Doers Do


When we asked our grandmother why Gary Green and other leaders went through the risk of building a school, hiring a teacher, developing a curriculum, petitioning the county … surely in 1868, 3 years after slavery, there was an easier and safer way.

She said, “The black children of Quince Orchard needed a school, your great-great-grandfather saw that need. He was a doer. And doers do.”

Community Stories

Preserving heritage. Shaping the future. In telling the story of a lost community, we found one. Here are the stories of the people instrumental in keeping the Quince Orchard community alive and well today.

Quince Orchard Club

Heritage Montgomery

Alma Ridgley

Ada Howard

Cheryl LaRoche

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Doers Donate

We are so grateful to those who have given generous contributions to allow this story to be told! Thank you for your support and generosity!

We are grateful to our fiscal sponsor, Docs in Progress, which creates and fosters a supportive community for documentary filmmakers. Because Docs in Progress is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, your donations to The Quince Orchard Project are tax deductible.

This project is in proud partnership with the Pleasant View Historical Association and the Trustee Board that has managed and ensured the preservation of the Pleasant View Historical Site. Without these heroes this project would be impossible and we are humbled to partner with them.

Thank you to Heritage Montgomery and the Montgomery County Government for their support, guidance and partnership on this project.

We are very thankful to all our contributors, you can view many of them below and we appreciate those that have asked to remain anonymous just as much! Every penny counts! But we also welcome your enthusiasm, word-of-mouth advertising, social media chatter, and LOVE! Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter. Tell your friends and family!

A – D

Aaron Robinson
Aaron Strauss
Abre’ Conner
Adam Luecking
Adam Noyce
Adam Saltzman
Aisha Russell
Albert Strickland
Alex B. Mitchell
Alex Iftimie
Alex Tausanovitch
Allison Zelman
Amanda Brown
Amanda Kane
Amy Chua
Amy Warren
Andrew Friedson
Anthony Vitarelli
Ariel Oxman
Astri Kimball
Barbara Doughtery
Barbara Krogmann
Bill Banig
Bill Bronrott
Bill Pretzer
Blake Roberts
Bobby McDonald
Brandi Colander
Bruce Clark
Carine Williams
Carole Harder
Cecilia Anderson
Charles Galbraith
Charlie Hale
Chris Wyant
Chrissie Del Tatto
Christina Kiedrow
Christina Weaver
Christopher H. Fitzgerald
Cindy Chang
Clay Pell
Clifton Leaf
Crystal Holmes
Crystal Moreland
Danielle Gray
Danielle Veira
Dave Wilkinson
David Blair
David Clunie
David Curren
David Krause
David Weaver
Dawit Beru
Debra Kurshan
Don Carlson
Donald Graham
Duane Cheers

E – K

Ebun Taiwo
Elina Hodges
Eric Wilson
Erica L. Wang
Erika Hartle-Schutte
Erin Essenmacher
Frank DiGiammarino
Gabby Ahmadia
Geoffrey & Lauren Starks
Gerard & Rita Green
Gina Del Tatto
Grace Lesser
Heidi Nel
Herbie Ziskend
Hope Hall
Howard & Jacquelin Bell
Ian Adams
Jackie Titus
Jake Levine
James Catania
Jamie McIntyre
Jason Waskey
Jeane Buchanan
Jennifer Lee
Jill Butler
Jim Bierman
Jocelyn Hines
John & Sue Dailey
John McArdle
John Paul Rollert
Jonathan L. Lee
Joshua Dubois
Julia Kent
Justin Schram
Karen McManus
Karthik Senthil
Kate & Jon Boller
Kate Shaw
Kathleen Hartnett
Kathleen Pessolano
Katie Oyama
Katie Platt
Katie Stoltz
Kelli Washington
Kelly Canady
Kevin and Taara Samy
Kimberly Kortash
Kimberly Teehee
Kristin Harrer
Kristina Johnson
Kurt Gottfried

L – P

Laura Hildner
Lauren Glant & Michael Gillespie
Laurie Hershey
LeRoy Pingho
Lillian Rowlatt
Linday Herron
Lindsay B. Barenz
Lisa Brown
Logan Beirne
Lucas Fleischer
Mae Hardy
Manisha Sharma
Maria Lupis
Marissa Hopkins
Mark Ranslem
Mary DeRosa
Matiangai Sirleaf
Matt Haden
Matt Spence
Matthew Kasdan
Matthew Mahan
Maya Green
Melissa Maia
Meltzer Family
Mendi Sossamon
Micah Beard
Micah Fergenson
Michael Gottlieb
Michael Knapp
Michael Krouse
Michael Pulliam
Michele Masias
Mihir Patel
Molly Healy
Mollye Fryday
Mona Jabbour
My Ly
Nate Tibbits
Nathan Dart
Nicole LaFlamme
Nicole Marinake
Nicole Stewart
Olivier Kamanda
Oscar Gonzales
Pamela Haynes
Pat Jennings
Patrick Burns
Paul Endres
Paul James
Pearl Campbell
Peter Jordan
Petra Dizdar

R – Z

Rachel Weisz
Raeka Safai
Rahael Seifu
Ramona Romero
Rashad Hussain
Ravi Gupta
Reid Blackwelder
Rishi Sahgal
Rob Cacace
Robert Friedman
Robert Raben
Robin Chand
Robin Hattori
Rod Lewis
Ryan Dailey
Ryan VanGrack
Sally Howard
Salvador Perez
Sarah Fenn
Sarah Labowitz
Sarah Venuto
Scott R. Anderson
Shamar Bibbins
Sherry Abedi
Stacy Elmer
Stephen Neuman
Steven Dunwoody
Sujeet Rao
Teal Baker
Ted Johnson
The Moskowitz Family
Thompkins Hallman
Tiffany Haigler
Tom Lue
Tom Scholl
Tracy Pierson
Trevor Gervais
TuongVy Le
Ven Neralla
Vernon Green
Vernon Ricks
Wally Adeyemo
Wanda Monthey
Warren Flood
Winslow Sargeant
Youssra Marjoua
Zach Shram
Zachary Leonsis