From the Community Foundation of Harford County:
The Community Foundation of Harford County (CFHC) has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the PNC Foundation.
With the sizable gift, PNC joins as an inaugural member of the Foundation’s Founder’s Circle. The CFHC Founder’s Circle recognizes businesses, individuals and families that pledge a minimum of $15,000 over three or more years to support the mission and operations of the Community Foundation of Harford County. Chick Hamm, PNC market executive in Harford and Cecil counties, presented the gift to the foundation.
The Community Foundation of Harford County works with individuals, families and businesses to leave a legacy to benefit the causes about which they care. Charitable gifts are used to make Harford County stronger through grant-making to local nonprofits and through scholarships. In 2011, the foundation will award more than $60,000 in grants and scholarships in Harford County. CFHC is one of 14 community foundations in Maryland and one of 700 across the country.
“Nonprofit organizations have a critical role in meeting the current and emerging needs of Harford County residents,” said Mr. Hamm. “Our support of the Community Foundation of Harford County is a strategic investment to help keep our communities strong and vibrant, both today and well into the future.”
The PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC), actively supports organizations that provide services for the benefit of communities in which it has a significant presence. The foundation focuses its philanthropic mission on early childhood education and community and economic development, which includes the arts and culture. Through its signature cause, Grow Up Great, PNC has created a 10-year, $100 million initiative to enhance early childhood education and school readiness.
More information about the Community Foundation of Harford County may be found at www.cfharfordcounty.org.