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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…

Community Foundation of Howard County Announces 2022 Scholarship Recipients
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Community Foundation of Howard County Announces 2022 Scholarship Recipients

The Community Foundation of Howard County has awarded 35 scholarships to 32 Howard County students with an approximate value of $78,500. The awards come after a thorough review process of applications and scholarship committee recommendations. “These scholarships are another example of the many donors in our caring community and the value they place on education,”…

Reservoir and Wilde Lake Graduates Named Recipients of Inaugural Nikole Hannah-Jones Scholarship
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Reservoir and Wilde Lake Graduates Named Recipients of Inaugural Nikole Hannah-Jones Scholarship

The Community Foundation of Howard County has announced Dylan Bradford and Mia Swaby-Rowe as the inaugural winners of the Nikole Hannah-Jones Scholarship Award program. Established by The Howard Hughes Corporation® in honor of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of the “1619 Project” for The New York Times Magazine, the scholarship promotes the values of…

CFHoCo Announces 2022 Community Grant Awards
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CFHoCo Announces 2022 Community Grant Awards

The Community Foundation of Howard County (CFHoCo) has announced its 2022 community grant awards supporting nonprofits throughout Howard County, Maryland. A total of $200,000 will be distributed across 45 nonprofit organizations to improve the lives of residents across the community. “The Community Foundation of Howard County is pleased to work with so many amazing nonprofits…

Save the Dates for CFHoCo 2022 Events
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Save the Dates for CFHoCo 2022 Events

We sure hope to see more of you in 2022. Please reserve these dates for important foundation events. Thursday, May 26 – 2022 Spring Party Join us on the grounds of our new home at the Apple Ford Center at Athol Manor for the premier networking event of the season – the annual Community Foundation of Howard County…

Jain Matching Fund to Support Frontline Staff at HCGH
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Jain Matching Fund to Support Frontline Staff at HCGH

The current situation at Howard County General Hospital is exponentially worse than at any earlier point in the pandemic, with more COVID patients, staff vacancies and more staff members who have to call out every day due to being sick with or exposed to COVID. To help the staff that is stretched extremely thin, we are…

CFHoCo “Did You Know” Podcast with Harkins Builders’ Erik Dahlen
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CFHoCo “Did You Know” Podcast with Harkins Builders’ Erik Dahlen

Welcome to “CFHoCo Did You Know,” a podcast that shines a light on significant issues in our community and seeks to connect people, places and organizations to worthy causes across Howard County, Maryland, and beyond. On today’s episode, the Community Foundation’s director of development, marketing and communications, Dan Flynn, sits down with Erik Dahlen, a…

The Next 50 Campaign
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The Next 50 Campaign

Established in celebration of CFHoCo’s 50th Anniversary in 2019, The Next 50 Fund seeks to endow lasting support for the primary mission of the foundation as it moves into its second half-century. With a target of $1 million, The Next 50 campaign will help to significantly expand our capacity and set the foundation up to…

CFHoCo Annual Dinner Set for Thursday, Dec. 2
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CFHoCo Annual Dinner Set for Thursday, Dec. 2

It’s Showtime! Join us on December 2 at 6 p.m. as we host our virtual Broadway-themed Annual Dinner and Celebration of Philanthropy. Tickets are on sale for $50, and your purchases are fully tax-deductible donations to the community foundation. Your critical support helps us continue our mission to connect people, places and organizations to worthy…

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…