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May 2015

Long-time Foundation Supporter, The Chevy Chase Land Company, Has Established A New Scholarship for Graduating B-CC High School Students

This spring, in commemorating its 125th anniversary, long-time Foundation supporter The Chevy Chase Land Company announced a new, annual $5,000 scholarship to be awarded to a graduating B-CC High School student planning to pursue a career in architecture, engineering, or land use/ transportation planning.

The new “CCLC Smart Growth Scholarship”, administered through the B-CC HS Educational Foundation, is intended to support and prepare the next generation of professionals who will be planning and building healthy, environmentally sustainable, and connected communities. The Chevy Chase Land Company has already committed a total of $40,000 to help fund the Foundation’s efforts to ensure that every B-CC High School student can succeed academically. This additional sponsorship of the CCLC Smart Growth Scholarship reflects the company’s ongoing commitment to supporting young people in the local community.

Municipal and Corporate Donors

FY2015 (as of March 8, 2015)

  • &pizza
  • Genie Asmuth, Long & Foster Real Estate
  • Avalon Theatre
  • Bethesda Magazine – Steve and Susan Hull
  • Bradley Food & Beverage
  • Bread & Chocolate
  • Pam Brown Events
  • The Chevy Chase Land Company
  • Chevy Chase Supermarket
  • ColorLab Corporation – Nancy and Russ Suniewick
  • Compton Foundation
  • Cork & Fork
  • Costco
  • EagleBank Foundation
  • EuroMotorcars
  • Financial Communications, Inc. – Tom Molinaro
  • Gaby Gandal, Gandal & Associates, Realtors
  • The Gazette
  • Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman
  • Kristin Gerlach, Kristin Gerlach Real Estate
  • Giant Food
  • Gourmet by Karen
  • Greenhill Realty Company
  • Honest Tea
  • Jackson Family Wines
  • JennyCakes
  • La Madeleine Country French Café
  • Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd.
  • Little Red Fox
  • Mon Ami Gabi
  • Monument Fine Wines
  • Network for Good
  • Osterman, Pollak & Moses, LLC
  • Persimmon
  • PEW Charitable Trusts Employee Matching Gifts Foundation
  • Pizzeria Da Marco
  • Luther I. Replogle Foundation
  • Ridgewells Catering
  • Round House Theatre
  • Safeway
  • Judy Frieder Starells Catering
  • Tavira Restaurant
  • Adele M. Thomas Charitable Foundation, Inc.
  • The Washington Post/Graham Holdings
  • Whole Foods Market Friendship Heights
  • Phyllis Wiesenfelder, Long & Foster Real Estate
  • Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase

FY2014

  • &pizza
  • Amgen Foundation
  • Avalon Theatre
  • Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc.
  • The Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rotary Foundation
  • Steve and Susan Hull, Bethesda Magazine
  • Bradley Food & Beverage
  • Bread & Chocolate
  • Pam Brown Events
  • The Chevy Chase Land Company
  • Chevy Chase Supermarket
  • Nancy and Russ Suniewick, ColorLab Corporation
  • ConocoPhillips Company
  • Cork & Fork
  • Costco
  • EagleBank Foundation
  • EuroMotorcars
  • Tom Molinaro, Financial Communications
  • Robyn Fox, Fox Architects
  • Fresh Baguette
  • Gaby Gandal, Gandal & Associates, Realtors
  • The Gazette
  • Kristin Gerlach, Kristin Gerlach Real Estate
  • Giant Food
  • Gourmet by Karen
  • Grand Trunk Illinois Central Rail PAC
  • Greenhill Capital Corporation
  • Honest Tea
  • JennyCakes
  • Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd.
  • La Madeleine Country French Café
  • Mon Ami Gabi
  • Monument Fine Wines
  • Network for Good
  • Osterman, Pollak & Moses, LLC
  • PEW Charitable Trusts Employee Matching Gifts Foundation
  • Pizzeria Da Marco
  • Ridgewells Catering
  • Round House Theatre
  • Safeway
  • Tavira Restaurant
  • The Washington Post
  • Whole Foods Market Bethesda
  • Phyllis Wiesenfelder, Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
  • Wilets Architecture

Businesses Continue Their Generous Multi-Year Support of the Foundation

The Chevy Chase Land Company, a pillar of our community, has renewed its charitable pledge of $20,000 for another four years to help the Foundation’s various academic support programs for students at B-CC High School. The company has just completed its previous $20,000 four-year pledge, and its final payment of $5,000 is being used to help fund the Time for Academic Progress (TAP) after-school academic support program at B-CC. The program, funded by the Foundation and staffed by B-CC teachers, is offered three days a week to students in all grades and from on-level classes to the most advanced classes. Students can drop in to TAP just for an answer to a particular question, or stay longer to review course material, gain a better understanding of a specific concept, learn something they did not grasp in class, and get help with homework or preparing for tests. More than half of B-CC students use TAP each school year.

Safeway, EuroMotorcars, Greenhill Capital Corporation, and Eaglebank all made multi-year gifts to support the Foundation’s programs. The Foundation also received a $4,500 grant from the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rotary Foundation for the 10th Grade Summer Academy, a Foundation-funded one-week summer program for at-risk rising 10th graders to help them explore their post-high school options and plan their school work accordingly.

 FY2013

  • Steve and Susan Hull, Bethesda Magazine
  • The Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation
  • Pam Brown Events
  • The Chevy Chase Land Company
  • Chevy Chase Supermarket
  • Chouquette Chocolate
  • Nancy and Russ Suniewick, ColorLab Corporation
  • Compton Foundation
  • Costco
  • EagleBank Foundation
  • EuroMotorcars
  • Jane Fairweather, The Jane Fairweather Team
  • Fidelity Foundation Matching Gifts to Education
  • Tom Molinaro, Financial Communications
  • Robyn Fox, Fox Architects
  • Gaby Gandal, Gandal & Associates, Realtors
  • The Gazette
  • GE Foundation
  • Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman, CPAs
  • Kristin Gerlach, Kristin Gerlach Real Estate
  • Giant Food
  • Jon Budington, Global Printing
  • Gourmet by Karen
  • Graduate Management Admission Council
  • Greenhill Capital Corporation
  • Honest Tea
  • Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd.
  • La Madeleine Country French Café
  • Monument Fine Wines
  • Network for Good
  • Osterman, Pollak & Moses, LLC
  • PEW Charitable Trusts Matching Gifts Foundation
  • Ridgewells Catering
  • Safeway
  • SAIC – Frederick, Inc.
  • Eva Santorini
  • Judy Frieder Starrels Catering
  • Trader Joe’s Bethesda
  • Whole Foods Market Bethesda
  • Phyllis Wiesenfelder, Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
  • Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase

Businesses Continue Generous Multi-Year Support For Foundation

The Chevy Chase Land Company made a four-year pledge of $20,000 in FY2011 to help fund the Foundation’s academic support programs. Their third $5,000 leadership gift this year is being used for the 9th and 10th grades Summer Academy program. The program helps prepare at-risk incoming 9th graders for a successful transition to B-CC and at-risk rising 10th graders explore their post-high school options and plan their high-school work accordingly. Safeway, EuroMotorcars, Greenhill Capital Corporation, EagleBank, and ColorLab have all made multi-year gifts to help fund the Foundation’s programs. We are grateful for their generous support.

 FY2012

  • Steve and Susan Hull, Bethesda Magazine
  • Pam Brown Events
  • BuyWithCause, LLC
  • Calvert Investment Management, Inc.
  • The Chevy Chase Land Company
  • Chevy Chase Supermarket
  • Colorlab Corporation
  • Compton Foundation
  • ConocoPhillips Company
  • EagleBank
  • EuroMotorcars
  • Jane Fairweather, The Jane Fairweather Team, Inc.
  • Tom Molinaro, Financial Communications
  • Foundation Digital Media LLC
  • Robyn Fox, Fox Architects
  • Freddie Mac Employee Funds
  • Gaby Gandal, Gandal & Associates, Realtors
  • The Gazette
  • GE Foundation
  • Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman, CPAs
  • Kristin Gerlach, Kristin Gerlach Real Estate
  • Jon Budington, Global Printing
  • Gourmet by Karen
  • Graduate Management Admission Council
  • Greenhill Capital Corporation
  • Honest Tea
  • The Kellogg Collection
  • Le Pain Quotidien Bethesda
  • Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd.
  • La Madeleine Country French Café
  • Medical Technology and Practice Patterns Institute
  • Monument Fine Wines
  • Network for Good
  • PEW Charitable Trusts
  • Ned Johnson, PrepMatters
  • Osterman, Pollak & Moses
  • Ridgewells Catering
  • Rodman’s
  • Safeway
  • SPAGnVOLA Chocolatier
  • Judy Frieder Starrels Catering
  • Trader Joe’s Bethesda
  • Wachovia Securities/Collins Investment Group
  • The Washington Post
  • Whole Foods Market Bethesda
  • Phyllis Wiesenfelder, Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

Local Businesses Step Up to Help Foundation

Local and regional companies contributed almost $24,000 in FY2012 to help fund academic support and program needs at B-CC. Topping the list were a generous gift from Seth Goldman and Juli Farkas, founders of Honest Tea, a leadership gift from Chevy Chase Land Company, and other significant gifts from Eagle Bank, EuroMotorcars, Greenhill Capital Corporation, and Safeway.

FY2011

  • ASJ Photography
  • Jonathan Budington, Global Printing
  • Burness Communications, Inc.
  • BuyWithCause, LLC
  • Calvert Investment Management, Inc.
  • The Chevy Chase Land Company
  • Chevy Chase Supermarket
  • Collins Investment Group LLC
  • Compton Foundation
  • ConocoPhillips Company
  • Cynthia Chambers, Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
  • EagleBank
  • The Jane Fairweather Team, Inc.
  • Fannie Mae
  • Foundation Digital Media LLC
  • Fraioli & Associates
  • Gandal & Associates, Realtors
  • The Gazette
  • GE Foundation
  • Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman, CPAs
  • Graduate Management Admission Council
  • Greenhill Capital Corporation
  • Honest Tea
  • Steve and Susan Hull, Bethesda Magazine
  • Le Pain Quotidien Bethesda
  • Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd.
  • La Madeleine Country French Café
  • Mariner Energy, Inc.
  • Mia’s Pizza Bethesda
  • Tom Molinaro, Financial Communications, Inc.
  • Monument Fine Wines
  • Patterns Institute
  • Section 5 of The Village of Chevy Chase
  • Nancy and Russ Suniewick, Colorlab Corp
  • The Washington Post
  • Whole Foods Market Bethesda
  • Phyllis Wiesenfelder, Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
  • Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase

Chevy Chase Land Company Pledges Generous Multi-Year Support For Foundation

The Chevy Chase Land Company has made a four-year pledge of $20,000 to support the various academic support programs of the Foundation. Their first payment of $5,000 for FY2011 is being used this year to fund the Time for Academic Progress (TAP) after-school academic support program for all B-CC students.

The Chevy Chase Land Company is a commercial and residential property management and development company with a long history in Montgomery County, Maryland. The Land Company is a small, family-owned business whose roots in Chevy Chase go back to 1890 when Senator Francis Newlands founded the company.

We are very pleased to be able to support the Foundation because the students at B-CC are our next generation of leaders and we are happy to help contribute to their success,” said David M. Smith, president of The Chevy Chase Land Company. “The passion for learning and skills they acquire in high school will help to shape our future as a community.

Through their generous gift, the leaders of The Chevy Chase Land Company have demonstrated that they recognize the critical role an exceptional public high school plays in making our community a great place to live and work,” said Matthew Gandal, president of the Foundation. “Gifts such as these from our local business leaders help to strengthen the bonds between our high school and the greater community, providing hundreds of students with the additional resources they need to ensure academic success.

FY2010

  • Town of Chevy Chase
  • Calvert Asset Management, Inc.
  • Chevy Chase Bank
  • Colorlab Corp.
  • CoStar Group
  • Cynthia Chambers/Long & Foster
  • Draiman Properties
  • EuroMotor Cars
  • Gandal & Associates Realty
  • Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman
  • Gerlach Real Estate
  • Greenhill Capital Corp.
  • Honest Tea Corporation
  • Jane Fairweather/Coldwell Banker
  • The Kellogg Collection
  • La Ferme Restaurant
  • Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd.
  • Linowes & Blocher, LLP
  • McDonalds (Bethesda)/KBF Enterprise
  • Muse Architects, PG
  • Paley, Rothman, Goldstein, & Rosenberg
  • Phyllis Wiesenfelder/Long & Foster
  • RSJ Burka & Associates, LLC
  • Trawick & Associates
  • Wachovia Securities/Collins Investment Group
  • Williams Realty Group
  • Wray Brothers Landscape

Foundation Receives Leadership Support From Honest Teaspan

In the winter 0f 2009-2010, B-CC’s Summer Academy, a summer program for at-risk incoming 9th graders to facilitate their transition to the high school, was facing the prospect of having to shut down that following summer due to funding shortfalls. At a time when the Foundation’s fundraising efforts were hampered by the poor overall economy, Seth Goldman, founder of Honest Tea, and his wife, Julie Farkas, stepped forward to offer their support. They made a generous multi-year commitment to not only keep the program open but to revitalize it to better serve the students.

Honest Tea started its road to success in our community. Seth and Julie value the work that the Foundation does to benefit all students:

B-CC High School is a community asset,” said Julie Farkas. “When we invest in the Summer Academy or other Foundation programs, we are investing in the future of all of our children. The Summer Academy is a critical way to support students in their transition to B-CC so they can make the most of the school’s tremendous resources and opportunities.

Like other academic support programs funded by the B-CC High School Educational Foundation, Summer Academy is not in the MCPS budget,” said Matt Gandal, Foundation president. “It only exists because of the generosity of the B-CC community. We are extremely grateful to Seth and Julie for stepping up to support the students in this program.

Trawick Foundation Gave Major Two-Year Grant for Summer Academy for 2009 and 2010

The Foundation is very pleased to announce that the Jim & Carol Trawick Foundation gave a major two-year grant totaling $30,000 to support B-CC’s Summer Academy. The grant will fund half of the program for fiscal years 2009 and 2010 and enable it to include mentoring during the academic year. The Trawick Foundation spurred an increased gift from long-time Foundation supporter, Chevy Chase Bank.

The Jim & Carol Trawick Foundation was formed in Bethesda in 2007 by local philanthropists and community activists Jim and Carol Trawick. They sold their twenty-year successful business, Trawick and Associates, in 2006 and created a family foundation to assist community endeavors in the arts and human services. Sadly, Jim passed away in September, 2008. Carol remains active in numerous community ventures. She has received many awards and accolades for her community work and generosity over the years, and currently serves as Chair-Elect for the Strathmore Hall Foundation. The Trawick Foundation’s grant is an excellent example of local philanthropy, and the B-CC High School Educational Foundation hopes it will serve as an inspiration for local businesses and foundations to emulate.

Foundation Partnership with Chevy Chase Bank in 2008 & 2009

In 2008, long-time Foundation partner Chevy Chase Bank significantly expanded its support of the Foundation’s Summer Academy program with a leadership grant of $15,000. Matched by an equivalent grant from the Jim & Carol Trawick Foundation, Chevy Chase Bank’s generous donation enabled the Summer Academy and mentoring program during the school year to be fully funded for fiscal years 2009 and 2010.

Chevy Chase Bank has an enviable record of strong support for the Foundation and B-CC High School over many years. In the 1990s, it gave a leadership gift of $25,000 to facilitate the development of the Cyber Café, and it has regularly supported technology upgrades. It has been a major sponsor of the Summer Academy since the program’s inception ten years ago. The Bank also provides interview and resume development training for B-CC High School students, hosts students for the annual Career Partnership Day, and provides internships for students exploring careers in financial services. A senior Bank officer (alum Russ McNish) was on B-CC’s accreditation committee during the school’s re-accreditation process, while other Bank executives participate in a variety of outreach activities throughout the school year.

The Foundation is grateful for the Bank’s continuous financial support and is promoting the Bank’s leadership as an example for other local business partners.

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Partnership with B-CC High School Since 1995

The Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Educational Foundation was established in 1995 during a time of declining enrollment and deteriorating facilities at B-CC High School. The Foundation took on the charge to help improve school facilities, raise academic rigor, and re-engineer B-CC for the 21st Century

The Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Educational Foundation was established in 1995 during a time of declining enrollment and deteriorating facilities at B-CC High School. The Foundation took on the charge to help improve school facilities, raise academic rigor, and re-engineer B-CC for the 21st Century.

Foundation Net Revenue 1996-2016 By the summer of 2016, the Foundation has raised more than two and a half million dollars to meet that challenge and to invest in academic excellence at B-CC High School. With new programs and a newly modernized facility that was completed in February 2002, B-CC’s enrollment, reflecting community confidence in the school, has been increasing steadily ever since.

The generosity of alumni, parents, faculty, students, businesses, and community members has made it possible for the Foundation to fund innovative academic support programs that promote high academic standards and support success for all B-CC students. In the process, the Foundation helped bring several “firsts” to B-CC High School:

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