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Community Partners

Special thanks to the following foundations, vendors, small businesses, corporations and members of the faith community who have contributed toward IHA’s mission to strengthen communities by providing affordable housing opportunities and supportive services to improve the quality of life and economic stability for seniors, working families and individuals.

Business & Corporate Community Partners

Acela Technologies, Inc.

Acela Technologies has established itself as a leader in providing turnkey solutions and services that focus on emerging technologies including wireless mobility, IP/optical networking, public safety, and information technology infrastructure. The Acela Technologies core management team brings over 80 years of combined advanced technology experience in sales, marketing, technical support and finance from a number of industry stalwarts including Cisco Systems, Chromatis Networks, Nortel Networks and Lucent Technologies to name just a few.


Your neighborhood bank since 1872, BB&T is dedicated to helping you achieve your financial goals and providing you with the expertise and personal service you deserve.

Bob Evans

For more than 50 years, Bob Evans has been bringing farm-fresh foods to its restaurant and grocery customers. The company’s success is built on the basics: high-quality food and excellent hospitality. Rooted in values of honesty and integrity, Bob Evans’ history of giving back to its communities began with the founder, Mr. Bob Evans. An avid supporter of wildlife conservation, agricultural youth programs and education, Bob Evans also believed in service and gave his time to various philanthropic organizations.

Brechbill & Helman Construction Company Inc.

Darrell Brechbill and John Helman believe the success of their commercial construction company can be attributed in large part to their focus on quality in construction services (a procedure to assist owners in developing their projects to deliver the maximum value while meeting the customers’ requirements) and quality control in the field as the end product by concentrating on doing the right thing the first time, not just on the bottom line.

BridgePath Scientific – Enabling Scientific Vision

BridgePath Scientific is a veteran-owned, small business headquartered in Frederick, MD, that offers a wide variety of laboratory equipment, preventative maintenance, and repair services as well as contract research and reagents & kits to the scientific community. Enabling Scientific Vision is not simply a tag line, it is the company mantra. They provide you the tools to do your very important work by providing you the products and services you need in a prompt and efficient manner with attention to detail and personalized service.

Capacity Building Solutions

Capacity Building Solutions helps their clients build organizational capacity to achieve their strategic goals and objectives by removing business obstacles and leveraging their internal assets. Ed Robinson is the President and Founder of Capacity Building Solutions Inc., a consulting firm focused on the business management and organizational development needs of small to medium-sized businesses and community based nonprofits. Ed’s expertise is in working with senior leaders and leadership teams to assess and address their strategic business decision making and leadership challenges.

Clearview Car Care

Clearview Car Care has been in business, and located in downtown Frederick for three years. Their technicians have up to 30 years experience, and all are ASE Certified, and Master ASE Certified. Clearview’s goal is to give you all the information you need to make an informed decision about your car. They’ll let you know what needs to be done now, and what can wait. They pay attention to the needs of the customer, and will let you know if it’s a safety issue that can’t be put off till later. In just 3 years they have been voted “BEST IN FREDERICK” by Frederick Magazine. Their customers rely on them for a “clear view” of their cars’ needs.

The Columbia Bank

The Columbia Bank, a community-based bank, delivers the personalized service and flexibility people deserve to create long-term and satisfying relationships. Their customers’ money goes right to work in the neighborhoods and towns they call home. This in turn helps make these areas better places to work and live.

Coan & Lyons

Coan & Lyons, a Washington, D.C. law firm, represents private owners, non-profit organizations and public housing agencies throughout the United States in connection with the acquisition, development and management of a variety of real estate, with special emphasis on affordable housing and other properties financed under the various mortgage loan and guarantee programs of HUD and other Federal, State and local agencies

Jason S. Cornett Plumbing
12086 Crestview Drive
Greencastle, Pennsylvania 17225
(717) 597-2537

Echo Communications

15900 New  Bedford Drive
Derwood, MD 20855
(301) 330-6344

Custom Mowing

Custom Mowing offers a large variety of services to choose from including landscaping, retaining walls and general hauling in the Greater Chambersburg, Pennsylvania area. Call Mike Long at 717-261-0517 for a free estimate.

F&M Trust

Financial Solutions…From People You Know

Meeting the financial needs of its customers by providing appropriate financial solutions is the core of the service philosophy at F&M Trust. In the words of William E. Snell Jr., President & CEO, “We are a community bank offering personalized service for over 100 years. As we grow and expand into new communities, we remain focused on meeting the needs of the community, its families and its businesses. If you’re currently an F&M Trust customer, we certainly appreciate your business and hope that you will continue to look to us for Financial Solutions to meet your needs. If you have not yet experienced F&M Trust, we encourage you to visit our nearest community office or give us a call…we look forward to the opportunity.”

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Four Branches Therapy & Wellness

Katie Marsh Lyburn provides psychotherapy for depression, anxiety, relationship issues, addiction, grief and loss, self esteem, personal growth, and empowerment in Frederick, Maryland.


Frederick County Bank

Frederick County Bank offers a comprehensive suite of personal and business banking products and services designed to assist their customers in achieving their unique financial objectives, now and into the future. As an independently-owned true community bank, they are proud to provide you with the superior customer service, individual attention and timely decision-making you deserve.


Frederick Mutual Insurance Co.

Created by an act of the Maryland Legislature in December of 1843, Frederick Mutual Insurance Co. began issuing insurance policies in early 1844. The company has evolved into a financially sound property and liability carrier and offers insurance of various types through a network of professional independent insurance agents.


KANDU-iT can customize solutions to fit your organization’s IT needs and goals. They understand how confusing new technologies can be, so they take the time to guide you through the maze of information technology options, explain the benefits and pitfalls, and recommend the best solution for your business and its bottomline. They can also evaluate your existing systems and recommend solutions to improve performance, increase security, and manage your critical information.

LCB Consulting, LLC

LCB Consulting, LLC, is a management consulting firm specializing in nonprofit capacity building, board development, executive leadership development, organizational development, program planning and coordination, resource development and event management. As the President of LCB Consulting, Lisa C. Burford facilitates workshops and trainings on board development, strategic planning, executive transition, leadership coaching, and resource development.

Linton Shafer Warfield & Garrett, P.A.

Linton Shafer Warfield & Garrett, P.A. (LSWG) , is a full-service certified public accounting and business consulting firm serving mid-Maryland and the Washington, DC area since 1965. With offices in Frederick and Rockville, the firm provides an expanding array of accounting and consulting services to businesses, organizations, institutions, and individuals.



Customer service and community service are core commitments at Lowe’s – and they have been for more than 60 years. Being a good neighbor means being committed to improving the places their employees and customers call home. Lowe’s sees that as an investment in everyone’s future.

Morgan-Keller Specialty Contracts Group

Morgan-Keller Specialty Contracts Group accommodates clients desiring to build, renovate, and refit more modest-sized facilities. Specialty Contracts is staffed with its own project management team, estimating and accounting personnel. The same quality and experience provided for Morgan-Keller’s larger projects is combined with flexibility and quick response time, providing a customized fast-track approach to construction and renovation projects.

M&T Bank

Each day is not just a business day at M&T, it’s an opportunity for them to make a positive contribution in the communities where they live and work. From the arts organizations that enrich our lives, to the educational programs that build our futures to the civic causes that bring our communities together, the bank dedicates dollars and volunteer hours throughout its footprint.

Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects

Murphy & Dittenhafer is an award-winning architectural firm that focuses on planning, interior and architectural design projects involving churches, urban housing, non-profit organizations, higher education and libraries. Its offices are located in Baltimore, Maryland and York, Pennsylvania.

Nations Lending Corporation

Nations Lending Corporation operates numerous residential mortgage loan branch locations that serve mortgage refinancing consumers throughout the United States. They are a trusted national provider of mortgages and home refinancing. As one of the country’s top mortgage lenders, they are dedicated to helping consumers find the best mortgage refinancing options available. Call Sherrie Smith at 240-529-1095 to refinance your home mortgage.

North Star Foundations, Inc.

Serving Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, North Star Foundations offers complete concrete services with honesty and professionalism. They believe that the strength of the company is determined by their reputation in the community and customer satisfaction is their highest priority.

Octavo Designs

Octavo is an award-winning graphic design firm that has emerged with a high-octane presence since we opened for business in 2000. When you enter their offices in downtown Frederick, Maryland, there’s an unmistakable energy and excitement that conveys their genuine passion for their work. If you’re looking for a well-orchestrated brand image, optimum attention and exceptional originality, you’ll find it at Octavo. They are never satisfied with ordinary and are not afraid to do a little off-road thinking to get your marketing efforts the attention they deserve.

PNC Bank

A Message from the Chairman
“A business cannot succeed if its communities are not well positioned for future growth and success. That is why at PNC we devote resources and human capital to seed ideas, foster development initiatives and support nonprofit organizations. We are proud of the work we do in our communities and will continue to play our part to ensure the long term vitality of each of the communities in which we operate.”


ProBuild is the nation’s largest supplier of building materials to national builders, local contractors and do-it-yourselfers. They carry the whole spectrum of construction products from engineered wood, gypsum, and siding to custom fabricated staircases and trim.

RDL Architects, Inc.

RDL Architects, Inc. was founded in 1995 by Ron Lloyd in Cleveland, Ohio after a successful career managing the design studios of nationally recognized firms. The firm has since evolved into a multidiscipline practice maintaining licensing in 26 states. RDL Architects is built upon three interactive and complementary Studios: Commercial, Residential, and Senior Living. Our collaborative studio structure delivers focused experience to the specific markets they serve while adding value to the design process by sharing lessons learned.

Roy Rogers

For over twenty years, the Roy Rogers restaurants owned and managed by the Plamondon Companies have enjoyed a loyal following. They earned that loyalty by striving to live up to the original promise embodied in the concept – to meet or exceed their guests’ expectations on every visit. Whether it is donating the cost of their famous roast beef sandwich, helping an employee attain a lifelong career dream or giving someone a place to sleep, the Plamondons aren’t just working in their communities, they are working to better them.

Scarpelli Funeral Home

Whether you are looking for cremation or burial, need to find a loved one’s obituary or are looking to make prearrangements for yourself or family members, their expert staff can assist you. Scarpelli Funeral Home is family owned and operated and they are committed to giving personalized, caring service to all their families. They offer two locations – Cumberland and Cresaptown, Maryland.

Sovereign Bank

Through both financial resources and team member participation, Sovereign Bank is dedicated to serving the needs of the communities in which they live and work. Sovereign Bank offers a broad array of financial services, including retail, business, and corporate banking; cash management; capital markets; private wealth management; and insurance.

State Farm

Strong neighborhoods are the foundation of a strong society. State Farm is committed to maintaining the vibrancy of its communities by assisting nonprofits that support: affordable housing, first-time homeowners, community revitalization, & economic development. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.

C.M. Thomas Construction Co., Inc.
Chris Thomas
P.O. Box 102
Keymar, MD 21757
(410) 775-2565

Thomas, Bennett & Hunter, Inc.

TBH provides construction services in Carroll County, MD and nearby adjacent counties. Services include roads & site work, excavation, equipment rentals, crane rentals and delivery of aggregates (stone, sand, bank sand, crusher run, crushed recycled concrete).

Top Quality Janitorial Services, LLC

With over 30 years of combined experience in the commercial cleaning industry, John Giles and Jason Lee have merged their two businesses into one of the most respected in the area. As hands-on owners, John and Jason are involved in every aspect of day-to-day operations and are in constant communication with customers. They both oversee the training of each member of their staff, who all share John and Jason’s attention to detail and philosophy of proactive service.

Woodsboro Bank

Woodsboro Bank is committed to banking that truly serves the needs of their customers and Frederick County.

Zavos Architecture + Design

Zavos Architecture + Design creates positive change in the communities in which they work, through thoughtful and emotive design ideas. They work collaboratively with their clients to enhance the social and built fabric of these communities by providing appropriate and sustainable design solutions. ZA+D educates their clients and community about the valuable and necessary role Architects play in our society.

Faith Community Partners

The Archdiocese of Baltimore

Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church

Benedictine Sisters of Baltimore Emmanuel Monastery, Lutherville, MD

Brook Hill United Methodist Church, Frederick, MD

Carmelite Sisters of Baltimore

Church of the Brethren, Westernport, MD

Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ, Frederick, MD

First Congregational Church, Frostburg, MD

First United Presbyterian, Westminster, MD

Frederick Church of Christ, Frederick, MD

Frederick Monthly Meeting, Frederick, MD

Frederick Presbyterian Church, Frederick, MD

Glade United Church of Christ, Walkersville, MD

Hawley Memorial Presbyterian Church, Blue Ridge Summit, PA

Presbytery of Baltimore

St. Anthony Shrine Parish, Emmitsburg, MD

St. Bernadette Parish, Severn, MD

St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Brunswick, MD

Saint Francis de Sales, Purcellville, VA

St. Joseph on Carrollton Manor, Buckeystown, MD

Saint Katherine Drexel Catholic Church, Frederick, MD

St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Funkstown, MD

Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church, Cumberland, MD

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Upperco, MD

St. Timothy Catholic Church, Walkersville, MD

St. Vincent de Paul Society – Sacred Heart Church, Glyndon,MD

Trinity Sunday Community, Ellicott City, MD

Zion Evangelical Lutheran, Middletown, MD

Foundation Community Partners

The Community Foundation of Frederick County

For Good. Forever. For Frederick County. The Community Foundation is dedicated to connecting people who care with causes that matter to enrich the quality of life in Frederick County now and for future generations.


The William E. Cross Foundation


The Doseff Family Foundation

The Ausherman Family Trust

The Trustees of the Ausherman Family Trust envision a vibrant community where committed nonprofit organizations affectively work together in the spirit of cooperation to advance superior charitable outcomes in Frederick County.

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The Delaplaine Foundation

The Delaplaine family history is tightly woven into the fabric of Frederick, Maryland. Their philanthropy has spanned generations and is perpetuated today as a private family foundation dedicated to enriching lives through community endeavors. Each year, the foundation provides grants to support a variety of programs for deserving nonprofit groups, which help fulfill its mission of education, preservation and enlightenment.


Dan Ryan Builders Charitable Foundation

Dan Ryan Builders believes a responsible builder does much more than build great homes. They pride themselves on building communities that are carefully considered and well designed. DRB creates neighborhoods that are friendly, comfortable and inviting places – communities people will be proud to call home and enjoy returning to day after day. Dan Ryan Builders also understands that these neighborhoods are part of a larger community, which they nurture and support through charitable contributions and community involvement. Each year, Dan Ryan Builders sponsors and donates to local schools, colleges, fire and rescue teams and numerous other nonprofit and charitable organizations.


Summit Endowment through Summit Health

In 1998, recognizing that good health involves many factors outside the scope of community hospitals, Summit Health established Summit Endowment. The Endowment provides grants to area non-profit organizations for collaborative, outcome-focused projects that address health issues affecting residents in Summit’s service areas. Summit Endowment exists to identify and address our area’s health needs and to encourage development of programs and activities of nonprofit organizations that will measurably improve the health of people in our service area.

Other Community Partners

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Enterprise Community Partners

For 30 years, Enterprise has introduced solutions through public-private partnerships with financial institutions, governments, community organizations and other partners that share a vision that one day, every person will have an affordable home in a vibrant community, filled with promise and the opportunity for a good life. Headquartered in Columbia, Md., Enterprise has offices and an on-the-ground presence across the United States. They offer a range of financial products and programs to improve and increase the supply of affordable housing as well as revitalize communities.

Frederick Woman’s Civic Club

The Frederick Woman’s Civic Club works hard to make a difference in our community. Since its beginning over 100 years ago, club members have focused on the emerging needs of our community. By combining their diverse resources and expertise, they have volunteered over 150,000 hours during the past decade in service to the Frederick community.

United Way of Frederick County

No person in Frederick County is completely untouched by the work of United Way and its partner agencies and it is through the support of a community like Frederick County that these agencies and the people who benefit from their programs can look to the future with optimism. The result will be a healthier and stronger community for us all.