Community Foundation Announces New Chair, Welcomes Four New Trustees

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Ian Bartman, Esq., is the 2022-2023 chair of the board of trustees

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The Community Foundation of Frederick County announces that Ian Bartman, Esq., is the 2022-2023 chair of the board of trustees and welcomes four new members to the board: RaeAnn E. Butler, Alejandro Cañadas, Ph.D., Jennifer P. Clingan, CPA, and Earl Robbins, Jr.

Ian Bartman, Esq. of Middletown is Principal at Offit Kurman, P.A. in Frederick and has served on the Community Foundation board since 2019, participating on the grants committee and leading the recent human needs assessment update. Mr. Bartman has served as president of the Bar Association of Frederick County and Mental Health Association and volunteers as a lacrosse coach.

RaeAnn E. Butler of Frederick is President of Edenton Retirement Community. Ms. Butler volunteers with Advocates for the Aging of Frederick County, the annual Elder EXPO and caregiver conference, and is a member of Carrollton Manor Daughters of the American Revolution and Elder Services Provider Council.

Alejandro Cañadas, Ph.D. of Emmitsburg holds the position of Associate Professor of Economics and Finance at Mount St. Mary’s University and has been teaching there since 2008. Dr. Cañadas’ volunteer activities include serving on the investment committee, teaching confirmation classes at St. Joseph Church in Emmitsburg, and volunteering at Mother Seton School.

Jennifer P. Clingan, CPA of Walkersville is Principal at LSWG, CPAs in Frederick. Ms. Clingan is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants, and Rotary Club of Southern Frederick County.

Earl Robbins, Jr. of Ijamsville is retired from Alcoa, Inc., where he was Director of State and Local Government Relations. Mr. Robbins has served as president of the Frederick County Board of Education and Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, and served on the board of I Believe in Me, Inc.

The Community Foundation of Frederick County, a public charity, was founded in 1986 by a group of community citizens as a conduit for donors to fulfill their charitable dreams by establishing permanent funds that provide grants and scholarships to nonprofits and deserving students. To learn more about the Community Foundation, visit

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