2014 People's Choice Award Nominations

Please submit your nominations for the 2014 People's Choice Awards! We're looking for individuals or couples who work tirelessly to improve the quality of life here in Washington County through selfless volunteerism. Use the link below to nominate someone you know who fits this description. We will honor three winners at our annual dinner on November 6 at Saint James School, and create a $5,000 endowment in their name to benefit the nonprofit organization of their choice.


Nominations are due by Tuesday, September 30. For a list of previous winners, visit the People's Choice Awards page:


Clear Spring Challenge Raises $9,000 So Far

Because of the ongoing plight of many citizens in the Clear Spring area as a result of the recent floods, the Community Foundation would like to challenge the citizens of Washington County to make a contribution to the Clear Spring Challenge. The Foundation will then match all donations up to $10,000, hopefully, resulting in a $20,000 grant to the Clear Spring Area Ministerium for them to distribute equitably and as needed. The event runs through September 2. The hope of the Clear Spring Challenge is to help relieve some of the economic hardship the citizens of Clear Spring have faced over the past two months.

Contributions can be made by check to the Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. at 33 W. Franklin St, Suite 203, Hagerstown, MD 21740, or by credit card on this website by clicking on the "Donate" button on the left-hand side. Be sure to include "Clear Spring Challenge" in the Comments section. For more information about the Clear Spring Challenge, please call the Community Foundation at 301-745-5210.


  • Monica L. Bowers Memorial Fund

    August 18, 2014

    Through the encouragement of Principal James Aleshire of Clear Spring High School and Principal Nicole Paylor of Conococheague Elementary School, Dave Bowers and his three daughters created the Monica L. Bowers Memorial Fund at The Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. to memorialize his wife, Monica Bowers. Monica passed away on January 31 at the age of 48. 

  • Maxwell "Max" Niessner Suicide Prevention Fund

    August 12, 2014

    Jim and Pam Niessner recently established the Maxwell “Max” Niessner Suicide Prevention Fund at The Community Foundation of Washington County to memorialize their son Max who passed away on June 2 at the age of 17.

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