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Community Foundation Presents 18th Annual People’s Choice Awards

Posted on:Friday, November 10th, 2017 @ 11:37 am

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The Community Foundation of Washington County MD held its 18th annual People’s Choice Awards dinner last night at the Kerfoot Refectory at Saint James School. This yearly event celebrates the good work of the Foundation as well as recipients of four awards: Nonprofit Shining Star, PCA Nonprofit, Rising Star and PCA Volunteer. These awards recognize …

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Two Organizations Receive Boonsboro Municipal Grants

Posted on:Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 @ 8:53 am

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The Community Foundation of Washington County MD in partnership with the Boonsboro municipality awarded two Boonsboro 501(c)(3) organizations with a municipal grant. The Boonsboro High School Parent Teacher Student Community Organization (PTSCO) and the First Hose Company of Boonsboro received $750 each as part of a new municipal granting program. The PTSCO supports education at …

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Community Foundation Donors Sponsor Film SCREENAGERS

Posted on:Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 @ 8:48 am

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The Community Foundation announces the sponsorship of two screenings of the Award-winning movie SCREENAGERS. The 68 minute film focuses on teen struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through funny stories and insights from authors and psychologists, SCREENAGERS illustrates how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can …

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LeVan Healthcare Career Scholarship Presents First Award

Posted on:Friday, October 27th, 2017 @ 9:12 am

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The LeVan Healthcare Career Scholarship recently awarded $1,000 to Brittany Stevenson-Payne. This scholarship was created at the Community Foundation of Washington County MD for graduates of Boonsboro High School who planned to obtain a degree in a health-related field. Brittany graduated from Boonsboro High School in 2013 and currently attends Hagerstown Community College. She is …

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Helen and Gene Kline Scholarship Presented at HCC

Posted on:Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 @ 8:49 am

The Helen and Gene Kline Scholarship recently awarded $500 to Cheryl Weaver. The Klines established this scholarship at the Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. in 2005 to benefit students enrolled at Hagerstown Community College majoring in education or engineering. Weaver is pursuing her Associate’s Degree in Elementary Education/Special Education. She has 15 years …

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Applications Available for Andrew Bryan Farnen Fund for Gifted and Talented Youth

Posted on:Friday, October 20th, 2017 @ 12:20 pm

The Andrew Bryan Farnen Fund for Gifted and Talented Youth, a component fund of the Community Foundation of Washington County, announces the availability of applications for its annual grant to a high school or college student with a strong desire to learn and create through the visual arts, musical performance, mathematics or computer science/technology. This …

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Applications Open for George R. Moore Wildlife Preservation Fund

Posted on:Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 @ 9:40 am

The Community Foundation of Washington County MD announces the availability of applications for the George R. Moore Wildlife Preservation Fund. This grant will make its first annual award of $1,200 to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Washington County, Maryland, involved in wildlife preservation. George Moore was a farmer and an educator who passed away in …

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Teen Pregnancy Prevention Fund Awards $1,700 to Three Nonprofit Organizations

Posted on:Friday, September 22nd, 2017 @ 11:10 am

The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Endowment Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation presented its second year of grants today. Three nonprofit organizations received money to support programs and education addressing teen pregnancy and unsafe sexual practices in teens. The nonprofits included Boys and Girls Club of Washington County, Community Free Clinic and Together with …

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Free Wills & Estate Planning Seminar at The Women’s Club

Posted on:Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 @ 9:03 am

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The Community Foundation of Washington County will hold a free wills and estate planning seminar at the Women’s Club on S. Prospect Street on Tuesday, September 19 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Attorney Chester Hobbs of Dolina/Hobbs, LLC will discuss the basic components of a will and other important end of life documents. For more information on this …

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Smithsburg High Gives Away CFWC Scholarships

Posted on:Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 @ 10:55 am

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The Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. presented the following scholarships at Smithsburg High School’s Senior Awards Ceremony:  Mitchell Akers Leopard Spirit Scholarship of $1,000 each to Quinn Beck-Schmieder and Nicholas Shirey. Charas Heurich Memorial Scholarship of $350 to Quinn Wandalowski. Hub City Raven’s Roost #124 Inc. “4th and 29” Scholarship of $1,000 to …

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