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Teen Pregnancy Prevention Fund Awards $1,800 to Three Nonprofit Organizations

Posted on:Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 @ 1:42 pm

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The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation of Washington County MD, presented its fourth annual grant to three local nonprofit organizations. Each grant will support programs and education addressing teen pregnancy and unsafe sexual practices in teens. The nonprofit recipients included Boys and Girls Club of Washington County, Community Free …

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George R. Moore Wildlife Preservation Grant Awarded

Posted on:Thursday, September 26th, 2019 @ 11:12 am

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The Community Foundation of Washington County MD awarded the third annual grant from the George R. Moore Wildlife Preservation Fund to both the Beaver Creek Watershed Association, Inc. and Washington County Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF). George Moore was a farmer and educator who passed away in 2013. His estate created the …

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Elizabeth Niemyer Cat Fund Presents Four Grants

Posted on:Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 @ 11:12 am

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The Elizabeth Niemyer Cat Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation of Washington County MD, presented four grants of more than $4,000 to Into the Wild Cat Rescue, a Division of for Otis Sake; Kitty Angels; PurrHaven and S&K Feline Furbabies Rescue. This designated endowment fund was created with a gift from the Elizabeth …

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Applications Available for Bill Dorsey Scholarship for Barbara Ingram School for the Arts

Posted on:Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 @ 10:40 am

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The Bill Dorsey Scholarship, a component fund of the Community Foundation of Washington County MD, announces the availability of applications for Washington County students enrolled at Barbara Ingram School for the Arts (BISFA) as a sophomore, junior or senior. Preference is given to students with a concentration in dance or vocal performance. This scholarship of …

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Long-time Educator Martin Nikirk Creates Scholarship Fund

Posted on:Friday, August 23rd, 2019 @ 9:15 am

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Martin Nikirk recently set up a testamentary scholarship fund at the Community Foundation of Washington County MD. The fund will commence with a gift from Martin’s estate when he passes away. Martin received a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education from Shepherd University and a Master of Education from Western Maryland College. He was the …

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Community Foundation Presents Scholarship at Hagerstown Community College

Posted on:Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 @ 10:07 am

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The Community Foundation of Washington County MD recently awarded the Helen and Gene Kline Scholarship worth $600 to Kristen Miller at Hagerstown Community College (HCC). The Klines established this scholarship at the Community Foundation in 2005 to benefit students enrolled at HCC majoring in education or engineering. Miller is currently pursuing her associate degree in …

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Kevin Barkdoll Livestock Memorial Fund Created at Community Foundation

Posted on:Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 @ 10:41 am

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Christine and Jason Barkdoll recently established the Kevin Barkdoll Livestock Memorial Fund at the Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. to memorialize Kevin who passed away in 2016. Kevin was born in Hagerstown and graduated from Boonsboro High School. He received his Associate of Arts degree from Hagerstown Community College and his Bachelor of …

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Community Foundation Welcomes Two New Board Members

Posted on:Saturday, August 10th, 2019 @ 10:02 am

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The Community Foundation of Washington County MD elected Ed Lough and Sabina Spicher as its two newest board of trustee members at a recent board meeting. Ed H. Lough, LUTCF, CLTC, has worked as a financial advisor at Northwestern Mutual for 28 years. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Frostburg State …

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Gene Wiles Grant Awarded to Jacob Reiter at Ag Expo

Posted on:Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 @ 10:12 am

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The Community Foundation of Washington County MD and the Wiles family presented the Gene Wiles Memorial Award of $1,250 to Jacob Reiter during the Washington County Ag Expo & Fair’s 4H/FFA Market Sale. The Wiles’ family and local community created this fund to honor Gene and his love for agriculture. The award offers financial support …

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Donors Step up to Purchase New Air Conditioning Unit for Holly Place

Posted on:Thursday, August 1st, 2019 @ 8:36 am

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The Community Foundation of Washington County quickly facilitated a collaborative funding effort between several of its donor-advised fundholders to raise $4,800 for the purchase of a new air conditioning unit at Holly Place. Holly Place is an assisted living facility that provides affordable housing and supportive services to 15 low-income senior citizens. Discovering their first …

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