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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…

CFHoCo Celebrates Philanthropy at the Virtual Annual Dinner
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CFHoCo Celebrates Philanthropy at the Virtual Annual Dinner

More than 100 people virtually joined CFHoCo on December 3 for our Annual Dinner. Together, we celebrated philanthropy in Howard County and honored the work of an outstanding organization and individual in our community. CFHoCo presented The Casey and Pebble Willis Making a Difference Award to Girls on Fire Mentoring and Leadership Program of Maryland…

Howard County Funders Announce Another $201,000 in COVID-19 Emergency Grants
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Howard County Funders Announce Another $201,000 in COVID-19 Emergency Grants

HoCoRespond has awarded more than $600,000 to Howard County nonprofits in 2020 The Community Foundation of Howard County, Horizon Foundation,  United Way of Central Maryland and Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County today announced $201,000 in emergency grants to 15 Howard County nonprofits addressing COVID-19 needs. The collaborative effort that began in March, called HoCoRespond,…

Remembering CFHoCo friend, Bob Moon
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Remembering CFHoCo friend, Bob Moon

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of longtime Columbia resident and supporter of the Community Foundation of Howard County, Robert J. Moon. Mr. Moon, 81, died Nov. 18, 2020, of complications from pneumonia. Bob was born in Cherryvale, KS, on July 7, 1939, and spent his formative years…

CFHoCo partners with Bushel and a Peck for fun Annual Dinner dining experience
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CFHoCo partners with Bushel and a Peck for fun Annual Dinner dining experience

We’re pleased to partner with Bushel and a Peck to provide a shared food and beverage experience during our virtual Annual Dinner on Thursday, December 3! Bushel and a Peck, the latest Wecker dining experience in Howard County, celebrates all that grows, swims and grazes in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Use this link to place your order and choose…

$200,000 HoCoRespond COVID-19 Emergency Funds  ​Now Available to Howard County Nonprofits
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$200,000 HoCoRespond COVID-19 Emergency Funds ​Now Available to Howard County Nonprofits

New grants follow previous two rounds and $407,500 of funding The Community Foundation of Howard County, Horizon Foundation, United Way of Central Maryland and Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County are sustaining their strong partnership during the COVID-19 pandemic and announcing another $200,000 in available funds to support nonprofits working on the frontlines in Howard…

Grow It Forward fund receives two grants for $35,000
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Grow It Forward fund receives two grants for $35,000

The Grow It Forward fund, a collaborative effort launched in 2020 at the Community Foundation of Howard County, recently received two grants totaling $35,000 of support. First, Grow It Forward secured $20,000 in state funding in the form of a Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Fund (MAERDAF) grant. Then this week County Executive…

CFHoCo Did You Know podcast with emergency management expert, Ryan Miller
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CFHoCo Did You Know podcast with emergency management expert, Ryan Miller

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. In this episode, the Community Foundation’s director of development, marketing and communications, Dan Flynn, talks to emergency management expert, Ryan…

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Foundation launches new podcast series, “CFHoCo Did You Know”

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 inaugural episode, Beverly White-Seals, the president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Howard County, talks to Bita…