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Dates Set for 2023 CFHoCo Spring Party, Annual Dinner
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Dates Set for 2023 CFHoCo Spring Party, Annual Dinner

The Community Foundation of Howard County (CFHoCo) has announced the 2023 dates for its two signature fundraising events. The events help raise critical operating funds for the foundation’s mission to connect people, places and organizations to worthy causes across Howard County and beyond. The Spring Party will be held on the evening of Wednesday, May…

2022 Individual Philanthropist of the Year:  Dr. Lillian Bauder forges lifelong path toward social justice and equity
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2022 Individual Philanthropist of the Year: Dr. Lillian Bauder forges lifelong path toward social justice and equity

Dr. Lillian Bauder’s philanthropic life is emblematic of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s reflection, “The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”From a very young age, Dr. Bauder has been bending the moral arc in her personal life, her professional endeavors, and perhaps most of all through her justice-focused philanthropy.…

2022 Corporate Philanthropist of the Year: M&T Bank boosts daily lives for thousands of people
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2022 Corporate Philanthropist of the Year: M&T Bank boosts daily lives for thousands of people

M&T Bank is a corporate powerhouse of giving, not only locally, but across the nation. In 2021, M&T Bank contributed over $33.9 million to more than 3,000 nonprofit organizations across eight states and the District of Columbia. The bank has donated more than $279.4 million to nonprofits over the past decade, and more than $437.5…

Foundation Year-End Giving/Holiday Schedule
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Foundation Year-End Giving/Holiday Schedule

The Community Foundation will be staffed during normal business hours Monday to Friday through December 30 EXCEPT for the following dates to observe the seasonal holidays: Closed Friday, December 24 Closed Monday, December 26 Closed Monday, January 2 *UPDATE- PLEASE NOTE*: Due to a heating issue at Athol Manor and the extreme cold temperatures, the…

Ponce Bequest Ignites Candlelight Concert Society Endowment
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Ponce Bequest Ignites Candlelight Concert Society Endowment

Elsa Ponce had a passion for the performing arts, including classical music and ballet. A longtime supporter of Candlelight Concerts, Elsa also loved reading, art museums, and animals. Originally from Ohio, she resided in Columbia, Maryland, and spent her career at the Social Security Administration at Woodlawn in the office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics.…

Community Foundation of Howard County announces partnership with The Howard Hughes Corporation for December 1st Annual Dinner
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Community Foundation of Howard County announces partnership with The Howard Hughes Corporation for December 1st Annual Dinner

COLUMBIA, Md.—The Community Foundation of Howard County (CFHoCo) has announced that The Howard Hughes Corporation will serve as the presenting sponsor of its Annual Dinner & Celebration of Philanthropy this year. The event will be held at the Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville, Maryland, on Thursday, December 1. The annual event, which highlights the outstanding…

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 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,”…