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…

CFHoCo “Did You Know” Podcast with Ying Matties
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CFHoCo “Did You Know” Podcast with Ying Matties

(photo credit to @StopHateinHoCo) 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 this episode of the CFHoCo “Did You Know” podcast, Beverly White-Seals, the president and CEO…

Lance Christopher Mercy Scholar-Athlete Scholarship Established at CFHoCo
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Lance Christopher Mercy Scholar-Athlete Scholarship Established at CFHoCo

The endowed scholarship will be awarded in perpetuity to a River Hill HS student The family of Lance Mercy has established a new endowed scholarship at the Community Foundation of Howard County. The Lance Christopher Mercy Scholar-Athlete Scholarship will award a minimum of $1,000 each year to a graduating senior at River Hill High School.…

Remembering CFHoCo friend, Doug McGregor
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Remembering CFHoCo friend, Doug McGregor

(courtesy of Dignity Memorial) Doug McGregor of Sanibel Island, Florida, one of the driving forces behind the development of Columbia and the growth of The Rouse Company, died peacefully in his sleep on February 28 in Potomac, Maryland with his family at his side. He was 78 and succumbed to complications from Merkel-cell carcinoma. Douglas…

Juliet Gomez Joins CFHoCo Staff
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Juliet Gomez Joins CFHoCo Staff

The Community Foundation of Howard County, which raises, manages and distributes funds to support Howard County nonprofits, welcomed Juliet Gomez to the staff as executive assistant to the president and CEO, Beverly White-Seals. Juliet supports Beverly with day-to-day administrative details and manages her schedule. Juliet is the primary liaison between the foundation and members of…

CFHoCo Accepting 2021 Community Grants Applications
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CFHoCo Accepting 2021 Community Grants Applications

The Community Foundation of Howard County (CFHoCo) has opened the application process for its 2021 Community Grants Program. The 2021 grants are part of an open grant application process in which any eligible 501(c)3 nonprofit in Howard County may submit a request for funding. “The Community Foundation of Howard County is pleased to work with…

CFHoCo “Did You Know” Podcast with Women’s Giving Circle’s Buffy Beaudoin-Schwartz
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CFHoCo “Did You Know” Podcast with Women’s Giving Circle’s Buffy Beaudoin-Schwartz

CFHoCo’s Dan Flynn sits down with Buffy Beaudoin-Schwartz, the Executive Director of the Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County for an extended conversation for the latest episode of the CFHoCo Did You Know Podcast. The two discuss the importance of women’s philanthropy, giving circles, the history of the WGC in HoCo, the remarkable ERN and the upcoming annual…

Like COVID-19….Hate can be Infectious
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Like COVID-19….Hate can be Infectious

You may have seen in the news recently that Urban Hot Pot, Bonchon, Kung Fu Tea and Corner Bakery in Columbia along with Coal Fire Pizza and East Moon Asian Bistro in Ellicott City all were broken into in the overnight hours. Although not all of these robberies were directed at Asian American entrepreneurs, it’s true that…

Local Philanthropic Organizations Issue Joint Statement on Insurrection at U.S. Capitol
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Local Philanthropic Organizations Issue Joint Statement on Insurrection at U.S. Capitol

HoCoRespond funders denounce heinous attack on nation’s democracy The Community Foundation of Howard County, the Horizon Foundation, the United Way of Central Maryland and the Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County jointly condemn the acts of violence perpetrated on our United States Capitol and our elected leaders on January 6 in a deliberate attempt to…