Community Notes

November 28, 1999

Columbia Foundation grants announced for 26 charities

The Columbia Foundation, Howard County's community foundation, has announced grants totaling $158,500 to 26 local charitable organizations. Founded in 1969 by James W. Rouse, the foundation raises funds to help support Howard County nonprofit programs.

Twice annually, after a grant review, the foundation awards funding to organizations involved in the fields of human services, the arts and culture and education.

The 13 human service grants totaling $101,000 will help support groups addressing some of the more critical concerns of the community, including family issues, employment for the disadvantaged and public safety.

These groups are: Adaptive Living Inc.; Camp Attaway Inc.; Children of Separation and Divorce Center; Churches Concerned for the Homeless; Domestic Violence Center of Howard County Inc.; Family and Children's Services; Foreign-born Information and Referral Network; Helping Hands Enrichment and Leadership Foundation; Hospice Services of Howard County; The Link at Christ Church; NAMI-Howard County; STTAR Center Inc.; and Voices for Children.

Arts and cultural grants went to: African Art Museum of Maryland; Candlelight Concert Society Inc.; Columbia Orchestra; Columbia Pro Cantare Chorus; Ellicott City Ballet Guild; Eva Anderson Dancers; Howard County Poetry and Literature Society; Howard County Arts Council; Kinetics Dance Theatre; and Maryland Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Education and community service grants: Howard County Center for African American Culture; Howard County Conservancy Inc.; Howard County Foundation for Black Education and Cultural Achievement.

Horizon Foundation appoints administrative coordinator

Richard M. Kreig, president and CEO of Horizon Foundation of Howard County, has announced the appointment of Maureen R. Hayes as the foundation's administrative coordinator.

Hayes, of Columbia, is former administrator of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. She managed a department with an operating budget of $15 million. She directed all administrative functions including proposal preparation, grants and contracts management, budget and computer support.

Horizon Foundation was established after the Howard County General Hospital and Johns Hopkins Medicine merger in 1998. The foundation was launched with more than $60 million to carry out its mission to enhance the health and wellness of Howard County residents.

Christmas in April announces its board of directors

Christmas in April, Howard County has announced its board of directors for 1999-2000.

Officers are Bruce Harvey, president; Carole MacPhee, vice president; Gail H. Bates, treasurer; Thomas H. Broscoe, secretary; and Carolyn L. Harlowe, executive director.

Directors are Craig Ballew, Rufus Clanzy, Bita Dayhoff, Ron Howard, Sandra French, Neil J. Gaffney, Jeffrey B. Harris, the Rev. H. Gerard Knoche, Lawrence T. Lewis III, Chris Muller, Susan Rosenbaum, Bob Schurter, John Startt, Leonard Vaughn and David Weeks.

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