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Thank You for Your Support - Capital Gazette Tragedy

The overwhelming generosity resulting from the tragic shooting at the Capital Gazette office on Thursday, June 28 has been heartening. Thank you to everyone who has given to the funds established in honor of Gerald Fischman, Robert Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith and Wendi Winters at the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County (CFAAC). And thank you too to those who have provided comfort to the people affected in a variety of kind and thoughtful ways.

In The Spotlight

Supporting the community has been a core tenet of Chaney Enterprises since Eugene “Babe” Chaney formed the company in 1962. Frank Chaney, along with his brother Dicky, formed the Eugene Chaney Foundation, Ltd. in 1987 in honor of their father to give grants in the areas where the company does business and where the Chaney families and company employees live. After managing the corporate foundation for over 30 years, Chaney Enterprises decided to spend less time on the day-to-day management and administrative activities of a foundation. The Foundation’s Board of Directors determined that partnering with CFAAC through a Corporate Advised Fund would be a more efficient and effective approach to managing their philanthropy and would help them to better meet their corporate giving goals.

Arts & Culture Anne Arundel Fund

The Arts & Culture Anne Arundel Fund was created to enhance the vibrancy and creativity of Anne Arundel County by offering access to arts and cultural activities for all residents. In helping to strengthen arts and culture nonprofits in the county through the Maryland Nonprofits Standards for Excellence Institute, the Arts & Culture Standards for Excellence Cohort was born. In 2017, in partnership with the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, eleven nonprofits were selected to participate in an 18-month collaborative training program designed to help nonprofit organizations meet these high benchmarks: Annapolis Opera, Annapolis Arts District, Annapolis Film Festival, Annapolis Maritime Museum, Chesapeake Arts Center, Creative Performing Arts of South County, Encore Creativity for Older Adults, Maryland Federation of Art, Maryland Hall, Maryland Concert Series, and The Musical Autist.

A Gift In Your Honor

CFAAC is pleased to announce the In Your Honor Fund created to honor special people and moments. All gifts made will be designated to the Fund for Anne Arundel, a fund that supports local nonprofits addressing our community's most critical needs.