Register Now for Washington County Gives 2015!
The Community Foundation of Washington County MD will host its third Washington County Gives on May 5, 2015. This 24-hour online, social-media fundraiser gives local nonprofits an opportunity to raise operating dollars for their organization. In addition to the online donations, participating nonprofits will have the opportunity to receive pro-rated matching dollars and prize money.
Registration for Washington County Gives ends this Friday, February 27, 2015. 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 online event. To register, nonprofit organizations have to complete an online registration form at www.washingtoncountygives.org, a Memorandum of Understanding and return their registration fee by February 27. Nonprofit organizations with paid staff have a fee of $250 to participate in Washington County Gives, while organizations with volunteer staff pay $50. The Community Foundation will hold a training session for this event on Friday, March 13 from 12:30-2:00.
Please call the Community Foundation at (301) 745-5210 for additional information.
Community Foundation Hires New Finance Director
The Community Foundation of Washington County MD would like to announce the addition of Stephanie Roccograndi as the new Finance Director. Ms. Roccograndi’s responsibilities include administering day-to-day accounting and internal control activities of the Foundation for grants, funds and contributions. She will also prepare monthly financial statements, account reconciliations and audit controls.
Ms. Roccograndi has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Mountain State University and a Master of Science in Accounting and Financial Management from the University of Maryland University College. She most recently worked at First Data as a senior settlement analyst where she created visual basic programs in Excel and Access for process improvement, leading to a reduction in manual labor.
The Foundation would like to thank retiring Finance Director Joyce Hetzer for her six years of dedicated service.
Grant Applications Available for Bowman FundFebruary 25, 2015
The Mary K. Bowman Fund for Historical and Fine Arts, a component fund of the Community Foundation of Washington County MD, has grant applications available for the 2015 granting cycle. The Mary K. Bowman Fund for Historical and Fine Arts provides financial support for current charitable and educational initiatives that preserve and maintain historical and cultural properties in Washington County.
Over 30 Scholarships AvailableFebruary 6, 2015
The Community Foundation has more than 30 scholarships available to graduating seniors in Washington County. Each scholarship has different eligibility criteria such as attending a certain high school in Washington County, majoring in a specific course of study, attending a particular college or university or participating in a designated extracurricular activity. Students can apply for more than one scholarship, but must meet all stated criteria. There is no charge to apply for a scholarship listed on our website.