Art Scholarship Campaign

Since its establishment in 1897, the Frederick Art Club has made art education a primary mission. Now, members are giving its scholarship fund fresh emphasis with a campaign that will significantly increase financial support for students of the visual arts.

In Celebration of the Club's 125th Anniversary

Given the high cost of college education, more and more students turn to scholarship funds like this one for much-needed help with tuition and fees.

Education: An Enduring Focus

The Frederick Art Club intensified its focus on art education in 1996 with the receipt of a substantial gift—earmarked expressly for visual art scholarships—from the estate of founding member Louise Doty. Subsequently, deserving Frederick County art students have received financial assistance because of Miss Doty’s farsighted benevolence and the Club’s ongoing commitment to sustain it.

 

Today, the scholarship fund is held and administered by the Community Foundation of Frederick County (CFFC), which since 1986 has invested more than $86 million back into the community thanks to thousands of generous donors to funds like this one. 

$125,000 for 125 Years

In fall 2022, the Club announced plans to celebrate its 125th
anniversary by growing the art scholarship fund to the fitting sum
of $125,000. The three-year campaign will build on a $50,000
foundation, a sum that comprises the scholarship fund’s existing
balance along with $11,211 remaining from 
the Club’s extremely

successful Claire McCardell Project.*

 

100% Club Participation

 

Club officers and the scholarship committee kicked off the scholarship campaign in September 2022 with individual pledges and gifts totaling $14,000. All 100+ other members are asked to contribute as well, with the objective to match or exceed that amount and realize full Club support by fall 2025.  

Inviting Your Support

Even with 100% membership support, Club donations alone will not reach the $125,000 goal. That’s where the community comes in.

 

Individuals, businesses, and foundations are invited to support this important campaign. Your gift will allow talented students to develop skills that are valued in specialized visual art vocations and are also highly transferable to related sectors. Career possibilities include web designer, professional artist, interior designer, graphic artist, teacher, photographer, curator, art therapist, and many more.

How to Give

 

Make a secure online donation by clicking here

Or mail your check, made out to the Community Foundation of Frederick County with “Frederick Art Club Scholarship" written in the check’s memo line, to: 

The Community Foundation of

Frederick County

312 E. Church St

Frederick, MD  21701

In addition to cash gifts, the Frederick Art Club Scholarship Fund welcomes charitable gifts in the form of stock, real estate, life insurance, retirement assets, etc. Explore ways to support the Art Club scholarship fund here. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

 

To learn more about the campaign, please connect with the Club’s fundraising chairperson,

Lucy Hogan, lindhogan@gmail.com.

 

*As provided for in the Frederick Art Club’s pass-through donor-advised fund agreement

with the Community Foundation of Frederick County.