomas Johnson Drive.
  • September 1 Charles V. Main was honored at the Weinberg Center as the Community Foundation’s 1994 Philanthropist of the Year. The Frederick Police Endowment Fund was announced and gifts were made in Mr. Main’s honor.
  • October 10 Henry and Page Laughlin were honored at a reception at Mealey’s Restaurant for their efforts on behalf of the Community Foundation and the Mental Health Association of Frederick County.

1995

  • Elizabeth Y. Day hired as Community Foundation President.Elizabeth Y. Day hired as Community Foundation President.April 28 The Frederick County Public Library Funds was announced for operational support and capital projects at the C. Burr Artz Library.
  • June 15 The annual Trustees Reception held under a tent at Farmers and Mechanics National Bank headquarters on Thomas Johnson Drive. Charles and Katherine Nicodemus and Donald C. Linton were honored as the 1995 Philanthropists of the Year.
  • July 17 Elizabeth Y. Day was hired as President.
  • December 1 A record 19 grants were awarded to Frederick County nonprofit organizations from the Community Foundation’s unrestricted endowment funds.

1996

  • May 23 Provided estate planning seminars for professionals, physicians and interested community members in collaboration with Frederick Memorial Hospital.
  • September 6 The Frederick Agriculture Scholarship Fund, started by the Frederick Jaycees, was announced at a reception held in the midst of Hurricane Fran.
  • November Grants and distributions made to the Frederick County area since the start of the Community Foundation exceeded $1 million.
  • December 3 The 10th Anniversary of the Community Foundation was celebrated at the FSK Holiday Inn, honoring all who have helped in the growth of the organization since 1986.

1997

  • April The first endowment fundraising workshop series was sponsored to provide training for nonprofits on increasing their endowments.
  • May The First Annual Cornerstone Society luncheon was held at Mealey’s Restaurant, thanking Cornerstone members for their foresight and generosity in creating a planned gift with the Community Foundation.
  • June Over $1,000,000 in new gifts was raised, helping the Community Foundation attain $8.1 million in assets under management for FY97.

1998

  • June More than $2.3 million in contributions was received for FY98.
  • November The 12th Annual Report to the Community was held with a complimentary performance of Miracle on 34th Street by the Fredericktowne Players. John Burdette, Esq., the Community Foundation’s legal counsel, was honored as one of the Community Foundation’s unsung heroes.
  • December $1.1 million was received from The Judge Edward S. Delaplaine Trust to support Frederick City charities.

1999

  • The Community Foundation moves into new, larger office space on Church Street.The Community Foundation moves into new, larger office space on Church Street.May A “get-acquainted with the Community Foundation” event for residents of the Thurmont area was hosted at Bill and Chris Eyler’s home.
  • October The Historical Society Endowment Fund was opened, the largest fund to-date started with the Community Foundation.
  • November The 13th Annual Report to the Community was held, announcing that $2.8 million in contributions had been received and $836,000 in disbursements had been made back to the community.
  • December More than $68,900 in grants were awarded from the Community Foundation’s unrestricted endowment funds to 24 nonprofit organizations.
  • December The Community Foundation moved from 6 East Street, Suite 204, to more easily accessible and larger offices at 312 East Church Street.

History: 2000 to date

2000

  • January Chief Charles V. Main’s 90th birthday was celebrated in collaboration with numerous other community organizations.
  • April More than 300 scholarship applications were received from students applying for awards from 35 scholarship funds.
  • June Bill and Lila Wenner of Brunswick, and Jim and Amy Clapp of Middletown, both graciously hosted events where grants and scholarships were announced.
  • July More than $3.2 million was received in contributions with more than $2 million awarded in grants and scholarships and 49 new funds created during FY00.
  • October Forty-eight applications from local nonprofits were reviewed for funding from the Community Foundation’s unrestricted funds and more than $73,000 was allocated for capital expenditures, one time purchases and seed money for innovative programs.
  • November The 14th Annual Report to the Community was held at the Silo Factory with entertainment provided by the Frederick Chorale.

2001

  • May The Emmitsburg Area Fund was announced at a reception held at Tom and Susan Caulfield’s home in Emmitsburg.
  • Community Foundation donors, fund representatives and guests enjoy the Community Foundation’s 15th Annual Report to the Community.Community Foundation donors, fund representatives and guests enjoy the Community Foundation’s 15th Annual Report to the Community.June A “get acquainted with the Community Foundation” reception was hosted at George and Carolyn Smith’s home for residents of Fairfield Apartments.
  • July More than $3.3 million was received in contributions, with more than $1.4 million awarded in grants and scholarships along with 52 new funds created during FY01.
  • September “Frederick County’s Gift to the September 11th Fund” created as a means for Frederick County residents to support the relief efforts and families affected by the terrorist attacks. Commemorative posters were sold to raise monies for this fund.
  • November 4 A “get-acquainted with the Community Foundation” reception was hosted at Homewood at Crumland Farms.
  • November 13 The 15th Annual Report to the Community was held at the Silo Factory, where it was announced that FY01 ended with more than $19 million in total assets. The Randall Family and Richard Markey were recognized for printing and designing the September 11th commemorative poster.

2002

  • March 30 More than 380 scholarship applications received to review, a record number.
  • May 30 The C&O Canal Fund was announced at a reception held at George and Pam Lewis’s home in Lander.
  • June 20 The Maryland FFA Foundation Endowment Fund and The Frederick County Public Schools Donor Restricted Projects/Urbana High Media Center Endowment Fund were announced at a picnic at Bess and Frank Gladhill’s home in Monrovia.
  • November At the 16th Annual Report to the Community, held at the Cultural Arts Center, over $22 million in assets and over $1.3 million in scholarships and grants were announced. William Cross and Janis Miller Wertheimer were honored for their generous philanthropy.

2003

  • March 30 An unprecedented 420 scholarship applications were received.
  • May 13 Cornerstone Society members were thanked at an appreciation luncheon for their foresight and generosity of creating a planned gift with the Community Foundation.
  • May 29 The Frederick County Public Schools Donor Restricted Projects/Urbana Foundation Scholarship Fund was announced at a reception held at the home of Robert and Barbara Marmet.
  • July 29 The Community Foundation held the first appreciation reception to recognize Widening Circles Society members and thank them for their support of the Community Foundation’s goal of widening its circle of impact throughout Frederick County with their generous contributions.
  • September 3 The first Wertheimer Fellows for Excellence in Volunteerism were announced at a media conference, honoring William O. Lee, Jr., Viola M. Noffsinger and Gail A. Wood.
  • October 67 grant proposals were received – a record number.
  • November 19 The 17th Annual Report to the Community was held, publicly recognizing the first three Wertheimer Fellows for Excellence in Volunteerism, William O. Lee, Jr., Viola M. Noffsinger and Gail A. Wood. "Building Bridges" was the theme of the Annual Report to the Community.

2004

  • March More than 400 scholarship applications were received from students applying for awards from 90 scholarship funds.
  • April 29 Bob, Becky and Barbara Windsor of Hahn Transportation hosted a “get acquainted with the Community Foundation” reception at Holly Hills Country Club for residents of New Market, Ijamsville and Linganore.
  • May The Community Foundation reaches nearly $28 million in assets.
  • May 18 Cornerstone Society members were thanked for at an appreciation luncheon at Martin's in Walkersville for their generosity in creating a planned gift with the Community Foundation.
  • September 1 The second Wertheimer Fellows for Excellence in Volunteerism were announced at a media conference, honoring Elizabeth Brady, Charlotte and Charles Glick and Richard Markey
  • September 9 Helen and Ted Gregory hosted a “get acquainted with the Community Foundation” reception at Brewer's Alley for residents of Baker Park.
  • October 19 Charlie and Kathryn Nicodemus, with the sponsorship of Martin's Caterers, hosted a “get acquainted with the Community Foundation” reception at Martin's in Walkersville for Walkersville residents.
  • November 17 The 18th Annual Report to the Community was held, publicly recognizing the 2004 Wertheimer Fellows for Excellence in Volunteerism, Elizabeth Brady, Charlotte and Charles Glick and Richard Markey. "Bridges in New Directions" was the theme of the Annual Report to the Community.

2005

  • March 15 Just under 500 applications were received from students applying for awards from more than 125 scholarship funds.
  • May 3-4 The 2005 Elder Expo provided the Community Foundation with another opportunity to reach out and inform the Frederick County community about its mission.
  • The 2005 Wertheimer Fellow HonoreesThe 2005 Wertheimer Fellow HonoreesMay 10 Cornerstone Society members were thanked at an appreciation luncheon held at Dutch’s Daughter for their foresight and generosity of creating a planned gift with the Community Foundation.
  • July 28 The Widening Circles Society Reception was held at the Community Foundation to thank those who support the Community Foundation’s goal of widening its circle of impact throughout Frederick County with their generous contributions.
  • September 2 The Community Foundation unveils online giving, making it possible for donors to contribute to the Community Foundation's 500+ funds or to the Widening Circles Society membership through the web site.
  • September 7 The 2005 Wertheimer Fellows for Excellence in Volunteerism were announced at a media conference, honoring Sandy Cox, Dennis Cannon and Lawrence A. “Tommy” Dorsey, Jr.
  • September 27 Together with Mercantile and Marsh, the Community Foundation hosts a seminar to discuss family wealth transfer and philanthropic values at the Morningside Inn.
  • November 16 The 19th Annual Report to the Community was held, publicly recognizing the 2005 Wertheimer Fellows for Excellence in Volunteerism:  Sandy Cox, Dennis Cannon and Lawrence A. “Tommy” Dorsey, Jr.   "Connecting the Dots" was the theme of the Annual Report to the Community. Assets grew to over $30 million.
  • December Twenty-two nonprofits receive $74,646.66 in unrestricted grants.

2006

  • March 29 The Community Foundation hosts a reception at Ceresville Mansion for current and past Trustees to officially unveil its 20 Field of Interest Funds to celebrate its 20th anniversary. The 20 Field of Interest Funds support education, community enhancements, health and human services, and special interests.
  • May 16 The Community Foundation held its 2006 Cornerstone Society Luncheon at Dutch's Daughter to thank Cornerstone Society members for their role in "weaving the fabric of our community" through the generosity of their planned gifts.
  • June 13 Mark and Donna Gaver of Middletown hosted a "get-acquainted with the Community Foundation" for residents of Middletown.
  • July 25 The Widening Circles Society Reception was held at the Community Foundation to thank those who support the Community Foundation’s goal of widening its circle of impact throughout Frederick County with their generous contributions.
  • November 15 The 20th Annual Report to the Community was held recognizing the 2006 Wertheimer Fellows for Excellence in Volunteerism:  Cecilia Bach, Marlene England, and Jane and Charles Smith.  Weaving the “Fabric of a Better Community” was the theme of the Annual Report.  Assets grew to over $35 million.

2007

  • May 15 The Community Foundation held its 2007 Cornerstone Society Luncheon at Dutch's Daughter to celebrate the wisdom of Cornerstone Society members whose philanthropy has been guided by lessons learned and to thank them for their generosity in creating a planned gift with the Community Foundation.
  • July 24 The Widening Circles Society Reception was held at the Community Foundation to thank those who support the Community Foundation’s goal of widening its circle of impact throughout Frederick County with their generous contributions.
  • November 1 A reception to thank the 40 sponsors who make the Community Foundation's Annual Report to the Community possible was hosted by Chairman Bob Kallstrom and his wife Maureen, at their home.
  • November 13 The Community Foundation's Annual Report to the Community – “Find a Need and Fill It!” was unveiled at a gala reception at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center.  The 2007 Wertheimer Fellows for Excellence in Volunteerism George and Ruth Dredden, Grace and Edna Smith, Robert Ward, and Jeannine Milyard were honored for the many ways they find to fill the needs of Frederick County through their extraordinary volunteerism.  In FY07, assets grew to over $44 million, and more than $2.7 million was awarded in scholarships and grants.

2008

  • March 25 Moving day for the Community Foundation as the newly expanded offices are completed.
  • May 13 The 2008 Cornerstone Society Appreciation Luncheon at Dutch's Daughter thanked members and celebrated the importance of the planned gifts of all shapes and sizes that our Cornerstone Society members so generously give.
  • June 22 Over 200 donors and scholars meet at the first Community Foundation Scholarship Reception.  More than $350,000 in scholarships was awarded for the 2008-2009 academic year.
  • September 9 Thank you reception held for all the construction company employees and vendors who helped with the Community Foundation office expansion.
  • September 16 The Widening Circles Society Reception was held at the Community Foundation to thank those who support the Community Foundation’s goal of widening its circle of impact throughout Frederick County with their generous contributions.
  • November 17 The Community Foundation's Annual Report to the Community, “A Legacy of Giving-Touching the Future” was held.  Margaret (Peg) and Orley Bourland, Dr. George Waxter, and Grace Winpigler were honored as The 2008 Wertheimer Fellows for Excellence in Volunteerism.

2009

  • Spring The Ausherman Family Foundation awards the Community Foundation a capacity-building grant to hire a consultant to work with the Board of Trustees on strategic planning.
  • April The Professional Advisor Council’s inaugural networking event was held with 50 attendees.
  • September 15 The Widening Circles Society Reception was held at the Community Foundation to thank those who support the Community Foundation’s goal of widening its circle of impact throughout Frederick County with their generous contributions.
  • September 29 The first Professional Advisors Council Fall Educational Event was held to foster more planned giving activity in Frederick County.
  • Fall The 2009 Family Relief Fund completes its fourth and final round of grantmaking, awarding more than $28,000 to nonprofits serving persons needing housing, utility assistance, mental health services, health care, clothing and food assistance, and job training due to the economic crisis.

2010

  • May 5 The Professional Advisors Council spring networking event was held with 41 attendees.
  • May 18 The Community Foundation held its Cornerstone Society Luncheon at Dutch's Daughter to thank members whose vision in “planting a seed” for the future by creating a planned gift with the Community Foundation.
  • The 2010 Scholarship Reception was held at the Frederick Fairgrounds Null Building.June 27 The annual Scholarship Reception was held at the Null Building at The Frederick Fairgrounds. More than 450 attendees, including scholars and fund representatives, attended and received congratulations. More than $380,000 in scholarships was awarded to over 200 scholars for the 2010-2011 academic year.
  • August 15 Inaugural use of on-line application and review process for the FY11 discretionary grant cycle.
  • September The Community Foundation ranked 47th in "Most Gifts Per Capita,” 60th in "Most Activity Volume," and 84th in "Most Active Grantmakers” in a nationwide report by Community Foundation insights. The report was titled “Benchmarking Beyond Asset Size” and used distribution rate data to assess impact and accomplishments.
  • September 28 The Widening Circles Society Reception was held at the Community Foundation to thank those who support the Community Foundation’s goal of widening its circle of impact throughout Frederick County with their generous contributions. More than 75 guests attended.
  • September 30 The Professional Advisors Council educational event was held, with more than 40 attendees. Current topics relating to charitable giving were presented.
  • October 19 A reception to thank the 50+ sponsors of the 24th Annual Report to the Community was held at Danielle’s Restaurant.

  • November 12 The new website was launched.

  • November 18 The 24th Annual Report to the Community was held at FSK Holiday Inn. Colleen M. Remsberg, Jeannie R. Cronin, and Fran Wenner were honored as the 2010 Wertheimer Fellows for Excellence in Volunteerism.

  • December 15 The online application debuted scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year.

2011

  • May 4 The Professional Advisor Council educational event was held with 40 attendees. The topic was “The Medicaid Consequences of Charitable Contributions,” by Jason A. Frank, Esq., CELA of Frank, Frank, and Scherr.

 

  • May 19 The annual Cornerstone luncheon honoring all Cornerstone members was held at Dutch’s Daughter Restaurant with the theme of “The Magic of Giving.”
  • June 12 The 2011 Scholarship Reception was held at the Null Building, Frederick Fairgrounds, with approximately 500 people in attendance.

 

  • August 29 The Frederick County Human Needs Assessment Report was presented to the public at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center. More than 100 people attended, representing local nonprofits, city and county employees, elected officials, and press.
  • September 1 The online application for nonprofit funding for FY12 opened, with particular focus on funding services for birth to 5 year-olds, individuals families who are newly homeless or precariously housed, and persons in need of healthcare who are underinsured or uninsured.  The Board of Trustees determined to address these needs  based upon the findings of the Human Needs Assessment Report
  • September 22 The Widening Circles Society Reception was held at the Community Foundation office, thanking all those who help widen the Community Foundation’s circle of influence in Frederick County.
  • November 17 The 25th Annual Report to the Community was held at FSK Holiday Inn. Susan Favorite, Ronnie Osterman, and Jennie Sue Pearson were honored as the 2011 Wertheimer Fellows for Excellence in Volunteerism. The milestone celebration included a flash mob and a portrait unveiling of the Community Foundation founders Donald Linton, Jerry Offutt and Charles Main.

2012

  • May 17-18 Board of Trustees strategic planning retreat was held at Holly Hills.
  • May 22 The annual Cornerstone luncheon honoring all Cornerstone members was held at Dutch’s Daughter Restaurant with the theme of “Sing into Spring”.
  • May 2012 The Professional Advisor Council launched the first e-newsletter to educate local Professional Advisors about upcoming events, planned gift giving, and the latest happens at the Community Foundation.
  • June 7 The Professional Advisor Council joined forces with the Frederick County Estate Planning Council to host the spring networking event at Morningside Inn. The topic was “Keeping Clients Out of the Charitable Mud Puddle,” by Janne Gallagher, Esq., General Counsel with the Council of Foundations.
  • June 10 The Scholarship Reception was held at the Null Building, Frederick Fairgrounds, presenting more than half million dollars in scholarships, the highest in the Community Foundation’s history.
  • September 11 The Professional Advisor Council educational event was held with 35 attendees at Dutch’s Daughter. The topic was “2012/2013 - The Perfect Storm for Philanthropic Planning?” by Jonathan Ackerman, Esq.
  • September 27 The Widening Circles Society Reception was held at the Community Foundation office, thanking all those who helped the Community Foundation widen its breadth of impact throughout Frederick County.

  • November 15 The 26th Annual Report to the Community, "Community Works...Collaborating for Success," was held at the FSK Holiday Inn and Conference Center. Almost 400 guests attended, and three new Wertheimer Fellows for Excellence in Volunteerism were honored: Leah Fleming, Caroline Gaver, and Nancy Roblin. A new award was presented for the first time, the "Wertheimer Youth in Action Award," honoring Emily Zimmerman for outstanding volunteer service by a youth under age 18.

2013

  • May 7 The Professional Advisors Networking and Education event was held with 45 advisors attending. Ronald Aucutt, Esq., was the featured speaker, presenting “A New Day for Estate Planning in 2013.”

  • May 21 The Cornerstone Society appreciation luncheon, “Dancing for Our Stars,” was held at Dutch’s Daughter Restaurant. More than 80 members and guests attended.

  • June 9 More than 630 scholars, their families, and fund representatives convened at the e-ventplex at the Frederick Fairgrounds to celebrate $502,000 in scholarships for the 2013-14 academic year. This is the second consecutive year the Community Foundation has presented more than a half-million dollars in scholarships.

  • June 30 Mid-term reports were received from all strategic grantees, showing current outcomes for their FY2013 strategic grant. The grant period ends December 31, 2013, with $219,000 invested in the areas of school-readiness for children, housing, and health care.

  • October 2 The Widening Circles Society Reception was held at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center. Also invited were fund representatives and donors of unrestricted grant funds, and related grantees.


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