“Judge” William B. Gross Scholarship Fund Established at Community Foundation

FREDERICK, MD – March 29, 2016: In memory and in honor of her father, Anne-Lynn Gross has, through her estate provisions, created The JudgeWilliamGross“Judge” William B. Gross Scholarship Fund. The fund becomes one of more than 675 funds managed by The Community Foundation of Frederick County.

“Judge” Gross was known for positively impacting the lives of others while he served as District Court Commissioner in Frederick. His legacy will live on by providing scholarships to high school students pursuing post-secondary education. Similar to her father, Anne-Lynn also had the desire to give back to the community, and had done so by creating two other funds at the Community Foundation. She previously honored her father by creating The “Judge” William B. Gross Fund to support the Frederick Rescue Mission, and collaborated with The Frederick Arts Council to establish The Frederick Arts Council Thelma Gross Music Scholarship Fund in memory of her mother to provide music scholarships. Anne-Lynn was born and raised in Brunswick, and she taught music in Frederick County Public Schools for 10 years. She was also well-known as “The Singing Auctioneer” and was the first woman auctioneer in Maryland.

A charitable fund established through a bequest is one of the many ways to create a legacy and be remembered forever through grants and scholarships after one’s lifetime. For more information on establishing a charitable fund, visit www.FrederickCountyGives.org/Legacy or call the Community Foundation office at 301.695.7660 and speak with Laura McCullough, Director of Philanthropic Services.

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