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Community Foundation Announces $80,000 Available Through Impact Grants

FREDERICK, MD – October 29, 2014: The Community Foundation of Frederick County announces more than $80,000 is available to assist local nonprofits with projects that will create meaningful and direct impact on the residents of Frederick County. The online application will open November 15, 2014 and remain open through December 1, 2014. The application can be accessed at www.FrederickCountyGives.org/receive/grants.

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Community Foundation Participates in Employee Giving Campaigns

Frederick, MD – October 23, 2014: Public sector employees once again have an opportunity to support the community where they live by directing their donations to The Community Foundation of Frederick County through employee giving campaigns.

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Janet L. Michael Fund Will Support Local Nonprofits

FREDERICK, MD – October 21, 2014: The Janet L. Michael Fund has been established at The Community Foundation of Frederick County and will benefit Janet Michael Fund Signing.cc.smallfive local nonprofits. The fund becomes one of more than 660 funds managed by the Community Foundation.

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FCPS Technology Fund Receives Generous Donations Supporting Tablets for Schools

FCPS Tech Fund Donors.smallFREDERICK, MD – October 21, 2014: Continuing to pursue his goal of purchasing 1,700 tablet computers for qualifying students at Waverley and Hillcrest Elementary Schools, Dr. Julio Menocal's request to the community for gifts to The FCPS Current Initiatives/Technology for Education Fund has raised more than $35,000. The fund is one of more than 660 component funds managed by The Community Foundation of Frederick County.

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Community Foundation Announces 2014 Wertheimer Fellows

Frederick, MD – October 7, 2014: The Community Foundation of Frederick County will hold its 28th Annual Report to the Madeline Mukusky.xxsSusie Miller.xxsDiana Halleman.xxsCommunity and celebrate 28 years of service to Frederick County on Thursday, November 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center, Francis Scott Key Mall.

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Three Nonprofits Benefit from Julie Ann Robertson Cashour Fund

JARC.smallFREDERICK, MD – October 6, 2014: Fundraising efforts from the Greater Potomac Golf Classic held on June 13, 2014 raised $24,500 for The Julie Ann Robertson Cashour Memorial Fund, one of more than 660 component funds managed by The Community Foundation of Frederick County. Grants from the fund totaling $14,500 were presented to three nonprofit organizations: Neurofibromatosis Mid-Atlantic, Camp New Friends, and Children's Tumor Foundation.

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Community Foundation Presents Music Scholarships

Frederick, MD - September 29, 2014: The Community Foundation of Frederick Comm Fndt Music Scholars photo 9.29.14.small
County recently presented 25 music scholarships totaling $8,502.00 from two funds to talented young musicians, in support of vocal or instrumental music instruction and training.

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Fogle Fund Supports Frederick National Little League

FogleFrederick, MD - September 12, 2014: A man who devoted a large part of his life ot baseball has left a legacy in support of Frederick National Little League. 

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The First Scholarship From SSGT Charles I. Cartwright, USMC Memorial Scholarship Fund Presented

Frederick, MD - September 8, 2014: The first scholarship from The SSGT Charles I. Cartwright, USMC Memorial Scholarship ZacheryHornerFund has been presented to Zachery Horner.

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Community Foundation Presents $552,000 in Scholarships

Frederick, MD - August 12, 2014: The Community Foundation of Frederick County congratulated more than 274 scholars at the e-ventplex at the Frederick Fairgrounds on Sunday, June 8, 2014.

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Thurmont Students Receive Mayor James F. Black Scholarships

MayorJamesF.BlackScholarshipsFrederick, MD - August 22, 2014: Scholarships from The Mayor James F. Black Scholarship Fund have been presented to William Dixon, Derrick Kaas, and Sarah Morales.

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Frederick Giving Project Accepting Grant Letters of Inquiry Through September 15

Frederick, MD - August 15, 2014: The Frederick Giving Project announces that letters of inquiry for grant applications will be accepted beginning August 14, 2014 through September 15, 2014. 

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New Fund Supports Earth and Space Science Laboratory

Frederick, MD - August 8, 2014: Frederick County Public Schools' (FCPS) Earth and Space Science Laboratory (ESSL) has been an integral part of educating not only students about the four earth sciences, but also the general ESSLforWebpublic since 1962.

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Murray Estate Creates New Community Foundation Fund Totaling More Than $20 Million

MurrayEstateFrederick, MD - August 7, 2014: Described as a quiet individual but always in touch with community news, Calvin Murray, a lifelong resident of Mount Airy, Maryland, has left a legacy that will positively impact countless people in perpetuity.

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The First Scholarship From Robert E. Kallstrom Memorial Scholarship Fund Presented

Frederick, MD - August 5, 2014: The first scholarship from The Robert E. Kallstrom Memorial Scholarship Fund has Kallstromscholar14been presented to Ma. Bettina Bienvenida.

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Women's Giving Circle Provides $100,000 in Grants

June2014teagranteephotoFrederick, MD - August 4, 2014: The Women's Giving Circle of Frederick County announces that 25 grants totaling $100,000 have been presented to 15 area nonprofits serving women and children. 

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The First Scholarships from The Kathryn "Kitty" M. Reed and Robert "Bob" J. Reed Scholarship Fund Presented

Frederick, MD - July 31, 2014: The first scholarships from The Kathryn "Kitty" M. Reed and Robert "Bob" J. Reed KittyReedScholars2014Scholarship Fund have been presented to 9 students. 

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The First Scholarship From Frederick Coffee Club Memorial Fund Presented

CoffeeFirstTimeScholarFrederick, MD - July 18, 2014: The first scholarship from The Frederick Coffee Club Memorial Fund has been presented to Diane Askounes.

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The First Scholarship From Forest L. Hough Endowment Fund Presented

Frederick, MD - July 17, 2014: The first scholarship from The Forest L. Hough Endowment Fund has been presented to HoughFirstTimeScholarJessica Branch.

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The First Scholarship From Nicholas E. Leakins Educational Scholarship Fund Presented

LeakinsFirstTimeScholarFrederick, MD - July 17, 2014: The first scholarship from The Nicholas E. Leakins Educational Scholarship Fund has been presented to Clay Delauter.

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The First Scholarship From Steve Hassett Memorial Scholarship Fund Presented

Frederick, MD - July 17, 2014: The first scholarship from The Steve Hassett Memorial Scholarship Fund has been HassettFirstTimeScholarpresented to Madison Stair.

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First Scholarship From Jennie Sue Pearson Scholarship Fund Presented

JenniePearsonScholarFrederick, MD - July 16, 2014: The first scholarship from The Jennie Sue Pearson Scholarship Fund has been presented to Diane Askounes.

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The First Scholarships From Thurmont High School Alumni Scholarship Fund Presented

Frederick, MD- July 30, 2014: The first scholarships from The Thurmont High School Alumni Scholarship Fund have beenThurmontHighSchool presented to four students: Sarah Angell, Ashley Carter, Kaitlynn Portner, and Patricia Smith. 

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Strategic Plan Developed to Combat Homelessness

strategichomelessness14Frederick, MD - July 28, 2014: In an effort designed to promote collaboration, sharing of ideas, new resources, and prevent duplication of effort, the Frederick County Coalition for the Homeless (FCCH) was formed and has been meeting monthly since 1983. 

 

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Guss Family Scholarship Fund for the Arts Established at Community Foundation

Frederick, MD - July 28,2014: With passion and support for music and visual arts, Tracey Ellis-Guss and Tuvy Guss have Gussfamilyfundestablished The Guss Family Scholarship Fund for the Arts. 

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Athletic/Sports Camp Scholarships Available Through Muse Fund

Frederick, MD - July 25, 2014: Through August 15, 2014, students in grades 6 through 12 may apply for financial aid scholarships to attend fall or winter 2014 athletic and sports activities or athletic camps. 

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NADA Ambassador Grant Supports Maryland Master Farmers Scholarship Fund

NADAMasterFarmersFrederick, MD - July 25, 2014: The National Automobile Dealers (NADA) Charitable Foundation has presented a $1,500 grant to The Maryland Master Farmers Scholarship Fund. 

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R.W. Warner, Inc. Fund Presents $2,500 Grant to ACE Mentor Program

Frederick, MD - July 25, 2014: In support of the ACE Mentor Program, Frederick Affiliate a $2,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Frederick County's R.W. Warner, RWWarner2Inc. Fund was recently presented, and will be used towards post-secondary scholarships for ACE Mentor students.

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New Scholarship Fund Established in Memory of Jay "Doc" Geiser

Jay Doc Geiser3Frederick, MD - July 7, 2014: To honor a man who was known for his many talents, and to keep him in the hearts and minds of Frederick County, family members have established The Jay "Doc" Geiser Scholarship Fund.

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New Scholarship Fund Honors Bud and Betty Radcliffe

Frederick, MD - July 2, 2014: The children of Albert and Elizabeth Radcliffe are honoring the lives of their parents through BettyandBudRadcliffeWebfinala new scholarship fund. 

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New Memorial Fund Honors Emma Baker

EmmaBakerFund2014Frederick, MD- June 30, 2014: The parents of Emma Baker are honoring the life of their daughter through a new fund that will provide grants and scholarships.

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Community Foundation Names Trustees Emeritus

FREDERICK, MD – June 24, 2014: The Community Foundation of Frederick County Board of Trustees has named Donald C. Linton, W. Jerome Offutt, and Charles V. Main (deceased) as trustees emeritus.Trustee Emeritus

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Legal Aid Bureau Receives Grant from Justice for All Fund

LegalAidBureauFrederick, MD - June 13, 2014: The Legal Aid Bureau, Inc. was presented with an $8,000 grant from The Bar Association of Frederick County Justice for All Fund, a component fund of The Community Foundation of Frederick County.

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Mental Health Association Receives Grant from Justice for All Fund

Frederick, MD - June 13, 2014: The Mental Health Association of Frederick County received a grant totaling $8,000 from The Bar Association of LegalAid.MHAFrederick County, a component fund of The Community Foundation of Frederick County.

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Religious Coalition Receives "Golden Ticket" Grant

Frederick, MD - June 12, 2014: The Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs received a $1,000 golden ticketgrant from The Community Foundation of Frederick County.

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Community Foundation Seeks Nominations for the 2014 Wertheimer Fellow for Excellence in Volunteerism and Youth in Action Awards

janFrederick, MD - May 29, 2014: The Community Foundation of Frederick County is accepting nominations for the 2014 Wertheimer Fellow for Excellence in Volunteerism and Youth in Action Awards from June 1 through June 27, 2014.

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Community Foundation Accepting Agricultural Grant Applications through May 30

Frederick, MD - May 6, 2014: The Community Foundation of Frederick County is accepting applications for grants from two funds: The Friends of the Great Frederick Fair Fund, and The AG-C.I.T.E Fund. The separate applications can be found by clicking here.

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Frederick Giving Project and Second Chances Garage Hold Electric Car Panel Discussion

FGPsecondchangeseventFrederick, MD – May 5, 2014: The Frederick Giving Project (FGP) recently partnered with Second Chances Garage to host an Earth Day dinner and panel discussion at Bushwaller’s Pub. The topics included new electric cars, expansion of city and state infrastructure, owner experience, and costs associated with ownership of an electric vehicle. Second Chances Garage received an FY2014 grant from The Frederick Giving Project Fund, a component fund of The Community Foundation of Frederick County. In addition to a monetary grant, the grantee each year also receives volunteer support from FGP’s members.

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The Community Foundation Accepting Music Instruction Scholarship Applications through May 30

Music Scholars 8FREDERICK, MD – April 22, 2014: Beginning May 1 through May 30, 2014, students age 5 to 18 years old pursuing vocal or instrumental music instruction may apply for scholarships through two specific funds managed by The Community Foundation of Frederick County.

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Haraway Life Opportunities Fund Established at Community Foundation

Bill Haraways Formal PictureFREDERICK, MD – April 21, 2014:The William N. Haraway Life Opportunities Fund has been established with The Community Foundation of Frederick County, becoming one of more than 640 component funds under management. The donor-advised fund, established by Laura DeLauder Haraway and Rick Miller-Haraway, Mr. Haraway’s wife and brother, will provide grants to area nonprofits, based on their recommendations and with approval from the Community Foundation Board of Trustees.

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Operation Second Chance Wins Grant from PNC Fund

NPS grant winnerFREDERICK, MD – April 11, 2014: Attendees at the recent 2014 Nonprofit Summit were eligible to win a $1,000 unrestricted grant from The PNC Fund. The random-drawing winner was Cindy McGrew, President and Founder of Operation Second Chance.

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Lions Club of Frederick/Frederick County Health Care Coalition Receives Community Foundation Grant Supporting Vision Care

LionsClubgrantFrederick, MD – April 10, 2014: The Lions Club of Frederick and Frederick County Health Care Coalition received a $5,000 grant from The Health Care Strategic Initiatives Fund, a component fund of The Community Foundation of Frederick County. The grant will provide eye exams and glasses to low-income individuals. Pictured are (left to right) Lisa Dennison, Lions Club of Frederick President; Dawn R. Gill, O.D., General Optometry at Longmeadow Optical, Ltd., participating optometrist; Leigh Joos, Lions Club of Frederick Vision Coordinator; and Harry George, III, Community Foundation Trustee. For those needing vision care assistance, please visit http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/frederickmd/ for more information.

Athletic Scholarships Presented from Community Foundation Dustin and Courtney Muse Fund

Muse Athletic scholarships 2014 8Frederick, MD – April 4, 2014: Eight youth received athletic scholarships totaling $3,100 from The Dustin and Courtney Muse Memorial Fund, a component fund of The Community Foundation of Frederick County. This is the second year the fund has provided students in grades 6 through 12 scholarships to attend spring or summer sports activities or camps. Pictured are (back row, left to right) Dr. Robert E. Broadrup, Community Foundation Trustee; Ryan Allen, Sarah Wilson, Daniel Diethrich, Jordan Diethrich, athletic scholars and Pam Meehan, fund representative. Front row (left to right) Loretta Donoghue and Megan Wilson; athletic scholars. Not pictured: Alexa Orlando and Melissa Semkiw; athletic scholars.


Worman’s Mill Garden Club Supports Community Foundation Fund

MDMasterFarmersFrederick, MD – March 17, 2014: The Worman’s Mill Garden Club made a $3,000 contribution to The Maryland Master Farmers Scholarship Fund, a component fund of The Community Foundation of Frederick County. Averaging 50 members, the Wormans’ Mill Garden Club provides educational programs about horticulture and agriculture to the Worman’s Mill community. Part of their mission is to support Frederick County students continuing their education in the fields of horticulture and/or agriculture. The partnership between the club and the fund is fitting as the fund provides scholarships to students pursuing a career in agriculture. This is the third donation from the club. Billie Homberg (center), Worman’s Mill Garden Club Vice President presents a check to fund representatives C. Rodman Myers (left) and De Willard (right).

Community Foundation Announces Changes to Grant Application Procedures; Training Begins April 1

FREDERICK, MD – March 7, 2014:The Community Foundation of Frederick County announces changes to its FY2015 grant application procedures, and new dates for training sessions and the online applications.

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Urban Gardens Grant Application Open Through May 2, 2014

urban garden fountainFREDERICK, MD – April 15, 2014: Many people find time spent in a lovely garden setting to be relaxing and rejuvenating, and finding these spots in urban settings can be challenging. The Urban Gardens 2014 grant for the creation or restoration of urban gardens is now available through The Community Foundation of Frederick County.

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Nonprofit Summit to Explore Implications of “Unconscious Bias”

Howard Ross.resized Howard RossFREDERICK, MD – February 28, 2014:Nonprofit executives, staff, board members, and other volunteers should not miss the 2014 Nonprofit Summit, “Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management.” The event is scheduled for March 25, at Frederick Community College, JBK Theatre from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Details and registration (online and hardcopy) can be accessed at www.nonprofitsummitfrederick.org.

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Wounded Soldier Fund Presents $10,000 Grant to Yellow Ribbon Fund

rob seidelFREDERICK, MD – February 26, 2014: The Community Foundation of Frederick County announces a $10,000 grant from The 1LT Rob Seidel Wounded Soldiers Fund was recently presented to Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc.

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Community Foundation’s Frederick Mutual Insurance Fund Presents $7,700 in Grants to 16 Nonprofit Organizations

Frederick MutualFrederick, MD – February 18, 2014: Sixteen nonprofit organizations recently received grants totaling $7,700 from The Frederick Mutual Insurance Company Donor-Advised Fund, a component fund of The Community Foundation of Frederick County.

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Community Foundation Extends Scholarship Deadline; February 22

Frederick, MD –February 14, 2014: Applicants have until 11:59 p.m. EST on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 to submit their Community Foundation scholarship application. Due to the inclement weather the week of the original deadline, applicants could not collect all materials necessary to complete the application.

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Linda M. Snyder Memorial Fund Established at Community Foundation

Linda M. SnyderFREDERICK, MD – February 7, 2014: The Linda M. Snyder Memorial Fund has been established with The Community Foundation of Frederick County, becoming one of more than 640 component funds under management. The fund, established by Tom Snyder and Lindsay Stein, Mrs. Snyder’s husband and daughter, will provide grants to nonprofits and/or post-secondary scholarships to students with financial need. Preference for scholarships will be given to special education or elementary education majors.

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New Community Foundation Scholarship Fund Will Support Registered Nurses

Dis. 8 Nurses Fund. Betsy Day Heidi Stone Barb Kemerer M. Maureen Lal and Lorna House 221FREDERICK, MD – February 7, 2014:The District 8, Maryland Nurses Association Scholarship Fund has been established with The Community Foundation of Frederick County, becoming one of more than 640+ component funds under management.

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Grants Totaling $19,000 Provided Will Assist Injured Military Service Members

Sgt. David J. Smith Grants.SemperFi 17FREDERICK, MD – February 10, 2014:Grants totaling $19,000 from The Sgt. David J. Smith Memorial Fund have been provided to two nonprofit organizations that assist injured military service members. The fund is one of more than 640 component funds of The Community Foundation of Frederick County. The Semper Fi Fund received a $10,000 grant, and Operation Second Chance received a $9,000 grant.

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Secret Santa Fund Helps Elderly Woman Regain Independence

FREDERICK, MD – February 6, 2014:An elderly woman who is a Frederick County Department of Social Services client became confined to her second-story home when her power scooter equipped with special medical equipment became nonoperational. Now, thanks to a grant from The Secret Santa Fund, one of more than 640 component funds of The Community Foundation of Frederick County, the scooter will be repaired and the client will have her mobility and independence returned.

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Wayne and Margaret Neely Scholarship Fund Established

Wayne C. and Margaret S. NeelyFREDERICK, MD – January 29, 2014: The Community Foundation of Frederick County announces The Wayne C. Neely and Margaret S. Neely Scholarship Fund, established through Margaret Neely’s estate.

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Women’s Giving Circle Grant Application Period Opens February 4

Frederick, MD – January 23, 2014:The Women’s Giving Circle of Frederick County will begin accepting grant applications for the 2014 grant cycle on February4, 2014, and up to $100,000 will be provided from The Women’s Giving Circle of Frederick County Fund. The fund is one of more than 640 component funds of The Community Foundation of Frederick County.

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2014 Nonprofit Summit Focuses on Strategic Perspectives

FREDERICK, MD – January 22, 2014:Registration has opened for the 2014 Nonprofit Summit, “Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management.” The half-day conference for nonprofit staff, volunteers, board members, and potential board members and nonprofit leaders will be held on March 25, 2014, at Frederick Community College, JBK Theatre, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Summit details and the registration form (online and hardcopy) can be accessed at www.nonprofitsummitfrederick.org

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