Leadership Council Award

2017 applications will be accepted through August 15.

Leadership Council Award

This $1,000 award recognizes a next generation person (25-45) who serves as a member of a nonprofit board in Howard County and has exemplified leadership and commitment to the organization and to the community.

The award will be presented at the Community Foundation of Howard County’s Annual Dinner on November 16 at Turf Valley.  Additionally, the organization will receive two complimentary tickets to the Annual Dinner and will be provided with table space in which to set up a display.

About the Leadership Council

The Foundation Leadership Council was created in 2008 to extend the Foundation’s outreach to the community, to enhance the Foundation’s asset development capacity and to draw upon the knowledge, abilities and experience of key friends of the Foundation. Its membership consists of 15-20 persons with a demonstrated commitment to the Foundation’s mission and a willingness to use their time and talents to further that mission. The founding members are the former chairs of the Foundation’s Board of Directors and invited stakeholders.

Eligibility Criteria

A person between the ages of 25-45 who is a member of a nonprofit board in Howard County who has served a minimum of one year and has exemplified leadership and commitment to the organization and to the community. The nonprofit must (a) provide services in Howard County; (b) have 501(c)(3) IRS designation, and (c) have a mission focused on education, human services, the arts, cultural activities, or the environment.

Nomination Process

Either the Executive Director or the President of the Board of Trustees/Directors of the organization must complete the application and submit it, along with a copy of the organization’s IRS Letter of Determination, to the Community Foundation of Howard County via the online application below.

Applicants will receive a confirmation email indicating receipt of the application.

Due Date

Nominations are to be submitted by the organization’s executive director or board chair by 5:00 p.m. on August 15, 2017.


The Foundation staff is available to assist you throughout this process and welcomes your questions and comments. Please contact the Foundation’s Director of Programs, Tracy Locke‐Kitt, by phone, 410‐730‐7840 or via email, grants@CFHoCo.org.

The Casey and Pebble Willis Making A Difference Award

  • Include a description of the targeted population (e.g. middle-school aged children, elderly residents, etc.) and how many participated, the project's timetable (e.g. a three-week program two hours twice a week), where the project took place, personnel involved, the activity itself (e.g. wellness classes, free dental exams for the homeless, etc.):
  • Describe how the impact was measured and include specific details (e.g. these two children tutored by a retired teacher living at Vantage House improved their reading grades from a C to an A.).
  • Accepted file types: pdf, jpg, png, doc.
  • I certify that the information contained in this application and its attachments are complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge.