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Community Foundation of Howard County’s Beverly White-Seals honored

Beverly White-Seals, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Howard County, will be recognized as a “Bridge of Hope” at JustLiving Advocacy’s Bridges of Hope Community Leadership Luncheon for her work connecting donors with local nonprofit organizations to improve the lives of Howard County residents.

JustLiving Advocacy, which supports single-parent families through childcare and health care, identify “Bridges of Hope” as organizations and individuals who provide opportunity, access, support and inclusion to help lift families out of poverty. “Bridges of Hope” contribute to the community through their philanthropic and life-sustaining endeavors for those in need.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by such an important organization, JustLiving Advocacy, which builds bridges connecting families to the resources they need,” White-Seals said. “That’s a big part of what we do at the Community Foundation of Howard County, and it’s indispensable to the community.”

White-Seals joined the Community Foundation of Howard County in 2012, bringing broad experience in the public, private and philanthropic sectors. She positioned the organization as a hub for Howard County philanthropy, while building a new leadership team and investing in better processes and systems.

Previously, White-Seals was an attorney and served on more than 30 nonprofit boards. Born and raised in Washington, D.C., she earned her law degree from Columbia University School of Law and her bachelor’s degree from Ohio Wesleyan University.

Community Foundation of Howard County names Jim Sanders to board

The Community Foundation of Howard County, which raises, manages and distributes funds to support Howard County nonprofits, named Jim Sanders to the foundation’s board of trustees. Sanders is an independent consultant, community advocate and adjunct professor at The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. “The Community Foundation is an important contributor to…

Students learn philanthropy through new fund at the Community Foundation of Howard County

The Community Foundation of Howard County, which raises, manages and distributes funds to support Howard County nonprofits, has established the Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) grant program. The program will empower high school students to solicit and evaluate grant applications and award funds to nonprofit organizations in Howard County. Through their experience in the Youth in…

Community Foundation of Howard County names Peter Panepento board chair

The Community Foundation of Howard County, which raises, manages and distributes funds to support Howard County nonprofits, named Peter Panepento chair of the board of trustees. Panepento is co-founder of Turn Two Communications, a Columbia-based public relations and communications firm that specializes in working with community foundations, nonprofits and socially minded companies. Panepento leads the…

Community Foundation of Howard County names Dee Athey director of grants and community engagement

The Community Foundation of Howard County, which raises, manages and distributes funds to support Howard County nonprofits, named Dee Athey as director of grants and community engagement. In her position, Athey will facilitate and administer the foundation’s donor-recommended and discretionary grants. Athey brings more than 25 years of experience in nonprofit work and program development,…

Community Foundation of Howard County holds annual Spring Party

The Community Foundation of Howard County, which raises, manages and distributes funds to support Howard County nonprofits, will hold its 37th annual Spring Party on Thursday, May 30, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College. The Spring Party will kick off the Community Foundation’s celebrations…

CFHoCo Seeks Vice President of Donor Relations

The Community Foundation of Howard County, which raises, manages and distributes funds to support Howard County nonprofits, is hiring for the position of Vice President of Donor Relations. The VP of Donor Relations will report directly to the Foundation’s President & CEO and will partner with staff and members of the Board of Trustees to raise funds…

Community Foundation of Howard County establishes multimillion-dollar fund

The Community Foundation of Howard County established an agency fund with Community Homes Housing Inc. using $30 million from the organization’s sale of five Harper’s Choice and Wilde Lake housing units to Enterprise Homes. Community Homes Housing will use the fund, the largest ever established with the Community Foundation, to support the development and preservation…

Ellicott City flood relief funds collected, shortfall remains

The Community Foundation of Howard County and Ellicott City Partnership have collected and will distribute nearly $1.1 million in grants to those affected by the Ellicott City flood this year. Flood relief donations received to date fully funded eligible requests in the categories for individuals, heads of household, employees, business owners and residential property. The commercial…

Howard County Community Relief Fund

100% of all gifts received, minus any PayPal processing fees, will be granted via the process outlined in the program guidelines.  The CFHoCo has waived all administration fees. In the event that due to the generosity of donors, donations exceed the need, the CFHoCo will apply donations to relief efforts of future incidents.  This fund cannot accept donations…