Field of Interest Funds

Field of Interest Funds communicate a donor’s preference to provide support to initiatives within an area of special interest, such as the arts, education or a specific demographic.

NEW! David Cecil and Greta Ann Baker Fund
This fund shall support current initiatives in the areas of community ministry in pastoral care and counseling.

Deborah K. Barron Music of the Heart Fund
A field of interest fund created in memory of Deborah Barron, in honor of her love for music. This fund will support charitable interests in the areas of music appreciation, education and performance.

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.

Mildred R. Beckley South Hagerstown High School Educational Fund
An endowed field of interest fund in honor of Mildred R. Beckley established to provide financial support for current initiatives at South Hagerstown High School for student scholarships and educational programming.

Mary K. Bowman Historical and Fine Arts Fund
This fund provides financial support for current charitable and educational initiatives that preserve and maintain historical and cultural properties in Washington County.

Laird Bush Fund for Music Education
Created to honor Laird’s legacies of music and compassion for others.

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

Elizabeth C. and J. Allen Clopper Fund for Children
Provides financial support to organizations, programs and activities benefiting the children of Washington County with weighted consideration given to Clear Spring Library’s Children’s programs.

Deborah Dutton Spickler Memorial Fund
An endowed, field of interest fund established in memory of Ms. Spickler with memorial gifts following her father’s death.

Andrew Bryan Farnen Fund for Gifted & Talented Youth
In memory of Andrew, this fund offers support to charitable initiatives serving gifted and talented youth.

Henry Atwell Finn Fund
To honor the short life of Henry Atwell Finn and provide financial support for research and education related to infant and toddler death.

Judy Greenwald Fund
This endowed, field of interest fund provides financial support for current initiatives that epitomize Judy’s charitable interests throughout her life.

Hagerstown Civil War Round Table Endowment Fund
Founded by the Hagerstown Civil War Round Table to provide financial support for current initiatives of the Hagerstown Civil War Round Table.

Hagerstown Washington County Industrial Foundation Endowment Fund
Established to provide support for the organization’s mission in promoting economic development, community betterment and workforce enhancement.

Hancock Endowment Fund
An endowment providing financial support to charitable initiatives in the Hancock area.

Fred Hirsch Fund for Fun & Fitness
In memory of Fred Hirsch, a longtime fitness enthusiast.

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

George R. Moore Wildlife Preservation Fund
Mr. Moore’s estate created this fund to support organizations working to preserve wildlife in Washington County, MD.

Maxwell “Max” Niessner Suicide Prevention Fund
Jim and Pam Niessner created this fund in memory of their son to provide education and awareness for the prevention of suicide to help other families not endure such a loss. In 2015, gifts were made to this fund in memory of Adam Tagg.

Pen-Mar Regional Association of Realtors
This field of interest fund will support the promotion of real estate issues and home ownership in Washington and Franklin Counties.

Potomac Highlands WWII Roundtable Fund
This fund will support the charitable interests of the Potomac Highlands WWII Roundtable who strive to preserve the stories and history of “our greatest generation.”

Ross Rhoads Fund for At-Risk Youth
Created with a gift from Ross H. Rhoads to promote programs supporting at-risk youth.

Rotary Sunrise Foundation Provisional Fund
A non-endowed, donor-advised fund to support the charitable giving of the Rotary Sunrise Club.

Rotary Sunrise Foundation Waltersdorf-Henson Endowment Fund
An unrestricted fund of the Waltersdorf-Henson Endowment Challenge to benefit the charitable interests of the Rotary Sunrise Club.

South County Fund
This fund supports a variety of charitable initiatives in the South County area of Washington County. In recent years, donors have chosen to award a scholarship to a student graduating from Boonsboro High School.

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Fund: Applications Now Available!
This fund provides financial support for current initiatives that address teen pregnancy prevention and unsafe sexual practices of teens in Washington County, MD.

Washington County Bar Association Fund
This fund shall provide financial support in the promotion of social welfare, elimination of prejudice and discrimination, protections of civil liberties, and the availability of qualified legal assistance to all members of the community.

Washington County Public Schools Education Foundation Fund
A non-endowed, donor-advised fund that provides financial support for current initiatives of WCPS.

Gene Wiles Memorial Fund 
In memory of Gene Wiles, this fund provides financial support in the form of an annual grant through a qualifying organization to support a young adult from Washington County, MD, or the surrounding area, pursuing an agricultural endeavor.

Women’s Giving Circle Fund
An endowed, donor-advised fund created and advised by sustaining members of the Giving Circle to promote and support programs and services that improve the quality of life for women and their families in Washington County.

Young Philanthropists Fund
Established with a gift honoring the inaugural Rising Star Award recipient, this fund will provide financial support to initiatives and programs that promote the charitable interests of young philanthropists in Washington County. Rising Star Award winners include Brenna Bacon Ranieli and Heather Guessford.