Frank McCabe Memorial Leadership Fund

Francis Patrick McCabe
December 7, 1937 - June 2, 2015

The Frank McCabe Memorial Leadership Fund will assist Republican candidates,  campaign managers, and treasurers, as well as political groups, gain the skills needed to run a campaign and win.  All those interested Republicans may apply for financial grants to attend leadership schools, candidate training classes, workshops, etc.  Republican clubs may apply for a grant to help defray expenses with leadership training classes, workshops, etc.  The McCabe Leadership Fund is open only to Maryland Republicans who are interested in running for State and local offices. This is not available for Federal candidates.  See the application form on this website. Application period: June 2016 to September 2016.  Funds awarded in September 2016 for 2017.

Through the generosity of several donors, this McCabe Leadership Fund is possible.  To keep the process going, donations are welcomed and encouraged from all those who knew Frank and benefitted from his many years of advice and help.  

Contributions may be made to the Frank McCabe Memorial Leadership Fund, P.O. Box 985, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732.

The Frank McCabe Memorial Leadership Fund is a 527 non-profit association.  Contributions are not tax deductible. 

The Frank McCabe Memorial Leadership Fund is administered by a Committee composed of Calvert County Republican Central Committee (CCRCC) Member Ella Ennis, former CCRCC Member Judy MacWilliams, Pam and Quincy Rodgers, Esq., Carolyn Rice, Treasurer and CCRCC Member, Linda Woods, and Honorary Member Nancy McCabe. 

The Frank McCabe Memorial Leadership Fund is sanctioned by the McCabe Family.

By Authority: Carolyn Rice, McCabe Association Treasurer


The Frank McCabe Memorial Leadership Fund was established in memory of Calvert County Republican Central Committee's former Chairman and Member, Frank McCabe, who lost his battle with cancer in June 2015.  

Frank was a devoted husband to Nancy, loving father to Tom and Kelly Ann, and doting grandfather to Kennedy and Callahan.  A native of Wisconsin, Frank and Nancy settled in Alexandria, Virginia.  

Outside of family life, they  developed a love of sailing and politics. Together they were a power couple in local politics in Northern Virginia.  When they discovered Southern Maryland and Solomon's Island, they bought a summer home there mainly to foster their love of sailing. They sailed the waters of the Patuxent River and the Chesapeake Bay often skipping across the Bay to one of their favorite hide-aways, Oxford.  For many years, Frank and Nancy sailed the Intracoastal Waterway to Florida.  It was the highlight of their winter.

Nancy and Frank eventually became full-time residents of Calvert County and loved the Solomons area.  Among the many organizations that Frank was a major participant included the Knights of Columbus, the Solomons Senior Golf League, the Yacht Club, Our Lady Star of the Sea and more. Nancy continues today to be involved in her community. 

After retirement, Frank worked with the local Republican Party and without fanfare, jumped into quickly becoming a Precinct Captain, campaign advisor, and ran for the Calvert County Republican Central Committee several times, always coming in first with vote totals.  He served as Chairman for six years until his health began to decline.  He remained a member and worked tirelessly for the GOP up until the day he left us for those smoother waters in the beyond. .

Because of Frank's deep interest in educating candidates and because so many want to keep his memory alive,this Leadership Grant came to be.