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Frederick Art Club Awards Grant for the Claire McCardell Project

Frederick Art Club Awards Grant for the Claire McCardell Project

Rendering of the Claire McCardell statue by Sarah Hempel Irani, the award-winning sculptor and Frederick Art Club member commissioned to create the sculpture. Pictured, from left, in the sculptor’s studio are: Linda Moran, chairperson of the Claire McCardell Project...

Phoenix Recovery Academy Grand Opening

Phoenix Recovery Academy Grand Opening

Maryland's only recovery high school, Phoenix Recovery Academy, is now located at 117 East Church Street in downtown Frederick. This nonprofit organization serves those affected by alcoholism and drug addiction. The Phoenix Recovery Academy is dedicated to providing a...

Carroll Creek Park Wayfinding Project

Carroll Creek Park Wayfinding Project

A new public art project is now located at the entrance of Carroll Creek Park in Downtown Frederick!  This wayfinding project will provide a highly visible, recognizable, and welcoming gateway to the park both day and night for visitors, residents, motorists, and...

COVID-19 Philanthropic Funders Collaborative Updates

COVID-19 Philanthropic Funders Collaborative Updates

The COVID-19 Philanthropic Funders Collaborative has supported over 100 nonprofits and released $1,800,845 to date in funding to meet the immediate needs of individuals and families impacted by COVID 19. A video was released showcasing the work funded by the group and...

Brunswick Archway Project

Brunswick Archway Project

Future location of Brunswick Archway on South Maple Avenue New public art is coming to Brunswick! An archway will be installed at the entrance to Brunswick's South Maple Avenue to welcome train commuters, C&O Canal towpath hikers and cyclists. This project is part...

Frederick Community College Foundation Receives Funding for the Trades

Frederick Community College Foundation Receives Funding for the Trades

The Ausherman Family Foundation recently awarded the Frederick Community College Foundation a $40,000 general grant to provide scholarships to students participating in trade programs including construction, electrical, welding, and heating, ventilation, and air...

Chords of Courage Releases Music Video

Chords of Courage Releases Music Video

Ausherman Family Foundation awarded Chords of Courage a $10,000 General Grant to support the annual STEP UP! Frederick Student Songwriting Contest. The goal is to create hopeful, inspirational music and encourage students to use their creativity to write dynamic and...

Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership Awarded Focus Grant

Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership Awarded Focus Grant

Did You Know... By the end of the 2019-2020 school year, 942 students in Frederick County were considered youth experiencing homelessness Since its inception in 2016, total enrollment for SHIP's New Horizons program exceeded 500 high school students 92% of New...

The Prosperity Center 2020 Community Support Campaign

The Prosperity Center 2020 Community Support Campaign

Did You Know... Helped over 3,000 families complete their tax returns, returning over $5 million to our local Frederick County economy. Improved credit scores and decreased debt for over 200 families. Matched $123,699 in personal savings for 50 ALICE families who...

Thurmont East Main Street Mural Celebration

Thurmont East Main Street Mural Celebration

The town of Thurmont celebrated the completion of the final stage of the Main Street Mural Project with a special ribbon cutting ceremony. The East Main Street mural was supported by a $5,000 General Grant to bring vibrant, public artwork to the community. Several...

Maryland Ensemble Theatre Receives Grant

Maryland Ensemble Theatre Receives Grant

Ausherman Family Foundation supported Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) with a $25,000 General Grant to support general operating costs and finding new ways to operate while the organization remains closed during the pandemic. It is essential to support our local arts...

The Frederick Center Receives Grant

The Frederick Center Receives Grant

Ausherman Family Foundation supported The Frederick Center with a $15,000 General Grant to enhance operations and fulfill several goals of their strategic plan. They identified a key goal is to provide affirming safe spaces for LGBTQ+ peers and their families for...