MEET ROCKVILLE CEMETERY’S NEW COMMUNITY DIRECTOR
Rockville Cemetery is pleased to announce our new Community Director, Sam Freedenberg.
Sam Freedenberg became Community Director of historic Rockville Cemetery in January of 2022, becoming the first full-time employee in the cemetery’s history. As Community Director, Sam represents the cemetery and is the key contact in marketing and sales, for interments and burials, and administration.
A native of Harrisburg, PA, Sam brings to Rockville Cemetery 30 years of diverse experience in nonprofit management, along with 7 years in competitive for-profit small businesses, and 15 concurrent years in nonprofit volunteer leadership. Most recently he worked as Executive Director of Tikvat Israel congregation in Rockville. One of his key roles there was, in consultation with clergy and volunteers, overseeing the synagogue’s bereavement activities as well as administering the synagogue’s operational relationships with cemeteries and funeral homes.
Sam served as Director of Communications for the National Association of Small Business Investment Companies, and as the Membership and Chapter Relations Director at the Machinery Dealers National Association. He began his nonprofit career at the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), working on Association Management magazine and as manager of the ASAE Foundation.
Sam received a BA in English from Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, and an MS in journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Sam and his wife are long-time residents of Rockville, Maryland. Rockville Cemetery is very pleased to welcome Sam’s kindness, resourcefulness, enthusiasm, and wit to this position.
Sam can be reached directly at: CommunityDirector@RockvilleCemeteryMD.org.
About Rockville Cemetery:
Rockville Cemetery is our community’s oldest burial ground, located on Baltimore Road near the eastern edge of the City of Rockville, county seat of Montgomery County, MD. The cemetery features the best of three centuries of landscape design, with gravestones dating from 1752 to the present. It is a designated Rockville Historic District.