Giving Your Way

The Widening Circles Society

If the community-at-large didn't know about any of the grants or scholarships that generous donors make possible through the Community Foundation, we'd be in big trouble! Gifts to The Widening Circles Society/Partners in Philanthropy Fund support our efforts to tell Frederick County and beyond the great impact that grants and scholarships achieve. Through this support, we "widen our circle" of influence.

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Communication Is Key

In today's world, communication is key. When people in Frederick County know all the good things that are happening as a result of grants and scholarships, others are inspired to make a gift to one or more of our funds.

How Is Grant And Scholarship News Shared?

We use a variety of ways to communicate to the public. Our main sources are the local newspaper, television, and radio. We still use old-fashioned print for newsletters, the annual report, brochures, letters, and more. Our website is a big source of grant and scholarship impact reporting, and we also utilize social media: Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. And of course, "old" technology called email.

Get Involved

Supporting our outreach to educate more people about the impact of grants and scholarships is one of the easiest ways to become a donor. Different levels of membership are available, starting at just $100. And, as always, your gift is tax deductible.

Membership Levels

FY2018 Widening Circles Members

Philanthropist Circle

  • Philip and Erika Rauh

Leadership Circle

Stewardship Circle

  • William Browning
  • Bob and Betsy Fisher
  • Sharon D. Jacko
  • Louise E. Lynce
  • Barbara Parsons
  • Peter and Lorraine Plamondon
  • Tod and Barry Salisbury
  • Charles and Mary Frances Trunk

Sponsorship Circle

  • Gregory and Sherry Burgee
  • Michael Cumberland
  • Michael G. and Elizabeth Y. Day
  • Daniel J. Lajewski, Jr.
  • Mark and Angela Mayer
  • Michael and Charlene Perry
  • Dr. Richard and Patricia Petre
  • Caroline E. Price
  • Linda S. Pruitt-Mitchell
  • Marvin and Mary Regner
  • James and Carmen Schmersahl
  • Mr. and Mrs. Alfred P. Shockley
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jack Tritt
  • Matt and Sandy Wiley
  • Barbara A. Williams
  • David and Melanie Williamson

Friendship Circle

  • Dick and Sue Basford
  • Kathleen and Dennis Brekhus
  • Marion D. Carmack, Jr.
  • Estate of John and Katherine Cheatham
  • Lisa Coblentz
  • Krista Davisson
  • Charles and Joyce Dixon
  • Julie A. Donat and Patricia Westgate
  • Ms. Mary V. Dove
  • Richard and Lin Fairfax
  • Paul and Rita Gordon
  • Edmond and Helen Gregory
  • Carolyn and Jack Greiner
  • John and Barbara Jorgensen
  • Janet E. King
  • Tom and Karlys "Klynch"
  • Dr. and Mrs. George E. Lewis, Jr.
  • Timothy and Mary Morgan
  • Rose Marie Myers
  • Bill and Karen Ruehl
  • Beverly M. Shoemaker
  • James and Shirley Shores
  • Mr. and Mrs. Dale T. Summers
  • James Summers and Eleanor Williams
  • Mr. and Mrs. Daniel K. Tregoning
  • Wanet and Raymond Tyson
  • Rand and Pamela Weinberg

Membership Circle

  • Elinor Abrell
  • Dr. and Mrs. Edward Andochick
  • Anonymous
  • Todd and Sue Baer
  • Mr. and Mrs. Gene L. Bennett
  • Mr. and Mrs. Norman W. Birzer
  • Orley R. Bourland
  • James T. and Francine G. Brady
  • Gregory and Sherry Burgee
  • Ellis Burress
  • Dr. Alejandro A. Canadas
  • Emily Carnochan
  • Jennifer Charlton and Gene Shuldes
  • James and Sandra Cox
  • Eric and Angie Dallavalle
  • Beverley and Ron Dalton
  • Karen DeVito
  • Jane and Jack Doll
  • Mary E. Doody
  • Ed and Peggy Dwyer
  • Vera Dye
  • Cindy C. Fletcher
  • Betty M. Follin
  • Kenneth and Ann Frushour
  • Griff and Mary Garwood
  • Donna L. Harris
  • Jim and Wanda Hartley
  • Ed and Peggy Haser
  • John D. Hendrickson, II
  • Charlotte S. Holter
  • Ms. Willette A. Homberg
  • Ms. Dorothy L. Hutchinson
  • Stella Jordan
  • Mr. and Mrs. John S. Jorgensen
  • Rev. and Mrs. Albert K. Lane, III
  • Viola P. Lee
  • Nancy and Bob Manthey
  • Evelyn Manwiller
  • John and Laura McCullough
  • Judy McFadden
  • Judy and Dennis McMahon
  • Mr. and Mrs. Albert McPherson
  • Janet L. Michael
  • Theresa T. Michel
  • Shabri G. Moore
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mount
  • Nicole Orr
  • Virginia Patrick
  • Nathan and Susan Putnam
  • Matthew B. Ruble, P.A.
  • Pat and Rick Simons
  • Troy and Kay Spencer
  • Mr. and Mrs. William E. Thrasher
  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Trunk, III
  • Barbara K. Walker, CPA
  • Larry and Nicky Warner
  • Robert and Cherry Whitmore
  • Mr. and Mrs. Lucien Winegar
  • Mike and Marlene Young
  • Georgia Ann Zirkle

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