As it Celebrates its 17th Anniversary Serving the Greater Washington Region, the Catalogue for Philanthropy is Proud to Honor the Literacy Council of Frederick County
The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington has selected the Literacy Council of Frederick County to be part of its Class of 2019-20. The Literacy Council has undergone a rigorous review by a team of experts, and has met the Catalogue’s high standards. This year the Catalogue celebrates its 17th anniversary; since its inception it has raised $40 million for nonprofits in the region. It also offers trainings and neighborhood-based opportunities for collaboration. Potential donors can be confident that the nonprofits in the Catalogue are worthy of their support.
78 D.C.-area nonprofits, including the Literacy Council of Frederick County, will be featured in the 2019-2020 print edition. Another 36 nonprofits will be re-featured on its website. The Catalogue’s entire network now includes 400+ vetted nonprofits working in the arts, education, environment, and human services sectors throughout Greater Washington.
“People want to get involved in their community—they want to make a difference, close to home. Based on our rigorous review process, we believe that the Literacy Council is one of the best community-based nonprofits in the region,” says Matt Gayer, Director of Community and Nonprofit Development at the Catalogue for Philanthropy.
For 56 years, the Literacy Council of Frederick County has been teaching adults the reading and other English language skills they need to provide for their families and to contribute to the well-being and prosperity of the whole community. The Council’s vision is a community where literacy is attainable for everyone.
“We are honored to have the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington recognize the vital work our volunteers do. They help adults gain skills and achieve their goals through literacy class instruction, individual tutoring, workplace literacy, and parent outreach programs in reading and English language proficiency. Children too benefit immensely from their parents’ increases in skills and confidence,” stated Laurie Fisher, Executive Director, Literacy Council of Frederick County. “At present we have more than 160 volunteers, and we are always looking for more who would like to help make a real difference!”
“Our work is possible thanks to the financial support we receive from individuals, foundations, and businesses,” emphasized Fisher. “This recognition from the Catalogue for Philanthropy will help our organization raise awareness of the critical importance of literacy to the well-being of individuals, families, and the economic health of our county as a whole – and of how our supporters can make a real difference through investing in the gift of literacy. There are thousands of people in Frederick County who could use our help, and our goal is to extend that help to more of them.”
The Catalogue believes in the power of small nonprofits to spark big change. And they believe that the Literacy Council will continue to further that positive change, working each day to lift up, strengthen, and enrich Frederick County.
Congratulations to our fellow nonprofits selected for this year’s class!