Designated Funds

Designated Funds specify one or more organizations that will receive annual or periodic distributions that donors designate as grant beneficiaries.

The Arc of Washington County Fund
Established by 2002 People’s Choice Award winner William “Mac” McLean to support the operations of The Arc of Washington County, Inc.

Gordon and Janet Bartels Learning Garden Fund
Created by Janet Bartels in memory of her husband, Gordon, provides financial support to sustainable community garden projects in Hagerstown, with preference given to downtown neighborhoods.

Joanne Beckley Fund for Cultural Arts
In memory of Mrs. Beckley, this fund supports cultural programs and activities at Boonsboro Elementary School honoring her long-term service at the school.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County Fund
Created by 2001 PCA winner, Charles Rowe, Sr., to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County.

Laura A. Bowers Feed the Hungry Fund
A designated endowment created in honor of Laura A. Bowers to provide financial support to the Williamsport Food Bank.

Breast Cancer Awareness of the Cumberland Valley Fund
An endowment fund designated for the organization’s efforts to aid breast cancer survivors and families, and provide early detection services and information to support breast cancer research.

B. Marie Byers Fund for the Discovery Station
As a recipient of the 2013 People’s Choice Awards, B. Marie Byers created this fund to support the Discovery Station.

Boonsboro Historical Society Endowment Fund
To provide financial funding for current initiatives that support the charitable interests of the Boonsboro Historical Society.

Caitlin’s Crew Endowment Fund
Created by the family and friends of Caitlin Breslin to support continuing research for a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.

Camp Sinoquipe Fund
A permanently endowed, designated fund established by Mr. and Mrs. Brown to support the camping activities of the Mason Dixon Boy Scout Council.

Dean and Ruth Canan Fahrney-Keedy Home and Village Activities Fund
Created by Mr. and Mrs. Donovan Beachley, Jr., to support activities and recreational opportunities for residents of Fahrney-Keedy Home and Village in memory of Dean and Ruth Canan.

Cascade Community Endowment Fund
An endowed fund created to benefit activities at Fort Ritchie Community Center.

Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage Waltersdorf-Henson Endowment Fund
A fund of the Waltersdorf-Henson Endowment Challenge that provides unrestricted operating expenses for Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage, including organizational expenses, project costs and/or educational programs.

Clear Spring Elementary School PTA Fund
A designated fund established by Dorothy Truax, a PCA winner in 2000, to support the programs and activities of the Clear Spring Elementary School PTA.

Community Correctional Services Committee Fund
Founded anonymously to provide financial support for current initiatives, such as music, art, “Alternatives to Violence,” the greenhouse project and a newsletter of the Community Correctional Services Committee of Washington County, Inc.

Community Free Clinic Endowment Fund
This designated endowment commemorates three People’s Choice Award winners who chose to support the Community Free Clinic with the fund established in their honor: Florence Graff, Janet Newcomer and Dr. Dan McDougal.

Blanton Croft Fund for Meals on Wheels
Created by 2015 People’s Choice Award winner Blanton Croft to benefit the Meals on Wheels program in hopes of helping eliminate its long waiting list.

Doris B. Dillon Fund
This designated endowment provides financial support for the charitable interests of the Washington County Free Library and the Humane Society of Washington County. Established by Mrs. Dillon, her friends and family have also supported this fund in celebration of her birthday.

Discovery Station at Hagerstown, Inc. Fund
An endowed fund established to support the activities, events and exhibits at the Discovery Station. Patricia Beard, a 2011 PCA winner, also supported this fund with an endowed gift.

Doleman Black History Museum Endowment Fund
A designated endowment fund created in honor of 2009 PCA winner, Beth Stouffer, to benefit the Doleman Black History Museum.

Dolina Phelan Family Fund
This designated endowment was created to benefit Washington County Community Action Council (CAC).

R. Lee & Ann Marie Downey Fund
Created by the Downey family, this designated endowment supports Doey’s House.

Dressler Family Star Community Endowment Fund
This designated endowment supports Star Community in the name of the Dressler Family.

Darcé Easton Washington County Historical Society Fund
A designated endowment fund established to honor Darcé Easton, a 2013 PCA winner, to benefit the Washington County Historical Society.

David A. Engle Washington County Family Center Fund
The Washington County Family Center provides education, employment and family self-sufficiency for young parents and their children, birth to age four. Mr. Engle has cited the Family Center as one of the most successful interventions to break the cycle of poverty for young parents.

J. Gilbert Everline Fund for the Rescue Mission
Created with an endowment in honor of 2008 PCA winner, J. Gilbert “Buss” Everline, to support the operations of the Rescue Mission.

Fahrney-Keedy Fund
Established by Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Long to support the Fahrney-Keedy Home in Boonsboro to provide quality care for retired men and women as well as assist residents whose resources have diminished.

Anne E. Garrett Maryland Symphony Orchestra Fund
Created with a gift from the estate of Anne Garrett to support the Maryland Symphony Orchestra.

Anne E. Garrett Maryland Theatre Fund
A designated endowment to support The Maryland Theatre as a result of a gift from the estate of Mrs. Garrett.

Anne E. Garrett SPCA Fund
Created with a gift from the estate of Anne Garrett to benefit the SPCA programs in Washington County, MD.

Howard E. Garrett Fund for the Maryland Symphony Orchestra
Established with a gift from the Howard Garrett estate to support the Maryland Symphony Orchestra.

Howard E. Garrett Fund for The Maryland Theatre
This designated endowment fund was created with a gift from Mr. Garrett’s estate to support The Maryland Theatre.

Fredericka Garver Memorial Fund
Established by Kenneth H. Dudley in memory of his mother to support the Federal Little League’s programs, with preference given to operational or capital improvements of the Kenneth E. Dudley Field on Northern Avenue.

Dr. Eva Fidelia Gilbert Memorial Fund
An endowment designated for the Hagerstown Rescue Mission created through a charitable gift annuity by Joyce Kaetzel.

Girls Inc. Fund
A designated fund established by Mildred Fiery, a 2000 PCA winner, to support the educational programs and activities of Girls Inc. serving the needs of girls in the west end of Hagerstown with after-school, evening and weekend programs.

Will Godwin Fund for the Therapeutic Gardens at the Western Maryland Hospital Center
A designated endowment fund honoring 2016 PCA winner Will Godwin to provide financial support to the therapeutic gardens at Western Maryland Hospital.

Grace Academy Endowment Fund
This fund started with financial gifts from current and former Grace Academy families to help a child attend the school without having to worry about financial barriers. Grace Academy is a non-denominational, private Christian school for grades K3-12.

Gross Family Fund
Established by the late Reverend Fred Gross to support the charitable interests of the Gross Family.

Habitat for Humanity Fund
In honor of 2008 PCA winner, Jerry Overdorff, this designated endowment benefits Habitat for Humanity.

Vivian Hackman Fund for the Homeless
A designated sub-fund of REACH, Inc. created by Vivian Hackman, a 2002 PCA winner, to help the homeless.

Hagerstown Community College Robinwood Players Fund
A designated fund created to provide support for the Robinwood Players’ productions.

Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum Fund
Blaine Snyder, a 2007 PCA winner, created this designated endowment to benefit the Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum.

Hagerstown YMCA Endowment Fund
A designated fund established to help provide operating funds for the Hagerstown YMCA’s wide array of programs and services for children and families.

Hagerstown YMCA Waltersdorf-Henson Endowment Fund
A fund of the Waltersdorf-Henson Endowment Challenge to support membership and program opportunities for those who could not otherwise afford memberships at the Hagerstown YMCA.

Hancock Scouting Fund
Created by 2007 People’s Choice Award winner, Dan Fleming, to support scouting activities in the Hancock area.

Marion J. and Elaine S. Harshman Fund
A designated endowment fund for St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Keedysville.

Head Start Endowment Fund
This designated fund supports the charitable interests and operations of Head Start of Washington County.

Home Ramp Project Fund
William K. Beard, winner of the 2007 PCA’s, created this designated endowment to support the installation of handicapped accessible ramps in homes of disabled residents of Washington County.

Hospice of Washington County Inc. Endowment Fund
This endowment fund supports agency operations, with an emphasis on Doey’s House.

Humane Society of Washington County John Long Fund
Created with an endowment in honor of 2005 People’s Choice Award winner John Long to benefit the Humane Society of Washington County.

William and Sylvia Hunsberger Fund
Created by Mr. and Mrs. Hunsberger as a designated fund supporting accredited continuing education programs for the professional staff at Brook Lane Health Services.

Interfaith Service Coalition of Hancock, MD Endowment Fund
This designated endowment fund supports Interfaith Service Coalition, who serves low-income, elderly or disabled residents in and around Hancock and western Washington County.

Barb Jacob Fund for The Maryland Theatre
A designated fund established in honor of 2014 People’s Choice Award winner Barb Jacob to support the charitable interests of The Maryland Theatre.

Lois and William Justice Family Fund
Created by Mr. and Mrs. Justice to provide financial support to programs and initiatives of six designated Washington County nonprofit organizations.

Charles Koontz Fund for DeafNet
In honor of 2011 People’s Choice Award winner Charles Koontz to benefit the work of DeafNet, an organization serving the hearing impaired.

Leadership Washington County Endowment Fund
This fund provides financial support for the current initiatives of Leadership Washington County.

Bernie & Marguerite Lesky Family Fund for Doey’s House
The Lesky family took advantage of the Endow Maryland Tax Credit to create this designated fund to benefit Doey’s House.

Bernie & Marguerite Lesky Family Fund for St. Joseph Catholic Church
The Lesky family created this designated fund to benefit St. Joseph Catholic Church.

John Marsh Cancer Center Fund
A designated fund created to supplement the operating budget of the John Marsh Cancer Center.

Maryland Food Bank, Western Branch Fund
A designated fund created to support the programs of the Maryland Food Bank, Western Branch, which provides food and other donated items to nonprofits in the tri-state area.

Maryland Symphony Orchestra Waltersdorf-Henson Endowment Fund
A fund of the Waltersdorf-Henson Endowment Challenge that supports the Maryland Symphony Orchestra’s artistic programming budget and youth education program.

Maryland Theatre Operating Endowment Fund
A designated endowment created by Mr. and Mrs. William Young, Jr. to support operating expenses for The Maryland Theatre.

Mason-Dixon Council, Boy Scouts of America Fund
A designated fund created to support the programs and activities of the local Boy Scouts of America, including the Richard Leverette Spirit of the Eagle Memorial.

Sharon Mattingly Fund for Funkstown School
Established in honor of 2006 People’s Choice Award winner, Sharon Mattingly, to benefit Funkstown Elementary School.

Karen McClendon Trinity Reformed Church of Christ Endowment Fund
Created by the McClendon estate, this fund provides support for current initiatives of the Trinity Reformed Church of Christ in Boonsboro.

Robert McCusker Fund for the Hancock Historical Society
An endowment established in honor of 2006 PCA winner Robert McCusker for the Hancock Historical Society Museum.

Medical Research Fund
Established to support research conducted in Washington County by Dr. Mary Money for a cure for Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Meritus Healthcare Auxiliary Fund
A designated fund established to honor Susan Fiedler, a 2014 People’s Choice Award winner, that supports the charitable interests of the Meritus Healthcare Auxiliary.

Meritus Healthcare Foundation Waltersdorf-Henson Endowment Fund
A fund of the Waltersdorf-Henson Endowment Challenge for unrestricted opportunities to expand funding for new initiatives that will improve the hospital’s services.

MIHI Endowment Fund
Established by Mr. Linn Hendershot, a 2004 PCA winner, to benefit Many Individuals Helping Individuals (MIHI), an organization dedicated to improving life participation through the establishment of recreation areas accessible to the disabled.

Betty Jane Miller Fund
Created by Mrs. Miller’s estate, this fund shall provide financial support for medical and health-related services for underprivileged residents of Washington County, MD, specifically Community Free Clinic, Family Healthcare of Hagerstown and TriState Community Health Center in Hancock.

Deb and Dan Murphy Hancock Christmas for Others Fund
Created in honor of 2010 People’s Choice Award winners, Dr. Dan and Deb Murphy, this designated endowment provides financial support to Christmas for Others through Hancock United Methodist Church, offering assistance to the less fortunate citizens in the Hancock community at Christmas.

National Road Heritage Foundation
The sole purpose of this fund is to ensure the longevity for the National Road Museum and Trolley Station Museum in Boonsboro by providing yearly financial support to assist operations and improvements to both museums.

Bette Nicholas Fund for St. Ann’s Church
Established in honor of 2014 People’s Choice Award winner Bette Nicholas, this designated fund will support the charitable interests of St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church.

Elizabeth Niemyer Cat Fund
A designated endowment fund created with a gift from the Elizabeth Niemyer estate to provide funding to nonprofits that spay, neuter and vaccinate the feral cat population.

Frank and Yoshi Park Salvation Army Fund
A designated endowment fund created by Mr. and Mrs. Park to support the programs of the Salvation Army.

Connie Pauley Way Station Endowment Fund
Established in honor of Connie Pauley, a 2003 PCA winner, to support the programs and services of Way Station.

Potomac Center Volunteer Association Fund
This designated endowment commemorates two PCA winners who chose to provide financial support to the volunteer association at Potomac Center with the fund established in their honor: Ernest “Bub” Snodderly, Jr. and Richard Schnurr.

REACH, Inc. Endowment Fund
A designated fund honoring several People’s Choice Award winners to support the programs and services of REACH, Inc., including Cindi Messersmith, James and Ethel Martin, William Bulla and James Marshall.

REACH, Inc. Waltersdorf-Henson Endowment Fund
A fund of the Waltersdorf-Henson Endowment Challenge established to support the general operating expenses of REACH, Inc.

Rockwell Fund for Breast Cancer Awareness
Howard Rockwell, a 2009 PCA winner, chose to create this designated endowment fund for Breast Cancer Awareness.

Salvation Army Endowment Fund
Established by an anonymous donor to support the activities and mission of the Salvation Army in Washington County.

Eloise Shaffer Fund
This fund provides financial support for current initiatives that support the interests of Girls Inc.

Buck Shipley Fund for Habitat for Humanity
In honor of 2011 People’s Choice Award winner, Robert “Buck” Shipley to benefit the ongoing work of Habitat for Humanity of Washington County.

Social Services Help Center Fund
Established by Betty Willson, a 2000 PCA winner, to support programs and services of the Social Help Center of the Council of Churches, providing food, counseling and clothing for those in financial need.

Star Community Endowment Fund
Star Community created this fund to support the organization’s operational and charitable pursuits.

Star Community Waltersdorf-Henson Endowment Fund
An unrestricted fund of the Waltersdorf-Henson Endowment Challenge to benefit the charitable interests of Star Community with primary emphasis on the Ventures and Equestrian programs.

NEW! Agnita M. Stine Schreiber Fund
This designated fund will benefit the nonprofit organizations chosen by the family.

David M. Swacina Cedar Ridge Endowment Fund
A designated fund created by the board of directors and friends of Cedar Ridge Ministries to honor Dave’s 30 years as administrator of the organization. The fund provides support to the charitable interests and current initiatives of the Cedar Ridge Children’s Home and School.

R. Wayne Taylor Fund for the HCC Amphitheater
In honor of 2012 People’s Choice Award winner Ronald Wayne Taylor to provide financial support to the amphitheater at HCC.

Ernie Truax Fund for Hancock Rescue Squad
A designated endowment fund created by 2015 People’s Choice Award winner Ernie Truax to provide financial support to the Hancock Rescue Squad.

United Way Endowment Fund
A designated fund created by the United Way Board of Directors to support the operations of the United Way of Washington County, MD.

United Way Foundation Waltersdorf-Henson Endowment Fund
An unrestricted fund of the Waltersdorf-Henson Endowment Challenge for the charitable purposes of the United Way of Washington County, MD.

Fred L. and Linda J. Vestal Fund
Established by the Vestals to provide equal financial support to the Hagerstown YMCA Endowment Fund and Hospice of Washington County.

Jean Wainwright Maryland Food Bank, Western Branch Fund
Established by Jean Wainwright, a 2001 PCA winner, to support the programs and services of the Maryland Food Bank, Western Branch in their efforts to feed the hungry.

Waltersdorf Family Boys & Girls Club Endowment Fund
Established by the John Waltersdorf Family to support the programs of the Boys & Girls Club, to provide a positive place for after-school and summer activities, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances.

Waltersdorf Family Endowment Fund for the Maryland Symphony Orchestra
A designated fund of the John Waltersdorf Family created to supplement the orchestra’s own endowment fund and generate income to support the Maryland Symphony Orchestra’s wide range of educational and community outreach programs.

Waltersdorf Family Endowment Fund for the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
A designated fund of the John Waltersdorf Family to provide support for the Museum’s operating expenses, Permanent Collection display, special exhibitions, concerts, lectures and art classes.

Margaret S. Waltersdorf Hagerstown Day Nursery Endowment Fund
A designated fund in honor of Margaret Waltersdorf to provide additional operating income for the school, which is the oldest of its kind still operating in the state of Maryland. The nursery provides affordable care for children ages three through kindergarten.

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts Waltersdorf-Henson Endowment Fund
An unrestricted fund of the Waltersdorf-Henson Endowment Challenge for the charitable purposes of the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts.

Gary Weaver Fund for Big Brothers Big Sisters
Established by 2015 People’s Choice Award winner Gary Weaver to support Big Brothers Big Sisters’ continual growth.

Dorothy Ida Sellent Werking & Albert E. Werking Fund
To provide financial support for current initiatives of Doey’s House.

Western Maryland FCA Endowment Fund
This fund will support the activities and mission of the Western Maryland FCA.

Western Maryland Hospital Auxiliary Fund
This designated endowment commemorates two People’s Choice Award winners who chose to support the activities of the Western Maryland Hospital Center Auxiliary with the fund established in their honor: Anne Hinkle and Hugh Brandenburg.

Western Maryland Hospital Center Welfare Fund
Established by Mildred Fiery, a 2000 People’s Choice Award winner, to support the programs and activities of the hospital’s welfare fund.

Noel Williams Fund for Williamsport Interact
In honor of 2012 People’s Choice Award winner, Noel Williams, this fund supports the activities of the Interact Club serving the Williamsport area in conjunction with Rotary.

Williamsport Food Bank Fund
An endowment established in honor of 2006 PCA winner Mary Anna Kline to support the activities of the Williamsport Food Bank.

Williamsport Retirement Village Endowment Fund
Created by the Williamsport Retirement Village to support their current initiatives.

Women’s Club Foundation of Hagerstown Endowment Fund
To provide financial support for the maintenance, upkeep and preservation of the Women’s Club building.