You are invited! Come together as a virtual community for the CTF Humanitarian Event to celebrate Mr. William G. Weissgerber’s philanthropic endeavors for Creating Opportunities for Our Youth. The event will be live-streamed on Thursday, September 10, 2020, at 7 p.m. and is free of charge.
Bill Weissgerber, of Garrett County, is a 1976 graduate of Southern High School, and an inductee into its Hall of Fame. While widely known for his accomplishments in realty in and around Deep Creek, youth has been a focus of Bill’s community involvement for several decades. It began with charity softball games and basketball games in the Pittsburgh area, where he was born and grew up before moving to Garrett County in 1973.
After volunteering as a youth football coach, he discovered he had a passion for coaching youth athletics. At his own expense, he attended the prestigious Wooten Basketball School and went on to serve as both the Head Coach for the Southern Lady Rams JV Team and Assistant Coach for the Varsity Lady Rams during some of their most successful years, including two state championships. While he expected much of his teams, he was keenly aware of each individual under his tutelage. He molded each young lady into not only a good player, but someone ready to meet life’s challenges with confidence and grace.
One of the most significant achievements of Billy’s life has been the transformative work of the WGW Community Youth Cup. The three-day event has turned the unfathomable tragedy of three families, that each lost a child to separate circumstances in 2012, into an annual event of hope and charity. The event includes a reception and two golf tournaments, as well as several community-based activities. Since its inception, the WGW event has raised over $800,000 for over 75 different youth-related activities.
“Bill has created a legacy of giving back that has inspired the community to be a part of something bigger than themselves,” adds CTF director Leah Shaffer. “He embodies the traits of a philanthropic leader who humbly seeks to make a difference for the greater good.”
Bill is married to Debbie Weissgerber, and they are parents of two daughters Karisa and Holly.
Out of concern for the health and well-being of all in our region, CTF has redesigned our traditional in-person celebration to a virtual format where everyone can attend safely. Let’s come together as a community and unite around our shared commitment to growing a stronger, more vibrant region.
The Community Trust Foundation connects philanthropy for community good in Allegany, Garrett, and Mineral Counties and is a way for local donors to give back to their community. CTF grants to local nonprofit organizations working to build a stronger community in the areas of Health & Wellness, Arts & Historical Preservation, Vibrant Communities & Thriving Environment, and Education & Youth Leadership. For more information or to register to join the event visit www.ctfinc.org or call 301-876-9172.