Leadership Frederick County: Month of Caring

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Pictured above: The class of 2008 logged the most hours

Last October, nearly 800 Leadership Frederick County (LFC) graduates were put to the test with an event that was both meaningful and competitive: LFC Month of Caring.

Graduates of the LFC program historically give back to the community in the form of volunteerism. You may not be aware, but many graduates volunteer their time as board members, committee chairs, and members of philanthropic organizations; however, while they are all proud graduates, they are also quite humble.

LFC Month of Caring was designed to catalog how many hours LFC graduates give back to the Frederick community. Graduates were asked to log their current volunteerism efforts slated between October 1 and October 31, 2012, but not to add anything new to their already busy schedules.

From hours planning Oktoberfest and the Candlelight House Tour, to nonprofit board meetings and working in our schools, we learned (or confirmed what we already suspected) that graduates spend a phenomenal amount of time every month giving back to the community – to make Frederick County a better, more sustainable place to work and live.

And they enjoy every busy moment!

This story was submitted by Liza Hawkins, a Field Marketing Analyst at State Farm Insurance, and serves on the LFC marketing committee.

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