Our Mission

The Judy Greenwald Fund was established to support local organizations with which Judy was involved during her life in Hagerstown. The goal of this fund is to create living memories of Judy’s time here on earth and positively impact our community through meaningful projects.

The Cardinal Symbol

On a few occasions, when friends and family have visited Judy’s gravesite, a cardinal has appeared. There have been many other times and places in relation to Judy’s life when a cardinal has presented itself.

The cardinal color, crimson red, is a symbol of vitality, importance, faith, and power; all characteristics embodied by Judy. Cardinals can bring color and vitality into our lives. Their crimson color can remind us of the importance of ourselves as individuals in the circle of life. As a symbol of faith, it can remind us to “keep the faith” through circumstances that may look bleak, dark, and hopeless.

The cardinal call is a symbol of cheer, elevation, clarity, and communication. This call may cheer us up or cheer us on. While the cardinal’s song may be loud, it is extremely clear, sounding precisely like the words, “cheer, cheer”. Male and female cardinals sing together. While most female birds are camouflaged in their quietness, the female cardinal has a voice in the entire cardinal matter.

Under the symbol of the cardinal, Judy’s legacy will enliven us with hope and lead us on our upward journey through the cycle of life.

The Judy Greenwald Fund works in conjunction with the Community Foundation of Washington County to benefit many local organizations and projects.