A Community Foundation Serving the Chesapeake Bay Region
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Board members are selected based on their passion for making a difference in the community.
The commitment is to making a difference now for generations to come.
Efficiency is key in making sure the community is the true benefactor.
Maximum impact in the community is assured through expert board members and staff, who determine the most effective programs; ones that are:
Organizations that are making a difference are sustained.
Every donor is important.
Responsiveness to the changing environment through creative fundraising strategies, aggressive grant-seeking and exploring multiple revenue streams is the norm.
It is important to create opportunities for communities and organizations to collaborate--always looking for the win-win.
16th Annual Thorn Memorial Golf Tournament
Friday, June 20th
Catered by Adams’ Ribs
If you are paying by check, please make payable to:
On November 17, 1998, 16-year-old Eric and 13-year-old Cara were killed in a car accident on their way to school. To keep alive the memory of what outstanding students and caring people they were, a scholarship fund was set up to benefit worthy graduating seniors in Calvert County. The scholarship winners must demonstrate not only high academic achievement, but participate in school and sports activities and be involved in projects that serve others and their community. The criteria are demanding, but the awardees must be students who have achieved the academic and personal excellence that Eric and Cara epitomized. To date, the fund has awarded over 100 scholarships to deserving Calvert County’s high school students.
Each year we raise money for the scholarships through the Eric and Cara Thorn Memorial Golf Tournament. This will be the sixteenth year of the event. The tournament will be held on Friday June 20th at Twin Shields Golf Club in Owings (doughnuts, coffee, and registration start at 7:30 am; “Grandpop Open” putting contest to follow; tee-time is 8:30 am). The cost is $100, which includes green fees, golf cart, prizes, and lunch (catered by Adams Ribs). Please register early, because many of our past tournaments have sold out.
Most of the profit from the event comes from sponsors, who donate $100 and receive a sign with their name or their business name on it that is set up on the golf course.
The Council on Foundations Seal confirms that
Principal Sponsor and Community Advocate Partner