Founded by Mrs. Dashiell’s estate plans to support Frederick Health Hospital and Calvary United Methodist Church.
During their lifetimes, the late Virginia T. and Thomas R. Dashiell were dedicated to the Frederick community. For over 50 years they lived in Frederick raising their two children, Thomas M. Dashiell and Tina Dashiell Roth. They felt strongly that the family-friendly environment and the organizations the community provided would guarantee a firm foundation for their children to grow and thrive. Active members of Calvary United Methodist Church, they remained in Frederick even after Mr. Dashiell began working in Washington, DC during the latter part of his career. Sadly, Mr. Dashiell passed away in 1998 after a courageous battle with leukemia, yet Mrs. Dashiell remained grateful for the many services of Frederick Health Hospital during his illness. When her health began to decline, Mrs. Dashiell decided to move closer to her children, residing in Virginia. Her love of Frederick and desire to give back did not end, however, when this kind, caring woman passed away. During her lifetime, she thoughtfully considered the long-term financial support of organizations important to her by making a gift through her estate plans to the Community Foundation. Because of her foresight and generosity, the Community Foundation established The Thomas R. and Virginia T. Dashiell Memorial Fund to provide additional financial support to Calvary United Methodist Church and Frederick Health Hospital.