The Garrett Park Community Fund (a 501 C (3) organization) was established in 2013 to serve as an umbrella organization for charitable projects within the Town of Garrett Park. It now administers two well-established and valued projects—the Betsy White Emergency Fund and the IIah Gieser Music Scholarship Fund. The officers are Garrett Park residents who serve without compensation.
GPCF is an independent group and is separate from any Town of Garrett Park administration or responsibility. The impetus for the formation of the GPCF occurred when the Town of Garrett Park discovered that it could no longer anonymously administer the Betsy White Fund.
The GPCF was formed in response to this situation and has incorporated in the State of Maryland. The organization’s articles of incorporation are broadly written to make room for future charitable projects that may one day serve the Garrett Park community. 501 (c) (3) tax status has been applied for.
| Peggy Pratt