Donors Invest in Frederick County’s Municipalities
Part of what makes Frederick County unique is its mix of charming small towns and Main Streets, rural farmlands, and bustling city centers. That level of diversity serves citizens well, but it also means there are different needs in different parts of the county. The Community Foundation of Frederick County supports funds that focus on needs in all corners of Frederick County, including the thriving city of Brunswick.
Judge and Mrs. William Wenner were longtime Brunswick residents and were deeply involved in their community. Judge Wenner was chairman of the board of Maryland Blue Cross Blue Shield, chairman of the board of trustees at his alma mater, St. James School, and a member of the Brunswick Rotary Club and Frederick Kiwanis Club. Lila Wenner served on the board of Frederick Memorial Hospital (now Frederick Health Hospital), was chairwoman of Heartly House, and was the first woman to serve as a director on the board of Farmers & Mechanics National Bank.
In 1993, Judge and Mrs. Wenner created The Brunswick Area Fund with the Community Foundation to support community services and projects in Brunswick. Most recently, the fund supported projects with A Mission of Mercy, the Brunswick High School Safe & Sane program, and the Brunswick High School Drama Boosters club for the spring musical and fall play.
Source: The Frederick News-Post