The Community Foundation of Howard County, which raises, manages and distributes funds to support Howard County nonprofits, named Regina M. Clay and Carlos U. Rodriguez to the foundation’s board of trustees. Clay and Rodriquez join 18 other local community volunteers on the foundation board.
Regina M. Clay manages external affairs for CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, where she maintains relationships with government officials, civic and business leaders and community groups. She represents the health insurance provider in navigating legislative, economic and business issues and provides input to senior leadership. In addition, Clay provides organizational consulting. Previously, she was the Howard County district manager for U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings. Clay holds a master’s degree from Howard University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia.
Carlos U. Rodriguez is principal and head of fiduciary tax services for Brown Advisory, an investment and strategic advisory firm. Previously, he was a supervisor for Rosen, Sapperstein & Friedlander. Rodriguez serves on the board of directors and membership committee for the Howard County Estate Planning Council and as a governing member of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. His past board service includes work for the Casey Cares Foundation, Best Buddies Maryland and Live Baltimore. Rodriguez is a certified public accountant and holds a master’s degree from University of Baltimore’s Merrick School of Business and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
The Community Foundation of Howard County serves as a knowledgeable, trusted partner that forges connections between donors and nonprofit organizations to provide impactful investments in Howard County. Since 2020, the foundation has awarded more than $6.5 million through more than 1,000 grants to organizations delivering human service, arts and cultural, educational and civic programs. Money for the grant programs comes primarily from income generated by the foundation’s endowment supported by more than 365 funds established by Howard County businesses, families and individuals. For more information, visit CFHoCo.org or call 410-730-7840.