Foundation Awards Funds to Hancock Nonprofit Organizations

The Community Foundation distributed funds to three Hancock nonprofit organizations at a recent Rotary Club meeting held at the Park ‘n Dine Restaurant. Distributions were made from funds celebrating past People’s Choice Award winners from this community. Mayor Dan Murphy received three checks totaling close to $900 to benefit the following organizations: the Hancock Historical Society chosen by Robert McCusker in 2006, the Hancock Boy Scouts designated by Daniel Fleming in 2007 and the Hancock Christmas for Others program selected by Dan and Debbie Murphy in 2010.

The Community Foundation’s annual People’s Choice Awards honors individuals or couples who work tirelessly to improve the quality of life in Washington County through selfless volunteerism. The winners select a nonprofit organization as the beneficiary of an endowment in their name. The 2014 People’s Choice Awards will take place on November 6 at Saint James School. To nominate an individual or couple for this honor, please visit the Community Foundation’s website at to fill out a nomination form, or call (301) 745-5210 for more information.

Planned Giving Seminar Scheduled for September 23

The Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. will hold a free basic planned giving seminar at its office on Tuesday, September 23 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Learn from Executive Director Bradley Sell how you can take advantage of our generous tax system and use contributions to benefit yourself, your family and the nonprofit community.

For more information on this seminar or to reserve your spot, please call the Foundation at 301-745-5210.   


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