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The Greater Cumberland Committee

Total Qualifying Score: 5
County (ARC Region): Yes
State (ARC Region): Yes
Q3. IRS Status: Nonprofit – 2
Q4. Parent Entity: No – 1
Q5. 2 or More Full-Time Employees : No (as of 12/31/2019)
Q7. Budget Level: $100,000 to $250,000 – 2 (Last Fiscal Year Actual Income)
Q8. Restricted Reserves: Yes – 0
Q9. CARES Act Funding: Yes – 0
Q13. Participation by Executive: Yes


The Greater Cumberland Committee
Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland 21502

County (ARC Region) Allegany
State (ARC Region) Maryland


Q1. Mission:

TGCC focuses on projects of regional relevance in the areas of economic development,
transportation, education, energy and natural resources and next generation leadership.
Since the beginning, our motto, “to create one region, with one vision, for one future,” has
served as our north star and has been the guiding principle for TGCC’s program of work.
Our ability to think and plan for the future of our region with wisdom, imagination and
with the long view in mind, has been integral to the success of our signature projects.

Q2. How organization aligns with ARC’s Plan & Goals:

TGCC is a regional economic development organization headquartered in Allegany County,
Maryland. One of our signature programs of work is the completion of the unfinished portion of Corridor N, an ADHS corridor located on US
219 from I-68 near Grantsville to the PA Turnpike near Somerset. Only about 8 miles remain
unfinished and TGCC was the lead convening organization for the bi-state effort to complete 11 miles
in 2018, and approximately 1.4 miles in Maryland is currently under construction, leveraging more than $400M in investment. Current studies predict significant economic growth and expansion as a result of a finished corridor resulting from increased haul times,
business expansion, increased visitors, supply chain improvements, increased access to
labor markets, etc. This corridor is also important to the greater region in that it is expected to relieve congestion and increase safety on neighboring north/south corridors.

TGCC is also the parent organization of the I-68 Regional Alliance, a tri-state coalition of
economic development and tourism leaders working together to create a business
environment focused on job creation, diversification, expansion and entrepreneurship that will strengthen Appalachia’s economy.. The Alliance is presently working on an initiative to grow the outdoor economy in our region as well as to strengthen supply chain relationships between local vendors and aerospace/defense businesses located in the region.

TGCC celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and is an organization with many loyal
members and partners, including business, civic and government leaders, and elected
officials at the local, state and federal level.  One of our membership categories is “Emerging Leaders”.  It is our goal to foster next generation leadership within and outside of our organization.  I am also a member of the inaugural ALI class which has been an incredible benefit for my organization and our programs of work not only in terms of relationship building but also in terms of training and skill building.

Q3. IRS Filing Status: 501(c)(3)   

Q4. Unit or Chapter of Larger Organization: No

Q5. Employees:

Full-Time/Part-Time Employees: 1/1 (as of 9/1/2020)

Full-Time/Part-Time Employees: 1/1 (as of 12/31/2019)

Current Year Income/Expenses: $171,135/$170000

Q6. Fiscal Year: Calendar

Q7. Budget Level

Last Fiscal Year Income/Expenses (Actual): $135,800 / $141,534

Current Year Income/Expenses (Projected): $171,135 / $170000

Balance Sheet

Q8. Restricted Reserves (Amount): Yes ($100000)

Q9. CARES Act Funding (Amount): Yes ($30700)
Received From: SBA and State of Maryland   Date Received: April and pending from State of Maryland
For What Purpose(s): payroll, rent, utilities

Q10. Negative Impacts from COVID-19:

Our biggest concern related to the pandemic is its impact on our member’s businesses and the potential loss of membership dues revenue in 2021 and beyond.  We understand as an organization that we need to diversify our funding model and are looking at innovative and impactful ways to do that.

Q11. Top Three Concerns:
decline in membership and related dues in 2021
need to diversify funding model in the near term due to concerns related to decline in membership
need to diversify funding model in the long term to grow organization, amplify mission, create sustainability

How Participation in Program Will Address Concerns:

I’m very interested in learning more about long term financial management and how that can incorporate diversifying our revenue streams to include grant funding, investor campaigns, micro-lending opportunities and the like.  We are interested in amplifying our impact and mission by growing our programs of work.  I anticipate we will need to bring on at least one additional staff member and our overhead expenses including payroll will increase.  I am very interested in learning more about how to create long term financial sustainability.


Q12. Applying as a Proposed Cohort? Yes

List of Organizations in Proposed Cohort:
Allegany Arts Council

Q13. Executive Director or CEO Will Participate in the Program? Yes

Q14. Top Two Choices for Cohort Instruction:

Course #1 Choice: 1-Fundraising

Course #2 Choice: 2-Short-term Financial Management

Q15. Desired Course Schedule for Cohort Instruction:

#1 Desired Course Schedule: 1-Fall 2020: 11-Week Course (Nov. 9, 2020 -Jan. 24, 2021)

#2 Desired Course Schedule: 2-Fall 2020: 6-Week Course (Nov. 9, 2020 – Dec. 18, 2020)


Name: Jennifer Walsh, Executive Director

Application Approved by Organization Director or CEO? Yes, Approved by Executive Director/CEO

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