Fundraising Strategies

 Since its inception, The Foundation has employed various fundraising strategies. In addition, the donor base has been broadened to include a variety of organizations from the larger community who have given assistance. The following entries will attest to the success of these endeavors.

1989

Adopt-a-Student Program

Student may be adopted in honor or memory of loved one. The minimum contribution is $500 has been very popular

1989

Hammond High School Black Cultural Awareness Club

Hammond High School Black Cultural Awareness Club held a fundraiser for The Foundation. Similar clubs from other high schools participated.

1990

Rotary Club, Columbia Town Center

The Foundation received donation for the first time

1990

Columbia Foundation

Since that time, the Columbia Foundation has provided annual operating grants to The Foundation.

1999

Columbia Foundation

The Columbia Foundation selected The Foundation to be the recipient of matching Endowment Funds for three consecutive years. The maximum matching grant of $5,000 was exceeded each year.

2001

Howard County Volunteer Community Organization of the Year

Named by County Executive and County Council expression of appreciation for The Foundation's work with youth.

2002

Casey Willis Making a Difference Award

The Foundation was recipient of community service award in spirit of award's namesake, Carolyn Casey Willis, wife of Dr. Willis. This award included a $1,500 cash prize.

1977-2002

Twenty-fifth Anniversary

Celebrated in October, 2002, with banquet at Columbia Sheraton Hotel. Benefitted scholarship fund. 

2003 & 2004

Mano Swartz Furrier

Mano Swartz Furrier donated items of fur to be raffled off. 

2006

Charles Brown Adopt-a-Student

Charles Brown Adopt-a-Student gave $5,000 in memory of his wife, Shirley Vining-Brown, Founder of One Generation Helping the Next Youth Enrichment Program, Inc. Award was largest single donation in Foundation's history. Donation was awarded to a needy student.

2000-2015

Rotary Club of Columbia Patuxent

Special thanks go to club for significant contributions made to the Foundation from 2000-2015.