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Annual Dinner & Celebration of Philanthropy Set for December 5
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Annual Dinner & Celebration of Philanthropy Set for December 5

The Community Foundation of Howard County’s Annual Dinner & Celebration of Philanthropy will take place on Tuesday, December 5* at the Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City. Please join us as we gather for a joyous evening of food, fellowship and philanthropy! The evening starts with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m., followed by a seated dinner…

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure
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An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

“What’s up with John and his hideous new mustache?” Like me, you may have found yourself asking why your neighbor or co-worker is suddenly growing a wild stache. November is not only known for Thanksgiving and the arrival of colder weather, but it is also Men’s Health Awareness Month. “No Shave November” aims to raise…

Board of Trustees Profile: Steve Singh
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Board of Trustees Profile: Steve Singh

Where did you grow up? Go to school? I grew up in the New Jersey suburbs outside of New York City in a town called Aberdeen Township. I went to Penn State for college, earning a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. After Penn State I went to business school and earned an M.B.A. degree from Villanova.…

Donor Story: Maximize Tax Savings and Benefit Your Favorite Causes with Your IRA Distribution
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Donor Story: Maximize Tax Savings and Benefit Your Favorite Causes with Your IRA Distribution

As the end of the year approaches, many individuals like Bobbie find themselves seeking ways to optimize their financial situation while also giving back to their communities. Bobbie has been a dedicated philanthropist, making annual contributions to among other non-profits, her church, a housing charity and a food pantry. However, this year, she discovered a…

Maryland Women’s Heritage Center Launches New Fund at CFHoCo
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Maryland Women’s Heritage Center Launches New Fund at CFHoCo

The Maryland Women’s Heritage Center is the newest of many non-profit agency funds at the Community Foundation of Howard County. The newly created Maryland Women’s Heritage Center Legacy Fund is pooled and invested along with hundreds of other CFHoCo funds to provide a permanent, reliable source of income to support the long-term sustainability and ongoing…

Qualified Charitable Distribution from IRA: A Tax Strategy for Philanthropy
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Qualified Charitable Distribution from IRA: A Tax Strategy for Philanthropy

Are you looking for a tax-efficient way to make a difference in your community? If you have an Individual Retirement Account (IRA), you may want to consider a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD). This powerful tax strategy allows you to support causes close to your heart while reducing your taxable income. In this blog post, we…

Community Grant Applications Accepted Beginning Oct. 2
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Community Grant Applications Accepted Beginning Oct. 2

The Community Foundation of Howard County will begin accepting applications for its annual community grants program on Monday, October 2. Community grants play a crucial role in enhancing the quality of life in our county. They provide much-needed funds to various nonprofit organizations and community projects that are dedicated to improving the well-being of our…

Staff Profile: Jay Vidyarthi
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Staff Profile: Jay Vidyarthi

What do you do at the Community Foundation? I run operations at the Foundation. Anything related to keeping the lights on ends up on my messy desk. What do you love about Howard County? People are so neighborly. I popped into my barber’s shop to tell him that my neighbor recommended the same TV show…

Community Foundation of Howard County Announces 2023 Scholarship Recipients
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Community Foundation of Howard County Announces 2023 Scholarship Recipients

The Community Foundation of Howard County announces 25 scholarship awards to 23 impressive Howard County graduating seniors. The awards come after a thorough review process of applications and scholarship committee recommendations. “The 2023 scholarships were awarded to exceptional individuals who demonstrated outstanding academic achievements, leadership qualities, excellence in extracurricular activities and a strong commitment to…

River Hill’s Arthur Wang Highlights 2023 CFHoCo Scholarship Recipients
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River Hill’s Arthur Wang Highlights 2023 CFHoCo Scholarship Recipients

In the realm of academic excellence and community involvement, Arthur Wang stands out as an exceptional individual. Having recently been awarded both the Lance Christopher Mercy Scholar-Athlete Scholarship and the Amanda Post “AmandaWins” River Hill High School Student-Athlete Scholarship from the Community Foundation of Howard County, Arthur’s accomplishments extend far beyond his academic and athletic…