CENTREVILLE, Md., February 21, 2012
The AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation program, Connections for Cardiovascular HealthSM, today announced a grant of more than $192,000 to the Foundation for Community Partnerships in Centreville to create the Partnering for Youth Cardio-Fit Project. Click here for full press release.
Sister County International Fund is in
A county-led initiative that fosters international relationships between Queen Anne’s County and the Suzhou Province of China. Cross-cultural exchanges have taken place wherein business leaders, government officials and students from the Suzhou Province have visited Queen Anne’s County and their local counterparts have visited China. Recently the group received a gift for their work from the Suzhou Canglang District of China in recognition of their sister county relationship. Click here to see their recent press coverage.
The Foundation for Community Partnerships, Inc. (Foundation) is looking for a new Certified Public Account to audit our books and complete required yearly IRS and tax paperwork. If you are a CPA and interested providing this service to the Foundation please review our request for bids. [Details]
Foundation enables charitable groups to give
By Richard McNey, The Star Democrat; January 17, 2010
Adopt-A-Bear, Character Counts, Corsica River Conservancy, Talbot Interfaith Shelter -- people may have heard of some of these programs and groups, but how many are aware of the group supporting the groups?
Since 2004, the Foundation for Community Partnerships has been enabling people to donate to causes they support and providing those causes a mechanism to raise funds. The foundation opened its first fund in December 2004 and now represents 56 separate charitable groups in Ann Arundel, Calvert, Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's and Talbot counties, with more than $1.7 million in total assets. [Full Article]
Group moves toward establishing permanent YMCA pool complex
By Jack Shaum, Record Observer
Now that the Chesapeake College swimming pool has reopened as the Queen Anne's County YMCA at Chesapeake College for the next three years, attention is turning to creating a permanent YMCA pool complex for the County. The county government, the Talbot County YMCA, and the citizens group known as the Friends of Queen Anne's County YMCA are all working to make such a complex near Queen Anne's County High School in Centreville a reality. [Article]
Queen Anne's networking group makes donation to
Star Democrat; Sunday, December 27, 2009
The Queen Anne's Chapter of Business Networking International donated a group of toys to the Adopt-a-Bear program based out of Stevensville. Adopt-A-Bear is a program that provides wrapped gifts to needy children from our local communities during the Christmas holidays.
The group's membership committee organized this year's donation. "As
representatives of the business community in Queen Anne's and Talbot counties, we felt that it was important to give back to a local charity," said Casey Palmer of Palmer's Plumbing, a three-year member of the networking group. "We want this to be the first of many organizations that our group can help."
BNI is a business and professional networking organization whose primary purpose is to exchange qualified business referrals. It is the most successful organization of its type with more than 2,400 chapters in operation worldwide. The Queen Anne's Wednesday Breakfast Chapter of Business Networking International meets at Mrs.B's Restaurant in Grasonville on Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. The group is made up of professionals from Queen Anne's and Talbot counties and the surrounding communities, and seeks other member businesses to which they can pass referrals. Only one person per profession is allowed in a chapter.
An open invitation is extended to interested professionals to attend a breakfast meeting as the chapter's guest and to learn how to generate a steady source of referral business. The group is currently seeking the following professions: home inspector, interior designer, veterinarian, commercial and residential realtor, massage therapist, hair stylist, electrician, painting contractor, web designer and event planner.
Giving Program Seeks To Bring Meaning Back To
The Bay Times; December 9, 2009
The season of giving is upon us. Unfortunately for many, the stress of finding the perfect gift while accomplishing a laundry list of holiday musts leaves us exhausted and less than joyful. To make gift giving easy and bring meaning back to the holidays, the Foundation for Community Partnerships has launched its "22 Days of Giving" campaign, enabling area residents to make a donation to one of its 56 local funds as a holiday gift. This special program is being launched to commemorate the Foundation's fifth anniversary. [Article]
Don't Forget Adopt-A-Bear
Record Observer; December 10, 2009
As there are many families in unfortunate situations in today's economic climate, the Adopt-A-Bear volunteers would like to remind you to pick a tag off one of the Christmas trees located around the area, and help provide gifts to a child who will otherwise receive little or nothing on Christmas morning. Please note that these children are qualified for the Adopt-A-Bear program because they receive assistance via one of the school subsidy programs such as the Free or Reduced Lunch Program. Many of them are eligible within the Head Start and Judy Center programs due to their financial situations. If you have questions about the bears, or you need to know where to find a tree with the bear tags, contact us via our email address: email@example.com. If you don't have time to shop, there is still plenty of time to send a donation to Adopt-A-Bear, P.O. Box 553, Stevensville, MD 21666.
Needy Children Need Your Help
Record Observer; December 3, 2009
As there are many families in unfortunate situations in today's economic climate, the Adopt-A-Bear volunteers would like to remind everyone to pick a tag off one of the Christmas trees located around the area, and help provide gifts to a child who will otherwise receive little or nothing on Christmas morning. Please note that these children are qualified for the Adopt-A-Bear program because they receive assistance via one of the school subsidy programs such as the Free or Reduced Lunch Program. Many of them are eligible within the Head Start and Judy Center programs due to their financial situation. If you have questions about the "bears" or you need to know where to find a tree with the bear tags, please contact us via the e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you don't have time to shop, there is still plenty of time to send a donation to us. The address is Adopt-A-Bear, P.O. Box 553, Stevensville, MD 21666.
Alumni to meet at park
The Bay Times; October 28, 2008 and Record Observer; October 22, 2009
Since 1967, more than 12,000 graduates have walked across the stage of Queen Anne's County High School. On Saturday, Nov. 7, the Alumni Association will meet... Alumni from all 42 graduating classes are invited to attend the second annual meeting. The Alumni Association regularly meets to plan membership drives and develop ways to benefit the school's current and future students through gifts and scholarships... [Article] [Article]
Play's opening night benefits CASA
The Bay Times; October 28, 2009
The Queen Anne's County High School Drama department is pleased to announce the opening of the hilarious comedy "A Delightful Quarantine" by playwright Mark Dunn, about what happens when seven different households are put under quarantine for three days. Opening night of the play is Saturday, Nov. 7, and there will be a special dinner theatre event. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) and the Queen Anne's County High School Drama Department are hosting an opening night dinner theatre... [Article]
QACHS Alumni Association sets annual event
The Star Democrat; October 26, 2009
On Saturday, Nov. 7, the Queen Anne's County High School Alumni Association will meet... The Alumni Association needs representatives from a broad variety of classes to discuss how this annual event can be used as reunion kick-offs for their classes... [Article]
Historic Christ Church building re-dedicated
The Star Democrat; October 16,2009
After undergoing what one county commissioner described as "incredible" renovations over a period of several years the historic Christ Church building has been re-dedicated with an eye toward its multiple uses now and in the future. The commissioners and other officials gathered in the circa 1880 sanctuary... [Article]
Make a Difference Dinner scheduled for Oct. 24
The Bay Times; October 14, 2009
The annual Make a Difference Day dinner to benefit the Caring and Sharing Fund of Queen Anne's County is set for Saturday, Oct. 24, at American Legion Post 296 in Queenstown. Caring and Sharing is a volunteer initiative that provides funds for rent, fuel, electric, gas, prescriptions and medical care for families in emergency situations. Families in need are first directed to eligible resources. Grants from this fund are awarded when no other resources are available... [Article]
CASA officers, directors named
The Bay Times; October 14, 2009
CASA of Queen Anne's and Kent Counties advocates for abused, neglected and abandoned children who are under the protection of the court. Since July 2008, the local CASA organization has trained 13 adult volunteers to act as Court Appointed Special Advocates. After their training, the CASAs are officially sworn in as officers of the court by Circuit Court Judge Thomas Ross. Each CASA volunteer is assigned to a child. The CASA makes assessments and recommendations to the court, with the goal of securing a safe, permanent home for every child... [Article]
Volunteers needed for CASA in QA's and Kent
The Star Democrat; September 30, 2009
CASA of Queen Anne's and Kent counties is seeking caring individuals to assist children in foster care by becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). CASAs are trained volunteers who advocate for children who are in the court system due to neglect, abuse, or abandonment... [Article]
Corsica Awareness Day sets new attendance record
Record Observer; September 24, 2009 and Bay Times; October 7, 2009
Turnout for the recent Corsica Watershed Awareness Day set a new record. The fourth annual watershed awareness day, which ran from noon to 4 p.m. at Bloomfield Farm on Sept. 19, had 743 people before 2:30 p.m., said Jim Malaro, president of the Corsica River Conservancy. [Article] [Article]
Run4Shelter raises over $10K
The Bay Times; September 23, 2009
On the morning of Saturday, Sept. 12, over 200 runners and volunteers -- some from as far away as Virginia and Florida -- came out to support Our Haven Homeless Shelter. They did so by participating in the first annual Run4Shelter, a 5K Run, 1 mile run/walk, and 50 yard Kid Dash on the Cross Island Trail... [Article]
Adopt-A-Bear plans bake sale, toy drive Sept. 26
The Sunday Star; September 20, 2009
The Adopt-A-Bear volunteers will be selling baked goods and collecting new unwrapped toys at the Kmart Store in Stevensville on Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Toy Drive and Bake Sale event kicks off the 2009 Adopt-A-Bear Program... The Adopt-A-Bear Program was started in 1991 as a nonprofit program that provided wrapped gifts to less fortunate children from our local communities during the Christmas holidays. In that year, the program served 30 children. In the years that followed, the number of children grew, the counties served increased, and in 2008, gifts of clothing and toys were collected and distributed to over 2,200 children on the Eastern Shore... [Article]
Local Foundation Makes Significant Impact as First $1 Million
October 10, 2008
Washington and Wall Street may not know how to manage money, but for one organization, The Foundation for Community Partnerships of Centreville, the news is anything but depression. Although the organization is only four years old it recently granted out its $1 millionth dollar in direct assistance to regional charities... [Press Release]
Local foundation Earns Coveted National Accreditation
May 1, 2008
The Foundation for Community Partnerships, Centreville, recently received notification that it has met the nation’s highest philanthropic standards for operational quality, integrity and accountability. The designation is bestowed by the Council on Foundations, a national professional association based in Washington, D.C., after a rigorous examination of 43 standards and 128 separate indicators of compliance. Of the Council’s 2,100 members, only 200 community foundations have been confirmed in compliance with the national standards... [Press Release]
Foundation for Community Partnerships Grants Funds for
Sports and Soccer Complex
April 22, 2008
In a unique partnership designed to benefit area youth, the Foundation for Community Partnerships has partnered with the Queen Anne’s County Commissioners and the Parks & Recreation Department to convert open farmland into recreation playing fields. Bloomfield Farm was purchased by the Queen Anne’s County Commissioners from the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy in 2005... Funding dollars were limited though, and money for the sodding of the proposed soccer/multipurpose fields was not available. That’s when a donor at the Foundation for Community Partnerships stepped in with a plan to raise private funds to sod the soccer and multipurpose field complex. [Press Release]
Bid to Better Your Community
October 5, 2007
Through the kindness of Mary DeOreo, a Bozman resident who wanted to turn excess property into good works in her community, the Foundation for Community Partnerships is accepting sealed bids for a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. [Press Release]
Teacher of the Year Heading for China
Judith Adkins, Queen Anne’s County 2007 Teacher of the Year, will be headed to China later this month as part of an educational and diplomatic exchange between Queen Anne’s County and the Suzhou Canglang District in China. The Foundation for Community Partnerships was able to secure funding for Ms. Adkins to join the delegation through the generous support of its Principal Partner, BankAnnapolis, as well as contributions from an anonymous donor, the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, International Money Management Group, the Queen Anne’s County Chamber of Commerce, and Francis Roudiez.