Frederick County Business Roundtable for Education

The Frederick County Business Roundtable for Education connects classroom learning and the workplace, and promotes academic excellence. The partnership supports educational initiatives within the school system and addresses workforce needs in the business community. It is designed to provide ideas, perspective and real-world experiences that increase opportunities for students and teachers. The goal: to help prepare the next generation of business leadership in our community.

The Frederick County Business Roundtable
  • Addresses workforce needs in Frederick County
  • Links students to the business community
  • Creates comprehensive real-world learning opportunities to prepare students for the future
Member Contributions
  • Provide financial resources to underwrite the cost, allowing staff to direct, facilitate and support business involvement and ensure positive results.
  • Volunteer time and expertise in helping students prepare for the world of work.

Through the Roundtable, the business community will articulate a strong message that diverse educational backgrounds and various skill sets are important and convey other industry information to the student.


Coordinator: Barbara Haber
Founding Members
Battelle National Biodefense Institute
Frederick County Chamber of Commerce
Frederick Community College
Frederick County Economic Development
Frederick County Public Schools
Frederick Memorial Hospital
Fort Detrick
Lockheed Martin
State Farm Insurance
Sustaining Members
Ausherman Family Foundation



Get Involved
Volunteer time and expertise Donate goods and services
  • Be a guest speaker, tutor or mentor
  • Share technology skills
  • Sponsor student clubs and activities
  • Provide students with hands-on learning, internships and entry-level work opportunities
  • Provide externships for teachers
  • Host field trips and give workplace tours
  • Books
  • Surplus supplies, equipment and instruments
  • Certificates
  • Student incentive coupons and merchandise


Provide financial resources Advocate for public education
  • Scholarships to support student and staff development training
  • Direct support to a school
  • Mini grants to support educational opportunities
  • Provide space to host events
  • Participate in school system/school advisory councils
  • Speak at public hearings to support education
  • Become involved in community issues that involve education

Opportunities to Provide Financial Support for the Roundtable

  • Founding/Sustaining Member ($10,000 annual contribution)
  • Sustaining Member ($5,000 annual contribution)
  • Members can become the Trustees for the Roundtable

The Frederick County Business Roundtable is a 501c3 level organization. All funding flows through the Community Foundation of Frederick County.

Last Modified on October 23, 2012