Oct 31, 2021
Art, in its many forms, can move and inspire us at all stages of life. It captures emotion, passion, and energy; its purpose can range from recreational to therapeutic; and it requires not only imagination and skill from the creator but also an appreciation of beauty from its enthusiasts.
Sep 26, 2021
“Dear Mrs. Nicholson. Thank you for being my teacher. Thank you for teaching me division and multiplication. You always included me when I was in cyber school. You picked me when I raised my hand so I could say the answer. You gave me the stuff I needed when I came back from cyber school. You taught me everything I needed to know for the PSSAs. Thank you so much, Mrs. Nicholson.”
Aug 29, 2021
Looking back on the events of 2020, it is understandable that many of us will first think of the challenges, setbacks, and hardships. But, in those difficult moments, also much good can be found.
At a time when so many were struggling financially, one might expect charitable giving to suffer. In fact, no one knew what to forecast for last year’s Day of Giving, WCCF Gives.
Jul 26, 2021
Throughout the Foundation’s 25-year history, there have been many donors and volunteers whose contributions have enabled this noble idea to evolve into what is now Washington County’s largest publicly-supported grant-making foundation. We are immensely grateful for each and every one of these “champions of charity.”
Jun 27, 2021
What does it take to change a culture? Courage, tenacity a strong family, faith in something higher. When you’re working for civil rights, it’s also about finding balance.
May 30, 2021
There are some people who will help when forced, some who will help when asked and a select few see a problem, throw themselves into the cause and won’t stop until they have done all they can.
Apr 25, 2021
There are instances when the timing is nothing short of amazing. When things align so perfectly, you wonder if divine intervention may have been a factor. That’s how many looked upon the beginnings of the Washington County Community Foundation’s Close to Home Disaster and Emergency Fund.
Mar 28, 2021
Many of the funds at the WCCF, and most especially scholarships, have been created as lasting, heartfelt legacies to lives that were lost: beloved children, dedicated parents, and even inspirational educators.
Feb 28, 2021
You are feeling good about your life. You are meeting your financial needs and you have something left over to share with others. Congratulations! Maybe it’s time to give back to your community. But where do you start?
Feb 19, 2021
Donors are unique. They come to the Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) with a broad spectrum of giving abilities and diverse areas of interest; however, there is one word that can connect them all: local.
Local philanthropy attracted Alvin and Carol Berthold to the Community Foundation more than 15 years ago, and local philanthropy resulted in extraordinary lifetime and testamentary gifts to the WCCF of more than $8,000,000!