Columbia Foundation sets 26th annual spring party

April 20, 2008

The Columbia Foundation will hold its 26th annual Spring Party at the Spear Center in the General Growth Properties building from 5:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. May 1.

A buffet, raw bar and beverages from Clyde's of Columbia are planned.

Proceeds will benefit nonprofit human service, cultural, civic and educational organizations in Howard County. Tickets are $75.

Those who add $25 to the ticket price will contribute $1 to each of 25 agency endowments established by nonprofit organizations.

The foundation, which started in 1969, has awarded more than $9 million in grants to Howard County nonprofits.

Money for the grant programs comes primarily from income generated by the foundation's endowment, which is supported by more than 250 funds established by Howard County businesses, families and individuals.

Information or to purchase tickets: 410-730-7840 or go to www.columbiafoundation.org.

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