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Fine Arts Memorial Scholarship Created in Memory of Phyllis Baker

Posted on:Monday, April 8th, 2019 @ 10:05 am

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Brian Baker, Annette Canfield Grove, Coleen Sharon and Kristina Weaver created the Phyllis Baker Fine Arts Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. to memorialize their mother who passed away last year. Phyllis was born in Hagerstown in 1925 and attended Hagerstown High School. Phyllis worked at McCrory’s and Kay …

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Community Foundation Awards More Than $120,000 in Grants to Local Nonprofits

Posted on:Thursday, March 21st, 2019 @ 8:17 pm

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The Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. presented its 2019 responsive grants to 22 local nonprofits at The Arc on March 21. Total dollars for this year’s grants equaled $125,175. The grants committee selected Washington County nonprofits and programs focused on the development of a stronger community through programs addressing the following areas: family …

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2019 Washington County Volunteer Expo

Posted on:Thursday, March 21st, 2019 @ 10:31 am

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Did you know April is National Volunteer Month? The Community Foundation, United Way of Washington County, MD, Court Appointed Special Advocates, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County and Meritus Health are hosting the Washington County Volunteer Expo at Robinwood Professional Center on Wednesday, April 10th from 3pm-7pm. The Volunteer Expo is a free event …

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Community Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

Posted on:Thursday, March 7th, 2019 @ 8:47 am

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The Community Foundation of Washington County MD elected four new members to its board of trustees at a recent board meeting. The new trustees include Todd Baer, Brett McKoy, Tom Newcomer and F. Christian Wright, IV. Todd Baer, a retired, local investor, founded T.A. Baer, Inc., T.A. Baer Logistics, LLC and Warehouse & Terminal Properties, …

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Cedar Ridge Children’s Home & School Wins Community Foundation’s Forward Funding Challenge

Posted on:Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 @ 11:04 am

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Cedar Ridge Children’s Home & School won the Community Foundation of Washington County MD’s third annual Forward Funding Challenge. Cedar Ridge will use their grant of $3,000 to purchase LiveScan Fingerprinting Equipment to use within the organization as well as for other organizations in the local community for a nominal fee to perform digital fingerprinting …

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Washington County Gives Registration Ends March 1

Posted on:Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 @ 10:46 am

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Registration for Washington County Gives 2019 ends March 1 for any nonprofit organization (other than a church, mosque, temple or private foundation) in Washington County, MD, with a 501(c)(3) IRS determination letter who wants to participate in this 24-hour online fundraiser. The Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. will host the seventh annual Washington County …

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Grant Applications Available for Mary K. Bowman Fund for Historical and Fine Arts

Posted on:Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 @ 1:05 pm

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The Mary K. Bowman Fund for Historical and Fine Arts, a component fund of the Community Foundation of Washington County MD, has grant applications available for the 2019 granting cycle. This fund provides financial support for current charitable and educational initiatives that preserve and maintain historical and cultural properties in Washington County. It also promotes …

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Hockey Teams Hold Fundraiser Game for Peyton’s Promise Fund

Posted on:Monday, January 7th, 2019 @ 9:40 am

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The Western MD Blueliners and the Baltimore City Fire Department Hockey Teams will hold a charity hockey game on January 6 at 7:00 PM at the Hagerstown Ice & Sports Complex with all donations going towards Peyton’s Promise Fund. Josh and Casey Swope created Peyton’s Promise Fund at the Community Foundation of Washington County MD …

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Community Foundation Has Over $90,000 Available in Scholarships

Posted on:Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 @ 9:12 am

The Community Foundation of Washington County MD has 85 scholarships available totaling more than $90,000 for 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 that …

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Eliza Baranowski Receives Bill Dorsey Scholarship for the Barbara Ingram School

Posted on:Friday, December 14th, 2018 @ 10:55 am

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Barbara Ingram School for the Arts High School junior Eliza Baranowski received this year’s Bill Dorsey Scholarship for the Barbara Ingram School, a component fund of the Community Foundation of Washington County MD. After winning a People’s Choice Award in 2008, Reverend Janice Dorsey named the endowment established in her honor after her late husband; …

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