2015 – 2016 Leaders on Loan Projects

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The goal of the Leaders On Loan program is to make Frederick County a better place to live, work, and play.Through a partnership between LFC and local nonprofits, class members receive experience working with nonprofits and develop an understanding of their scope and impact. In turn these organizations receive assistance on a project.
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Leaders On Loan Group:

• Rick Ault, The Columbia Bank
• Rob Collings, Manpower
• Kristopher Fair, New York, New York Salon
• Tonya Hatosy-Stier, Women-to-Women Mentoring Group
• Tammie Jones, Frederick County Bank
• Monica Kolbay, ArachnidWorks
• Carol Pickett, Goodwill Industries Monocacy Valley
• Mark Pritts, Frederick County Public Schools
• Greg Seymoure, Plamondon Enterprises - Roy Rogers

Child Advocacy Center of Frederick County

Mission: The Child Advocacy Center of Frederick County promotes child well-being by providing a child and family focused center to address reports of child maltreatment. They seek to prevent and reduce trauma to children and families using a multidisciplinary approach to investigation, prosecution, treatment, education, and advocacy.

Project: This project will increase public awareness of the Child Advocacy Center as a resource for citizens to contact if they are concerned about a child.  The CAC has found people are often reluctant to call Child Protective Services and so offers a “warm line” for questions, information, and resources. Ultimately, increased consultation with the CAC leads to increased safety for Frederick County children.

The Leaders on Loan team will identify target audiences, ways to get information about the CAC to those target audiences, and review current CAC marketing materials and approaches and make suggestions for improvement.

Class members will learn about the impact of child maltreatment and how to prevent and heal it. This project may have social benefits extending into future generation. It’s a great opportunity to make a lasting impact on the future of Frederick County—our children.


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Leaders On Loan Group:
• Troy Barrick, Frederick County Government
• Matt Doyle, Plamondon Hospitality Partners
• Carly Lederer, SoldierFit
• Lauren Myrick, Edenton Retirement Community
• Dan Oldham, State Farm Insurance
• Jeremy Scholtes, Miles and Stockbridge, PC
• Courtney Stauffer, Stauffer Funeral Home
• Jamie White, Frederick Regional Health System

Downtown Frederick Partnership

Mission: Downtown Frederick Partnership works to enhance, promote and preserve the vitality and economic viability of Downtown Frederick by implementing the national Main Street Program for the benefit of Frederick businesses, residents and visitors.

Project: Downtown Frederick Partnership is are partnering with the Friends of Carroll Creek Urban Park and seeking assistance for the development of a concept and a business plan to activate the trellis on Carroll Creek Urban Park. The trellis is an underused location on the north side of the creek near Market Street. It serves as a gateway to the park and is the first impression for those entering from the street. The trellis is an important amenity in the park and its activation is key to Downtown Frederick overall.

The end goal is increased traffic flow to this space. Deliverables include: 

  • An assessment of the issue – why is the space not active now?
  • A brainstormed list of projects
  • Outreach to the community
  • A business plan for the 2-3 ideas prioritized for implementation

The impact of this project will be significant for the future of the Carroll Creek Urban Park and Downtown Frederick. Because the trellis is situated at a highly trafficked and very visible location, the activation of the space is vital to increasing traffic flow throughout the park. 

Participants will gain exposure to many groups including Partnership staff and volunteers, community groups, key stakeholders (like the Friends of Carroll Creek Urban Park) and the City of Frederick. Interviewing and meeting with the many involved community groups and key stakeholders will increase the networks of participants.


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Leaders On Loan Group:

• Greg Awbrey, Mclean Mortgage Corporation
• Nikki Bamonti, The City of Frederick
• Tim Brady, Wells Fargo Bank
• MaryLynn Hinde, SHIP of Frederick
• Jamie Shopland, Frederick County Council
• Barbara Wagner, Frederick County Chamber of Commerce
• Timothy Wolfe, Mount St. Mary's University

Frederick Arts Council

Mission: Frederick Arts Council encouraged and investd in a vibrant and cohesive arts community for the people of Frederick County.

Project: The Council seeks assistance with an overhaul and upgrade of their web site, social media, and information technology. FAC's site uses outdated software and is in need of upgrades both to the framework and the content. It needs to be more inviting, exciting, and engaging. FAC would like the site to facilitate online donations via PayPal or or other service.  

LFC participants will learn about a long-standing County non-profit; they will interact with leaders in the arts community; and they will learn about the arts in Frederick County while helping to further FAC's mission.


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Leaders On Loan Group:

• Joy Beveridge, LEIDOS
• Caroline Cole, Frederick Community College
• Christine Ferguson, Lockheed Martin
• Eric Haines, Frederick County Public Schools
• Teri Kwiatek, Frederick Rescue Mission
• Kelsey Maslen, Central MD Farm Credit
• Bob O'Brien, US Army - Fort Detrick
• Todd Troutman, Astra Zeneca

Habitat For Humanity of Frederick County

Mission: Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Project: The project goal is to produce a research-based, digital toolkit that can be used by the staff, Board, and volunteers to increase our reach to people in Frederick County eligible for our programs. This toolkit will be used to increase the number of applicants for our services, and to help more people achieve affordable homeownership in Frederick County.

The Class members will gain an understanding of the affordable housing issues and levels in Frederick County as well as learn about the gap between those who qualify for public assistance housing and those who can afford to purchase a home.


Mariage Resouce Center of Frederick County

Leaders On Loan Group:

• Brooke Anthony, Frederick County Public Schools
• Jullie Canniford, Lighthouse Wealth Management
• Julie Gaver, Julie Gaver Training & Development
• Brent Renken, The Frederick News-Post
• David Rogers, Habitat For Humanity - Board Member
• Jason Szelc, PNC Bank
• Jennifer Tyler, Woodsboro Bank
• Jen White, Mission of Mercy
• Seth Wilson, Experient

Marriage Resource Center of Frederick County

Mission: Preparing, strengthening, and restoring marriages throughout Frederick County
Project: Marriage Resource Center of Frederick County wants to expand their influence beyond the religious community and reach more individuals and couples with the message that marriage supports the family structure and provides economic and health benefits for both children and parents. Additionally, they would like to add programs to strengthen families, and provide them the skills to communicates, respect, and work and play together. They would also provide programs for high schools students on the stages of healthy and vibrant relationships.

  • Development of a comprehensive marketing and fundraising plan which will increase awareness of services in the Frederick community and raise sufficient funding to sustain and grow the organization
  • Development of a system of outcome-based metrics to establish specific and quantifiable goals to monitor performance and report how the mission is achieved.

The Leaders on Loan team will gain experience with marketing, fundraising, and establishing strategic metrics. These Leaders will be exposed to programs offered by MRCFC and the skills that can be learned to make relationships viable and satisfying (including their own!).


Leaders On Loan Group:

• Stephanie Hurd, Frederick Community College
• Linda Gossweiler, Frederick Memorial Healthcare
• Helen Kimble, Hospice of Frederick County
• Veralynn Morris, Divorce Financial Solutions, Inc.
• Brad Pingrey, M&T Bank
• Laila Shouhayib, Art Therapist
• Sadie Wolf, FMH - Fund Development

Rotary Club of Carroll Creek

Mission: The main objective of Rotary is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotarians develop service projects that address many of today's most critical issues.

Project: The Leaders on Loan volunteers will research and survey the Rotary Club of Carroll Creek to establish the best tools to explain the mission to the community. The group will design and present a press kit, which members will use to educate the public. This is of significant value to the club as they look to gain not only new members, but new service projects and community based objectives.

This project will benefit from volunteers who are experienced in basic research and survey design, marketing, communications, and possibly design. The project should take between 50 and 70 hours to complete.


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