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New Cultural Center Information Session
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New Cultural Center Information Session

On November 3 the collaborative team working to bring a fabulous new cultural center and housing complex to downtown Columbia hosted a public information session. Hosted by the Community Foundation of Howard County, the session allows you to hear from project stakeholders, see a virtual tour with the architects and learn more about this innovative…

Community Foundation of Howard County names board president
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Community Foundation of Howard County names board president

The Community Foundation of Howard County, which raises, manages and distributes funds to support nonprofit organizations in Howard County, named Steven D. Sass chair of the board of trustees. Sass works as a bankruptcy attorney and trustee in commercial bankruptcy cases, having previously spent more than 20 years at Dun & Bradstreet subsidiaries and successor…

Foundation Board Reunion
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Foundation Board Reunion

The foundation welcomed back former volunteers from the Board of Trustees and working committees for a virtual Board Reunion. It was a good opportunity to reconnect and give a status report on the current state of the foundation. Attendees heard from Board Chair, Steven Sass, and were shown a presentation from the foundation staff led…

OhanaHC, Matthew Plantz Awarded Annual CFHoCo Philanthropy Honors
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OhanaHC, Matthew Plantz Awarded Annual CFHoCo Philanthropy Honors

The Community Foundation of Howard County awarded its top philanthropy honors to OhanaHC and Matthew Plantz at its Annual Dinner and Celebration of Philanthropy. The event, held virtually, recapped one of the most pivotal years in the foundation’s history and provided an opportunity to highlight the tremendous work being done by nonprofits in Howard County.…

Congratulations 2021 Changemaker Challenge Winners!
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Congratulations 2021 Changemaker Challenge Winners!

Total of $60,000 awarded to big ideas for social change during social impact competition (Columbia, Md.) – The Horizon Foundation, United Way of Central Maryland, the Community Foundation of Howard County and the Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County awarded a total of $60,000 at the 2021 Changemaker Challenge, an event focused on sparking innovation…

Apple Ford Center at Athol Manor Ribbon Cutting
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Apple Ford Center at Athol Manor Ribbon Cutting

The Community Foundation of Howard County celebrated and showcased its spectacular new home – the Apple Ford Center at Athol Manor – with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 4, 2021. Highlights from the sunny and warm October afternoon included a proclamation from Howard County Executive Calvin Ball, guided tours of the renovated and restored…

WE’VE MOVED!
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WE’VE MOVED!

The next chapter of our story begins at the beautifully renovated and restored Athol Manor. As of August 30, 2021, the Apple Ford Center at Athol Manor is officially the home of the Community Foundation of Howard County. One of the oldest residential properties in Howard County, Athol Manor was built from 1732 to 1740…

Apple Ford Donates $400,000 to Community Foundation of Howard County
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Apple Ford Donates $400,000 to Community Foundation of Howard County

Community Foundation to move to The Apple Ford Center at Athol Manor this fall The Community Foundation of Howard County, which raises, manages and distributes funds to support Howard County nonprofits, received $400,000 from Apple Ford, a car dealership in Columbia, for the foundation’s endowed fund supporting the mission and operating costs of the foundation…

Hima and Rajiv Jain Establish the Jain Matching Fund for India COVID Relief
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Hima and Rajiv Jain Establish the Jain Matching Fund for India COVID Relief

Did You Know . . . That the largest group of foreign-born residents in Howard County are classified by the Asian Indian. The second largest group of foreign-born residents are Korean. That in India more than a million cases of COVID-19 were recorded over three days alone, and thousands have died.  That hospitals and medical…

One Woman’s Perspective on Black Lives Matter
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One Woman’s Perspective on Black Lives Matter

Growing up in Washington, D.C. from the days of overt segregation in the 1950’s and 60’s, through the civil rights movement during the late 60’s and 70’s, I grew accustomed to images of brutality against Blacks. On August 28, 1955, 14-year-old Emmett Till was accused of flirting with a 21-year old White woman in a store…