Steven L. Bittner Memorial Preservation Fund Created to Support Environmental Initiatives and More
HAGERSTOWN, Maryland, August 2, 2022— A brand new fund has been created, by family of the late Steven Bittner, with the Community Foundation of Washington County that supports environmental initiatives, natural resources, sustainability, and parks and recreation.
The Steven L. Bittner Memorial Preservation Fund honors the Williamsport, MD native and his love for the great outdoors.
“I know Steve would be pleased that this fund will make a difference in Washington County, by advancing projects that protect and promote the natural resources and wildlife that he loved,” says fund founder Joni Bittner, Steve’s wife of 37 years.
Steve grew up outside of Pittsburgh with a love of the outdoors. He cherished hunting weekends at the family farm in Saegertown, Pennsylvania. Steve always knew that he wanted a career tied to his passion for wildlife and the outdoors. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Management from West Virginia University and Master of Science degree in Wildlife Biology from Frostburg State University.
Steve was employed by the Maryland Wildlife & Heritage Service for over 30 years and his past duties ranged from being a field biologist to Associate Director for Administration. During his career he also served as the Department’s black bear biologist for more than 5 years. He was a responsible hunter with a vast knowledge of nature and environmental issues.
Donations to the Steven L. Bittner Memorial Preservation Fund can be made by visiting cfwcmd.org and clicking “DONATE NOW” at the top of the homepage. Checks may also be made out to “Community Foundation of Washington County” with this fund’s name written in the memo space and mailed to – Community Foundation of Washington County, 37 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.
About Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc.
Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. has a five-year annualized investment return that makes it one of the top performing community foundations in the country. The Foundation has over $55 million in assets and has distributed more than $28 million in grants and scholarships since 1997. Donors can support any of its more than 400 funds or create a charitable fund of their own. To learn how to create a fund at the Community Foundation, please visit www.cfwcmd.org, or call (301) 745-5210.