Wednesday, September 4, 2019


In local philanthropy news,

Ellicott City family donates half a million dollars to hospital construction project

(Kelly Broderick, WMAR)

The co-founders of Tenable, Cyndi and Ron Gula, have made a $500,000 donation to Howard County General Hospital to go towards their current campus construction project. If the name Tenable rings a bell, it’s probably because of the much publicized move to the Merriweather District for their company’s headquarters.

First off, supporting the hospital is a wonderful investment in our community. Howard County is growing. Other communities outside HoCo are also turning to us for health care. So improvements to HCGH are crucial. I’m grateful for their donation, which will benefit all of us.

Secondly, let’s imagine for a moment that we are all philanthropists. If you had $500,000 to give to a local cause, what would it be? It has to be in Columbia/HoCo, and I’d love to know why you’d want to support their work.

Let’s have some fun with this. If I get enough responses this might be a future blog post.

You can probably guess what I would do.

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