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The Campaign for Literacy Giving Societies

In 2016, in honor of founding members Kay Mackley and Dolly Engle and President Emeritus Caroline Gaver, the Board of Directors established The Campaign for Literacy Giving Societies of the Literacy Council of Frederick County. This initiative recognizes the businesses, individuals, foundations, and organizations whose ongoing generosity has enabled our organization to empower over 8,000 adults to become literate, not only improving their quality of life and their economic opportunities but also contributing to the overall economic vitality of our community.

Become a Giving Society Member

The following Giving Societies pay tribute to both the distinguished individuals for whom they are named and the benefactors whose financial gifts and goodwill ambassadorship liberally support the Literacy Council. They are also intended to inspire others to follow their lead and help end illiteracy in Frederick County.

Kay Mackley Giving Society

Recognizes foundations and organizations with cumulative contributions between $1,000 – $9,999. The Kay Mackley Leadership Giving Society recognizes cumulative giving over $10,000.

Dolly Engle Giving Society

Recognizes businesses with cumulative contributions between $1,000 – $4,999. The Dolly Engle Leadership Giving Society recognizes cumulative giving over $5,000.

Caroline Gaver Giving Society

Recognizes individuals with cumulative contributions between $1,000 – $2,449. The Caroline Gaver Leadership Giving Society recognizes cumulative giving over $2,500.

Ways to Give

The Literacy Council welcomes contributions in any amount and provides multiple ways to give. Gifts of an ongoing, cumulative nature qualify the donor for recognition in the Giving Societies described on this page.

General Contribution

Make a general contribution to be applied to any Literacy Council need.

Designate a Purpose

Designate a particular purpose for the use of your gift.

In Honor or Remembrance of Someone Special

Give a contribution or bequest to honor or remember someone special.

Estate Planning

Include the Literacy Council in your estate planning.

Literacy Council’s Endowment Fund

Help build the Literacy Council’s endowment fund through a gift to the Betty Seligmann Literacy Endowment Fund, established at the Community Foundation of Frederick County with her family’s support in memory of the Literacy Council’s first tutor trainer.

Recognition of Giving Society Members

  • Inclusion on the Literacy Council of Frederick County donor recognition poster in the Literacy Council office, the Literacy Council Newsletter, annual report and on this website.
  • Invitation to the annual reception of the Celebration of Achievements celebrated each spring.
  • Certificate of Appreciation.

For more information about the Giving Societies program and other ways to make a difference through financial support, please contact Laurie Fisher, Executive Director, at (301) 600-2066 or lauriefisher@frederickliteracy.org.

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