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Applications for Bill Dorsey Scholarship Available

Posted on:Thursday, October 11th, 2018 @ 10:36 am

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The Community Foundation has applications available for students at Barbara Ingram School for the Arts for the Bill Dorsey Scholarship. This scholarship provides a grant of $550 to a student at BISFA to help offset the cost of materials, supplies and other items directly related to their arts discipline. After winning a People’s Choice Award …

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George R. Moore Wildlife Preservation Fund Awarded to The Washington County National Wild Turkey Federation

Posted on:Thursday, September 27th, 2018 @ 11:06 am

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

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Community Foundation Announces Grant Applications

Posted on:Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 @ 10:30 am

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The Community Foundation of Washington County MD announces the availability of grant applications for its 2019 Responsive Grants. This year’s grants focus on the development of a stronger community through high impact programs and initiatives within the following areas: family stability, including financial literacy, employment, mental health and basic needs; youth development with an emphasis …

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

Posted on:Friday, September 21st, 2018 @ 11:23 am

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The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Endowment Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation of Washington County MD recently presented its third year of grants. 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 …

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Washington County Bar Association Presents First Scholarship

Posted on:Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 @ 9:27 am

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The Washington County Bar Association presented its inaugural scholarship of $1,000 to Evan McDonough. This scholarship helps residents of Washington County who are or will be students at the undergraduate or graduate level to assist in the study of the law in pursuit of a legal or paralegal certificate or degree. Applicants must demonstrate a …

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Sarah Burge Becomes New Director of Grants & Donor Relations

Posted on:Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 @ 8:47 am

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The Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. announces Sarah Burge as its new director of grants and donor relations. Sarah has an associate’s degree in business administration from Hagerstown Community College (HCC) and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications/Journalism from Shippensburg University. She also has a Master of Science in Sport Management from California …

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Women’s Club Holds Free Asset Protection Seminar

Posted on:Monday, August 20th, 2018 @ 10:04 am

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The Women’s Club on S. Prospect Street will hold a free asset protection seminar on Wednesday, September 12 from 5:00-6:00 PM. Attorney Michael G. Day, Esq., will discuss the basic components of protecting assets if you or a loved one are going into a nursing home. For more information on this seminar or to make …

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Board of Trustees Create Brad Sell Community Fund

Posted on:Monday, August 6th, 2018 @ 10:11 am

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The Community Foundation of Washington County MD recently created the Brad Sell Community Fund in honor of the past president/CEO. Brad Sell retired from the Foundation in May after 16 years. When Sell began his career there, the organization had $5.7 million in assets, but has grown to $40 million today. The Foundation has distributed …

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Fund for Brooke’s House Created

Posted on:Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 @ 11:24 am

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Established with a gift from Middletown Valley Bank, the Fund for Brooke’s House was recently created at the Community Foundation of Washington County MD This fund will benefit the sober living home for adult women in the early stages of substance abuse recovery in Washington County. Kevin and Dana Simmers started Brooke’s House in memory …

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Gene Wiles Memorial Fund Awarded at Washington County Ag Expo

Posted on:Monday, July 23rd, 2018 @ 9:37 am

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The Community Foundation of Washington County MD and the Wiles family presented the Gene Wiles Memorial Award of $1,000 to Magdalene Green 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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