Glen Mar Golf Classic Raises Over $26,000 For Grassroots

Glen Mar Golf Classic Raises Over $26,000 For Grassroots

The 6th Annual Glen Mar Golf Classic was a huge success.  It sold out, fielding 128 golfers, and brought in over $26,000 to support Grassroots programs and services.

The Glen Mar Golf Classic Team ignored the weather and outdid themselves in making this the best tourney to date.  Members included Libby Boswell, Phil Enstice, John Hampshire, Barbara Julian, Don Lee and Sue Shipp. The delicious lunch was provided by George and Sally Dohner.

Special thanks to Presenting Sponsors The Columbia Bank, Ourisman Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep Ram of Clarksville, and Lew and Sue Shipp; Platinum Sponsor Ed Frere; Gold Sponsors, George and Sally Dohner, Eggspectation, Esther’s Place Assisted Living Facilities, Glen Mar Tuesday AM Men’s Group, M&T Bank, VSS, and David Ward; Silver Sponsors Club SciKidz Maryland, Glen Mar Thursday AM Women’s Group, Rich and Carol Grove, Master Flooring and Remodeling, Offit Kurman Attorneys at Law, and Jean Moon & Associates.  Thanks also for the generosity of Don and Pat Lee, Putting Contest Sponsors. Whole Foods Market provided the bags for the golfers’ snacks.

Tournament winners included Yoko Horner, women’s longest drive; James Palogi, men’s longest drive; Brian Derby, men’s closest to the pin; Bernie Richards, Marshall Boswell, Carole Contel, Circle of Cash.  The winning women’s team for the second year in a row included Lois Fitzgerald, Janice Retier, Muriel Turner and Jenny Archer.  The winning men’s team included Matt Poole, Tom Ronnenburg, Marshall Boswell and Richard Down.
Next year’s Glen Mar Golf Classic is set for May 14, 2018.

Thank You to Faith Communities

Seventeen faith communities hosted the 2016-2017 Grassroots Cold Weather Shelter, serving 65 people, including 4 families.  Shelter guests ranged in age from 1 to 71 and spent 1 to 133 nights in area churches and synagogues when other shelter options are not available to them. Faith community volunteers provided meals, transportation, and fellowship, and Grassroots… Continue Reading

News and Pictures – June Newsletter

News and Pictures – June Newsletter

Here are some of the stories from the June Newsletter. Click here to sign up for the Grassroots Newsletter. Big Check — A representative of Bank of America, Chris Cunningham, Senior Vice President, Resident Director, Merrill Lynch, dropped by Grassroots to present Executive Director Ayesha Holmes with a check for $15,000.  Bank of America supports “nonprofit organizations that… Continue Reading

Soup’r Sundae is Super Successful

Soup’r Sundae is Super Successful

The ninth annual Soup‘r Sundae fundraiser for Grassroots attracted over 600 attendees for an afternoon of family fun, soup prepared by area restaurants and all the ice cream you could eat, as well as a silent auction with over 250 baskets. The event raised more than $37,000. The event was hosted by Wilde Lake High… Continue Reading

Grassroots Renamed in Honor of Andrea Ingram

Grassroots Renamed in Honor of Andrea Ingram

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman has announced the Grassroots Crisis Intervention center has been renamed The Andrea Ingram Building to honor its retired executive director. Speaking at a reception to celebrate Ingram’s contributions to Howard County, Kittleman unveiled a plaque that will hang in the Grassroots building on Freetown Road in Columbia. The plaque includes… Continue Reading

Treats, Tea and Tea Cups at Benefit for Grassroots

The National Art Honor Society and Art Club at Marriotts Ridge High School hosted a Shakespearian Tea, including a delicious selection of sweet and savory foods, as a benefit for Grassroots. Attendees also received hand-made tea cups. The school’s Culinary Arts Department prepared the food. Organizers included (back row from l.) Brianna Canaval, Rachel Yu,… Continue Reading

Soup’r Sundae Set for April 2

Soup’r Sundae Set for April 2

The Faith Community Partnership of Bethany United Methodist Church and Glen Mar United Methodist Church and Wilde Lake High School are hosting the ninth annual Soup‘r Sundae, a family event featuring soups prepared by area restaurants, as a fundraiser for Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center on Sunday, April 2, from noon-3 p.m., at Wilde Lake High… Continue Reading

Ayesha B. Holmes is New Executive Director

Grassroots Board President Mary Lasky has announced the selection of Ellicott City resident Ayesha B. Holmes as the new Executive Director. She will replace Andrea Ingram who is retiring. Holmes is the founding partner of STRATIGIX Consulting of Columbia.  She has worked in the nonprofit sector for 15 years and has been a frequent trainer… Continue Reading

Hammond High School To Host Empty Bowls Event for Grassroots

Hammond High School To Host Empty Bowls Event for Grassroots

Hammond High School’s National Art Honor Society, Art Club and Culinary Arts Department are hosting “Empty Bowls 2017,” a community fundraiser for Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center, on Friday, Feb. 10, from 5 – 7 p.m., in the cafeteria. Admission is $10 and includes an all-you-can-eat soup and bread dinner and a handmade ceramic bowl. Soups… Continue Reading

2016 Highlight: State Farm Donation Provides Ellicott City Help

2016 Highlight: State Farm Donation Provides Ellicott City Help

One of the 2016 highlights of community support came when Grassroots received a donation of $23,208 from State Farm Insurance Company to provide help for Ellicott City. Individual agents also made contributions totaling another $4,250. The gifts were made in recognition of Grassroots’ support of flood relief efforts in Ellicott City, where State Farm has… Continue Reading