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 9,000 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. Giving Society members are recognized in our annual reports and in a listing updated annually on the Literacy Council’s website.
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 that have given $1,000 or more in the last fiscal year.
Dolly Engle Giving Society
Recognizes businesses that have given $500 or more in the last fiscal year.
Caroline Gaver Giving Society
Recognizes individuals who have given $500 or more in the last fiscal year.
Leadership Giving Society
Recognizes foundations, organizations, businesses and individuals who have supported the Literacy Council through financial gifts over many years and have given $5,000 or more over their lifetimes.
Recognition Giving Society
Recognizes individuals, businesses, foundations, and organizations who have supported the Literacy Council through financial gifts over many years and have given $500 or more over their lifetimes.
Ways to Give
The Literacy Council welcomes all levels of financial support to carry out our mission and provides multiple ways to give. Every dollar counts! Gifts of an ongoing, cumulative nature qualify the donor for recognition in the Giving Societies described on this page.
Recognition of Giving Society Members
- Inclusion in the Literacy Council of Frederick County’s newsletters, annual reports and on this website.
- Invitation to the annual reception of the Celebration of Achievements celebrated each spring.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.