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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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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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Community Foundation Welcomes Two New Board Members

Posted on:Wednesday, August 7th, 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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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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Teen Pregnancy Prevention Grant Applications Due August 1st

Posted on:Thursday, August 1st, 2019 @ 8:35 am

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The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation of Washington County, has grant applications available for 2019. This annual grant provides financial support to programs and education specifically targeting a decrease in teen pregnancy and unsafe sexual practices in teens. Preference may be given to organizations or programs that offer education …

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George R. Moore Wildlife Preservation Grant Available

Posted on:Friday, July 19th, 2019 @ 10:17 am

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The Community Foundation of Washington County MD has applications open for the George R. Moore Wildlife Preservation Fund. This grant will award $1,300 to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Washington County, Maryland, involved in wildlife preservation. Past recipients include the Washington County Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation and Potomac Valley Audubon Society. George …

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Linda Shelbert Fund Created at Community Foundation

Posted on:Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 @ 10:12 am

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To memorialize Linda Shelbert, who passed away recently, her family created a fund in her name at the Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. Linda was born in Wenatchee, Washington, in 1943 and lived in Hagerstown for almost 30 years. She attended the University of Baltimore. Linda was a Washington County Master Gardner, accomplished …

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Hagerstown Aviation Museum Creates Agency Fund

Posted on:Monday, June 17th, 2019 @ 11:09 am

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The Hagerstown Aviation Museum set up an agency fund at the Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. using a gift from a long-time donor and supporter. This new fund will provide unrestricted financial support for current initiatives of the museum. The mission of the Hagerstown Aviation Museum is to preserve the history of Hagerstown, …

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Andrew Bryan Farnen Fund Awards Brenna Boland

Posted on:Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 @ 1:19 pm

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The Farnen family recently awarded Brenna Boland 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. They hope the grant fosters the imaginations …

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Washington County Gives Brings in More Than $672,000

Posted on:Thursday, June 6th, 2019 @ 12:32 pm

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The Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. announced that Washington County Gives, the 24-hour online giving day, raised $672,211 in donations, matching funds and prizes. The event saw 3,508 gifts go to one or more of the 96 participating nonprofit organizations. The three nonprofits to raise the most dollars included Cedar Ridge Children’s Home …

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