Frederick County Gives: The 'Saturday Mornings Fund'
In the midst of an unprecedented public health crisis, Mark and Susan Butt have come forward in a big way to provide funding to help The Community Foundation of Frederick County respond to emergency needs related to COVID-19.
Thanks to their generosity, COVID-19 emergency relief grants are being provided to 12 local nonprofits in support of programs such as childcare for children of essential employees, home activity supplies and monthly food-insecurity assistance for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed (ALICE) families, and the purchase of personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies.
The Butts’ support for our COVID-19 response is just the latest example of their deep involvement and support for their community.
Mark Butt was well known in the Frederick area for years for his humorous columns in The Frederick News Post and Frederick Magazine. In 2006, he published a collection of his favorites in a book called Saturday Mornings. Using the proceeds from the book’s sales, Mark and Susan created a fund of the same name at the Community Foundation.
Mark and Susan, themselves the parents of four, directed that the proceeds of their fund be used to help children in need of assistance.
Source: The Frederick News-Post