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Washington County Gives Registration Starts January 28

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

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Registration for Washington County Gives 2019 starts January 28 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. The Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. will host the seventh annual Washington County Gives on May 7, 2019 from midnight to …

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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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St. John’s Shelter for Homeless Families Fund Created at Community Foundation

Posted on:Thursday, December 13th, 2018 @ 9:52 am

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St. John’s Shelter for Homeless Families’ board of directors recently created an agency fund to provide unrestricted financial support to the nonprofit. St. John’s Shelter started 31 years ago as Washington County’s first shelter dedicated to keeping homeless families intact. They provide temporary housing to the families they serve, helping them transition into permanent housing. …

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Community Foundation Presents Scholarships at Hagerstown Community College

Posted on:Monday, November 12th, 2018 @ 9:13 am

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The Community Foundation recently presented two scholarships to students at Hagerstown Community College (HCC). The Helen and Gene Kline Scholarship awarded $600 to Killana Wallace. The Klines established this scholarship at the Community Foundation in 2005 to benefit students enrolled at HCC majoring in education or engineering. Wallace is pursuing her associate’s degree in early …

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Peyton’s Promise Fund

Posted on:Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 @ 11:23 am

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Josh and Casey Swope created the Peyton’s Promise Fund at the Community Foundation of Washington County MD to memorialize Josh’s daughter, Peyton, who passed away in June. Peyton was a student at Northern Middle School, getting ready to start eighth grade. She was a gifted musician and played the clarinet in both the school band …

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

Posted on:Thursday, November 1st, 2018 @ 12:49 pm

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The Andrew Bryan Farnen Fund for Gifted and Talented Youth, a component fund of the Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc., 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 …

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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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