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Community Leadership Circle

The Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County has experienced a dramatic makeover in recent years. CFAAC is proud to serve the county through the traditional functions of a community foundation - attracting donors, building endowments, and making grants. To stay on the cutting edge of services and programs, CFAAC adopted an increasingly proactive, strategic approach to philanthropy; one that has come to be known as "Community Leadership Initiatives."

Through CFAAC’s Community Leadership Initiatives, the community foundation not only provides high-quality philanthropic services to our donors, but also serves the community as a thought partner, advocate for local nonprofits, and a catalyst for new ideas and community problem-solving. In addition, CFAAC draws together various stakeholders to develop new solutions affecting positive change in Anne Arundel County through philanthropy. CFAAC's Community Leadership Initiatives include the Community Needs Assessment, Strengthening Nonprofits Collaborative, Community Impact Speaker Series, Anne Arundel Estate Planning Council, and Community Grant Programs (Strengthening Nonprofits, Grants 4 Teachers, Help Our Neighbors, and Fund for Anne Arundel).

CFAAC’s Community Leadership Circle is made up of generous donors who have committed gifts to support CFAAC’s operational budget to ensure long-term sustainability. These investments will make a real difference as CFAAC works to sustain our community today, tomorrow, and into the future.

To become a member of our Community Leadership Circle, donate here or call our office at 410-280-1102. 

Transform - $50,000 - $100,000

Patty Brown and Joe Gill

Patty Brown and Joe Gill Giving Fund

Larry Clark

Deerbrook Charitable Trust  


Beverly and Stephen Marcus

Beverly and Stephen Marcus Foundation

Cindy and Tim O'Neill

William J. & Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation

Invest - $25,000 - $49,999

Carol M. Jacobsohn Foundation* 


Chaney Enterprises Foundation

Care - $15,000 - $24,999

Chauncey and Kathy Brooks

James and Sylvia Earl

Carl and Anita Gutschick

Gutschick Family Foundation


Helena Foundation

Greg and Trish Strott

Trish and Greg Strott Fund

Commit - $5,000 - $14,999

Bud and Bee Billups

Martha Blaxall

Blaxall Fund for Economic Growth




Barry Gossett

Jim and Linda Humphrey

Jim and Linda Humphery Foundation

Jenny and Bob Kottler

David Lewis

Jim and Nancy Nolan

Angela and Ed Ponatoski

Greg and Susan Walker

Greg and Susan Walker Family Foundation

Karen Whaley

Connect - $1,000 - $4,999

Anonymous Donor

Steve Ames

Beer Family Fund

Danny Boyd

United Way of Central Maryland

Hamilton Chaney*

Jane Cooper

Gene Deems

Mary Grace Folwell and Jeff Riedle

Anna E. Greenberg*




Anne and Warren Hamel

Carroll Hynson*

Impact Assets

Doug and Elizabeth Kinney*

Renee Kremm

Richard Lerner

Art Little and Barbara Tymkiw

David and Kim Mitchell

Mitchell Petersen Family Foundation

Mike and Sue Pitchford

Ellen Piwoz

John and Pricilla Rosso

Schuh Family Foundation

Helen J. Serini Foundation

John and Mary Slidell

Mary and Dale Spencer

Mary and Dale Spencer Charitable Fund

Raymond Streib

Victor Sulin

Sonja Swygert

Carol and Bill Thompson

Wildwood Fund

Contribute - Gifts up to $999

Anonymous Donor

Martin and Betty Adkins*

Amazon Smile Foundation

John Andryszak

Baltimore Community Foundation

Patricia Barland*

Kris Bennet

Marie Brockhurst

Vanessa Carter*

Florence Calvert*

Stephen Carr

Betsy and Arthur Chotin

Virginia Clagett

David and Carol Cronin

Melissa and Mike Curtin

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Dix

Amanda Ebley

Patricia Edwards

Linda Eggbeer*

Carole Falk

Mary and Robert Felter

Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Feldman

Alexandra Fotos

Amy Francis

William and Kay Franey*

Alan Freidman

John Gloss

James and Susan Gross*

Jan and David Hoffberger

Tom and Prue Hoppin

Chris Hubbard*

Helena Hunter

The Judy Family Foundation

Karaline Kessler



Helen Krone

Bill and Terri Kuethe

Becki Kurdle

Langbein Family Endowment Fund

Bess and Eric Langbein

Jim and Jen Lighthizer*

Brad Long

James and Wendy McIntyre*

Vollie and Maggie Melson

Taylor and Mike Milbradt

Gretchen Nyland*

Sheila Onuska

Elizabeth Parks

Mary-Ann and Wally Pinkard Fund

Jason Powell*

Rick and Christina Powell

Caroline Purdy*

Kevin Reeds

Deede Rivers

Dr. and Mrs. Lester Salamon

Barbara and Everett Santos

Marj Sparer

St. Margaret's Episcopal Church

Fred and Colleen Stauffer*

Fred Sussman

Judith Templeton

Leslie Tilghman

Angela Travers

Robert and Ann Whitcomb

Jonathan Williams

Bill Woodward

Martha Yeager

*Represents gifts made to the Community Leadership Circle initiative prior to 2018