Among an audience of more than 700 supporters, patients and corporate partners at the organization’s annual Blue Jeans & Bowties Ball, held on Jan. 30, the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults (UCF) announced the official launch of a $3 million capital campaign and the organization’s biggest project to date — building The UCF House.
What comes to mind when you hear the word “volunteer”? The English dictionary defines a volunteer as “somebody who works for nothing.” Yet, today, we know that in order for someone to offer his/her time and talents amidst other daily demands, volunteers need to know how their energies support the organization’s cause, mission and values. Volunteers also want to know how their service will improve and enhance the community.
Did you know that Anne Arundel County has a volunteer center? The Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center (AACVC) has been around since 2000, connecting almost 4,000 volunteers yearly with area nonprofits. Last year those volunteers contributed about 75,000 hours for a value to the community of almost $2 million (based on the 2014 $26.41/hour independent sector value for volunteer time in Maryland).
Back in 2001, the Sunrise Rotary Club in Ellicott City was searching for a cause that would truly make a difference. “We wanted to focus on children,” recalled Ron Carlson, the club’s president. The club decided to start providing scholarship money for children considered high-risk and low-income to attend summer camp.
Millicent Nwolisa is executive director of Bridges to Housing Stability, a nonprofit with the mission of preventing homelessness by providing effective services and compelling advocacy that result in housing stability for Howard County households.
As a nonprofit, do you want lots of web site traffic, rapport with your audience and a surplus of donations? If the answer is “yes,” then more than likely you’ll need a strong web site with a quality video on the homepage.
Howard County police recruits will be learning more about autism than ever before, with enhanced training from the Howard County Autism Society (HCAS) and a new service project to engage with and fundraise for the organization.
The Faith Community Partnership and Wilde Lake High School are hosting the eighth annual Soup’r Sundae, a family event featuring soups prepared by area restaurants, as a fundraiser for Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center on Sunday, March 13, from 11 a.m.–2 p.m., at Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia. The presenting sponsors are Corporations4Communities, Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, and M&T Bank.
Former Howard County Executive Ken Ulman signed an Executive Order on June 11, 2014, to develop a Howard County task force to assist in the development of a Comprehensive Behavioral Health Action Plan for the county. Composed of 31 members, the task force was co-chaired by Donna Wells, executive director of the Howard County Mental Health Authority, and Nikki Highsmith Vernick, from The Horizon Foundation, and included representatives from Howard County General Hospital and various county agencies, as well as health care providers, members of the faith community and advocacy organizations.
If you weren’t at the Columbia Town Center Sheraton on Saturday evening, Feb. 6, you missed a fun time as the Columbia Town Center Rotary Club put on its annual Valentine’s Gala.