Help Your Favorite Nonprofit Win Grant Money

The Community Foundation will hold another Facebook promotion next week from January 26-30 where one local nonprofit organization will receive grant money based on the Foundation’s total number of new “Likes” during this time period. Throughout the promotion, the Foundation asks that you go to and “Like” their page, if you have not already done so, and then vote for your favorite Washington County nonprofit in the “Comments” section of the promotion’s post. The nonprofit with the most votes during the contest will receive $1 for every new “Like” on the Facebook page, up to $1,000.

There is only one vote per person, and double voting will disqualify a vote. You can only cast votes for 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations located in Washington County, Maryland. Churches, mosques, temples and private foundations are not eligible. Voting starts on Monday, January 26 at 8:30 a.m. and ends on Friday, January 30 at 5:00 p.m. The Foundation will announce the top vote getter and winner on Wednesday, February 4.

For more information about this promotion, please call the Community Foundation at (301) 745-5210.

Welcome New Board Members

The Community Foundation of Washington County MD elected three new members to its Board of Trustees at a recent board meeting. The new trustees include Rich Daughtridge, Constance Manger and Steven O’Farrell.

Rich Daughtridge serves as president and CEO of High Rock Holdings, the parent company of High Rock Studios, Leitersburg Cinemas, What’s NXT and High Rock Investments. Daughtridge graduated from Virginia Military Institute with a degree in Business and Economics. After college, he played professional soccer for many years before launching High Rock Studios in 2005.     

Constance Manger works for Prudential Bowen Realty as a licensed Realtor, specializing in residential, investment and land sales. Working in this capacity for 35 years, she is a Graduate of Realtor Institute and a member of Pen-Mar Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. Mrs. Manger has served on many boards where she was active in fundraising, including March of Dimes, Business and Professional Women's Club, Potomac Playmakers, Washington County Historical Society and the MSO Guild.

As Vice President of William G. Bowen, Inc., Steven P. O’Farrell has 22 years of experience as an appraiser serving Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. O’Farrell is a Designated Member of the Appraisal Institute as well as a Governor-appointed Industry Member of the Maryland Commission of Real Estate Appraisers, Appraisal Management Companies and Home Inspectors. He received the Washington County Public Schools’ Parent Involvement Matters Award twice and remains active in several local organizations. 

Leaving the board this year after nine years of service is John Barr. “We really appreciate John’s many years of service and support,” said Executive Director Brad Sell. “I am excited about working with our new board members and am thankful for the time, talents and dedication of all who serve the Community Foundation.”


  • Over 30 Scholarships Available

    January 12, 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.

  • Register Now for Washington County Gives 2015!

    January 2, 2015

    Registration for Washington County Gives starts December 15, 2014, and ends 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, a Memorandum of Understanding and return their registration fee by February 27.

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