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Community Grant Applications Accepted Beginning Oct. 2
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Community Grant Applications Accepted Beginning Oct. 2

The Community Foundation of Howard County will begin accepting applications for its annual community grants program on Monday, October 2. Community grants play a crucial role in enhancing the quality of life in our county. They provide much-needed funds to various nonprofit organizations and community projects that are dedicated to improving the well-being of our…

Staff Profile: Jay Vidyarthi
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Staff Profile: Jay Vidyarthi

What do you do at the Community Foundation? I run operations at the Foundation. Anything related to keeping the lights on ends up on my messy desk. What do you love about Howard County? People are so neighborly. I popped into my barber’s shop to tell him that my neighbor recommended the same TV show…

Community Foundation of Howard County Announces 2023 Scholarship Recipients
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Community Foundation of Howard County Announces 2023 Scholarship Recipients

The Community Foundation of Howard County announces 25 scholarship awards to 23 impressive Howard County graduating seniors. The awards come after a thorough review process of applications and scholarship committee recommendations. “The 2023 scholarships were awarded to exceptional individuals who demonstrated outstanding academic achievements, leadership qualities, excellence in extracurricular activities and a strong commitment to…

River Hill’s Arthur Wang Highlights 2023 CFHoCo Scholarship Recipients
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River Hill’s Arthur Wang Highlights 2023 CFHoCo Scholarship Recipients

In the realm of academic excellence and community involvement, Arthur Wang stands out as an exceptional individual. Having recently been awarded both the Lance Christopher Mercy Scholar-Athlete Scholarship and the Amanda Post “AmandaWins” River Hill High School Student-Athlete Scholarship from the Community Foundation of Howard County, Arthur’s accomplishments extend far beyond his academic and athletic…

Board of Trustees Profile: Marcy Leonard
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Board of Trustees Profile: Marcy Leonard

Where did you grow up? Go to school? I am a Howard County kid who never left Columbia! I attended Stevens Forest and Jeffers Hill Elementary Schools, Owen Brown and Clarksville Middle Schools, and I am a proud Atholton High School graduate. My undergraduate degree is from Haverford College and master’s degree is from Wake…

Nicholas S. Dahl Charitable Fund
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Nicholas S. Dahl Charitable Fund

ABOUT NIC Nicholas S. Dahl, born April 8, 1992, was a bright, passionate, effervescent and caring person. Nic loved everyone and everyone loved him. He enjoyed exploring the world, including spending a year abroad in Spain and China during college. He traveled more continents and countries than his parents combined, but New York City was…

One Woman’s Perspective… Roe v. Wade Before, During and After
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One Woman’s Perspective… Roe v. Wade Before, During and After

I graduated from high school in 1968. Martin Luther King had just been murdered in Memphis, Bobby Kennedy was murdered in a hotel in Los Angeles, the Viet Nam war was raging, American cities were burning, large swaths of public schools were still segregated and Pope Paul VI issued Humanae Vitae, reaffirming the Roman Catholic…

Impacting Youth through Thoughtful Philanthropy
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Impacting Youth through Thoughtful Philanthropy

Dr. Carlessia Hussein believes, by virtue of circumstances beyond their control, that some children need additional help to reach their full potential. This summer 74 Howard County boys will have an extra opportunity because of her vision and philanthropic leadership. The Carlessia Hussein Minority Scholarship fund was established at the Community Foundation of Howard County…

Board of Trustees Profile: Steve Sass
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Board of Trustees Profile: Steve Sass

Where did you grow up? Go to school? I was raised on Long Island (N.Y.). My parents moved out there from the Bronx when I was six months old. My brothers and I attended public school in Valley Stream/Franklin Square in Nassau County. I first left Long Island for college, earning a B.S. degree in…