“Frederick Community College is fortunate to benefit from the generosity of the Delaplaine Foundation,” FCC President Elizabeth Burmaster said. “George and Marlene have positively impacted our College in many ways and have helped our students reach their academic and career goals..."
FREDERICK, Md. (PRWEB) October 07, 2020
The Frederick Community College Foundation, Inc. has named the Delaplaine Foundation, Chairman George Delaplaine, Jr., and President Marlene Young recipients of the 2020 Eagle Award.
The Eagle Award is the highest award given by the FCC Foundation and is awarded annually to a donor or donors whose generous gifts reflect their commitment to the College, to its students, and to the Foundation.
“Frederick Community College is fortunate to benefit from the generosity of the Delaplaine Foundation,” FCC President Elizabeth Burmaster said. “George and Marlene have positively impacted our College in many ways and have helped our students reach their academic and career goals. We thank them for supporting public higher education, and we thank them for all they do for our entire community.”
Through their work on behalf of the Delaplaine Foundation, George Delaplaine and Marlene Young support a wide variety of organizations that provide critical assistance. Just last year, the Delaplaine Foundation awarded 136 grants totaling $1.9 million. Since its inception in 2001, it has awarded $18 million in grant funding, much of which has gone to local non-profits, including FCC.
The Delaplaine Foundation has contributed more than $250,000 to FCC programs and funds. Through their contributions, they have supported the Student Success Fund, Parents Lead, the Allied Health Academy, the Building Trades program, Veteran services, Music education programs, and more.
“The Delaplaine Foundation has been a philanthropic leader in our community and region for nearly 20 years,” said Deborah Powell, Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Advancement the FCC Foundation, Inc. “Their work has enriched the lives of countless individuals, including many of our students, and has strengthened our community in ways that will have a lasting impact. The FCC Foundation is honored to present them with the 2020 Eagle Award to signify our gratitude.”
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About the Frederick Community College Foundation, Inc.
The Frederick Community College Foundation, Inc. is a philanthropic network of advocates enriching the vitality and quality of life in our community by promoting access to higher education. In partnership with individuals, organizations, and businesses, the mission of the Frederick Community College Foundation is to remove barriers to a community college education and provide financial support so all students can succeed and positively contribute to our community.