Linda Moran and her husband Don Doughty shared an interest in gardening and the importance of public green space. Their shared interest is honored with a fund in Mr. Doughty’s memory at The Community Foundation of Frederick County.
Mr. Doughty was a gifted musician, educator, and volunteer. He was also a talented photographer who enjoyed photographing gardens and outdoor spaces. He was a longtime supporter of public green spaces and their ability to provide a calming and restorative balance to individuals and communities.
After Mr. Doughty passed away, Ms. Moran turned to the Community Foundation in 2009 to establish The Don Doughty and Linda Moran Fund. She wanted to create a fund that honored her husband’s legacy and reflected their shared interest of having people benefit from the therapeutic aspects of urban gardening and public green spaces. The donor-advised fund’s purpose is to provide grants in support of the Community Foundation’s mission.
The fund has provided broad impact in the community by supporting a variety of urban gardening programs and enhancement of public green spaces. Heritage Frederick received a grant from the fund to support garden and streetscape improvements for its Church Street property. Housing Authority of the City of