10th Annual Washington County Gives Brings $590,569 to Community Nonprofits


The Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. announced that Washington County Gives, their 24-hour online giving day initiative, raised $590,569 in online donations, matching funds and prizes for participating nonprofit organizations. The event saw 2,147 unique donors giving to one or more of the 91 participants.

Grace Academy raised the most dollars and were followed by Cedar Ridge Children’s Home & School in second place and Maryland Theatre Association, Inc. in third place. Finishing these twenty-four hours of online giving, by placing in the top ten were Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Boys & Girls Club of Washington County, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Girls Inc. of Washington County, Leadership Washington County, Hospice of Washington County, and Humane Society of Washington County, in that order. For a complete list of rankings, visit washingtoncountygives.org/leaderboards.

“Washington County really showed up to support this year, as so much is getting back to normal. It’s great to see that the spirit of giving is not only back, but thriving more than ever,” said Community Foundation Director of Marketing and Communications Tim Luipersbeck.

This May 10th “Day of Giving” was the tenth consecutive year that The Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. managed this philanthropic initiative. It presents annual opportunities for Washington County nonprofits to raise unrestricted dollars for their organization. Designed to be an exciting and unifying community effort, Washington County Gives also presents the chance for nonprofits to discover and engage new donors by sharing their mission. $77,000 of this year’s overall amount consists of matching dollars and prizes distributed to participants.

One unique prize was awarded to the “Rookie of the Year”, a random drawing of first-time participants. Camp Ritchie Museum, Inc. took home this award.

“We set a goal this year of raising a half million dollars on this giving day, and we are overwhelmed by just how generous Washington County is. We are a community that truly lifts up nonprofits, proving without a doubt that we are committed to creating and supporting real change here at home,” says Community Foundation President & CEO Stacey Crawford.

For more information on Washington County Gives, please visit washingtoncountygives.org. For a full list of prize recipients, visit washingtoncountygives.org/prizes.