Company Profile

Rural Maryland Foundation


Founded: 2001


Areas of expertise: 
Agriculture, economic and community development, health care

Who We Are                What We've Done

Board of Trustees                                                 The Foundation has been instrumental
Dan Rider, President                                            in supporting RMC goals and projects.

Scott Warner, Vice President                             For example, when the RMC identified

Mike Thielke, Treasurer                                       a lack of credit for young and 

Charlotte Davis, Secretary                                 beginner farmers, the RMC, with

Joanne Richart-Young                                         Foundation support, helped create

Duane Yoder                                                         the Maryland Agricultural and 

Steve McHenry                                                     Resourced-Based Industry 

Josh Hastings                                                        Development Corporation, also

Kevin Brooks                                                         known as MARBIDCO.  

Kurt Fuchs                                                              

Delegate Andrew Cassilly                                                                   

Foundation ByLaws

Rural Maryland suffers from the highest unemployment in the state as well as high poverty rates.  Citizens lack access to transportation and health care providers. Help us change that.


We have a simple mission: to support efforts of citizens and government meet the economic and social needs of rural Maryland; to serve as the Maryland Rural Development Council if the Rural Maryland Council ceases to function in that role; and to support the efforts of the Rural Maryland Council.