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Remembering CFHoCo friend, Doug McGregor
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Remembering CFHoCo friend, Doug McGregor

(courtesy of Dignity Memorial) Doug McGregor of Sanibel Island, Florida, one of the driving forces behind the development of Columbia and the growth of The Rouse Company, died peacefully in his sleep on February 28 in Potomac, Maryland with his family at his side. He was 78 and succumbed to complications from Merkel-cell carcinoma. Douglas…

Juliet Gomez Joins CFHoCo Staff
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Juliet Gomez Joins CFHoCo Staff

The Community Foundation of Howard County, which raises, manages and distributes funds to support Howard County nonprofits, welcomed Juliet Gomez to the staff as executive assistant to the president and CEO, Beverly White-Seals. Juliet supports Beverly with day-to-day administrative details and manages her schedule. Juliet is the primary liaison between the foundation and members of…

CFHoCo Accepting 2021 Community Grants Applications
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CFHoCo Accepting 2021 Community Grants Applications

The Community Foundation of Howard County (CFHoCo) has opened the application process for its 2021 Community Grants Program. The 2021 grants are part of an open grant application process in which any eligible 501(c)3 nonprofit in Howard County may submit a request for funding. “The Community Foundation of Howard County is pleased to work with…

CFHoCo “Did You Know” Podcast with Women’s Giving Circle’s Buffy Beaudoin-Schwartz
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CFHoCo “Did You Know” Podcast with Women’s Giving Circle’s Buffy Beaudoin-Schwartz

CFHoCo’s Dan Flynn sits down with Buffy Beaudoin-Schwartz, the Executive Director of the Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County for an extended conversation for the latest episode of the CFHoCo Did You Know Podcast. The two discuss the importance of women’s philanthropy, giving circles, the history of the WGC in HoCo, the remarkable ERN and the upcoming annual…

Like COVID-19….Hate can be Infectious
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Like COVID-19….Hate can be Infectious

You may have seen in the news recently that Urban Hot Pot, Bonchon, Kung Fu Tea and Corner Bakery in Columbia along with Coal Fire Pizza and East Moon Asian Bistro in Ellicott City all were broken into in the overnight hours. Although not all of these robberies were directed at Asian American entrepreneurs, it’s true that…

Local Philanthropic Organizations Issue Joint Statement on Insurrection at U.S. Capitol
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Local Philanthropic Organizations Issue Joint Statement on Insurrection at U.S. Capitol

HoCoRespond funders denounce heinous attack on nation’s democracy The Community Foundation of Howard County, the Horizon Foundation, the United Way of Central Maryland and the Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County jointly condemn the acts of violence perpetrated on our United States Capitol and our elected leaders on January 6 in a deliberate attempt to…

CFHoCo Celebrates Philanthropy at the Virtual Annual Dinner
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CFHoCo Celebrates Philanthropy at the Virtual Annual Dinner

More than 100 people virtually joined CFHoCo on December 3 for our Annual Dinner. Together, we celebrated philanthropy in Howard County and honored the work of an outstanding organization and individual in our community. CFHoCo presented The Casey and Pebble Willis Making a Difference Award to Girls on Fire Mentoring and Leadership Program of Maryland…

Howard County Funders Announce Another $201,000 in COVID-19 Emergency Grants
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Howard County Funders Announce Another $201,000 in COVID-19 Emergency Grants

HoCoRespond has awarded more than $600,000 to Howard County nonprofits in 2020 The Community Foundation of Howard County, Horizon Foundation,  United Way of Central Maryland and Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County today announced $201,000 in emergency grants to 15 Howard County nonprofits addressing COVID-19 needs. The collaborative effort that began in March, called HoCoRespond,…

Remembering CFHoCo friend, Bob Moon
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Remembering CFHoCo friend, Bob Moon

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of longtime Columbia resident and supporter of the Community Foundation of Howard County, Robert J. Moon. Mr. Moon, 81, died Nov. 18, 2020, of complications from pneumonia. Bob was born in Cherryvale, KS, on July 7, 1939, and spent his formative years…

CFHoCo partners with Bushel and a Peck for fun Annual Dinner dining experience
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CFHoCo partners with Bushel and a Peck for fun Annual Dinner dining experience

We’re pleased to partner with Bushel and a Peck to provide a shared food and beverage experience during our virtual Annual Dinner on Thursday, December 3! Bushel and a Peck, the latest Wecker dining experience in Howard County, celebrates all that grows, swims and grazes in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Use this link to place your order and choose…