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About Us

Our History

Alice Virginia Danzer Fletcher and David W. Fletcher, life-long residents of Hagerstown, Maryland, were the owners of Colonial Hardwood Flooring and Maryland Maid Kitchens, two significant businesses located in Hagerstown. Both Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher were quiet philanthropists during their lifetime. When David W. Fletcher died on 6 April 1991, his Will created and directed the initial funding of the Alice Virginia and David W. Fletcher Foundation. Beginning in 1994, the Fletcher Foundation commenced making grants to various charitable organizations which carry on their activities and work principally in Washington County. Alice Virginia Danzer Fletcher died on 9 October 2007, and a significant portion of her estate was distributed to the Fletcher Foundation in March 2010. The Directors of the Fletcher Foundation are continuing the Fletchers' tradition of quiet philanthropy to enhance the quality of life in Washington County, Maryland.

Our Mission

The Alice Virginia and David W. Fletcher Foundation, Inc.'s mission is to provide aid and encouragement to charitable organizations* which (1) carry on their activities and work principally in Washington County, Maryland, and help worthy individuals (a) continue their education; (b) establish themselves in business, (c) overcome adversities, or (d) maintain or support themselves or their families; and (2) enhance the quality of life in Washington County, Maryland.

* Individuals do not qualify for grants.

If you have questions about whether you qualify for funding, please email us at wpy@avdwfletcherfoundation.org or call us at 240-452-1783.

The Fletcher Foundation’s office is located in Suite 501, Bryan Centre, 82 West Washington Street, Hagerstown, Maryland 21740.