Melvin E. and Esther E. Filler Fund Established at Community Foundation

FREDERICK, MD – October 1, 2020: The Melvin E. and Esther E. Filler Fund has been established with The Community Foundation of Frederick County and becomes one of its more than 740 component funds.

Founded by Mr. and Mrs. Filler through their estate provisions, the fund’s purpose is to support St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Walkersville Volunteer Rescue Company. For St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, the fund will provide support for debt reduction, heating expenses, and fuel and electricity. For Walkersville Volunteer Rescue Company, the fund will support debt reduction or the purchase of new equipment, such as ambulances and rescue vehicles.

The fund has distributed its first checks to support these organizations, providing $50,000 each to Walkersville Volunteer Rescue Company and St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Mr. and Mrs. Filler cared deeply about the two organizations that their fund will support. Thanks to their generosity, the Community Foundation will be able to provide vital support to help St. Paul’s Church and Walkersville Volunteer Rescue Company continue to carry out their missions in serving the community.