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Annual Report 2006 –2007



The Horizon Foundation and Howard County General Hospital have established a joint initiative, The Community Health Partnership. HCGH President & CEO Victor A. Broccolino and Horizon President & CEO Richard M. Krieg confer over plans in one of the hospital labs.








COLLABORATION IS THE HALLMARK OF efficiency and effectiveness in Howard County. Working with government, major institutions like Howard County General Hospital and the Columbia Association, nonprofit organizations, businesses and community advocates, The Horizon Foundation has been able to leverage its resources far beyond what it would be able to do on its own. We celebrate these relationships and our shared accomplishments.








’ve been involved with many local nonprofit organizations, and collaboration

has been a value that they all have expressed. Collaboration is a great concept — one that closely tracks with the found-

ing principles of Jim Rouse. When Columbia was young and Howard County was small, people learned how to collaborate. In some respects, it was a question of survival. The results are all around us in myriad organizations that arose from good ideas — and very close collaboration. Few communities have nonprofit sectors that originated that way. We are fortunate in those origins because collaboration has become a habit for the men and women who have assumed civic leadership positions in Howard County. We are able to be more effective and efficient when we leverage the experience and expertise of individuals in the various sectors of the community in pursuit of the common good. Starting at the board level, there is a tremendous commitment to collaborative leadership (see board listing, page 27). Our trustees — many of whom were instrumental in the county’s evolution — see their Horizon board service as the pinnacle of their nonprofit leadership to date. We have a working board that is fully engaged across program areas.


The Horizon staff is exemplary in every respect. They are out in the community, developing, catalyzing and maintaining partnerships. Our president, Rich Krieg, who also serves as a Foundation Trustee, is viewed widely as a skilled and accomplished leader. Rich has specialized in moving difficult community issues forward — in tandem with a host of valued community partners. And between board and staff, we are constantly out in the community, trying to contribute well beyond the financial support that we are able to provide. Whether it’s developing new capacity building approaches with grantees, assisting nonprofits financially, launching major projects or listening to community members, at the Foundation, we care deeply about the partnerships that we are privileged to participate in. And we thank the many organizations that have chosen to collaborate with us. Robert Sheff, M.D. Chair, Board of Trustees










oward County is a remarkable place. It’s a community where there aren’t just leaders, but where those who lead do so with

purpose and conviction. In many meetings, there is a palpable sense of community. There’s a widespread desire to honor community accomplishments and to pragmatically address the challenges we face. And the participants at community meetings typically give it their “all.” So, in this community, it isn’t surprising that collaboration takes on a whole new dimension. For example, I can’t imagine another place where shared responsibility is so great that youth participate at every level. From the vantage point of the Foundation’s wide-ranging Connections initiative, described in this report, I’m privileged to see this. Our organization has worked hard to maintain mature partnerships in which we’re engaged, and also to consider new ones. This report describes both the old and the new. A new collaboration was recently forged with the Association of Community Services. It includes colocation, working together on a number of important fronts and the establishment of a joint Policy Analysis Center. The Center will enable our two organizations — and the broader community — to do a better job in problem-solving. Our collaboration with county government has deep roots, even as it grows in new directions. The initial components included a multi-year Aging in Place program, the On the Horizon TV show and other initiatives aimed at important health concerns. But this year, we’re especially pleased that county government has stepped up to the plate — creatively and energetically — in the areas of public health and access to health care. This report highlights a number of the collaborative ventures to which we are dedicated. Beyond those mentioned above, they include important partnerships with Howard County General Hospital, the Columbia Association, the Howard County Chamber of Commerce and individual communities through our vibrant Horizon Community Councils. I suspect that, in 2008, collaboration will be a cardinal Horizon value as we move into our second 10 years of Foundation operation. Richard M. Krieg, Ph.D. President & CEO








Foundation Collaborates On Public Health Initiatives he Foundation has traditionally worked with


coming years. Countywide planning in this arena is helped

Howard County government on a number of mutu-

by the active participation of Health Officer Peter Beilenson

al concerns. Much of this collaboration has centered

and other government department heads in the Foundation’s

on the areas of community emergency response capabilities

Community Emergency Response Network (CERN) initia-

and older adult health.

tive. This ongoing collaboration of the Foundation with

In 2007, local public health practice underwent a major transformation with the commitment of County Executive

county first responder agencies was named as a “Best Practice” by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Ken Ulman to create the country’s foremost “Public Health

Also in the emergency response area, the Foundation

County.” Our recent collaboration with county government

financed the transition of the Howard County Medical

is designed to help achieve that important goal.

Reserve Corps (MRC) from The Horizon Foundation to the

In 2007, the Foundation provided more than $273,000 to

Health Department in 2007.

help fund key Health Department initiatives. The award

Earlier in the year, we continued our collaboration with

focused, in part, on Healthy Howard, a new department pro-

the county on older adult issues with the development of a

gram that encourages restaurants, workplaces, schools and

Summit on Health and Aging. The meeting recognized that

recreation facilities to include healthy activities and healthy

Howard County has the fastest growing older adult popula-

products as part of their everyday routine.

tion in Maryland.

In addition, there was strong collaboration in planning a

The Summit’s purpose was to consider how to achieve

series of pandemic flu preparedness exercises to occur in

movement at the state level in order to enable local commu-

2008–09. Preparing for a potential pandemic flu outbreak

nities to meet the needs of their aging populations.

could be the Health Department’s most critical challenge in the

The full-day meeting attracted more than 300 people, including political leaders from throughout the state, Department of Aging directors from more than half of Maryland’s counties and many others. Erica Jong, whose latest book is Aging Well: Living a Fuller Life, was the keynote speaker. As moderator, Foundation President & CEO Richard Krieg described a health care system “made up of silos of care that is biased towards institutional rather than home or community services. There are few geriatric specialists in any discipline in a system keyed to being sick rather than staying well,” he said. “Payment follows the place, not the person, leading to a situation where acute illness, not chronic care, is the primary focus.” He was optimistic, however, on one point: “The Boomer generation has been characterized by a struggle to open up new opportunities and possibilities for everyone,” he told

Writer Erica Jong was the keynote speaker in July at the Maryland Summit on Health and Aging, co-sponsored by The Horizon Foundation and Howard County government.

Summit attendees. “Shaped by the experience of the 1960s, they’ve tended to challenge barriers. They’ve stretched the limits in a number of areas, including reinventing and challenging timeworn institutions.”


Historic Grant Funds Community Health Partnership


ing of local experts.”

Medicine, HCGH received the largest grant we’ve

be care management services that allow older individuals to

ever made to a single institution in 2007 — $950,000 over

continue living in the community, supported by the appro-

the next four years to support The Community Health

priate health and social services coordinated with family-


provided care.

s part of our collaboration with Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins

Broccolino expects that the backbone of the Center will

One project of the Partnership is a state-of-the-art

“This is a ‘next step’ in our continuing commitment to

Behavioral Emergency Unit that opened in September. The

the Hospital,” said Horizon Foundation President & CEO

new unit meets an urgent need — admissions to the

Richard Krieg. “I’m personally pleased that the Geriatric

Hospital’s psychiatric unit have increased 271 percent over

Center concept originated in talks between each organiza-

the past two years.

tion’s CEO and trustees. In the upcoming year, I expect that

In addition to the new psychiatric unit, this collaboration between the Foundation and HCGH will include a Center

the Foundation will be alongside the Hospital as we try to build capacity in other areas as well.”

for Excellence in Geriatric Health and physician care of hos-

Additional plans for the Community Health Partnership

pitalized patients served by the Columbia Center of Chase

call for the Hospital and the Foundation to create a special

Brexton Health Services, a federally qualified health center

partnership fund to assist the Chase Brexton facility. Chase

located in the Knoll North Building in Oakland Mills.

Brexton started its program in Howard County with the

HCGH has committed $2.1 million to the joint effort, for

Foundation financial and planning support and serves

a total commitment of approximately $3 million from the

Medicaid, Medicare and uninsured patients as well as people

two organizations.

with comprehensive insurance plans.

Plans call for the Center for Excellence in Geriatric Health to focus on an array of medical, health and wellness issues facing older adults, who frequently have complex health needs. We expect that the Center will also improve access to care for the county’s lower income seniors and address emergency psychiatric needs. In addition, current hospital facilities for older adults will be updated as part of the plan to better serve geriatric patients. Howard County has the fastest growing population of seniors in the state. In planning the Center, HCGH and the Foundation are reviewing “the full array of programs and services that Johns Hopkins Medicine offers in this area,” said HCGH President and CEO Victor Broccolino. “We believe a state-of-the-art Center for Geriatric Excellence will combine Hopkins’ expertise with the think-

The Columbia Center of Chase Brexton Health Services held an open house in June for community leaders, including (from l.) Horizon Foundation board members Steven Adler and Michael Kelemen, MD, and Howard County Council Chair Calvin Ball.


Policy Analysis Center To Examine Local Issues e began a unique collaboration with the


Horizon Foundation President & CEO Richard Krieg said

Association of Community Services in 2007

the Center “results from discussions about the challenges

with the creation of the Policy Analysis Center,

facing local human service organizations and the strong

a new community capability that will help us to take a clos-

interest of Horizon and ACS to address them. It builds on

er look at our most important initiatives and how well

years of cooperation between our two organizations and a

they’re working.

recent decision to co-locate as Strategic Partners in the same

The Center will analyze policies and programs and will provide legal, legislative and budgetary analysis, survey research and more.

office complex.” A Steering Committee for the Center has been formed, composed of ACS and Horizon board members along with

It will “allow us to drill deeper into best practices that

Krieg and Towne. “Based on the importance of this effort,”

support initiatives we’re interested in,” said ACS Executive

Krieg said, “Foundation Board Chair Bob Sheff and our

Director Anne Towne, who will be responsible for overseeing

Policy and Communications Committee Chair Shirley

day-to-day Center operations.

Collier will serve on the Committee.” The primary goal of this collaboration is to improve the ability to conduct analyses that respond to the needs of Howard County human service organizations. But other parties may make use of the Center’s analytical resources and expertise. For example, county government and the Howard County Public School System might benefit from information or studies conducted by the Center. The Foundation and ACS will share expenses for the Center, which is located in ACS offices. The Center director will report to both Krieg and Towne, pictured at left.

The primary goal of this collaboration is to improve the ability to conduct analyses that respond to the needs of Howard County human service organizations.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity won the Connections Asset Development Award, presented by The Horizon Foundation

in June, in recognition of the decade the group has been encouraging the character development and academic growth of male African American high school students. Two hundred young men are currently involved in the Alpha Achievers program at four high schools.


At Youth Summit, Teens Connect And Take Action


laces for kids to just hang out; teacher/adult and stu-

for the day, discussed the chosen topics and proposed

dent communication; strengthening student govern-

solutions. Student work groups then created position papers

ment to advocate for students; the quality of the food

on each of the five issues for which action plans were

offered at school; and improving class schedules and the sys-


tem for scheduling were all topics for discussion at the

Prior to the Summit, a survey asked high school students

Howard County Youth Summit, held in April at Marriotts

to list their top concerns. The choice of discussion topics

Ridge High School.

was based on the survey results and reflected the issues of

The Summit was a collaborative effort of the Connections

greatest concern to the majority of students.

initiative and many local community groups, including the

The Summit was organized by Connections, the ground-

Columbia Association, Glenelg Country School, HC

breaking Horizon Foundation initiative that seeks to moti-

DrugFree, the Howard County Departments of Citizen

vate all county residents — about a quarter of a million chil-

Services and Recreation and Parks, Howard County Library,

dren, teens, adults and seniors — to join in weaving a

Howard County NAACP, the Public School System,

stronger, more resilient social fabric.

Leadership Howard County and Leadership U, Oakland

Connections rests, in part, on a relationship between the

Mills Revitalization Committee and Vision Howard County.

Foundation and the Search Institute, a national leader in

The Summit’s primary goal was to hear what young peo-

documenting the building blocks of healthy development

ple have to say on issues affecting their lives and empower

and communicating the ways everyone in a community can

them to take action.

make a positive difference in the lives of children, youth,

Ten students from each of the county’s high schools met

families and the community itself.



Horizon Councils Customize Projects To Meet Needs


eptember 29 was a big day at Murray Hill Middle

400 free box lunches during the event. At the Interpreters

School, thanks to the efforts of the Southeast Horizon

Table, 423 people signed up for help. Interpreters were there

Council. Nearly 700 people attended the Council’s

to assist people who speak Bengali, Burmese, Chinese, Farsi,

annual Health Expo for free blood pressure, vision, hearing and oral health screenings and breast exams.

Later in the fall, the Southeast Council held another

During the screenings, 73 people received coupons for

health care event — a special flu vaccination day for

free eyeglasses, and six received coupons for free hearing

Burmese refugees who settled here recently. More than 100


children and adults attended.

Of all our partnerships, the Horizon Community

But the Councils focus on more than health care. In

Councils are among the most rewarding. The Councils are

September, the Elkridge Council supported the End of

made up of people who live or work in their communities.

Summer Jam that raised more than $3,000 for the Elkridge

They advise the Foundation about issues that are important

Love Mission Food Pantry. About 1,000 people attended the

in their communities, recommend ways to address them,

event. And the Western Council focuses on the impact of

and, with the Foundation’s support, implement their own

mass culture on families and young people. During the


school year, the group sponsors a Family Communication

Their freedom to choose and implement projects that interest them leads to activities that are tailored to the unique needs of each section of our county. For instance, the Southeast area, which includes Savage and North Laurel, has a large foreign-born population that is underserved by the county’s health care system. 8

Gujarati, Hindi, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish and Urdu.

discussion series on topics such as dating and substance abuse. The Ellicott City Council recently hosted motivational speaker Troy Evans at Centennial and Mount Hebron High Schools as part of the Think Before You Act initiative. As time passes, the Councils are playing increasingly

About 40 health and human services vendors participated

important roles in the Foundation’s project development and

in the Health Expo, and the Southeast Council gave away

grant making. They make us aware of local needs, help in outreach to local communities and collaborate to achieve change.

The Southeast Horizon Council helped sponsor a Thanksgiving Dinner and flu clinic for recent refugees from Burma who have moved into the community.

Nurse Lorraine L. Quarrick gives a shot to Ni Za Liar. Opposite page: Members of the Horizon Councils gather with Horizon President & CEO Richard Krieg at their annual All-Council Luncheon.


Time Banking Brings Neighbors Together or many of us, the days when neighbors were able to


cooking a meal, computer assistance and requests for exer-

help neighbors are long gone. But Howard County

cise partners. Future plans in the Columbia component

Community Exchange, a multi-year collaboration

include a baby sitting co-op.

launched in 2007 with the Columbia Association, could

In addition, planning was begun in mid-2007 to imple-

restore some of the connections between people with a need

ment the Exchange in the Elkridge community. The Elkridge

and others who can help.

Horizon Council will be involved in the implementation of

The program represents another prong in the

Community Exchange members can attend classes that

infrastructure in the interest of improving community well-

are paid for with “time dollars” and are taught by other

ness. As an affiliate of TimeBanks USA, the Community

members. Some of the offerings so far have been clutter con-

Exchange is an international program with organizations in

trol, blogging and getting ready for college, and a real estate

40 states and 20 countries. Members trade services for time.


For instance, members who spend an hour helping the resi-

Before they can join, prospective members must undergo

dent of a nursing home, earn an hour of service for them-

a background check and attend an orientation. The goal is to


create social networks and provide an incentive for neigh-

Over the years, Time Banking has become a tool for pow-

bors to help each other.

erful social change. The program works on the assumption

Community Exchange manager Muriel Stone Nolen

that everyone has something of value to contribute to the

knows firsthand how well the program works. A TimeBanks

community and engaging people who receive services as par-

USA pioneer, she has been a member of its board of directors

ticipants in a system of mutual contribution and reciprocal

and has managed similar programs in Washington, DC, and

partnership can transform the relationship between service

New York.

providers and clients. 10

Time Banking there.

Foundation’s multi-year effort to build the county’s social

Time Banking brings individuals together for a common

Launched last winter, Howard County’s Community

good. Neighbors helping neighbors was an important part of

Exchange now has a growing membership across Columbia.

community life in previous times, and, if all goes as planned,

The most frequently requested services are transportation

will become a visible part of Howard County’s social life dur-

and simple home repairs. Other popular services are sewing,

ing the information age as well.

The goal is to create social networks and provide an incentive for neighbors to help each other.


Businesses Bring Wellness To The Workplace ndependent insurance agents Brian and Lisa Jolles


that help them keep on track with health goals and receive

believe wellness is always a partnership — between

gift certificates for walking shoes.

insurance agent and clients, and between employer and

Walking at lunch is encouraged as a stress buster. And the

employees. The winner of the Horizon Foundation/Howard

Jolleses lead by example by participating in an adult exercise

County Chamber of Commerce 2007 Small Business Work-

group six mornings a week. Three of those days, they run an

place Wellness Award, the Jolles couple believes strongly in

adult exercise boot camp for clients, neighbors and friends.

individuals taking responsibility for their own good health.

In selecting competition winners, the Foundation and the

One offshoot was to set up a special Web site to promote their

Chamber look for workplace wellness programs that show

Get Moving campaign for both employees and customers.

some creativity and ingenuity.

The annual Workplace Wellness Awards are an ongoing collaboration between The Horizon Foundation and the Chamber of Commerce. The awards recognize businesses that are working to improve Howard County’s health status by providing health and wellness opportunities to enhance the health and well-being of their employees.

The 2007 large business winner was Baltimore Aircoil, whose Workplace Wellness program could hardly be considered “off the shelf.” Competition judges were “especially impressed with the onsite wellness coach and the fact that nearly 90 percent of the company’s employees have consulted with the coach.”

The Jolleses currently have eight employees and specialize

The company, which is headquartered in Jessup, also

in health, life, disability and long term care insurance. And

offers an annual health fair, lunch and learn sessions, a

their efforts to promote wellness reach beyond their employ-

Biggest Loser program, onsite blood pressure and body com-

ees and customers to their neighbors at the Dorsey Hall

position testing, discounted gym memberships and a compa-

Professional Park.

ny fitness gym with exercise equipment and more.

Visit their office and you’ll see signs of their commitment

A manufacturer of heat transfer and thermal storage

to wellness everywhere, from the art to the baskets of healthy

products, Baltimore Aircoil has been in business for 69 years

snacks. They also give snack baskets to clients as gifts.

and employs 175 people in Jessup and 950 throughout

Employees undergo quarterly online health assessments

North America. Jolles Insurance won the 2007 Small Business Workplace Wellness Award, presented by Horizon Foundation President & CEO Rich Krieg (second from r.), and Howard County Chamber of Commerce President Pam Klahr (far r.).



2006–2007 Grants Address Community Issues Alianza de la Comunidad


Association of Community Services


Funding provides for parenting classes and workshops for

Funding supports the continued refinement of the organi-

Howard County’s Spanish speaking community to strength-

zation’s infrastructure and the ability of ACS to carry out its

en and empower parents to become advocates for them-

mission, strategic objectives and long term revenue picture.

selves and their children. Alianza de la Comunidad


Autism Society of America, Howard County Chapter


Alianza de la Comunidad received funding to continue to

Funding is provided for the development of a resource

provide parenting classes and workshops to Hispanic par-

“toolkit” for pediatricians and primary care physicians

ents living in Howard County, in order to strengthen their

focusing on the areas of diagnosis and early intervention,

parenting skills and empower them to become advocates for

family support services, medical and mental health care,

themselves and their children. They use “Active Parenting,”

and health care transition through the life stages for autism

a program which has created materials specific to Spanish

spectrum disorders.

speakers. Alianza de la Comunidad


Autism Society of America, Howard County Chapter


Funding supports strategic planning process for Alianza de

The organization received support to build on the “Best

la Comunidad.

Buddies” peer to peer mentoring program at Atholton and Oakland Mills High Schools to provide an after school peer

Alpha Achievers Program



mentor in order that students with an autism spectrum dis-

Funding supports the Alpha Achievers of Oakland Mills

order or other developmental disability may participate in

program for the 2007–2008 school year by providing a chal-

after school, extra-curricular activities.

lenge grant to increase the number of involved youths and the time they spend focusing on activities and issues related to their growth and development.

Blossoms of Hope — The Howard County Cherry Tree Project, Inc.


The Cherrybration event will create a special place in time $1,170

each spring for the community to come together to honor

Grant supports the development of an orientation package

the beauty of nature, renew the spirit, and share the hope of

for new members and families of the Alpha Achievers edu-

tomorrow while raising cancer awareness and supporting

cation program. This program fosters an environment

the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

favorable to the pursuit of excellence and provides an opportunity for African American boys to refine their lead-

Camp Attaway, Inc.

ership and critical thinking skills.

Funding supports a Counselor-in-Training program for


children with disabilities in partnership with the Association of Community Services


Department of Recreation and Parks and other local camps.

Grant provides funding to the Association of Community Chase-Brexton Health Services

Services for support of its services.


Funding will support a new primary health care facility proAssociation of Community Services


Funding supports the refinement of the organization’s infrastructure and the ability of ACS to “right size” in terms of its mission, strategic objectives and long term revenue picture.

viding services to underserved populations and others in Howard County.

A ribbon cutting in July for the expanded North Laurel-Savage Multiservice Center included (from l.) Howard

County Council member Mary Kay Sigaty, Horizon Foundation President and CEO Rich Krieg, Community Action

Council President James B. Smith, County Executive Ken Ulman, County Council member Jen Terrasa, Delegate Guy Guzzone and Columbia Foundation President and CEO Barbara Lawson.

Chase-Brexton Health Services


Columbia Foundation


Chase Brexton proposes to partner with Tai Sophia to pro-

The Columbia Foundation received funding to purchase the

vide complementary medicine, namely acupuncture care, to

Foundation Information Management System (FIMS), an

patients at its Columbia site as a means to aid in stress

integrated software package that has been designed specifi-

reduction. Many of these patients have complicated medical

cally for charitable foundations. Most of the community

and psycho-social concerns.

foundations in the area are currently using this donor, financial and grants management system.

Columbia Association

$30,000 $15,000

Funding supports the development of a strategic partner-

Community Action Council

ship to develop and implement a Time Banking program in

Project supports a strong case management program which

both Columbia and other Howard County communities.

offers persons seeking assistance through CAC the option to address their needs from a long-range self-sufficiency

Columbia Foundation


Funds help support a study of the Howard County popula-

perspective rather than through a short-range crisis intervention perspective.

tion’s capacity to make bequests through the process of planned giving.

Community Action Council


Grant supports a nutritional and health awareness program for clients served by the Community Action Council of Howard County.



2006–2007 Grants Address Community Issues Community Action Council


FISH of Howard County


Challenge grant to support the purchase of a new school

The project will support the emergent pharmacy needs for

bus to replace an aging and unsafe vehicle within the exist-

individuals with limited resources and develop a sustain-

ing fleet.

ability plan for the pharmacy assistance program.

Community Action Council


FISH of Howard County


Funding will support the expediency of bringing the North

Grant supports emergency funding for pharmacy assistance

Laurel-Savage Multiservice Center to full service operation

for the working poor without prescription coverage, those

by July 1, 2007.

awaiting application processing for assistance programs and those discharged from hospitals with prescriptions and no

Courtesy on the Road, Inc.


funds to secure them.

Funding supports the continuation of an incentive based training campaign to encourage safe driving practices

Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center, Inc.

among teenage drivers.

Funds will provide for communication and automation


services and supports which will connect several sites and CrossLife Community Church


maintain important network operations during the reloca-

Grant supports community effort to enhance the work of

tion period of Grassroots’ Renovation and Expansion

the Elkridge Love Mission to provide food, clothing and


other support to individuals in need from the Elkridge area. Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center, Inc. Domestic Violence Center 14



Grant supports the relocation of shelter residents during

Funding supports a part-time children’s counselor to elimi-

construction, information technology and infrastructure

nate the need for the children’s counseling program waiting

needs associated with maintaining the operation of the cri-

list and increase the number of children served to 125.

sis center during this period.

Family Tree

Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center, Inc.



Project will provide for support services for families who

Funding will support the addition of social work services to

are at-risk, uninsured and/or underinsured who receive

provide direct services to families and individuals who uti-

services from the new Chase Brexton Health Services

lize the Elkridge Love Mission’s food bank and other servic-


es for people of low income who are in need.

FIRN, Inc.


HC DrugFree


Grant funding will increase the local pool of trained inter-

Grant provides contingency funding to sustain the organi-

preters while also expanding the financial viability of FIRN’s

zation while it reaches its fundraising goals.

Language Connections interpreting business. HC DrugFree FIRN, Inc.



Funding supports a project to create a “teen voice” on

Grant will support a community process to increase the

issues related to substance abuse in Howard County. By

level of cultural competency in the county by developing a

involving teens, HC DrugFree hopes to gain insights to

set of localized standards of accountability and supporting

strengthen its prevention education programs.

greater cultural understanding within the service delivery system.

HC DrugFree


Funding would support a process to build the infrastructure and capacity of this growing organization.

Howard Community College Educational Foundation, Inc.


Howard County General Hospital


Funding supports the inclusion of a Pandemic Flu

Funding will support HCC’s “Community Opportunities in

Preparedness brochure in the February 2007 edition of

Recreation and Enrichment” program for adults with devel-

“Wellness Matters,” which reaches every home in Howard

opmental disabilities with the focus on increasing health


and wellness. Howard County General Hospital Howard Community College Educational Foundation, Inc.



Funding supports the development of a Behavioral Emergency Unit in the Howard County General Hospital

Funding supports a pilot program to help move HCC

Emergency Department; work in the access to care arena;

employees toward health by supporting the employee well-

and improved acute care for seniors as well as planning for

ness program.

a Center of Geriatric Excellence at the hospital.

Howard Community College Educational Foundation, Inc.


Funding supports the research phase of a planning grant for the proposed expansion of the Wellness Center to service faculty and staff at HCC. Howard Community College Educational Foundation, Inc.


ship in honor of Padraic Kennedy in recognition of his 35 years of remarkable service to the community.

Funding will support a process to assess Howard County Health Department’s management and staffing structure and its effectiveness in providing services to the Howard County

Howard County Government, Department of Citizen Services


Funding will address urgent human service needs such as temporary housing, eviction prevention, utility assistance and emergency food assistance.


Program introduces middle school students to a variety of health professionals, thus providing an awareness to potential long term career goals. Howard County General Hospital



Funds support the establishment of an endowed scholar-

Howard County Center of African American Culture

Howard County Government

Howard County Government, Department of Citizen Services


This grant supports a joint effort of a number of human service organizations to provide needed services in the North Laurel-Savage area using a multi-service center


Project is a two-year pilot to test computerized interpreta-


tion services in the Howard County General Hospital

Howard County Government, Department of Citizen Services

Emergency Department.

Funding supports coordination and outreach for the North

Howard County General Hospital


Funding supports the implementation of a Cancer Patient


Laurel-Savage Multiservice Center.

Navigator Program, in partnership with the American

Howard County Government, Department of Fire & Rescue Services


Cancer Society, that would bridge the gap between the

Funding is awarded to continue providing CERT Team

Hospital’s underserved clients diagnosed with cancer and

training for residents and business leaders in Howard

local support resources.




2006–2007 Grants Address Community Issues Howard County Government, Department of Fire & Rescue Services


Howard County Government, Howard County Health Department


HCFR received funding to support the translation of basic

Funds support the work of the Howard County Diabetes

emergency questions and responses to Chinese, Korean and

Coalition to implement a diabetes education program for

Spanish and to equip each piece of fire apparatus with a

Howard County residents with or at-risk for diabetes.

Visual Language Translator communication device and a set of language communication cards. The department will be implementing basic language instruction classes for all staff

Howard County Government, Howard County Health Department


Funding supports a set of community readiness exercises

and volunteers.

focused on pandemic influenza; the county’s Healthy Howard County Government, Department of Police


Howard Initiative; and the placement of the Medical Reserve Corps into the Howard County Health Department.

Grant supports the Police Department’s anti-bullying campaign being conducted by an Atholton High School student.

Howard County Government, Office of Children’s Services

Howard County Government, Department of Police

Project will extend the developmental asset movement in



the community to those who care for infants, toddlers and

Grant will support a targeted public awareness campaign.

preschoolers and embed the Early Childhood Develop-

The campaign messages will be designed to raise awareness

mental Assets Framework in the Howard County Office of

about various traffic safety issues, such as buckling up,

Children’s Services.

avoiding tailgating and never driving under the influence. Howard County Library 16

Howard County Government, Department of Police


In an effort to increase the protection of Howard County’s growing senior population, the HCPD will establish a fulltime sworn officer as a Senior Liaison Officer and develop programs that focus on victimization of senior citizens, elder abuse, wandering, driver safety and mental health issues, thus increasing the protection, reducing levels of


Funding supports the start-up costs for a program called “Choose Civility” (based on a book by Johns Hopkins professor Dr. P. M. Forni) designed to establish a community initiative to educate citizens about how to successfully connect with and be aware of others, foster self-expression, develop thoughtful responses to challenging situations and learn conflict resolution skills.

fear and improving communications between seniors and

Howard County Library

the police.

Project will expand the Health Information Center to

Howard County Government, Howard County Health Department


Grant funding will support the continued development and stabilization of several of the coalitions established in the “Howard County Comprehensive Community Health Plan.” Howard County Government, Howard County Health Department

include age-appropriate materials for children and adolescents on wellness issues such as physical activity, nutrition, substance abuse and a variety of other lifestyle choices impacting on their well-being. Howard County Library


Funding would be used to purchase an additional 20,000 $4,000

Funding supports a project of the Howard County Injury and Violence Coalition to train coaches and other school personnel on traumatic brain injury in athletics.


“Choose Civility in Howard County” car magnets and leverage additional financial support from the Columbia Association and the Howard County Friends of the Library.

Andrea Ingram, Executive Director of Grassroots, was honored with the Richard G. McCauley Leadership Award at The Horizon Foundation Annual Awards Breakfast.

Howard County Mental Health Authority


Howard County Poetry and Literature Society


Funding supports certificate-level clinician training in the

Funding will establish and launch the premier issue of “The

areas of Early Childhood Mental Health and Treating Youth

Little Patuxent Review,” a bi-annual publication of local fic-

with Sexual Behavior Problems.

tion, non-fiction, social commentary, poetry and artwork. The first issue is dedicated to using the arts as a tool for

Howard County Mental Health Authority


healing and health.

The organization received funding to maintain its Mental Health Disaster Team (MHDT) which was created post-

Howard County Poetry and Literature Society

9/11. A coordinated disaster relief effort around mental

Funds support a multi-generational program focused on


health will be an important function in the event of an

poetry and nature as a means of reducing stress and improv-


ing mental health.

Howard County Muslim Foundation


Howard County Public School System


Funding will cover blood tests, lab costs, mammograms,

Funds will help support a Peer Leadership Conference for

publicity and outreach for a free health fair for the Howard

more than 500 elementary school student leaders.

County community. Howard County Public School System


Grant supports training for three staff members from each of the county’s high schools to address the issue of harassment at the high school level.



2006–2007 Grants Address Community Issues Howard County Public School System, Atholton Elementary School


Howard County Public School System, Cradlerock School


Funding supports an outreach program using the develop-

Funds provide for school staff to attend the Healthy

mental asset framework to connect students who are disen-

Communities – Healthy Youth Conference in Rochester,

franchised from their school and community with senior

New York.

citizens living in a local retirement facility. Howard County Public School System, Bryant Woods Elementary School


Howard County Public School System, Deep Run Elementary School


Grant supports the Deep Run Elementary School’s presenta-

Funds provide for school staff to attend the Healthy

tion at the Search Institute 2006 Healthy Communities –

Communities – Healthy Youth Conference in Rochester,

Healthy Youth Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

New York. Howard County Public School System, Bushy Park Elementary School

Howard County Public School System, Deep Run Elementary School


Funds support a proposal to foster parental learning to cre-

Funds provide for school staff to attend the Healthy

ate more supportive learning environments in the home by

Communities – Healthy Youth Conference in Rochester,

developing a series of health, education and safety work-

New York.

shops aimed at the targeted families.

Howard County Public School System, Centennial High School




Howard County Public School System, Dunloggin Middle School


Grant supports the efforts of two high schools to incorpo-

Funding will support a plan to strengthen the developmen-

rate the message of positive decision making into the devel-

tal asset framework through increased parental, student,

opmental asset curriculum for the upcoming school year.

and community involvement by creating an Asset Community Team.

Howard County Public School System, Central Office


Funding will assist in a collaborative project between the

Howard County Public School System, Dunloggin Middle School


Howard County Public School System and the Howard

Funding supports the continuation of the Asset Community

County Health Department in the implementation of a

Team composed of school staff, students, parents and com-

hand-gel sanitizer program in the elementary schools.

munity members at Dunloggin Middle and charges the team with the task of infusing civility into each asset lesson.

Howard County Public School System, Central Office

$40,000 $1,500

Funding supports equipping every public school and a

Howard County Public School System, Elkridge Landing Middle School

number of the private schools in Howard County with

Funds provide for school staff to attend the Healthy

portable 800 MHz public safety radios for two-way crisis

Communities – Healthy Youth Conference in Rochester,


New York.

Howard County Public School System, Clarksville Middle School


Howard County Public School System, Forest Ridge Elementary School


Funds provide for school staff to attend the Healthy

Grant will fund the After-School Bus for the Homework

Communities – Healthy Youth Conference in Rochester,

Club during the 2006–2007 school year for children whose

New York.

parents are unable to pick them up after school.

HC DrugFree Executive Director Laura Smit was given the Health Education Award at Horizon’s Annual Awards Breakfast.

Howard County Public School System, Homewood Center


Howard County Public School System, Northfield Elementary School


Funds provide for school staff to attend the Healthy

Funding supports a project to provide students identified

Communities – Healthy Youth Conference in Rochester,

“at-risk” for problem behaviors with a mentoring-type

New York.

healthy enrichment experience based on the development asset framework, thus enabling them to feel nurtured, val-

Howard County Public School System Homewood Center


Grant supports the Phoenix Project, a student publication

ued and successful.

based on Relationships, Resilience and Responsibility and

Howard County Public School System, Northfield Elementary School


Rising to the Challenge using the eight categories of the

Funding supports the continued development of an after-

developmental asset framework for the themes of the book.

school, intergenerational mentoring program where adult mentors work developing thriving behaviors in at-risk stu-

Howard County Public School System, Ilchester Elementary School


dents who will then instill (pay forward) thriving behaviors in students school-wide.

Funds will provide for school staff to attend the Healthy Communities – Healthy Youth Conference in Dallas, Texas.

Howard County Public School System, Oakland Mills High School

Howard County Public School System, Laurel Woods Elementary School

Funds provide for school staff to attend the Healthy


Funds provide for school staff to attend the Healthy Communities – Healthy Youth Conference in Rochester, New York.


Communities – Healthy Youth Conference in Rochester, New York.



2006–2007 Grants Address Community Issues Howard County Public School System, Pointers Run Elementary School


Individual Differences in Learning Association


Funding supports further professional development activi-

Funding will support an expansion of the developmental

ties within the HCPSS to implement the use of materials

assets framework within the school community to include

addressing issues affecting the twice exceptional learner,

the development of a Parent Asset Team for the 2006–2007

developed with previous Foundation support.

school year along with a variety of other asset rich activities. Korean American Community Association Howard County Public School System, Stevens Forest Elementary School


Funding will support the development of a community education program for the prevention of drug abuse and drug

Project will disseminate on the Stevens Forest Elementary

related criminal activities in the Korean American commu-

School website the results of a multi-year study conducted

nity and form a partnership with the Howard County Police

by students (SFES Research Center) on the impact of ciga-

Department, Howard County Health Department, Howard

rette smoke on plants.

County Mental Health Authority and HC DrugFree as well

Howard County Public School System, Triadelphia Ridge Elementary School


Communities – Healthy Youth Conference in Rochester, New York. Howard County Public School System, West Friendship Elementary School

as local Korean youth ministries. Korean American Community Association

Funds provide for school staff to attend the Healthy




Funding provides for technology upgrades for the Care Line to better meet the growing demand for services in the Korean American community.


Funds provide for school staff to attend the Healthy Communities – Healthy Youth Conference in Rochester, New York.

Korean American Community Association


Proposal supports the development of a culturally based program using the developmental asset framework to address relationship issues between Korean youth and their parents. The Korean American Community Association will


partner with two local faith based organizations serving the

Funding supports the purchase of software that enables

Korean community: Bethel Presbyterian Church and the

automated patient phone contact for notification of

Korean American Church of Philippi.


appointment times and to purchase equipment needed to update the patient record management system. Humanim

Lazarus Foundation


The Lazarus Foundation received funds to develop an edu$3,600

cational program for children, adolescents and their parents

Funding was received for computer hardware and software

that addresses both safe practices and user responsibility on

that will improve the efficiency of psychiatrists in the out-

the internet. The Lazarus Foundation will partner with the

patient clinic as they move from a manual chart system to

Howard County Public School System, Howard County

an electronic system.

Library, and both the state and county police departments.



Leadership Howard County


Funding supports the development of a verbal language

Funding supports an Emerging Leaders program for young

training program for children both hearing and deaf with

professionals ages 25–35, which would train and cultivate

autism, language delays and other communication disor-

future community leaders.

ders based on Applied Behavioral Approach.


Columbia Foundation President Barbara Lawson was recognized at The Horizon Foundation Annual Awards Breakfast with the Community Appreciation Award for her years of service.

Leadership Howard County


Maryland Society for Sight


Funds will be used to commission the writing of a “Harvard

Funds support the Howard County Vision Screening

Case Model-type” review of the transportation issues relat-

Program, which will help provide vision screening for 364

ed to the health and wellness of Howard County residents.

children in pre-school and Head Start programs.

Leadership Howard County


National Council of Jewish Women - HC Chapter


Program would prepare 9–15 youths to become active

NCJW received funds for a Breakfast Buddies program that

board members through a series of training workshops and

will provide food year round for children from the Dasher

establishing a mentoring relationship with members of the

Green Head Start Center (72 children), who are potentially

participating boards.

food-insecure during the weekends when they are not in school.

Maryland Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped

$8,125 National Family Resiliency Center, Inc.


The Maryland Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped

NFRC received funding to support and videotape speakers

will provide pro bono dental services for twenty-five

on a variety of topics as part of the training for volunteer

Howard County residents who are disabled and low

peer counselors who provide support to its clients.



2006–2007 Grants Address Community Issues NeighborRide


STTAR Center, Inc.


Funds will provide for the purchase of marketing equip-

Funding will provide for organizational capacity building

ment to be used in the recruitment of volunteer drivers.

with a focus on financial stability, diversity of funds, technological proficiency and champion supporters.



Funding will support the creation of a permanent, part-time

STTAR Center, Inc.

Volunteer Coordinator position to provide for the sustain-

Funding supports Spanish language training for staff to

ability of the program.

increase outreach to the Hispanic community.



Sunrise Rotary Club of Ellicott City



Funding will support the upgrade of in-house hardware,

Funding supports a public-private partnership that offers

software and database systems to support their organiza-

academic and culturally enriching experiences to children

tion’s matching of passengers with drivers.

from families with low incomes living in Howard County.

Oakland Mills Community Association


The Arc of Howard County


Funding will help support the establishment of a

Funds a project to support the establishment of a Volunteer

Community Organizer for the Oakland Mills Village.

Coordinator position to expand the agency’s volunteer base to include more direct contact and assistance with its clients

On Our Own of Howard County, Inc.


and to develop a cadre of future volunteer leaders.

On Our Own received funds to support its wellness and


recovery training program for consumers with mental

The Arc of Howard County


health issues.

This grant provides continued funding to maintain the parttime volunteer coordinator position.

Salvation Army


Grant supports crisis services for families with low income

Thunder Hill Park Alliance

in need of eviction and utility turnoff prevention and will

The Thunder Hill Park Alliance, in partnership with the


help to leverage additional funding to meet the $20,000

Howard County Conservancy, will bring Richard Louv,

shortfall of funds raised through the 2006 Christmas Kettle

nationally acclaimed author of “Last Child in the Woods,”


to Howard County for a community lecture on the importance of exposing children to the natural world and the

Search Institute


effects of “Nature Deficit Disorder.”

Funding supports continued development of the Howard University of Maryland, $20,000 Department of Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine

County Connections initiative. St. Francis of Assisi Parish


Funding will help support an intergenerational work camp

Funding will assist Howard County in planning for a potential flu pandemic.

program traveling to Gulfport, Mississippi, to assist in University of Maryland, $120,000 Department of Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine

rebuilding homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina. St. John Baptist Church Mentoring Program


Funds granted to establish a “Mini-Village Mentoring Program,” framed within the context of the Developmental Assets to support youth from low income, single headed households in the villages of Wilde Lake, Harper’s Choice and Oakland Mills.

Funding will assist Howard County in preparing for a potential flu pandemic. University of Maryland, Department of Health Services Administration


Grant assists in bringing the award-winning Legacy Leadership Institutes to Howard County.

A mother and child, recent refugees from Burma, wait for free flu shots sponsored partly by the Southeast Horizon Council.

University of Maryland School of Law, University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security


Winter Growth



Winter Growth received funding to support the development of new software to meet the requirements for report-

Funding will assist Howard County in planning for Howard

ing and tracking of the numerous regulatory and funding

County Pandemic Flu Summit.

agencies involved in the provision of its varied programs.

Vision Howard County


Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County


Funding supports a part-time position to build resources to

Funding supports a research project and report on evi-

grow the organizational capacity of Vision Howard County

dence-based best practices applicable to residential camp

to continue its work on community research, examination

programs for middle school girls which help girls combat

and engagement.

the deleterious effects of mass culture.

Volunteer Center Serving Howard County


Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County


Grant supports the Volunteer Center in the area of disaster

Funding supports the year long follow-up sessions of the

volunteer management and continuation of its core center

Journey 2007 camp for adolescent girls, a project of the

programs of active volunteerism.

Women’s Giving Circle to support young girls during a

Volunteer Center Serving Howard County


Funding will further enhance Howard County’s ongoing disaster volunteer initiative.

formative development period of their lives. For actual year awarded, please check the Foundation’s Web site at


2006 ___________ REVENUES, GAINS (LOSSES) AND OTHER SUPPORT Investment income, net of expenses $ 1,945,775 4,225,818 Realized gain on investments Unrealized gain (loss) on investments 5,173,865 Grant and other revenue 5,582 Cancelled grants 234,259 Gain (loss) on disposal of asset 391 ___________ Total revenue, gains (losses) and other support EXPENSES Grants and program services: Proactive, responsive and capacity-building grants (and related expenses) Community building (and related expenses)



$ 2,383,174 6,521,694 (4,085,352) 39,900 116,175 (8,125) ___________

11,585,690 ___________

4,967,466 ___________

2,329,049 652,142 ___________

2,241,631 1,053,600 ___________



476,238 ___________

402,598 ___________

3,457,429 ___________

3,697,829 ___________



81,407,123 ___________

80,137,486 ___________

$ 89,535,384 ___________ ___________

$ 81,407,123 ___________

See accompanying notes.


2005 ____________



CURRENT ASSETS Cash and cash equivalents Accounts receivable Prepaid expenses Deposits

2006 ___________

2005 ___________

$ 871,289 3,463 26,497 7,800 ___________

$ 1,029,674 –– 3,800 5,100 ___________





40,865 ___________ $ 91,016,086 ___________ ___________

50,930 ___________ $ 82,835,848 ___________ ___________



LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS CURRENT LIABILITIES Accounts payable Pension liability Deferred compensation Grants payable


Total current liabilities

100,153 10,311 15,000 1,355,238 ___________ 1,480,702

42,634 2,693 –– 1,383,398 ___________ 1,428,725

NET ASSETS — UNRESTRICTED Undesignated Board designated

89,495,538 39,846 ___________

81,367,277 39,846 ___________

Total unrestricted net assets

89,535,384 ___________

81,407,123 ___________


$ 91,016,086 ___________ ___________

$82,835,848 ___________ ___________

See accompanying notes.


NOTES The Board of Trustees has engaged Peacock, Condron, Anderson & Co., Certified Public Accountants, 6851 Oak Hall Lane, Suite 300, Columbia, Maryland 21045, to perform the annual audit. Selected financial data are provided herein which do not contain all the data and informative disclosure required by generally accepted accounting principles. A copy of the complete audit report containing the required data and informative disclosures is available from The Horizon Foundation of Howard County upon written request. Grants awarded by the Foundation range from one to four years and are approved by the Board of Trustees (the Board). The Foundation recognizes the expense related to each grant when it is approved by the board, except where the grant agreement has additional requirements for receipt of future payments. The board approved $1,462,326 and $1,897,741 for new unconditional grants in 2006 and 2005, respectively. Cash disbursements in 2006 were $770,405 for grants approved in 2006, and $416,216 for grants approved in 2005 or prior thereto. Cash disbursements in 2005 were $970,071 for grants approved in 2005, and $760,476 for grants approved in 2004 or prior thereto. Additionally, the Foundation has authorized various grants for the years ended December 31, 2006, and 2005, totaling $780,500 and $637,500, respectively, contingent upon certain factors including, but not limited to, performance 26

and availability of funds. The conditional grants will be considered unconditional when the contingencies are met.


Richard M. Krieg, PhD President & CEO

Robert N. Sheff, MD Chair

Louis G. Hutt, Jr., JD, CPA Treasurer

T. James Truby Secretary

Steven H. Adler

David A. Anderson, D.Phil.

David H. Barrett

Shirley D. Collier, Chair Policy & Communications Committee

Mary Ellen Duncan

Marianne Schmitt Hellauer, JD Chair, Finance Committee

John B. Isbister, JD

Robert I. Jeffrey

Michael H. Kelemen, MD

Padraic M. Kennedy

Pamela J. Mack

Malynda Hawes Madzel Chair, Grants & Special Initiatives Committee

Floyd J. Malveaux, MD, PhD

Ann B. Mech, JD, RN Chair, Strategic Planning Committee

Rev. Walter R. Rodriguez

Steven W. Sachs

Mary Ann Scully

Beverly J. White-Seals, JD


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