Family Members Create the Boomer Harsh Memorial Fund


The family of Donald R. “Boomer” Harsh III, has established the Boomer Harsh Memorial Fund with The Community Foundation of Washington County, Maryland. Intended to honor Boomer’s love for tennis, golf, and his animal companions, this fund will award scholarships to graduating Washington County students with preference given to a student enrolled at Williamsport High School. Preference may be given to students who have participated in either the school golf or tennis teams during their high school years and to students pursuing post-secondary education in veterinary medicine / science, vet tech, or animal studies-related programs.

Boomer, born in Hagerstown on September 23rd 1969, was the son of Donald Ramon Harsh Jr. and Alva Jean (Bowers) Harsh. A Williamsport High School 1987 graduate, he later went on to graduate from Wake Forest University in 1991.

Many years were spent by Boomer enjoying music, playing golf and tennis, and traveling to favorite destinations like Key West, FL. He was a member, and served as President of the Hagerstown Sunrise Rotary Club, in addition to being a member of Fountain Head Country Club and having served several terms on their Board of Directors. Cherished time was spent with his wife Meg and their beloved golden retrievers.

“Our family wanted to create a lasting memorial to Boomer which will benefit students and activities that were dear to Boomer’s heart, mainly tennis, golf, and animals – especially dogs,” said Donald Harsh Jr., of the purpose behind setting up this fund.

To contribute to this fund, a check can be made out to “Community Foundation of Washington County” with “Boomer Harsh Memorial Fund” written in the memo section, and mailed to Community Foundation of Washington County, 37 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD 21740. Online donations can be made by visiting our website and clicking “DONATE NOW” at the top of our homepage.