Animal Shelter Awarded $9,264 from The Louis and Marion Storm Fund
For Immediate Release
Contact: Erin Long, Marketing Coordinator
Humane Society of Harford County
Fallston, MD (December 6, 2017) – The holidays came early to the animals at The Humane Society of Harford County (HSHC), thanks to a generous gift from The Louis and Marion Storm Fund which is managed by The Community Foundation of Harford County (CFHC). Today, Louis Storm, together with CFHC’s executive director Brigitte Peters, presented HSHC resident “Betty”, executive director Jen Swanson and board president Dr. Robert Silcox with a check in the amount of $9,264.
The Storm family established their field-of-interest fund partly to support the care and comfort of Harford’s homeless animals through facility enhancements and improvements. Recently Louis Storm approached CFHC about disbursing a large portion of the fund to HSHC.
“We’re really excited to support the care and comfort of homeless animals in Harford County with this gift,” said Brigitte Peters, executive director of CFHC. “The Community Foundation of Harford County was founded to bring like-minded philanthropists together to back causes they care about. Thanks to folks like the Storms, CFHC has awarded more than $450,000 in grants to Harford County nonprofit organizations since 2011.”
“The Storms are truly leaving a lasting legacy,” said Swanson. “This gift enables us to continue to provide a safe and clean environment for the animals and a welcoming space for the community to come and meet a new companion animal.”
The remainder of The Louis and Marion Storm Fund will stay with CFHC and be disbursed to HSHC through annual installments. “Future grants from The Community Foundation of Harford County will help HSHC with specific projects to improve the quality of life in our community,” Peters said.
About The Community Foundation of Harford County
Founded in 2007, the Community Foundation of Harford County is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public foundation supported by the community through donations, enabling individuals, families and businesses to leave a legacy to benefit the causes that matter on a local level. In 2014, Community Foundation of Harford County received accreditation from the Community Foundations National Standards Board, the nation’s highest honor for philanthropic excellence. For more information about the Community Foundation of Harford County, visit cfharfordcounty.org.
About The Humane Society of Harford County
The Humane Society of Harford County, Inc., is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to the welfare and well-being of the approximately 4,500 animals that come to us each year. We promote the kind treatment of homeless, stray and abandoned animals by providing shelter, care, adoptions, and community education. We are not a county agency nor are we affiliated with any national or regional organization. Your tax-deductible donations, bequests, and proceeds from events are crucial to our life-saving efforts on behalf of the animals of our community.