Founded by Literacy Council of Frederick County in memory of its former Board President for operational support.
Betty Seligmann’s impact on Frederick through the Literacy Council was immense. She worked as a tutor, trainer, board president, basic program coordinator, and with the Literacy Council. She attracted tutors through her tireless efforts, and students through outreach to churches, community organizations and businesses. She understood the history of illiteracy in Frederick and used that knowledge to find places to publicize how the Literacy Council could help. Beyond the Literacy Council, she was a family orientated and a member of the Frederick Presbyterian Church. In honor of her dedication to the Literacy Council, its Board of Directors established The Betty Seligmann Literacy Endowment Fund. This Fund supports the activities of the Literacy Council of Frederick County.