Community Foundation announces annual report, recognizes community volunteers
The Community Foundation of Frederick County held its annual report to the community Thursday, and while things had to be a bit different this year due to the ongoing pandemic, the foundation still made its message known: Nothing tops philanthropy.
Held at the Clarion Inn Frederick Event Center, the ceremony was also simulcast online, a first for the Community Foundation. Organizers said it was necessary to stream the presentation online to keep the number of people in the room more limited than usual. What wasn’t limited was the success of the Community Foundation’s numerous campaigns, even in spite of the continuing financial issues caused by the pandemic. “When the pandemic first began, our donors rose to the occasion, helping with emergency funding,” Elizabeth Day, president and CEO of the Community Foundation, said during the evening’s opening remarks."
"They also continued their philanthropy for non-COVID grant-making and scholarships,” she said. “That year of unprecedented events prompted us to title last year’s annual report ‘Nothing STOPS Philanthropy.’” Now, after another unprecedented year, Day said the efforts of the donors continued to be impressive, leading the foundation to name this year’s report “Nothing TOPS Philanthropy.”
The annual report shows a number of successes for the Community Foundation, perhaps most notable being that of the Forever Frederick County Campaign.
Source: The Frederick News-Post