Gene Barnhart Creates Legacy with Three Charitable Funds
FREDERICK, MD – September 30, 2016: The life of W. Eugene “Gene” Barnhart will have a profound impact on others with three funds created through his estate.
The William E. Barnhart Memorial Fund will provide grants for direct services for people battling cancer. The William E. Barnhart Memorial Fund for Broadfording Church of the Brethren will support the Church’s operations, and The Gene, Evelyn and Ernest Family Scholarship Fund II will provide post-secondary scholarships to Frederick County High School graduates pursuing a career in agriculture. The funds become three of The Community Foundation of Frederick County’s 679 component funds. Mr. Barnhart, originally from Laytonsville, Maryland, and then Middletown, Maryland, was a farmer for most of his life, followed by a second career as an auto mechanic. He will be remembered and appreciated by countless people who will benefit from his generosity.
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