FREDERICK, March 11, 2016 – 2016 may be the year of the monkey for the rest of the world but for The Federated Charities Corporation of Frederick, it might be better themed, “The Year of Reflection.” With 105 years of service under its belt, Federated Charities is reconsidering and re-tooling its role in the charitable community in Frederick and kicks off several months of strategic focus and planning beginning on March 25th. A ceremony is scheduled for City Hall at 7pm on March 17th and Winchester Hall at 11am on March 22nd.
The City and County have both issued proclamations over the years declaring March 25th as Federated Charities day (for the first time in 1996 during a major capital campaign and renovation project which included incorporating the Pearre Pharmacy building into the existing Federated Charities site). Today, this unique real estate in downtown Frederick houses as many as 9 local charities providing a variety of necessary human services and cycles as many as 1,000 pieces of home health care equipment to Frederick residents, at no charge.
As a nod to the changing circumstances in the charitable environment over the past several years, Federated Charities will be spending its 105th Anniversary year developing its infrastructure and positioning itself as a strategic partner rather than simply a landlord in the community. Potential new programming, board development and a renewed focus on how to best serve its tenant-partners efforts will all be a part of the year-long process.
“It’s an exciting time for an organization with a long and important history in the community,” says Board Chair, Susan
Shelton, “we are looking forward to enhancing existing services and developing additional programming that serves the needs of Frederick as identified by our tenant-partners as well as with input from other organizations who also address critical human needs for our citizens.”
Link to the County proclamation ceremony.