Founded by the Church in Mr. Burgee’s memory for Church members pursuing post-secondary or graduate education.
In 1957, Richard R. Burgee began his legal career in Frederick and practiced law until his death in October 2003. Among his many community service pursuits, Mr. Burgee was a lifelong and involved member of Trinity United Methodist Church. He played an instrumental role in moving the faith congregation to its current location on West Patrick Street in Frederick. He also served as a choir director and Sunday school teacher. Trinity United Methodist Church turned to the Community Foundation to establish The Richard R. Burgee Memorial Scholarship Fund for Trinity United Methodist Church in Mr. Burgee’s memory to provide scholarships to Church members who are pursuing a post-secondary or graduate education. Scholarships are based on a mix of academic performance and financial need. The fund bearing Mr. Burgee’s name continues to aid members of the faith community to which he was committed and is a lasting testament to his life and his desire to help others in their educational endeavors.