Art Scholarship Campaign
Since its establishment in 1897, the Frederick Art Club has made promoting the visual arts 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 underscored 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 commitment to sustain it.
Beginning in 1992, the scholarship fund has been held and administered by the Community Foundation of Frederick County (CFFC), which has invested more than $86 million back into the community thanks to generous donations 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.*
Inviting Your Support Club members have given and continue giving. However, businesses, foundations, and other individuals are also 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
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.
*As provided for in the Frederick Art Club’s pass-through donor-advised fund agreement
with the Community Foundation of Frederick County.