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The FMH Development Council is comprised of community leaders who volunteer their time, talents and treasures to help FMH achieve its charitable giving goals. The Council consists of five committees, listed below. They are responsible for providing healthcare service and education to the community, development of recognition programs for donors, and generating cash/deferred gifts from individuals, businesses, and foundations. Leading the Development Council are Dr. P. Gregory Rausch, Chair and Jeffery I. Hurwitz, Vice Chair. 
  • Annual Support Committee
    Builds a base of support through a variety of programs which encourage large numbers of gifts in relatively small dollar amounts, typically under $1,000.

    Committee Members:
    Brenda Main – Chair, Jim Gangawere – Vice Chair,  C. Monty Ahalt,  Earl W. Bartgis, Jr., Sue Basford,  J. Reid Clapp, Angela Dredden,  John Droneburg, Laurie Gourley-Benfield, Rick Graf, Tina Lee, Noel Manalo, Peggy McCombs, Carla Ritenour, and  Bette Shafer. 
  • ACE Club Committee
    Falls under the auspices of the Annual Support Committee and coordinates our employee giving program for Frederick Memorial Hospital.

    Committee Members:
    Renee  Marcellino – Chair, Jennifer Smith – Vice Chair,  Amy Acal, Amanda Changuris, Debi Disbrow, Melinda Hite, Ed Hopper, Adele Hudak, Wendy Huzzy, Tara Overton, Tracy Ruzbacki, Maggie Siebeneichen and Desiree Thompson.
  • Business and Industry Committee
    Establishes a closer relationship with the corporate community in order to strengthen communication, service programs and charitable support.

    Committee Members:
    Brad Benna – Chair, Ellis Barber, Colleen Chidester, Ryan Daiger, Meaghan Delawter, M.J. Hermes, Gary Orton, Gary Sanbower, Daniel Severn,  Charles Seymour, Jeffrey Van Sant, Matthew Warner, and Dave Wiegand. 
  • Planned Gifts Committee
    Provides service and education on tax, estate and financial planning to cultivate an environment that encourages estate gifts to FMH.

    Committee Members:
    Michael Delauter – Chair, Keith Sanders – Vice Chair, Bethany Beam, Gregory Beal, Doug Boyle, Corinne Bradac, Craig Habicht, Jim Merkel,  Shabri Moore,  Christopher Murray, W. Jerome Offutt, Robert Smariga, Daniel Tregoning,  Andrea Voeglein, and Brad Young.
  • Special Gifts Committee
    Identifies, cultivates, and solicits gifts for membership in the Order of the Good Samaritan, starting with gifts/pledges of $10,000 or more payable over a period of up to 10 years. In addition, the committee organizes and sponsors two events; one focused on identifying the annual Good Samaritan of the Year while the other is an education program that features a pertinent medical topic for our community.

    Committee Members:
    Daniel Schiffman – Chair, Joseph Brown – Vice Chair, Greg Banasz, John Capoccia, Gregg Cox, Kim Delauter, Greg Gouldin, David Miller, Dr. Pratima Pandey,  James Racheff,  Beth Trout, and Eileen Witte.
  • Signature Gifts Committee
    Identifies, cultivates, and solicits gifts/pledges of $25,000 or more payable over a period of up to five years. These gifts are recognized through naming opportunities.

    Committee Members:
    Jeffrey I. Hurwitz – Chair, Ken Coffey, II, J. Brian Gaeng, D. Hunt Hendrickson,  Tom Kleinhanzl, Earl “Rocky” Mackintosh, III, William Orr, J. Ray Ramsburg, III, Dr. P. Gregory Rausch, E. James Reinsch,  and Dr. Gerald Winnan. 
We are always looking for a few good men and women to help serve on these committees. If you would like to serve on a committee, please contact us.


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