At 92, George Delaplaine Jr.'s full life isn't slowing down

George B. Delaplaine was recently featured in the Frederick News Post. Click below to read the full article.

Right now, George B. Delaplaine Jr. is just a guy.

In this moment, he’s not the brilliant businessman who once sold a cable company for hundreds of millions of dollars. He’s not the author of a recently released memoir, “Read All About It! My Life, Times and Travels.” He’s not the Frederick icon who’s donated so much of his time, money and brainpower to philanthropic efforts aimed at bettering the city he loves. He’s not the former publisher or the former editor of a local newspaper. He’s not the president of a printing and manufacturing company. He’s not the fearless cub reporter or the celebrated Eagle Scout or the unwavering man of faith.

Instead, right now, George B. Delaplaine Jr. is just a guy.

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Free Admission Program for Frederick Co. Students


Delaplaine Foundation Treasurer/CFO Phil Hammond, Foundation, President Marlene Young, Maryland Science Center CEO Mark Potter and Ass’t Director of Development Caitlin Ward on the terrace this morning overlooking Baltimore’s Inner Harbor during an enlightening grantee site visit. Delaplaine Foundation, Inc. is proud to underwrite the free admission program for Frederick County Public School students to gain hands-on educational experiences at the at Maryland Science Center. Last year over 3,000 students and their teachers were able to visit and take advantage of enriched learning as a result of Delaplaine Foundation grant funds.


The Life, Times, and Travels of George B. Delaplaine, Jr.

Delaplaine Foundation, Inc. has released a newly published memoir on the life, times, and travels of its founder and Chairman George B. Delaplaine, Jr.  The book was written with Frederick author and award-winning writer Matthew M. Robb who heads Executive Memory Books.

The book’s foreword was written by Delaplaine Foundation President Marlene Young who notes that the book takes readers on a warm historic trip through 140 years of Delaplaine family history as well as Frederick history during that time.

Mr. Delaplaine shares poignant memories of his upbringing during the Great Depression, his service in the U.S. Navy during World War II, his storied newspaper career from apprentice “printer’s devil” to president and publisher of The Frederick News-Post, his pioneering in cable television from the start-up of Frederick Cablevision to its growth into a regional cable powerhouse of GS Communications, operating in four states prior to the sale of the newspaper and cable systems in 2001, and to the present day philanthropic impact of Delaplaine Foundation, Inc. in Frederick County, Maryland and beyond through transformational grant funding.

The book is available for purchase at the following locations: