Mary K. Bowman Fund Awards More Than $60,000

The Mary K. Bowman Fund for Historical and Fine Arts, a fund of the Community Foundation, presented its 2015 grants to 13 local nonprofits at the Miller House, Washington County Historical Society. This year’s fund granted $61,249 to the nonprofit recipients. The Mary K. Bowman Fund provides financial support for current charitable and educational initiatives that preserve and maintain historical and cultural properties in Washington County. It also promotes the fine arts, history and historic preservation while encouraging the interest in and study of such matters.

  • Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Foundation, Inc.: $500 to purchase supplies for the Summer Arts Academy.
  • Boys & Girls Club of Washington County: $2,000 for the National Fine Arts Exhibit Program.
  • First Hagerstown Hose Company: $8,000 for the Museum of Firefighting History.
  • Fort Ritchie Community Center: $3,200 for the Summer Arts & History Initiative.
  • Hagerstown Aviation Museum: $10,000 for the Facilities Study Project.
  • Hagerstown Day Nursery: $3,800 for the children to attend Kinder Konzerts, have a restaurant experience and visit the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts.
  • Maryland Symphony Orchestra: $7,500 to support the 2015-2016 Kinder Konzert series.
  • Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ (Trinity UCC): $3,800 to restore and enhance the William Boone Family Gravesite, the co-founder of Boonesborough.
  • W House: $1,436 to purchase supplies for Recovery Through Art.
  • Washington County Arts Council: $1,000 for the Art Educators of Washington County 2016 Exhibit.
  • Washington County Free Library: $10,220 for the Historic Newspaper Indexing Project.
  • Washington County Historical Society: $2,250 for the Washington County Vintage Film Preservation Project.
  • Washington County Museum of Fine Arts: $11,543 to support three Youth Art Education Programs during 2015-16.