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Valentina Macarisin Memorial Scholarship Created at Community Foundation

Posted on:Thursday, July 5th, 2018 @ 9:07 am

Valentina Macarisin

The Miller and Macarisin families recently created the Valentina Macarisin Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation to memorialize Valentina who passed away in 2014 from leukemia. Valentina attended Smithsburg Middle School. Remembered for her artistic spirit, she had a passion for photography and singing and dreamed of attending Barbara Ingram School for the Arts. …

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Women’s Giving Circle Awards More Than $14,000 in Grants

Posted on:Monday, June 25th, 2018 @ 11:19 am

Valor Ministries-website

The Women’s Giving Circle, a component fund of the Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc., awarded nine grants to the following organizations in June: Beacon House; Boys & Girls Club of Washington County; Brooke’s House; CASA, Inc. – Citizens Assisting & Sheltering the Abused; Girls Inc. of Washington County; Lasting Change; Salvation Army; Valor …

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Applications Now Open for Gene Wiles Memorial Fund Grant

Posted on:Monday, June 4th, 2018 @ 10:04 am

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The Gene Wiles Memorial Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc., has applications available for its annual grant which provides financial support through a qualifying organization to a young adult from Washington County, Maryland, or the surrounding area, pursuing an agricultural endeavor. Applicants must be between the ages of 16 …

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Mary K. Bowman Fund for Historical and Fine Arts Grants More than $66,000 to Local Nonprofits

Posted on:Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 @ 9:03 am

MK Bowman Group

The Mary K. Bowman Fund for Historical and Fine Arts, a fund of the Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. presented its 2018 grants at the C&O Canal in Williamsport. The Mary K. Bowman Fund provides financial support for current charitable and educational initiatives that preserve and maintain historical and cultural properties in Washington …

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Stacey Crawford Becomes New President/CEO of Community Foundation

Posted on:Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 @ 12:59 pm

S. Crawford

The Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. announces Stacey Crawford as its new president/CEO. Stacey replaces Brad Sell, who retired from the Foundation after 16 years. Stacey has both a Bachelor and Master of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Towson University. She also has a Master of Science in Strategic Leadership with …

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Community Foundation Awards $126,000 in Grants to Local Nonprofits

Posted on:Friday, March 16th, 2018 @ 9:25 am

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The Community Foundation of Washington County MD presented its 2018 responsive grants to 21 local nonprofits at the Discovery Station on March 15. Total dollars for this year’s grants equaled $126,415. The Foundation has granted more than $1 million since this program’s inception 15 years ago. The grants committee awarded grants to Washington County nonprofits …

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Washington County Historical Society Wins Community Foundation’s Forward Funding Challenge

Posted on:Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 @ 11:20 am

Winners-Judges

The Washington County Historical Society won the Community Foundation of Washington County MD’s second annual Forward Funding Challenge. The Historical Society will use their grant of $3,000 to turn the Miller House and Gardens into a special event venue for showers, luncheons and birthday parties. They plan to purchase additional food storage and preparation items, …

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Community Foundation Has $90,000 Available in Scholarships

Posted on:Friday, February 23rd, 2018 @ 12:54 pm

The Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. has 70 scholarships available totaling more than $90,000 to local students preparing for a post-secondary education. The Foundation encourages all public, private, homeschool and nontraditional students who live in Washington County, Maryland, to apply for these scholarships. Applicants can apply for more than one, but should note …

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Andrew Bryan Farnen Fund Awards South Hagerstown High School Student

Posted on:Monday, February 5th, 2018 @ 10:57 am

Farnen Family-Danielle

The Farnen family recently awarded Danielle Stitely with the Andrew Bryan Farnen Fund for Gifted and Talented Youth, a component fund of the Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. Andrew’s family created this fund in memory of him and his love for both the arts and sciences. The fund assists students with the purchase …

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George R. Moore Wildlife Preservation Fund Awarded to Potomac Valley Audubon Society

Posted on:Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 @ 10:59 am

Sandy Sagalkin-Monarch Alliance

The Community Foundation of Washington County MD awarded the first grant from the George R. Moore Wildlife Preservation Fund to the Monarch Alliance, a program of the Potomac Valley Audubon Society. George Moore was a farmer and educator who passed away in 2013 in Williamsport. His estate created the George R. Moore Wildlife Preservation Fund …

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