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.
Student may be adopted in honor or memory of loved one. The minimum contribution is $500 has been very popular.
In 2018, the amount was increased to $750.
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.
Rotary Club, Columbia Town Center
The Foundation received donation for the first time
Since that time, the Columbia Foundation has provided annual operating grants to The 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rotary Club of Columbia Patuxent
Special thanks go to club for significant contributions made to the Foundation from 2000-2015.