Founded by family members in memory of Jay "Doc" Geiser to provide grants to the Career and Technology Center of Frederick County to pay for supplies, tools and exams for students in culinary arts programs. Learn More
Founded by family members in memory of Jay “Doc” Geiser to provide grants to the Career and Technology Center of Frederick County to pay for supplies, tools and exams for students in culinary arts programs.
To honor a man who was known for his many talents, and to keep him in the hearts and minds of Frederick County, family members have established The Jay “Doc” Geiser Fund. Known in the community as “Doc” Geiser, Jay was a graduate of Governor Thomas Johnson High School, and he earned a master of the culinary arts from The Culinary Institute of America. After using his culinary talents at various places in Frederick, he purchased Watson’s Carry Out, which became Doc Geiser’s, well known for fried chicken, cole slaw, hot dogs, and hamburgers. Jay’s other talents included a passion for volunteering, and as an accomplished musician, playing in local bands. In addition, he was active and won many awards through his involvement with Toastmasters.
Founded by wife Freda Gilbert for Frederick County Public Schools graduates attending trade or technical schools.
A native of New Haven, Connecticut, George Wesley Gilbert worked as a mechanical engineer with the Department of the Navy in Carderock, Maryland. He served in World War II with the Army. After his discharge, he graduated from the Academy of Aeronautics in New York City at the top of his class. A professional mentor to many over the years, he often praised the practical, hands-on experience achieved through training at a trade or technical school. Mr. Gilbert and his wife Freda of 47 years lived in Kensington for 39 years before retiring to Frederick County. When Mr. Gilbert passed away, his wife established The George Wesley Gilbert Memorial Scholarship Fund in his memory to award scholarships for graduates of Frederick County Public Schools who are continuing their education at trade or technical schools.
Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital/Grants for Girls Fund
Founded by Frances A. Randall to support activities and camperships for Frederick County Girl Scouts.
Mrs. Randall’s lifelong involvement in Girl Scouting was well-known. She led troops for 20 years, and participated in Girl Scout Councils. The Penn Laurel Council named her a “Woman of Distinction” in 2000. Part of Camp Potomac Woods of the Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capitol, Randall Woods, was named in her honor. This fund, created in 1992, is one legacy that Mrs. Randall leaves to continue her support of a program in which she deeply believed.