This $1,000 unrestricted award recognizes a next generation person (25-45 year old) 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 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 Board of Directors and invited stakeholders.
The award will be presented at the Community Foundation of Howard County’s Annual Dinner & Celebration of Philanthropy on December 1 when the community gathers virtually to celebrate philanthropy and recognize some of the terrific work being done by local nonprofits.
2021: Matthew Plantz, Howard County Autism Society
2020: Erika Strauss-Chavarria, Columbia Community Care
2019: no award
2018: no award
2017: Yashica Maclin, Community Action Council
2016: Laura Yoo, HoCoPoLitSo
2015: Steve Poynot, Howard County Arts Council
2014: Alice Giles, League of Women Voters (pictured above)
2013: no award
2012: Lara Weathersbee, Domestic Violence Center
2011: Tom Coale, Voices for Children
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 a 501(c)(3) IRS designation, and (c) have a mission focused on education, human services, the arts, cultural activities, or the environment.
Either the Executive Director or the President of the Board of Trustees of the organization must complete the application and send it, along with a copy of the organization’s IRS Letter of Determination, to the Community Foundation of Howard County via email to Grants@CFHoCo.org by 5 p.m. on November 4, 2022.
Applicants will receive a confirmation email indicating receipt of the application.
One individual will be named the recipient and will be honored with a $1,000 unrestricted award, which will be presented at the Community Foundation of Howard County’s Annual Dinner & Celebration of Philanthropy on December 1.
The foundation’s director of grants and community engagement, Dee Athey, is available to assist you throughout this process and welcomes your questions and comments. Dee can be reached by phone, 410-730-7840 or via email, Grants@CFHoCo.org.