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Washington County Gives Raises Over $400,000

Washington County Gives Raises Over $400,000

The Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. announced that Washington County Gives, the 24-hour online giving event, raised more than $400,000 in online donations, matching funds and prizes. The event saw 2,300 gifts go to one or more of the 73 participating nonprofit organizations.      

The three nonprofits to raise the most dollars included San Mar Children’s Home, HEAL of Washington County, MD and Cedar Ridge Children’s Home & School. The organizations received $43,020; $26,108 and $22,565 respectively in online donations. Rounding out the top ten were Mason-Dixon Council, BSA ($15,920); Washington County Museum of Fine Arts ($14,697); Maryland Symphony Orchestra ($14,239); Hagerstown Ice and Sports Complex ($13,498); Grace Academy ($12,970); Humane Society ($12,905) and The Maryland Theatre ($11,700).

The Community Foundation’s Executive Director Brad Sell said, “Despite the technical issues the website experienced during this year’s Washington County Gives, we still raised more online donations than last year. We were glad we could extend the day beyond the normal 24 hours to give donors a chance to still give to their favorite nonprofit. We appreciate everyone’s support during Washington County Gives this year and those who came out to our first-ever celebration event regardless of the rainy weather.”        

In addition to the Community Foundation, Washington County Gives’ financial and media sponsors included the Hershey Family Foundation, The Fletcher Foundation, Pauline Anderson Foundation, Howard Bowen Family Fund, Thompson Gas, Mathias Trust, VerStandig Broadcasting (104.7, 101.5, 92.1 & 1380 AM), Herald-Mail, What’s NXT, High Rock Studios and Leitersburg Cinemas.

For more information on Washington County Gives, please visit      

About The Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc.

The Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. has a five-year annualized investment return that makes it one of the top performing community foundations in the country. The Foundation has over $31 million in assets and has distributed more than $14 million in grants and scholarships to area nonprofits since 1997. Donors can support any of its 250 plus funds, or create a charitable fund of their own. To learn how to create a fund at the Community Foundation, please visit, or call (301) 745-5210.

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