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Applications Being accepted for the Gene Wiles Memorial Fund

Posted on:Monday, June 6th, 2022 @ 3:09 pm

Applications are now being accepted for the Gene Wiles Memorial Fund. This award, created in memory of Gene Wiles, will once again provide a grant through a qualifying organization to support a young adult (ages 16-21) from Washington County, Maryland or the surrounding area, who is pursuing an agricultural endeavor. This award is not intended …

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Scholarships Awarded at Williamsport High School

Posted on:Tuesday, May 31st, 2022 @ 11:04 am

Last night at Williamsport High School, we had the pleasure of supporting their Senior Awards Night by awarding nine scholarships! Please join us in congratulating these hard-working recipients: Brendon Colliflower Memorial Scholarship: Jevon Yarbrough Dr. Elizabeth Molina Morgan 2010 National Superintendent of the Year Scholarship: Jenna Murray Jon Christopher Gauss, Jr. Wrestling Scholarship: Zachary Starr …

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Scholarships Awarded at Washington County Technical High School

Posted on:Tuesday, May 31st, 2022 @ 10:59 am

Congratulations to the graduating students of Washington County Technical High School! We attended a recognition ceremony earlier this week, which included awarding of various scholarships. We had the pleasure of awarding the following: Frank M. and Ruth N. Carpenter Family Scholarship: Blake Bettis Doleman Black Heritage Museum Dr. Patricia Wilson-Cone Scholarship: Alexander Greene Jim Deaner …

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Scholarships Awarded at Smithsburg High School

Posted on:Tuesday, May 31st, 2022 @ 8:50 am

Here at the Community Foundation, we’re in full swing for scholarship season! Stacey Crawford, President and CEO, attended Smithsburg High School’s scholarships & honors ceremony and awarded the following. Alongside her, to present a scholarship honoring her late daughter Charas, was Simone Heurich. Charas Heurich Memorial Scholarship: Emma Wilkinson Mitchell Akers Leopard Spirit Scholarship: Madilyn …

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

Posted on:Wednesday, May 11th, 2022 @ 11:46 pm

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 …

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Washington County Gives Kick Off Event Held at Hagerstown City Park Awards $5,500 to Participating Nonprofits

Posted on:Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022 @ 5:51 pm

The Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. has kicked off a week of anticipation leading up to Tuesday, May 10th’s tenth annual Washington County Gives Day of Giving with an official “Kick Off Event” at Hagerstown City Park. Hosted by local personality Ryan Smetzer this event drew attendance of approximately 150 nonprofit representatives, all …

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Endowment Fund Created by Consistory of the Church of the Holy Trinity

Posted on:Tuesday, April 12th, 2022 @ 5:20 pm

It was a significant day at the Community Foundation of Washington County Maryland, Incorporated, as representatives of the Consistory of the Church of the Holy Trinity, United Church of Christ (UCC) met with Community Foundation President & CEO Stacey Crawford to formally create an endowment fund, signifying the official dissolution of the church. A $400,000 …

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Responsive Grants Awards $175,377 to Area Nonprofits

Posted on:Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022 @ 4:45 pm

The Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. awarded its 2022 responsive grant recipients totaling $175,377 to 28 local non-profit organizations. The grants committee selected Washington County nonprofits and programs focused on the development of a stronger community through programs addressing family stability, including all stages of life, financial literacy, employment, mental health, and basic …

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Fund Created for “The House on Jonathan Street Documentary”

Posted on:Thursday, March 10th, 2022 @ 1:13 pm

Fund Created for “The House on Jonathan Street Documentary” A one-hour documentary intended for national distribution to Public Television, and national and international distribution through Amazon Prime, “The House on Jonathan Street” is being supported by a newly-created fund being held by the Community Foundation of Washington County Maryland, Inc. The House on Jonathan Street …

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Community Foundation of Washington County Named 2022 Nonprofit of the Year

Posted on:Friday, February 25th, 2022 @ 2:15 pm

Wednesday, February 23rd, the 23rd Annual Business Awards were held at the Maryland Theatre. That evening, we were excited to learn we were named Washington County Nonprofit of the Year! This award typically comes with a $1,000 winnings check, but we decided to split the winnings between the two finalists we shared this category with: …

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