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The Black Philanthropy Circle of Howard County
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The Black Philanthropy Circle of Howard County

In today’s world, philanthropy plays a crucial role in addressing the unmet needs of communities around the globe. However, it is vital to recognize that different communities have unique challenges and requirements. That is why initiatives like the Black Philanthropy Circle of Howard County are so significant. This giving circle, established at the Community Foundation…

Carlessia Hussein Named 2023 Philanthropist of the Year
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Carlessia Hussein Named 2023 Philanthropist of the Year

Dr. Carlessia Hussein believes, by virtue of circumstances beyond their control, that some children need additional help to reach their full potential. Thanks to her vision and philanthropic leadership, 307 Howard County boys have received an extra opportunity over the past eight years. For her key role in helping to make Howard County a better…

Important Year-End Giving Information
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Important Year-End Giving Information

As we approach the end of the year, it’s the perfect time to plan ahead and make a difference in our community. The season of giving is upon us, and there’s no better way to support Howard County nonprofits than through the Community Foundation of Howard County. You can support the mission of the foundation,…

Josephine Bangura Earns “Amanda & Jill Dean Direct Service Professional” Award
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Josephine Bangura Earns “Amanda & Jill Dean Direct Service Professional” Award

Josephine Bangura, a direct service professional at The Arc of Howard County, was presented with the Amanda and Jill Dean Direct Service Professional Award at the Community Foundation of Howard County’s Annual Dinner & Celebration of Philanthropy on December 5 at Turf Valley Resort. The Amanda and Jill Dean Direct Service Professional Award was established…

Carlessia Hussein and Howard Hughes Holdings, Inc. Named Philanthropists of the Year by the Community Foundation of Howard County
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Carlessia Hussein and Howard Hughes Holdings, Inc. Named Philanthropists of the Year by the Community Foundation of Howard County

The Community Foundation of Howard County is proud to announce that Carlessia Hussein and Howard Hughes Holdings, Inc. have been named the Philanthropists of the Year for their outstanding commitment to making a positive impact in our community. This esteemed recognition is awarded annually to an individual and an organization that have demonstrated extraordinary dedication…

Maryland Women’s Heritage Center Launches New Fund at CFHoCo
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Maryland Women’s Heritage Center Launches New Fund at CFHoCo

The Maryland Women’s Heritage Center is the newest of many non-profit agency funds at the Community Foundation of Howard County. The newly created Maryland Women’s Heritage Center Legacy Fund is pooled and invested along with hundreds of other CFHoCo funds to provide a permanent, reliable source of income to support the long-term sustainability and ongoing…

Qualified Charitable Distribution from IRA: A Tax Strategy for Philanthropy
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Qualified Charitable Distribution from IRA: A Tax Strategy for Philanthropy

Are you looking for a tax-efficient way to make a difference in your community? If you have an Individual Retirement Account (IRA), you may want to consider a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD). This powerful tax strategy allows you to support causes close to your heart while reducing your taxable income. In this blog post, we…

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…

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…