Our Team

Building Community
Enriching Lives.

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Our Board of Directors is responsible for the governance of the Community Foundation including financial and investment oversight, setting policy, reviewing all grantmaking activities and charitable distributions. Our Board of Directors is comprised of community leaders, chosen for their strategic thinking, vision, and commitment to the future of Harford County.

The Community Foundation has 13 board members elected at our Annual Meeting.

Michael Allen

Michael Allen

Chair

Harford Bank

A Message From Our Chair

The Community Foundation of Harford County (CFHC) evolved from individuals who were serving on local nonprofit boards. They realized many nonprofits are trapped in a vicious cycle. Each year these nonprofits must divert substantial time from their missions to raise funds to cover yearly expenses. CFHC founders realized there is never sufficient funding for nonprofits to maintain existing programs or establish new programs. Needs grow faster than the population.

At the same time, those who recognized this serious community problem recognized philanthropy could be increased in Harford County. They knew of generous and giving individuals, families, and businesses who wanted to support their communities and important issues. Connecting them became a mission. Thus was born the Community Foundation of Harford County and our goal – to connect people who care with causes that matter. CFHC partners with donors to make philanthropy happen. We give donors choices and make giving simple and easy.

The idea behind the Community Foundation of Harford County is simple:

…to build a substantial permanent fund from contributions both large and small and use the income it generates to meet Harford County’s current and future charitable needs.

At the Community Foundation of Harford County, we are committed to making Harford County a better place for you and those you love. Our mission is to promote and increase charitable giving. We do this by building and managing endowments and gifts to meet the present and emerging needs of Harford County and its nonprofit community.

What we do and how we do it are explained throughout our website. We hope you will take the time to look at our site and contact us if you have questions. We invite you to become our partner by making a donation or starting a fund. We pledge to be careful stewards of your donation and ensure your gift is preserved and used in keeping with your wishes.

Joseph S. Boddiford, III

Joseph S. Boddiford, III

Vice Chair

Senior Vice President, Family Wealth Director
Morgan Stanley

Fred Merchant

Fred Merchant

Secretary

Still Serving

Mary-Dulany James

Mary-Dulany James

Treasurer

Partner
The Law Offices of
Mary-Dulany James

Alex Allman

Alex Allman

Board Member

Attorney-Principal
Offit Kurman

Joe Ayler

Joe Ayler

Board Member

Founder and Owner
Tar Heel Construction
Group, LLC

Gregory K. Bowser

Gregory K. Bowser

Board Member

President
Safe Harbor
Retirement Planners

Cheryl Brown

Cheryl Brown

Board Member

Retired Program Manager
State Government

Jesse Cunningham, IV

Jesse Cunningham, IV

Board Member

Financial Services Professional
Mountain View
Insurance Solutions

M. Scott Elliot

M. Scott Elliot

Board Member

Senior Vice President
Business Development
Harford Bank

Gilbert F. Kennedy, III

Gilbert F. Kennedy, III

Board Member

President & CEO
Har-co Credit Union

Jayne Klein

Jayne Klein

Board Member

Klein’s ShopRite

Stephanie McGuire

Stephanie McGuire

Board Member

Audit & Accounting Director
Ellin & Tucker

Eric E. McLauchlin, Esquire

Eric E. McLauchlin, Esquire

Board Member

McLauchlin Law Firm, LLC

Carmen Mirabile

Carmen Mirabile

Board Member

Senior Vice President
for Marketing
and Business Development
Freedom Federal Credit Union

Gregory Repas

Gregory Repas

Board Member

VP – Chief Accounting Officer
McCormick & Company

Deborah M. Turner

Deborah M. Turner

Board Member

President
DMT Investments, LLC

Jim Welch

Jim Welch

Board Member

Realtor
BCV Commercial Realty LLC

Jennifer Farrell

Jennifer Farrell

Executive Director

Jeannie Michel

Jeannie Michel

Donor and Administrative Coordinator

Yes!

I want to support the Community Foundation of Harford County!