Volvo Group Sponsors New Scholarship Web site
The Volvo Group recently contributed $5,000 to the creation of the new Washington County Scholarship Web site. With plans to launch in February, the Web site will provide Washington County students with access to information regarding current scholarships, and when available, links to the applications. This is the second sponsorship the Foundation has received to help in its efforts to create a scholarship Web site.
“We are pleased to support the Community Foundation’s initiative that will provide direct access to the numerous scholarship opportunities available to area students,” said Belinda Vinson, manager of communications at Volvo Group’s site in Hagerstown. “This new local resource will be another tool for educating the minds and expanding upon the knowledge and talents of our community’s next generation work force. Volvo supports the continued development and education of its employees by offering financial assistance, and now we are happy to support giving access to financial assistance for students.”
“We are grateful that the Volvo Group believes in this Web site and wants to help get it off the ground. We appreciate having another partner to help us create a scholarship site for Washington County students,” said Brad Sell, executive director of the Community Foundation. “We hope this site provides Washington County residents with more opportunities to higher education by putting all available scholarships in one place."
If your organization offers a scholarship, please e-mail your scholarship details to email@example.com. There is no cost or obligation to list your scholarship on the site.
The Volvo Group’s Hagerstown facility has been a strong corporate member of the community and a major economic driver in the region for over 50 years. The site has been home to heavy-duty powertrain development and production since it opened as a Mack Trucks, Inc., facility in 1961. The Volvo Group acquired Mack and the Hagerstown plant in 2001, and has invested more than $350 million to modernize the facility, and install new production capability to produce the world’s cleanest burning heavy-duty diesel engines and advanced transmissions. In 2012, the plant produced more than 45,000 engines and 21,000 transmissions for Volvo Group brands. For more information, please visit www.volvogroup.com (http://www.volvogroup.com/) or www.volvogroup.mobi (http://www.volvogroup.mobi/) if you are using your mobile phone.
Registration Now Open for Washington County Gives Day
The Community Foundation will host its second 24-hour web-based, social-media-driven fundraiser, Washington County Gives, on May 6, 2014.
Washington County Gives will start at 12:01 a.m. on May 6th and end at 12:00 midnight. Any nonprofit organization (other than a church, mosque, temple or private foundation) in Washington County, MD, with a 501(c)(3) IRS determination letter can participate in this event. Registration starts December 2, 2013, and ends April 1, 2014. All interested nonprofits must register with the Foundation, attend the training seminar hosted by High Rock Studios and create a landing page for their nonprofit on the Kimbia website.
For more information about Washington County Gives or to register, please visit www.washingtoncountygives.org.
Women’s Giving Circle Fund Awards GrantsDecember 20, 2013
The Women’s Giving Circle Fund of the Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc., awarded four grants to the following organizations on December 6: the Boys & Girls Club, Salvation Army, Girls Inc. and San Mar Children’s Home. Each nonprofit received $1,500 to support its programs, which included Girls Night Out 2.0, the Salvation Army Women and Children’s Emergency Shelter, Junior Leadership Program and the 2014 Life Readiness Program.
Citi Sponsors Scholarship Web SiteDecember 9, 2013
Citi contributed $7,000 to the creation of the Foundation's new scholarship Web site; thus, becoming a major sponsor in getting the site created and launched. The Foundation intends to compile a comprehensive list of scholarships available to Washington County students for this new site. With plans to launch in February, the Web site will provide area students with access to information regarding available scholarships, and when available, links to the applications.