Community Foundation Hires New Finance Director

The Community Foundation of Washington County MD would like to announce the addition of Stephanie Roccograndi as the new Finance Director. Ms. Roccograndi’s responsibilities include administering day-to-day accounting and internal control activities of the Foundation for grants, funds and contributions. She will also prepare monthly financial statements, account reconciliations and audit controls.

Ms. Roccograndi has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Mountain State University and a Master of Science in Accounting and Financial Management from the University of Maryland University College. She most recently worked at First Data as a senior settlement analyst where she created visual basic programs in Excel and Access for process improvement, leading to a reduction in manual labor.

The Foundation would like to thank retiring Finance Director Joyce Hetzer for her six years of dedicated service.

Grant Applications Available for Mary K. Bowman Fund

The Mary K. Bowman Fund for Historical and Fine Arts, a component fund of the Community Foundation of Washington County MD, has grant applications available for the 2015 granting cycle. The Mary K. Bowman Fund for Historical and Fine Arts provides financial support for current charitable and educational initiatives that preserve and maintain historical and cultural properties in Washington County. It also promotes the fine arts, history and historic preservation while encouraging the interest in and study of such matters.

The Community Foundation encourages nonprofit agencies with programming related to historic preservation and education or the fine arts to submit a grant application. Online applications are due by 4:00 p.m. on April 1, 2015. The Foundation will distribute grants in May of this year.


  • Save the date for Washington County Gives 2015!

    February 28, 2015

    Washington County Gives 2015 will take place Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 12 a.m. to 12 midnight. This 24-hour web-based giving promotion helps registered nonprofit organizations in Washington County raise operating dollars for their organization. Last year’s event brought in $260,000 in online donations, matching funds and prizes for 55 local nonprofits. More than 1,800 donors contributed to this one day giving event.

  • Over 30 Scholarships Available

    February 26, 2015

    The Community Foundation has more than 30 scholarships available to graduating seniors in Washington County. Each scholarship has different eligibility criteria such as attending a certain high school in Washington County, majoring in a specific course of study, attending a particular college or university or participating in a designated extracurricular activity. Students can apply for more than one scholarship, but must meet all stated criteria. There is no charge to apply for a scholarship listed on our website.

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