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Annual Meeting The 32nd Annual Meeting and Award Luncheon took place November 4th, 2016 at the Fountains Wedding & Conference Center in Salisbury, MD. More than 300 people were in attendance, to celebrate the Foundation’s yearly accomplishments. In FY 2016 over $450,000 in scholarships were reported and $5.4 million in grants were distributed. The Foundation currently holds 636 charitable funds, including 15 new funds.

2016 Awards

Richard A. Henson Award for Nonprofit Excellence: Presented to HOPE, Inc., which provides 2000+ people with housing services.

Mary Gladys Jones Volunteer of the Year Award: Walt McCabe, nominated by 3 nonprofit agencies.

Frank H. Morris Humanitarian Award: Presented to Mary Gladys Jones for a lifelong commitment to community service.

Chairman’s Award: Presented to Former CFES Board Chair Melody Nelson by Board Chair John Allen. 2

message from the PRESIDENT

Holiday greetings from your friends at the Community Foundation!

At CFES, we have enjoyed a busy fall highlighted by our Annual Meeting in November. I hope you had an opportunity to attend but if not, the event was recorded by PAC14 and is available on our website. A copy of the Annual Report is also available online, or we are happy to mail one to you upon request. We recently welcomed six new members to the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Morgan Hazel, Velda Henry, Todd Hershey, Jim Jones, Dr. Annette Wallace and Dr. George Whitehead bring a wealth of experience and perspective to CFES and we appreciate their dedication of time and talent. Like many of our partner nonprofit organizations, fall is known as the Giving Season. This year, we are pleased to have worked with nearly 60 local nonprofits for our 2nd Annual Shore Gives More Giving Tuesday Campaign, which raised $88,000. The needs of our community are great and there is always more we can do to connect people who care to causes that matter. As you and your family consider gifts to those causes that matter to you, I ask that you consider the impact of local nonprofits. CFES is a willing and able partner to assist you in maximizing your charitable giving throughout the year. Donor Advised Funds, IRA Charitable Distribution, and Endow Maryland are just a few examples of giving opportunities through CFES that make the most of your gift and may provide additional tax benefits for you. We hope this season is one of celebration and reflection as you spend time with family and friends!

- Erica

Erica Joseph, President, CFES

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John J. Allen, Jr., Chairman James R. Thomas, Jr., Vice Chairman David A. Vorhis, Secretary Michael P. Truitt, Treasurer

1324 Belmont Ave Ste 401 Salisbury, Maryland 21804

Thomas K. Coates Charles G. Goslee Morgan P. Hazel Velda E. Henry W. Todd Hershey Dr. Carolyn S. Johnston James P. Jones Andy Kim Dwight W. Marshall, Jr. Kathleen G. McLain James F. Morris Melody S. Nelson Susan K. Purnell Ernest R. Satchell Gregory D. Tawes Lauren C. Taylor Dr. Annette E. Wallace Dr. George I. Whitehead, III Gayle H. Widdowson Stephanie T. Willey Dr. Julius D. Zant

FOUNDATION STAFF Sharon Dickson, CPA Finance Director Erica Joseph President Victoria Kent Marketing Officer Heather Mahler Program Director David Plotts Controller

OFFICE HOURS Mon. - Fri. 8AM - 4PM Sat & Sun Closed Fri. Dec. 23rd Closed Mon. Dec. 26th – Christmas Day (observed) Mon. Jan. 2nd – New Year’s Day (observed)


Patt Strausburg Office Administrator

Community Needs Grants Open House Jan. 5th • 10AM - 12PM

BJ Summers Director of Development & Donor Relations

Basic Non-Profit Financial Management Feb. 21• 9AM – 12PM

Heather Trader Donor Relations Officer Gee Williams Marketing Director




Annual Nonprofit Resource Day Mar. 16th • 9AM - 2PM Full list of events & details at CFES.org/Events

As leaders, grant makers, and stewards of philanthropy, The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore serves the common good of the Lower Eastern Shore. We are a 501c3 nonprofit with an inspiring history of fostering charitable endeavors, and have provided more than $60 million in grants and scholarships to the local community since 1984. We collaborate with individuals, families, and businesses to match their charitable interests with community needs and strengthen local nonprofits through grants and resources. We are devoted to improving our regional community and believe in people helping one another to provide positive impact.

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