Freedom Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce two new appointments to Harford County charitable boards in support of children and education. Freedom annually supports more than 70 charitable causes that are important to its members and staff. The Credit Union encourages employees to volunteer their time and skills to better serve the Harford and Baltimore County communities, including serving on local non-profit boards.
Business Development Director, Lisa Snodgrass, was recently confirmed to the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford and Cecil Counties. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford and Cecil Counties serve over 7,500 local children with dedicated after-school and summer programming. Snodgrass is a Harford County native and mother of four, including two adopted foster children. Snodgrass and her husband were foster parents for seven years, hosting over fifty-five children during their time with the program. Snodgrass continues to mentor and advise new and existing foster parent families.
Snodgrass also brings her experience as an event fundraiser to the Boys & Girls Clubs. Her family’s annual fundraiser for the Michael J. Fox Foundation has raised over $70,000 in support of Parkinson’s Disease. In her role with Freedom, Snodgrass acts as a liaison to Harford and Baltimore County school employees, providing personal assistance for educators to reach their financial goals. Snodgrass also serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors of the Bel Air Drama Company Parents Association, as a member of the Harford County Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, and as a member of the Career and Technology Education Citizens Advisory Council of Harford County.
According to Snodgrass, she has continued to carry a strong passion to positively impact children and educators. “I hope to help enrich lives as an advocate for the youth in a community that means so much to me,” remarked Snodgrass.
Freedom’s Vice President of Product Management, Dawn Hamilton, was appointed to the Board of the Harford County Education Foundation, which aims to equip Harford County students with the resources they need to achieve success. Hamilton first became involved with the organization in 2013, when was celebrated as the top fundraiser for the organization as their Mardi Gras Queen. Since then, she has supported their Tools for Schools campaigns with boxes of supplies and donations from local businesses. “It is my passion to see students succeed,” says Hamilton, “and I believe in providing teachers and students the tools they need to unlock to their potential.”
Hamilton’s commitment to education extends beyond parenting her three children, all HCPS graduates. Like Snodgrass, she has also served on the Harford County Chamber of Commerce Education Committee and was the Sunday School Director for Wesleyan Chapel United Methodist Church for fifteen years. In 2007, Hamilton was a founding member of WINDS of Leadership, the philanthropic arm of Harford Leadership Academy. Her tenure with WINDS of Leadership has included being Treasurer, Vice President, President, and Past President. The Dawn Hamilton Event Grant was named in her honor.
“Dawn Hamilton and Lisa Snodgrass are two shining examples of the many dedicated employees who make up the Freedom Federal Credit Union Team,” stated Mike MacPherson, Freedom’s President and CEO. “We take pride in that we are a credit union made up of employees, board directors, committee volunteers, and members, who are all working to better the communities we serve in meaningful ways.”