O’s Game For #ECStrong

O’s Game For #ECStrong

The Baltimore Orioles are supporting Ellicott City flood relief at an upcoming game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. $5 of every ticket sold will benefit the Ellicott City Partnership and the Howard County Community Relief Fund. Friday, September 23rd at 7:05 p.m. vs. Arizona Diamondbacks  Orioles T-Shirt for All fans Post-Game Fireworks presented by Johns Hopkins Advantage…

Grassroots, CFHoCo Working With Flood Victims

Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center has learned that there are about 20 households seeking housing assistance. All beds in Grassroots are currently filled, and funds are needed to temporarily house these families in local motels. The cost of a hotel room for one week ranges from $350 to $450. Some generous families in Howard County have…

Community Foundation of Howard County requests Philanthropist of the Year nominations

The Community Foundation of Howard County requests nominations for its fifth annual Howard County Philanthropist of the Year awards. Nomination forms are available at www.cfhoco.hocomojo.org and due Aug. 15. Philanthropist of the Year awards recognize an individual or family and a business or organization in Howard County each year that have shown leadership in philanthropy…

Community Foundation of Howard County names new board members, officers

The Community Foundation of Howard County, which partners with donors to reach their philanthropic goals and raises, manages and distributes funds to support Howard County nonprofits, named new members and officers of the foundation’s board of trustees. The foundation’s new board members include: Daniel Medinger is owner and president of Advertising Media Plus, a full-service…

Murder in Howard County

Did you know . . . That Luisa “Lu” Brant is the newly elected, and first female, state’s attorney of Howard County, Maryland? That in 1981 her 18 year old brother AJ, saved his best friend at the cost of another man’s life. That Lu is about to bring to trial a drifter accused of…

New scholarship established with Community Foundation of Howard County

COLUMBIA, Md.—The Community Foundation of Howard County, which raises, manages and distributes funds to support Howard County nonprofits, introduced the Carlessia Hussein Scholarship to support African-American and Latino middle school boys in Howard County participating in community programs. “It is important for males in this age group to build life skills and establish an identity,…

Millie Bailey Fund established with Community Foundation of Howard County

COLUMBIA, Md.—Mary and Earl Armiger established a designated permanent fund at the Community Foundation of Howard County called the Millie Bailey Fund. Designated permanent funds benefit one or more predetermined organizations every year into the future. The Armigers established the fund in November in honor of local Howard County philanthropist Vivian “Millie” Bailey as part…

Community Foundation of Howard County holds 34th annual Spring Party

COLUMBIA, Md.—The Community Foundation of Howard County, which raises, manages and distributes funds to support Howard County nonprofits, will hold its 34th annual Spring Party on Wednesday, May 18, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College. Proceeds from the event will benefit the foundation’s programs…

Setting Up a Philanthropy Account During Tax Season

It’s often only as we gather our tax paperwork in February and March that we really take stock of organizations to which we have already made donations during the previous year, which ones we still want to support, and still stay within our financial goals for charitable giving. Many of us have a checking account…

Community Foundation of Howard County grants $245,300 to nonprofits

COLUMBIA, Md.—The Community Foundation of Howard County, which raises, manages and distributes funds to support nonprofit organizations, gave $245,300 in grants to 36 nonprofits in Howard County. Grants come from the foundation’s community grants program, which combines operational and project requests into one funding cycle. “This year’s grantees serve a wide range of Howard County…