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The Howard Hughes Corporation Announces Nikole Hannah-Jones Scholarship
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The Howard Hughes Corporation Announces Nikole Hannah-Jones Scholarship

The Howard Hughes Corporation, the community developer for Downtown Columbia, has established a scholarship in honor of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of the “1619 Project” for The New York Times Magazine. The $10,000 Nikole Hannah-Jones Scholarship will be presented to two Black or African American seniors attending Howard County public high schools who…

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…

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…

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…

Community Foundation of Howard County awards 2021 annual scholarships
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Community Foundation of Howard County awards 2021 annual scholarships

COLUMBIA, Md.—The Community Foundation of Howard County has awarded 87 scholarships to 78 Howard County students with an approximate value of $79,500. The awards come after a thorough review process of applications and scholarship committee recommendations. Jillian Lewis (pictured above), a 2021 graduate of Howard High School, headlines the group. Lewis earned four scholarship awards.…

Foundation announces 56 winners of Carlessia Hussein Minority Scholarships
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Foundation announces 56 winners of Carlessia Hussein Minority Scholarships

Carlessia Hussein and the Community Foundation of Howard County (CFHoCo) announce the 56 recipients of the 2021 Carlessia Hussein Minority Scholarships. A total of $14,000 will be distributed on behalf of the selected recipients. Carlessia Hussein Minority Scholarships are dedicated for African American, Latino or Native American males who are enrolled in a Howard County…