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By Sloane Brown | May 16, 1999
There were no speeches and no presentations at the Columbia Foundation's 17th annual Spring Garden Party. What you found at the Rouse Co.'s Spear Center were just 560 folks from Columbia-area businesses and nonprofits enjoying drinks, dinner and each other."
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May 9, 2014
Monday, May 12 Open rehearsal The Columbia Orchestra invites the public to an open rehearsal at 7:30 p.m. at the Gathering Place, 6120 Day Long Lane in Clarksville. Visitors can enjoy wine and cheese with the musicians during their breaks. Information: 410-465-8777. Tuesday, May 13 Spring party The Columbia Foundation, which raises, manages and distributes funds to support county nonprofits, holds its annual spring party beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia.
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By Jennifer Broadwater | November 15, 2012
For a foundation whose business it is to support charities, it's only natural that the Columbia Foundation would know a few good philanthropists. And so the foundation plans to honor those doing great things in the Howard County community through its new Philanthropist of the Year awards. The foundation's annual dinner this year coincides with National Philanthropy Day, Nov. 15 - a fitting day to recognize inaugural honorees the Lundy family and Harkins Builders. The corporate/organizational award will be presented to Harkins Builders, an employee-owned company based in Marriottsville and led by CEO Richard Lombardo.
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May 10, 2013
Ski club meets The Columbia Ski Club meets at 7 p.m. Monday, May 13, at Union Jack's, 10400 Little Patuxent Parkway. New members enjoy a 50 percent reduction in fees. Light appetizers will be provided. Open to the public. Information: 410-740-5225. 'The Full Monty' Silhouette Stages presents the story of six unemployed steelworkers who decide to form a strip act. Shows at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, May 17-18; 24-25, and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane in Columbia.
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | December 16, 2010
The Columbia Foundation increased the amount of grant money given to human service nonprofits this year in an effort to serve the greater number of people who need help because of the recession. The foundation, founded in 1969, boosted grants by $45,000 this year to groups such as Chase Brexton Health Services, which provides medical and dental help to the uninsured, as well as the Community Action Council and the Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center. Seventeen human services groups received $140,000 of the $205,700 in grants distributed this year, the foundation said.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Staff Writer | December 14, 1992
A nonprofit Columbia foundation is planning to build a group home for 45 elderly residents next to the Ellicott Mills Middle School in Ellicott City.The facility, called the Shan-Gri-La Group Home for the Elderly, will be located at 4475 Montgomery Road and is planned for seniors who can no longer live alone but aren't ready to enter a nursing home.In addition to housing, residents will receive daily meals, housekeeping services and monitoring of their medication and transportation to medical appointments, if necessary.
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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.
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May 11, 1999
The Columbia Foundation -- a Howard County community foundation founded in 1969 by the late James W. Rouse -- has granted $169,500 to 23 local charitable organizations.Thirteen human service grants totaling $115,000 will help support groups addressing concerns such as homelessness, maintaining families and employment for the disadvantaged.Beneficiaries include Camp Attaway Inc., to provide scholarships for emotionally disturbed children to attend a summer camp; Cars for Careers Inc., to provide transportation for low-income families; Churches Concerned for the Homeless; and Developmental Services Group, for equipment to expand job training for brain-injured individuals.
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May 28, 1995
The Columbia Foundation is giving $87,000 to 16 local nonprofit organizations. The foundation raises funds to help support the work of local charitable organizations.Twice a year, it accepts proposals for funding programs. After a competitive review and determination of priorities among community needs, the foundation selects projects to benefit county residents in the areas of human services, education and arts and culture for grants.HUMAN SERVICE GRANTS* Each One Reach One: $12,000 to provide an educational summer camp for 30 at-risk middle school students and a year-round follow-up program.
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By Jennifer Broadwater | November 15, 2012
For a foundation whose business it is to support charities, it's only natural that the Columbia Foundation would know a few good philanthropists. And so the foundation plans to honor those doing great things in the Howard County community through its new Philanthropist of the Year awards. The foundation's annual dinner this year coincides with National Philanthropy Day, Nov. 15 - a fitting day to recognize inaugural honorees the Lundy family and Harkins Builders. The corporate/organizational award will be presented to Harkins Builders, an employee-owned company based in Marriottsville and led by CEO Richard Lombardo.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | September 29, 2011
Nora Lee Scanlan, a retired Howard County public school guidance counselor and newspaper columnist, died Sept. 22 of breast cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Columbia. She was 71. Born in Seattle and raised in St. Paul, Minn., Ms. Scanlan was a 1958 graduate of Our Lady of Peace High School. She entered the Sisters of Charity that year in Belrose, N.Y., and remained in the order for a decade before leaving in 1968. She earned a bachelor's degree in 1963 from Mundelein College in Chicago, and a master's degree in 1967 from Queens College in Flushing, N.Y. Ms. Scanlan taught at schools in Minnesota and New Jersey before joining Howard County public schools.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2011
Frederick W. Glassberg, a one-time Rouse Co. executive who became a prominent real estate and community developer in Howard County, died Sept. 15 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Columbia of complications from Parkinson's disease. He was 77. A native of New York City who was raised in nearby New Rochelle, Mr. Glassberg earned three degrees: a bachelor's in government and politics from Wesleyan University (1955), a law degree from New York University (1958) and an MBA from Loyola College (now Loyola University Maryland)
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June 23, 2011
When asked what they enjoyed most about living or working in Howard County, the three aspects mentioned most were: Location/proximity/convenience 2. Education 3. Neighbors/sense of community The three aspects mentioned least were: Arts/cultural events 2.Recreation/activities 3. Civic engagement Source: Columbia Foundation
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December 24, 2010
Auditions Red Branch Theatre Company will hold auditions for the upcoming season, beginning on March 25 with "Into the Woods. " Audition dates are by appointment from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 22 and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Jan. 24. Prepare 16-32 bars of a song (bring sheet music) and a one-minute monologue. Email redbranchtheatre@gmail.com to set up an appointment. Audition location is the Drama Learning Center, 9130-I Red Branch Road, Columbia. Ride home program The "Guaranteed Ride Home" program is coming to Howard County.
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