We are a private, non-profit corporation [501(C)3] working in partnership with the City of Frederick. Our mission is “to nurture a strong sense of community through the coordination of special events in The City of Frederick.” Our vision is “to provide special events that celebrate, engage, and enrich all people in The City of Frederick.”
We host ten events each year over 29 calendar days with the support of about 400 volunteers who serve on event planning committees and/or assist the day of. We strive to present events that enhance the quality of life experienced in the City of Frederick. Celebrate Frederick has become an integral part of the community, and most our events are free to the public. Those that charge admission, like the Beyond the Garden Gates Garden Tour and Candlelight House Tour, donate funds to a beautification project in the City of Frederick.
To allow the events to remain free or low cost, Celebrate Frederick raises corporate sponsorships each year. Sponsors are considered partners and share in the excitement and visibility of the events. Our events are not possible without support from the local business community and in-kind support donated by The City of Frederick through Police and Grounds Maintenance services.
The structure of Celebrate Frederick includes three City of Frederick staff members and a nineteen-member Board of Directors, who sets policies and procedures for the organization and the events it encompasses. Board members serve on event planning committees and/or organizational subcommittees in the areas of finance, marketing, entertainment, and volunteerism. Each Celebrate Frederick event has its own committee. Each committee member dedicates approximately 50 volunteer hours per event. Our events encompass over 400 volunteers who serve on planning committee – annually that equates to approximately 5,000 volunteer hours donated to Celebrate Frederick.
|2023 BOARD OF DIRECTORS|
|Cathy Goetz||Vice President | Entertainment Committee | Fundraising Committee|
|Clark Snow||Treasurer | Finance Committee | In The Streets Committee|
|Katie Kosack||Secretary | Prohibition Party Fundraiser | Volunteer Committee|
|Jade Dunhour||Downtown Frederick Partnership|
|Corinne Farneti||Past President | Prohibition Party Fundraiser | Volunteer Committee|
|Erich Franck||Director | Kris Kringle Procession Committee|
|Barbara Grove||Director | Frederick’s 4th|
|Emily Huebner||Fundraising Committee | House Tour Committee|
|Jen Martin||Executive Director|
|Beth Mason||Director | Volunteer Committee|
|Denise McPhilmy||Director | Entertainment Committee|
|T. Nicole Milor||Director | Volunteer Committee|
|Katie Plant||Director | In The Streets Committee|
|Johnny Reimer||Director | Kris Kringle Procession Committee|
|Alderman Derek Shackelford||The City of Frederick Liaison|