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Annual Meeting The 33 rd Annual Meeting and Award Luncheon took place November 3rd, 2017, at the Fountains Wedding & Conference Center in Salisbury, MD. More than 325 people were in attendance, to celebrate the Foundation’s yearly accomplishments. In FY 2017 over $510,000 in scholarships were awarded and $5.2 million in grants were distributed. The Foundation currently holds 663 charitable funds, including 35 new funds.

ith W nk s Tha Presenting Sponsor: Mason Investment Advisory Services Meeting Sponsors: Avery Hall Insurance Bank of Delmarva BB&T Bluewater Development Corp. Comcast Spotlight First Shore Federal Hebron Savings Bank PNC Bank Pam & Macky Stansell Ray Shockley Entertainment Sponsor: Gayle Widdowson In Kind Sponsors: Flowers & More By Jackie Hammond Media Janet Scott Photography Peninsula Printing, Inc.


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Warm greetings from all of us at the Community Foundation! We hope this season brings you peace, joy and comfort as you spend time with loved ones. We thank you for your continued support of CFES, and hope you had an opportunity to join us in celebration of FY2017 at our recent Annual Meeting in November. Once again, our friends at PAC14 recorded the event and it is available for viewing online, along with our most recent Annual Report.

Stacey Weisner accepts the Henson Nonprofit Award of Excellence on behalf of the Delmarva Discovery Center and Museum, presented by Charles Goslee.

As we start the new year, we welcome the addition of new board members Allen Brown, Ginnie Malone and Jan Perdue. Volunteers are the foundation of a successful organization and we are grateful for these new members and those who support CFES as volunteers throughout the year. Our 3rd Annual Shore Gives More Giving Tuesday campaign raised more than $164,000 on November 28th for the 80 participating nonprofits. This effort is a true representation of the generous spirit of our community. We thank all the sponsors, businesses, community partners, and contributors for making this year the best ever! CFES works with hundreds of local charitable organizations throughout the Lower Eastern Shore, and we recognize that the needs of our community are great. We encourage you to fi nd those causes that mean the most to you and commit to making a difference in 2018, not just during the holidays, but year round. Your time, talents, and generosity, are invaluable to making our community great. The Community Foundation is a willing and able partner to assist you in maximizing your charitable giving throughout the year. Donor Advised Funds, IRA Rollovers 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.

Susan Purnell (Left) presents Pat Vorus the Mary Gladys Jones Volunteer of the Year Award.

Mrs. Bonnie Luna was presented the Frank H. Morris Humanitarian Award by John Allen (left) and Marty Neat (right).

BJ Summers was honored for 20 years of service to the Community Foundation by Chairman John Allen.

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Erica Joseph, President, CFES


Please join us in welcoming our new members to the Board of Directors




Allen retired from the Wicomico County Board of Education as an Assistant Superintendent for Student Services. His service to numerous charitable boards is a testament to his commitment to the Lower Shore community. Allen is a lifelong resident of Salisbury and has one son, a daughter in law and two grandsons who reside in Christiana, Tennessee.

Since retiring from her fi rst full 12 year term as a Foundation board member, Jan has continued to serve on our Community Needs and Education Grants committees, as well as many charitable board positions. A former educator, Jan’s love of education, children, and the arts has continued to be fulfi lled through her many volunteer positions.

Ginnie was a teacher at Salisbury School until she began her current career in real estate in 2001. She currently serves on several charitable boards and committees, including the CFES Women’s Fund Advisory Committee. Ginnie resides in Salisbury with her husband of 42 years, Bob, and has 2 children & 4 grandchildren.

Sincerest Thanks to Our Retiring Board Members Charles Goslee • Susan Purnell • Jim Morris 3

BOARD OF DIRECTORS James R. Thomas, Jr., Chairman Michael P. Truitt, Vice Chairman Gayle H. Widdowson, Secretary David A. Vorhis, Treasurer John J. Allen, Jr. Allen C. Brown, Jr. Thomas K. Coates Morgan P. Hazel Velda E. Henry W. Todd Hershey Dr. Carolyn S. Johnston James P. Jones Andy Kim Ginnie Malone Dwight W. Marshall, Jr. Kathleen G. McLain Melody S. Nelson Janice M. Perdue Ernest R. Satchell Gregory D. Tawes Lauren C. Taylor Dr. Annette E. Wallace Dr. George I. Whitehead, III Stephanie T. Willey Dr. Julius D. Zant

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FOUNDATION STAFF Sharon Dickson, CPA Finance Director Erica Joseph President Victoria Kent Marketing Officer Heather Mahler Program Director David Plotts Controller Patt Strausburg Office Administrator BJ Summers Director of Development & Donor Relations Heather Trader Donor Relations Officer Lauren Zarin Program Administrator


Give More for Less!

ENDOW MARYLAND Endow Maryland provides an incentive for Marylanders to give back to their local communities in a meaningful and lasting way. It promotes charitable giving in Maryland, for Maryland. Your gifts to any Community Needs Fund or Field of Interest Fund may qualify for a 25% tax credit on your Maryland tax return. You can make a difference, and we can help you connect to the causes you care most about. Limited credits are available Jan. 1st on a first come, first served basis.

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