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Building Community by

Supporting Youth

M i d - S h o r e C o mm u n i t y F o u n d a t i o n

2016 Report to the Community

Bu i l d i ng Co mmu nit y By

Supporting Youth

From the Chairman Significantly, the theme of our Report this year is Supporting Youth. Historically, the largest share of our grants are directed to local charities for education and youth development, or given directly to youth in the form of scholarship grants. In 2016, 42% of our grant making focused directly on supporting youth. From my perspective, investing in the youth of the Mid-Shore is the right priority for MSCF and it reflects the primary focus of our donors who again this year set a new record in charitable giving to the Foundation. As you will note in the financial statements at the end of this report, we not only had a record level of donor contributions this past year, but we also had a record level of grants and charitable expenses exceeding $4.3 million as we closed the fiscal year. Only a couple of years ago we celebrated the $2 million milestone in grants. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to thank our donors for their extraordinary commitment to the mission of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation and for their investment in the future of this community through their focus on our youth. Together with the exceptional work of our staff, and the volunteers who help ensure the success of the Foundation, your Community Foundation will continue to expand its charitable support throughout the Mid-Shore.

W. Moorhead Ver mil ye W. Moorhead Vermilye, Chairman

On the cover

Chestertown Harry Potter Festival The Festival is one of more than 40 local charitable programs that are hosted and sponsored by MSCF. The Foundation provides fiscal and administrative support services to the Festival which donates the profits from this annual, early fall event to both the Garfield Theatre in Chestertown and to the Kent County Fund of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation. The focus of this event, however, is not so much on grant making as it is on kids, providing them with a weekend of activities that are fun and educational.


Grant Making at MSCF Focused on Youth Development

$88,877 ENVIRONMENT 2%



$354,049 ARTS 10%

$332,907 Human Services 9%

$1,292,099 HEALTH/ DISABILITY 35%

2016 Grants by Category


Building Dreams for Youth The Bryan Brothers Foundation was established as a Field of Interest Fund at MSCF in 2003 with a mission to “help ensure that all children on the Eastern Shore have the opportunity to experience personal growth through participation in youth sports, recreation and development opportunities.” Through annual events, sponsorship of the Maryland Eastern Shore license plate, individual contributions and a new Challenge for Kids program launched in 2016, the Foundation has built an endowment at MSCF of more than $660,000 while at the same time awarding over $710,000 in grants and scholarships throughout its 13 year history. It is the single largest source of grant making at MSCF focused exclusively on youth development.

2016 Grants Exceed $112,000 •C  hallenge grants for youth to Talbot Mentors, Talbot County Public Schools, Shore Regional Health Birthing Center, Sts. Peter and Paul School, Pickering Creek, CASA of the Mid-Shore •Support for Character Counts in all 5 Mid-Shore counties •A  fter-school programs in boat building at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and in robotics at Maces Lane Middle School •G  rants for playground equipment and sports fields to public and private schools in Talbot and Dorchester counties •S  upport for youth programs and camps including Bay Country Figure Skating Club, Compass Regional Hospice/Camp New Dawn, Dorchester YMCA, and Talbot Mentors and 20 other schools and organizations

INVESTING IN YOUTH DEVELOPMENT •A  rtistic Insights Fund supports youth through after school, summer camps, and enrichment programs in the Arts throughout the Mid-Shore communities with $79,850 in grants in 2016 •A  rthur H. Kudner, Jr. Fund targeted over $172,000 in grants focused on youth including summer internships at Church Hill Theatre, Echo Hill Outdoor School, the Foundation for Financial Education, Horizons of Kent and Queen Anne’s, Stop Bullying Program, environmental programs for elementary level students at Pickering Creek, and a new Prudence Kudner scholarship program at Washington College •R  eynolds/Cristiano Fund commits $50,150 to youth including grants to KidSpot, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Critchlow Adkins Children’s Center, Freedom Rowers, Pickering Creek, and Talbot Mentors •G  eorge B. Todd Fund focused $82,250 of its grants in 2016 to youth including a new iPad program for students enrolled at the Cambridge Center for Chesapeake College, programs within Dorchester County Public Schools to advance educational achievement for disadvantaged students, a summer arts program for children sponsored by the Dorchester Center for the Arts and grants to CASA of the Mid-Shore and Character Counts Mid-Shore.

Todd Fund supports the Sophisticated Ladies and Gentlemen’s Clubs at North Dorchester High School.

New Cowenhoven Charitable Fund Commits $20,000 To Support Youth Programs At National Music Festival A grant from Cowenhoven Fund supports scholarships for apprentice musicians who perform alongside of world class mentor musicians at the Festival in Chestertown; Support was also provided for the Fiddlesticks Youth Strings Program for Kent County children who learn to play a string instrument at no cost to their families.


Bu i l d i ng Co mmu nit y

through rants to Charity

A Jewish Voice for Peace, $2,000.00 Abraham Fund, $2,750.00 Abused Women's Aid in Crisis, $1,000.00 Academy Art Museum, $35,329.00 ACLU Foundation, $50.00 ACLU Foundation of Maryland, $790.74 Adas Israel Congregation, $8,130.50 Adkins Arboretum, $11,075.00 Affiliated Sante Group, $13,000.00 All Faith Chapel, $15,257.42 Allegheny Cemetery Historical Association, $94.28 Alzheimer's Association, $1,200.00 American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, $500.00 American Diabetes Association, $100.00 American Jewish Congress, $100.00 American Jewish World Service, $1,000.00 American Junior Golf Association, $500.00 American Legion Auxiliary Caroline Unit 29, $575.00 Americans for Peace Now, $200.00 Amnesty International USA, $451.18 Anchor Point, $5,000.00 Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center, $1,000.00 Anne Arundel County Public Library Foundation, $1,000.00 Anointed One Ministries, $210.88 Antioch United Methodist Church, $200.00 Antique Airplane Association, $2,000.00 AOPA Air Safety Foundation, $1,000.00 Araminta Freedom Initiative, $8,500.00 Arena Stage, $100.00 Asbury United Methodist Church, $3,665.00 Associazione Imparare Giocando Onlus, $18,000.00 Avalon Foundation, $7,000.00 Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, $1,300.00 Barbabas and Partners, $10,000.00 Bay Area Community Church, $5,000.00 Bay Country Figure Skating Club, $6,000.00 Bay Hundred Community Volunteers, $4,500.00 Baywater Animal Rescue, $5,000.00 Beans Cafe, $1,000.00 Beckley Area Foundation, $1,000.00 Benedictine Foundation, $6,002.00 Bethel AME, $324.33 Betterton Community Development Corporation, $1,000.00 Bond Servants, $15,000.00 Boy Scouts of America, Troop 175 , $500.00 Boy Scouts of America, Troop 741, $1,000.00 Bridges at Worthmore, $14,540.00 Bridgewater College, $1,000.00 Brown Box Theatre Project, $1,000.00 Bryan Brothers Foundation, $1,000.00 Calvary Asbury Methodist Church, $1,000.00 Cambridge Community Radio, $2,400.00 Cambridge South Dorchester High School, $6,350.00 Camp ESPA Inc., $5,000.00 Camp Mardela, $200.00 Campus Crusade for Christ, $7,600.00 Capstone Community Action, $2,000.00 Caroline County Council of Arts, $850.00 Caroline County Habitat for Humanity, $750.00 Caroline County Health Department, $1,000.00 Caroline County Historical Society, 1,000.00 Caroline County Humane Society, $9,622.00 Caroline County Public Library - Imagination Library, $5,650.00 Caroline County Recreation and Parks, $300.00 Caroline Hospice Foundation, $400.00 CASA of Caroline, $500.00 CASA of the Mid-Shore, $34,600.00 Catholic Social Services, $1,500.00 Chapel District Elementary School PTO, $3,000.00 Character Counts! Kent County, $1,000.00 Character Counts! Mid-Shore, $9,000.00 Character Counts! Queen Anne's County, $1,000.00 Chesapeake Bay Foundation, $4,100.00 Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, $32,134.68 Chesapeake Chamber Music, $5,000.00 Chesapeake College/Chesapeake College Foundation, $120,410.94 Chesapeake Film Festival, $1,057.00 Chesapeake Life Center, $1,650.00 Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center, $8,341.01 Chesapeake Music, $2,500.00 Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage, $5,500.00 Chester River Association, $28,134.68 Chester River Chorale, $1,200.00 Chester River Health Foundation, $8,750.00 Chester Valley Ministers' Association, $500.00 Chestertown Christian Academy, $200.00 Chestertown Havurah, $404.00 Chestertown Lions Club, $864.00 Chestertown RiverArts, $12,235.69 Chestertown Volunteer Fire Company, $300.00

$3,155,771 in 2016

Chesterwye Center, $1,000.00 Chicone Ruritan Club, $500.00 Children of Fallen Patriots, $2,500.00 Childrens' Hospital Foundation, $1,006,000.00 Choptank Elementary School, $1,000.00 Christ Church Day School, $585.65 Christ Episcopal Church, $2,965.00 Christian Camps dba Deerfoot Lodge, $2,500.00 Church Hill Elementary School, $2,124.75 Church Hill Theatre, $4,738.00 Civil Air Patrol, Maryland Wing, $500.00 Claiborne Community Association, $500.00 Classic Motor Museum of St. Michaels, $60,000.00 Clemson IPTAY Club, $12,000.00 Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, $500.00 College for Every Student, $11,875.00 Community Food Pantry, $500.00 Compass Regional Hospice, $25,200.00 Copper River Watershed Project, $500.00 Critchlow Adkins Children's Center, $9,110.00 Crossroads Community, $600.00 Crumpton Cemetery Association, $200.00 Crumpton Volunteer Fire Company, $500.00 Deck House School, $2,500.00 Delmarva Community Services, $9,324.32 Delmarva Nesting Foundation, $5,000.00 Denton Police Department, $100.00 Destined to Rise Coalition, $2,500.00 Dock Street Foundation, $13,500.00 Doctors Without Borders, USA, $1,000.00 Dorchester Center for the Arts, $29,500.00 Dorchester County Historical Society, $18,000.00 Dorchester YMCA, $5,000.00 EAA Vintage Aircraft Association, $1,000.00 East New Market Volunteer Fire Department, $3,500.00 Easter Seals, $3,000.00 Eastern Shore Heritage, $2,050.00 Eastern Shore Hurricanes, $2,500.00 Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, $6,700.00 Eastern Shore Veteran's Cemetery Committee, $1,000.00 Easton Choral Arts Society, $4,249.00 Easton Elementary School, $100.00 Easton High School - After Graduation Party, $500.00 Easton High School - Support Our Sports, $1,250.00 Easton Little League, $1,000.00 Easton Volunteer Fire Dept., $1,077.00 Echo Hill Outdoor School, $11,250.00 Emmanuel Episcopal Church, $8,000.00 Episcopal Relief & Development, $750.00 Feeding America, $500.00 Fellowship of Christians in Universities and Schools, $4,000.00 For All Seasons, $81,198.00 Foster Youth in Action, $250.00 Foundation for Financial Education, $30,000.00 Foundation for the Kent County Public Library, $350.00 Freedom Rowers, $3,700.00 Friends of Eastern Neck, $50.00 Friends of Quiet Waters Park, $1,000.00 Friends of the Kent County Public Library, $185.19 Friends of Wye Mill, $500.00 Garfield Center Foundation, $8,250.00 Garnett Patterson Middle School, $100.00 Garrison Forest School Annual Fund, $585.65 Gideons International, $7,000.00 Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council, $1,500.00 Global Health Partnerships, $1,000.00 Gospel Volunteers, $3,000.00 Greater New Hope Church and Ministries, $2,500.00 Habitat for Humanity Choptank, $10,147.00 Haverford School, $100.00 Heron Point of Chestertown, $1,200.00 Hiram College, $319.87 Historical Society of Kent County, $100.00 Historical Society of Talbot County, $18,500.00 Homeports, $700.00 Horizons of Kent and Queen Anne's, $18,000.00 House of Praise for All People International Ministries, $250.00 Imagination Library of Talbot County, $2,624.75 Immanual Lutheran Church, $150.00 International Rural Water Association, $2,000.00 IRONClub of Maryland, $45,000.00 J Street, $200.00 Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, $2,000.00 Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington, $2,500.00 John Wesley Preservation Society, $11,776.06

Todd Fund Advisors (seated) with MSCF Staff


Salvation Army, $15,710.88 Samaritan Group, $4,177.00 Sandy Hill Elementary School, $2,500.00 SCORE - Mid-Shore Chapter, $3,000.00 Scotts United Methodist Church, $2,465.00 Sheryl V. Kerr Award, $2,500.00 Shore Leadership, $4,500.00 Shore Regional Health Birthing Center, $1,875.00 Short Wing Piper Education Foundation, $1,000.00 Snip/Tuck, $2,000.00 Society for the Study of Culture and Psychiatry, $500.00 Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, $1,500.00 Johns Hopkins Children's Center, $2,342.60 Southeastern Vermont Community Action, $2,000.00 Johns Hopkins Hospital Endowment Fund, $1,000.00 Southern Poverty Law Center, $740.74 Johns Hopkins University - Kimmel Cancer Center, Special Olympics Maryland, $500.00 $9,200.00 Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts, $1,000.00 Junior Achievement of Central Maryland, $250.00 St. Luke's School, $12,000.00 Junior Achievement of Central Maryland, $7,000.00 St. Luke's School, St. Michaels, $10,000.00 Justice at Stake, $100.00 St. Michaels Volunteer Fire Co., $500.00 Kennicott-McCarthy Volunteer Fire Department, St. Michaels Community Center, $8,500.00 $1,500.00 St. Michaels High School, $6,450.00 Kent Association of Riding Therapy, $2,250.00 St. Michaels High Sports Boosters, $500.00 Kent Center, $1,100.00 St. Paul's Episcopal Church, $1,000.00 Kent County Arts Council, $200.00 St. Vincent de Paul Society, $3,289.32 Kent County Community Marching Band, $50.00 Sudlersville Cemetery Association, $200.00 Kent County Learning Center, $450.00 Sudlersville Community Betterment Club, $5,363.00 Kent County Medical Adult Day Care, $1,000.00 Sudlersville Memorial Library, $1,500.00 Kent County Middle School, $1,000.00 Sudlersville Volunteer Fire Company, $500.00 Kent County Public Library, $8,632.00 Sultana Education Foundation, $46,000.00 Kent County Public Schools, $10,692.00 SVARA: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva, $100.00 Kent School, $80.00 Talbot County Arts Council, $5,000.00 Kent-Queen Anne's Rescue Squad, $50.00 Talbot County Department of Parks and Recreation, Key School, $30,000.00 $5,978.00 Kitty City Rescue, $1,000.00 Talbot County Public Schools, $12,887.50 Ladies of Nia, $2,624.75 Talbot County Sheriff's Office, $10,000.00 League of Women Voters of the Mid-Shore, $100.00 Talbot Hospice Foundation, $3,800.00 Lee Bottom Aviation Refuge, Ltd., $1,000.00 Talbot Humane, $12,659.00 Lutheran Mission Society, $324.33 Talbot Interfaith Shelter, $12,550.00 Lymphoma Research Foundation, $1,000.00 Talbot Mentors, $19,012.75 Mace's Lane Middle School, $5,000.00 Talbot Partnership, $500.00 Madeira School, $10,000.00 Talbot Special Riders, $1,000.00 Maryland 4-H Foundation, $400.00 Talisman Therapeutic Riding, $10,000.00 Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities, $500.00 Teachers Without Borders, $2,500.00 Maryland Food Bank, $20,000.00 Temple Sinai, $100.00 Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, $2,500.00 The Aspen Institute, $6,000.00 Maryland N.O.W., $200.00 The Children's Home Foundation of the Eastern Shore Maryland Public Television, $700.00 of MD, $500.00 Massey Air Museum, $5,000.00 The Country School, $22,223.00 Mayo Foundation, $250.00 The Dixon House, $2,301.00 MD Center for Veteran's Education & Training, $1,000.00 The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, $250.00 $2,500.00 Men for Change, $750.00 The Ernest and Eileen Bell Charitable Foundation, Mental Health Association in Talbot County, $7,000.00 $2,465.00 Mercy Corps, $5,500.00 The George School, $5,000.00 Mid Shore Community Mediation Center, $1,000.00 The Gunston School, $10,000.00 Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, $1,500.00 The Humane Society of Kent County, $19,131.00 Mid-Shore Challengers, $1,500.00 The Joseph House, $324.33 Mid-Shore Community Band Fund, $5,494.45 The League of Women Voters of Kent County, MD, $4,000.00 Mid-Shore Early Learning Center, $1,000.00 The Mainstay, $550.00 Mid-Shore Pro Bono, $8,050.00 The Peace Center Foundation, $5,000.00 Mid-Shore Realtors Foundation - Essay Contest, $650.00 The Vestry of Wye Parish, $13,413.00 Mid-Shore Regional Council, $6,553.00 Third Haven Friends Meeting, $15,000.00 Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy, $5,000.00 Tilghman Area Youth Association, $2,457.75 Miles River Yacht Club Foundation, $2,500.00 Tilghman United Methodist Church, $2,465.00 Millington Volunteer Fire Company, $500.00 Tilghman Watermen's Museum, $1,000.00 Millington Youth Baseball Association, $1,000.00 Tim Tebow Foundation, $2,500.00 NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation, $100.00 Townsend Memorial Medical Clinic, $1,500.00 Narramore Christian Foundation, $500.00 Trappe Little League/Little League Baseball, $5,000.00 National Multiple Sclerosis Society, $200.00 Tri-County Council Foundation, $1,500.00 National Music Festival, $22,854.00 Trinity Forum Academy, $1,000.00 National Organization for Women Foundation, $200.00 Trust for the National Mall, $500.00 Natural Resources Defense Council, $1,000.00 Trustees for Alaska, $1,000.00 Neighborhood Service Center, $5,465.00 UM Memorial Hospital Foundation, $5,000.00 New Israel Fund, $5,600.00 UM Shore Regional Health, $65,000.00 Nordic Journeys, $500.00 Union United Methodist Church, $2,465.00 Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage, $1,000.00 Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River, $500.00 North Caroline Clergy Association, $5,112.00 United Charitable Programs, $1,373.53 North Dorchester High School, $5,000.00 United Fund of Talbot County, $18,440.90 Our Bodies Ourselves, $250.00 United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, $400.00 Oxford Community Center, $500.00 United Way of Kent County, $2,235.69 P E F Israel Endowment Funds, $1,000.00 University of Maryland Medical System Foundation, $8,260.00 PBS Foundation, $100.00 University of Richmond, $1,000.00 Pet Pantries, $3,050.00 Upper Shore Aging, $3,000.00 Phillips Wharf Environmental Center, $14,250.00 Upper Valley Haven, $1,000.00 Phoenix Center, $4,000.00 VA Medical Center, $2,000.00 Pickering Creek Audubon Center, $11,567.75 Virginia Museum of Transportation, $1,000.00 Planned Parenthood of Maryland, $100.00 Wakefield Educational Foundation, $100.00 Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, $2,000.00 WAMU-FM, $50.00 Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest, $1,000.00 Warriors Aviation, $1,000.00 Pomfret School, $5,000.00 Washington College, $16,500.00 Presbyterian Church of Easton, $2,465.00 Washington College - Prudence Kudner Scholarship, $60,000.00 Queen Anne's County Board of Education, $7,978.00 Washington College 1782 Society, $2,500.00 Queen Anne's County Community Partnerships for Children, $3,000.00 Waugh Chapel United Methodist Church, $2,831.33 Queen Anne's County, Recreation Division, $2,500.00 West Virginia Voluntary Organizations in Disaster, $1,000.00 Radcliffe Creek School, $16,265.00 WETA, $50.00 Rails to Trails Conservancy, $50.00 Wikimedia Foundation, $250.00 Really Great Cats Rescue, $2,500.00 Woodrow Wilson High School Alumni, $150.00 Rebuilding Together Caroline County, $3,500.00 Wye River Upper School, $131,785.71 Rebuilding Together Kent County, MD, $3,200.00 WYPR - Your Public Radio Corporation, $750.00 Richardson Men's Bible Class of St. Paul's Methodist Church, $2,324.33 Yale University, $250.00 Rotary 7750 Charities, $6,000.00 YMCA of the Chesapeake, $37,500.00 Saint James School, $1,157.01 Zion United Methodist Church, $324.33 Saint Martin's Ministries, $13,900.00 Saints Peter & Paul School, $5,500.00

Su p p o rt i n g You th

with Scholarships

$528,088 in scholarship awards for 2016

2016 MSCF Scholarship Recipients Colt Abbott Scholarship Emory Wongus

American Legion, Blake-Blackston Post #77 Scholarship Tayla Black Robin Boston Kabrea Hayman Tiffany Jacobs Timothy Jacobs

Demetre Johnson Khiara MacElree Cameron McCoy Quanesha Miller Ty Newman

Artistic Insights Scholarship Emma Brohawn Jack Connolly

BAAM College Assistance Scholarship William Lake Cameron McCoy

Nicholas E. Bramble “Ironman” Scholarship Eleanor Kilmon Brenan Cassell Michael Kaminskas, II Albert Urbina Samantha Jones Brandon Kerrigan Samantha Towers

William O. Bryan Memorial Scholarship Jennifer Sharp

Chestertown Wildlife Scholarship Alexis Johnston

Cold Day Scholarship Ayana Swain

Michaela D. Coulbourn Memorial Scholarship Emily Phillips

Marci Bee Dayton Scholarship Taylor Baker

Delco Packaging Products, Inc. Scholarship Erin Freeman

Dorchester Heritage Museum/Dale Price Memorial Scholarship James Geleta

Margaret Ferree Memorial Scholarship

Family, friends, and donors join scholarship recipients at the 2016 Scholarship Breakfast

2016 Austin and Martha Steele Scholars

Emma Langfitt

Frederick Douglass Honor Society Scholarship Destiny T. Batson Cameron McCoy

Gutshall Scholarship Samantha Jones

Dr. Elizabeth P. Hagen Centreville High School Alumni Association Memorial Scholarship Delaney Ross

Destiny Brown

Grover Bert Hastings and Bernice Wooters Hastings Scholarship Joniya Copper

Medical Auxiliary Scholarship Jordan Wright

Moton High School Alumni Association Scholarship Destiny Batson Joy Coleman Ahmir Handy

Cameron McCoy Toni Palmer Alecia Hall

NAACP/Dorothy Webb Black Memorial Scholarship Destiny T. Batson Ina P. Lucero

Cameron McCoy Alesha Sorrell

Beverley A. Pattenden Scholarship Priya Patel

St. James School Scholarship Morgan Moseley

Dr. Harold & Marjorie Shirk Scholarship Tavon Banks Miyonna Brisco Jade Burton Michaela Cole Taneisha Cuffee Jonathan Demerest Brooke Haddaway Juan Hidalgo Shannon O’Neill

Hillary Reedy Alissa Schmitt Michael Seeney Maria Serna Jennifer St. John Lisa Thomas Aaron Turner Dawn Williams Coree Young

Pauline and Shirley T. Smith Scholarship Samantha Allen Megan Allen Kristina Anthony Jill-Anne Benton Sean Blackwell Zachary Buckley Cassidy Campbell Katelyn Carroll Kateri Chan Anna Marie Curran Matthew Ellingsworth Alyson Farnell Kyra Farrow Bradley Garner Abigail Genova Jennifer Heid Lyndy Howden Haley Jones Andrea Korell Mary Larrimore

Kayla Linkins Samantha McCreary Genine Meekins Robert Neumer Jennifer Pulliam Khadijah Sampson Olivia Schiera Ginger Shimek Garrett Shull Tori Shull Cheryl Slacum Shyanne Snow Renah Sowers Skylar Stacey Jessica Todd Lauren Todd Shelby Wallace Christopher Warfield Denaja Wilson Jason Wright

Nick Spry Award Drew Joiner Rafael Chopin

Austin & Martha Steele Scholarship

Emma Murray Mackenzie Poust

Roberta B. Holt Scholarship

George B. Todd Trades Scholarship

Kashia Adams Joshua Becker Madison Bee Michelle Benton Devon Bordonaro Cameron Byrd Joniya Copper Max Grable Hunter Joseph

Priya Patel Madison Parks Haley Reed Sawyer Scott Garrett Shull Matthew Smith Megan Smith Mitchell Wilson

Jamie Hetrick

Horizons - Lauralea T. Goodall Memorial Scholarship Jiordan Carter

Jody Hyde Scholarship Tamyra Britt

L-R, Joniya Copper, Madison Bee, Hunter Joseph, Priya Patel, Jamie Hetrick

Emma Shreves

Patrick Geleta Zachary Kirby Grace Kulp

Roberta B. Holt Trades Scholarship

Haines Holt, brother of Roberta B. Holt and Cameron Byrd

Dick Kleen Award

Carter and Marion Hickman Memorial Scholarship Emily D’Orsaneo

2016 Roberta B. Holt Scholars

Emily D’Orsaneo

Laura LeCates

Dr. Jay Harper Memorial Scholarship

L-R, Grace Kulp, Mackenzie Poust, Patrick Geleta, Emma Murray, Zachary Kirby

Timothy Kern Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Michael Judd Health Professions Scholarship Emily D’Orsaneo

Nathaniel Lowe

Robert F. Walls Memorial Scholarship Dylan Nepert

Washington College - Arts Scholarship Jusden Messick

Sarah H. Willis Scholarship

Savannah Masterson

Constance Wolcott Memorial Scholarship Mackenzie Short

Daniel H. and G. Ruth Wright Memorial Scholarship Grace Brinsfield

Marlin U. Zimmerman Scholarship Chase Browning


NON PROFIT PARTNERS Mid-Shore Nonprofits with Agency Funds at MSCF to Build Endowment for their Organizations Academy Art Museum ACE Mentor Program - Easton ACE Mentor Program - Wicomico Avalon Foundation Bay Hundred Community Pool Boy Scouts of America, Del-Mar-Va Council Caroline Hospice Caroline Human Services Council CASA of the Mid-Shore Channel Marker Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Chesapeake College Foundation Chesapeake Culinary Center Chesapeake Music Chesterwye Center Church Hill Theatre Compass Regional Hospice Crossroads Community Delmarva Community Services Dorchester County Historical Society Easton Choral Arts Society Eastern Shore Land Conservancy Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Greensboro Cemetery Association Habitat for Humanity Choptank * Historical Society of Talbot County Horizons of Kent and Queen Anne's Counties

Foundation for the Kent County Public Library Mid-Shore Mental Health Systems Mid-Shore Riverkeeper Conservancy Old Growth Forest Network Oxford Community Center Pickering Creek Audubon Center Queen Anne's County Art Resource Trust Radcliffe Creek School Richardson Maritime Museum Salisbury University Foundation St. Luke's Chapel St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church Sultana Education Foundation Talbot Hospice Talbot Mentors Talbot Optimist Club Talbot Partnership United Fund of Talbot County United Way of Kent County Upper Shore Aging Waterfowl Festival Old Wye Church Friends of Wye Mill Wye River Upper School

FUNDRAISING / PROGRAM PARTNERS MSCF Serves as the Charitable Sponsor and Provides Fiscal and Administrative Support for these Organizations Arts Dinner & Auction Fund to benefit St. Martin's Ministries Bellevue Royal Oak Cemetery Association Bells of the Bay Brookletts Place Projects * CarePacks Talbot County Carpe Diem Arts Outreach Chestertown Book Festival Chestertown Harry Potter Festival Chestertown Rotary Club Flags for Heroes * Community Newspaper Project Cover Your Chin for Charity Dancing for the Future Eastern Shore Experiential Learning Easton Airport Day Easton Business Alliance Empty Bowls Dorchester Empty Bowls Talbot Eventful Giving First Night Talbot * Frederick Douglass Day Gilbert Byron Fund Good Samaritan - Talbot County Marie Harkowa Patients in Need Fund Imagination Library Talbot County Kent County Public Schools Technology

Kent Forward Kent Island Sailing Team Lunar New Year - Mid-Shore Mariah's Mission Fund Don Marvel Memorial Fund * Mid-Shore Recovering Veterans Group Operation Christmas Spirit PEACE * Queen Anne's County Dual Enrollment Richards Memorial Park Rock Hall Marine Restoration and Heritage Center * St. Michaels After School Help "SMASH" Shore Shakespeare Company South Caroline Basketball Spring Hill Cemetery Nick Spry Memorial Fund STOP Bullying Talbot Talbot Association of Clergy and Laity (TACL) * Talbot County Youth Livestock Talbot Problem Solving Courts * Talbot Village Connections TalleyWags Films Wings & Wheels Dorchester Working Artists Forum Plein Air Cruise *

* denotes new funds for 2016

Non Profit Resource Center Sponsors Maryland Nonprofits Workshop Series • Traversing the Obstacles to New Board Member Engagement • Instituting Useful Board SelfAssessment

The Foundation Center Sponsored for Area Non Profits MSCF sponsors access to the Foundation Center’s Foundation Directory Online, the nation’s leading online funding research tool, at Chesapeake College and the Bullitt House.


Bu i l d i n g Communit y

throug h Partnerships

L- R, Terry Mead, President of Caroline Foundation, Buck Duncan, MSCF, Bob Jarrell, Vice President, Caroline Foundation

MSCF Signs Management Agreement with the Caroline Foundation The boards of the Caroline Foundation and the Mid-Shore Community Foundation have entered into a management agreement that will significantly expand support for charitable organizations to benefit the health and welfare of the citizens of Caroline County. With the sale of the Caroline Nursing Home and The Gables, the proceeds will be invested permanently by the Caroline Foundation to ensure a perpetual source of funding for grant making to create a healthier Terry Mead outlines Management Agreement to Caroline County Advisory Committee, MSCF community for Caroline County. Terry Mead, President of the Caroline Foundation Board of Directors, noted that the Board wanted to minimize the overhead cost for the new foundation and take advantage of the expertise of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation as the premier grant maker to charities in the Mid-Shore region. The Caroline Foundation has asked the Mid-Shore Community Foundation to provide accounting and related financial services, marketing support, and to manage the grant making process on behalf of the Caroline Foundation. The President of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, Buck Duncan, expressed his excitement about the new collaboration, the first of its kind for MSCF. “We are very pleased that the Caroline Foundation has joined with MSCF to leverage our extensive experience in grant making to local charities to create a very significant resource that will benefit the health of Caroline County in perpetuity. Through this collaboration, we were able to keep administrative expenses for the Caroline Foundation to an absolute minimum and thereby make every possible dollar of this resource available for grants to charities.” With this collaboration, a new and very substantial capacity for charitable support has been created for Caroline County. Importantly, the Caroline Foundation will seek out opportunities for matching grants to further leverage these resources and invite donors to consider additional gifts to the Foundation. Charities interested in soliciting grants from the Caroline Foundation should contact Robbin Hill, Chief Program Officer of the MidShore Community Foundation.

Margaretta R. Cowenhoven Charitable Fund Established

MARYLAND STATE TAX CREDIT AVAILABLE FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO ENDOWMENTS AT MSCF Endow Maryland is a state tax credit that rewards businesses and individuals who help to build permanent charitable funds for local communities across the state. Donations of $500 or more to any of the endowed funds at MSCF will qualify for the tax credit as well as gifts to establish endowments at the Foundation. Contact Michael Morris, Chief Financial Officer at MSCF, for further information.

Mary Coyle, Margaretta’s sister (left) with Margaretta Cowenhoven (right). Through a bequest, Margaretta Rodgers Cowenhoven established a non-endowed donor advised fund at the Mid-Shore Community Foundation to support charitable causes that were dear to her throughout her life. She designated two of her nieces, Georgiana Evans of Centreville and Margaretta Kildebeck of San Francisco as the fund advisors to further her charitable interests which included birding and conservation. Her niece, Georgiana Evans, commented that it was common to see her Aunt Margie with birding binoculars around her neck. She always wanted to be ready to spot a new bird in her yard or on one of her many nature walks.

“The Endow Maryland program through MSCF has been a critical tool for the Sultana Education Foundation as we work to complete our Comprehensive Campaign. Endow Maryland provides a significant tax benefit for our donors and the assurance that the funds in our endowment at MSCF will be restricted to support our future work." –Drew McMullen, President, Sultana Educational Foundation

For most of her 102 years, she resided in New Jersey and principally in Princeton. She graduated from Wellesley College in 1934. In 1942, she entered the U.S. Navy as a midshipman and was promoted to lieutenant commander in the Navy Supply Corps at the Philadelphia Naval Yard. Later, she was employed at Princeton University where she retired in 1975. In 1991, Margaretta and her sister, Mary Coyle, moved to Heron Point in Chestertown where she spent the rest of her life. Her sister’s daughter, Georgiana Evans, noted how fond her Aunt Margie was of Chestertown and particularly of the Chester River with easy access from Heron Point. Through her fund and family advisors, Margaretta Cowenhoven will continue her charitable support of her community.

How can you contribute? 1. Give to the Founders’ Fund of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation Make a gift to our permanent endowment, and enable us to address the current and future needs and opportunities of our region, and its people. Gifts can also be targeted to one of the five Mid-Shore counties—Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, or Talbot, and at certain levels, can be established as named funds.

2. Open a Fund Establish a new fund at MSCF to address specific areas of interest within the community, to provide scholarships and educational grants for future leaders, or to support a specific charity. New funds can be created with an initial investment of at least $10,000.

3. Volunteer Join your colleagues and friends within the community as a volunteer on one of MSCF's advisory committees, or in support of one or more of our nonprofit

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4. Leave a Legacy Plan a gift with MSCF to address the causes you care about and to reflect how you would like to be remembered within your community. We have a number of planned giving options. Visit us at to learn how you can support this community by becoming a donor. 7

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rant Making Funds

MSCF fund news Harry and Creighton Rhodes Designated Fund Established The largest designated fund at MSCF in excess of $3.2 million was created with the estates of Harry and Creighton Rhodes to benefit in perpetuity the Chesterwye Center, the Chesapeake College Foundation, Washington College, and the Mid-Shore Community Foundation for grants in Queen Anne’s County.

Nicholas E. Bramble Foundation In addition to the scholarships awarded this year to Talbot County students, the Foundation made a grant in Nick’s memory Nick Bramble to the University of Maryland Medical System for equipment for its Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Room.

Mid-Shore Recovering Veterans Group This year the group spent over $18,000 and countless hours collaborating with nonprofit and government agencies to identify and coordinate financial support and opportunities for local veterans. MSRVG arranged for home repairs, provided financial aid to allow veterans to participate in local support programs and co-sponsored mental health training sessions among other services.

At its Annual Grants and Awards Luncheon, the Women and Girls Fund, a field of interest fund at MSCF, presented $34,231 in grants to 13 local charities to improve the lives and prospects of women and girls throughout the MidShore Region. Sheryl V. Kerr Award Recipients Maria D’Arcy and Estela Ramirez, Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center, with John Valliant, Center, Representing Grayce B Kerr Fund


Grant Making Funds at MSCF American Legion Post 192 Foundation American Legion, Blake-Blackston Post #77 Fund Andrew Family Foundation Blenda W. and Bruce C. Armistead Fund Artistic Insights Fund Lloyd Lowndes Beatty, Sr. Fund Breezy Point Fund Bryan Brothers Foundation Buffalo Soldiers Cavalry Scouts Fund Critchlow Adkins Childrens' Centers Endowment Fund CtC Family Fund Fund for Caroline County Centreville High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage Fund Chestertown Library Preservation Foundation The Chestnut Knoll Fund The Clifton Fund Cold Day Fund Community Investment Fund Marvin B. Coppage Children's Hunter Education Fund Reade W. and Mary P. Corr Fund Margaretta Cowenhoven Charitable Fund C. Paul Cox Family Fund Daisy Fund Damon/Sherry Family Fund Marci Bee Dayton Memorial Fund Fund for Dorchester County The Draut Fund Easton Volunteer Fire Department Fund Elm Street Development Eastern Shore Community Fund Elsberg Family Foundation Fund Elsberg Family Fund Ferree Fund Founders' Fund Granville Fund Gratitude Fund Groundhog Day Fund Dave Haslup/Lou Gehrig Athletic Scholarship Foundation Jane and Robert Hellawell Foundation Margaret Herring Fund Bonnie Hilghman Canc er Fund Roberta B. Holt Fund Mary Louise Inkell Youth Fund Inini Zar Foundation for Animal Welfare Jabez Fund Katra Fund Bobi Kendall Memorial Award Fund Fund for Kent County Timothy Kern Memorial Fund Michael D. Kilgus Dollars Fore Scholars Foundation Arthur H. Kudner, Jr. Fund The Prudence Kudner Scholarship Fund Lamplighter Foundation Fund Alice Bartlett Lane Fund for the benefit of The Dixon House Frederick N. and Phyllis H. Leonard Fund Hope Fulton and Joel C. Leuchter Philanthropic Fund Lewin/Kent Island High School Theatre Fund Edmund Lindemuth and Melvyn Schofield Endowment Fund Col. Edgar & Catherine Linthicum Fund

Friends of the Little Red Schoolhouse Richard Lockhart Fund for the benefit of the Benedictine School Barbara L. Manley Scholarship Fund Joseph S. Mansfield, Sr. Memorial Fund Merriewold Trust Bill and Judy Munn Family Fund Nagel Family Fund David A. Nagey Foundation for Perinatal Outreach Education and Research John M. Nashold Fund f/b/o Caroline County Humane Friends of the North Easton Sports Complex Fund Our Hearts for Kids Fund Sumner and Fran Parker Fund Partners for Paws Animal Fund Audrey B. Pierce Fund PNC Fund for Caroline County PNC Fund for Kent County PNC Fund for Queen Anne's County PNC Fund for Talbot County Providence Fund Fund for Queen Anne's County Andrew M. Radcliffe Scholarship Fund Mid-Shore Realtors Foundation Reynolds/Cristiano Fund Harry C. and Creighton J. Rhodes Fund Thomas E. and Alice B. Robinson Fund Samuel W. and Marilyn C. Seidel United Jewish Communities Fund Sener/Johnston Family Fund Jason Weldon Sherertz Memorial Fund Thomas Perrin Smith Fund Springbrook Fund Roberta Hall Stephens Memorial Flowers for Trinity Lutheran Fund Roberta Hall Stephens Memorial Altar Flowers for Old Wye Church Fund Frances Stevens Fund Michael C. Stone Memorial Award Fund Fund for Talbot County Talbot Community Connections Fund The Talbot Twelve Foundation Doris R. Thompson Activities Fund Charles H. Thornton Family Fund George B. Todd Fund Two Feet on the Ground Fund Clifton F. West, Jr. Fund Sarah H. Willis Charitable Trust Women & Girls Fund Women & Girls Daisy Funds: Annabelle Fichtner Allie Marriott Ella Hand Anderson Lucy Anderson Lauren Westrick McKenna and Alexa Maxine Johnson Mary Lou McAllister Ryan Family Tessa Hillenmeyer Women & Girls Sheryl V. Kerr Award Fund Wilke Fund J. McKenny Willis, Jr. Award Fund William L. & Bonnie B. Wilson Fund Wolin Family Tzedakah Fund Wolin Fund for Youth in Foster Care Women's Club of Caroline County Fund

2016 Annual Meeting The Second Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon for MSCF was held at Chesapeake College with board members, volunteers, grant recipients and non profit leaders from throughout the Mid-Shore in attendance. The Report to the Community was presented, community leaders were honored, and retiring board members were recognized for their service to the Foundation.

At right from top: Moorhead Vermilye presenting the Report to the Community; Senator Addie Eckhart, Delegate John Mautz presenting General Assembly Citations to Buck Duncan; Keynote Speaker Robin Davenport, Executive Director of CASA; Cameron Byrd, North Caroline High School Dual Enrollment Student.

2016 MSCF Awards THE TOWN WATCH SOCIETY, presented to a community volunteer in recognition of their leadership and service on the Mid-Shore

J. McKINNEY WILLIS, JR. COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD, presented to a nonprofit organization that has made significant contributions to our region and to the volunteer who has been instrumental in the organization’s success Chesapeake College, Maryland’s first regional community college, was recognized on the occasion of its 50th Anniversary for its impact on well over 100,000 individuals throughout the Mid-Shore who have been either degree seeking or continuing education students at the College and for its extraordinary contribution to economic development throughout the region. Catherine Poe was selected as the outstanding volunteer having served on the Board of Trustees since 2008 and as its chair for the last three years. L-R: W. Moorhead Vermilye, Buck Duncan, Catherine Poe with Granddaughter

Al Gipe was inducted into the Town Watch Society for his exceptional record of volunteer service to, among others, the Rotary Club of Easton, the Horn Point Environmental Laboratory, the Academy Art Museum, the Waterfowl Festival, and the Talbot Hospice Foundation.

THE GOLDEN KEY SOCIETY, presented to professional advisors who have made a significant impact on philanthropy JoRhea Nagel Wright, Esquire and Rob Collison, Esquire were inducted into the Golden Key Society. JoRhea Wright is a native of Caroline County and Rob Collison was born in Dorchester County. Both of these professional advisors have been active as members of MSCF advisory committees and as advocates for philanthropy focused on the needs of the region.

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Dr. Karen Couch, Superintendent of Kent County Public Schools, was presented with a Special Achievement Award for her leadership in educational achievement with Kent County students now ranked 3rd on the Eastern Shore.



Board of Directors

2016 Financial Performance

Officers Moorhead Vermilye, Chairman, Talbot County John Dillon, Vice Chair, Talbot County Joe Anthony, Treasurer, Talbot County Brett Summers, Secretary, Dorchester County

Directors Ed Allen, Queen Anne’s County Richard “Dick” Barker, Kent County Stuart Bounds, Talbot County William “Bill” Boyd, Talbot County William “Bill” Brooks, Dorchester County Janelle Buck, Dorchester County Susan Chaffinch, Caroline County Sara Jane Davidson, Queen Anne’s County David DeLuca, Dorchester County Stuart Elsberg, Kent County Heather Guerieri, Queen Anne’s County

Kirk Helfenbein, Kent County Wayne Howard, Caroline County Ann Jacobs, Caroline County Kenneth “Ken” Kozel, Talbot County John Lewis, Queen Anne’s County William “Sandy” McAllister, Dorchester County Greg Meekins, Dorchester County Richard Scobey, Talbot County Barbara Viniar, Talbot County Arraminta Ware, Kent County

New Board Members

Ed Allen

Joe Anthony

David DeLuca

This was another extraordinary year in financial performance, especially in donor contributions to MSCF. After an unprecedented level of donor contributions last year, in FY 2016 we experienced a 1.2% increase, year over year, for a total of $6,396,145. Unlike last year, there was significant growth in contributions to donor advised funds in addition to revenue from estates in settlement. Overall support and revenue dropped to $6,792,551 because of a decline in investment results due to a sluggish and somewhat uneven market over the last 12 months. Nevertheless, these are historically very high numbers for MSCF. Total assets continued to grow at the Foundation even with the modest growth in investment results. MSCF experienced a growth in assets of more than $2.6 million (+4.6%) to a record level of $59,367,850. Even more significant, grants and charitable expenses increased by 45.9% yearover-year. This significant increase in grant making and charitable expenses—a total of $4,379,074—is due in part to a sharp increase in grant making from non-endowed donor advised funds which has generated a rate of growth in charitable support to this community well in excess of the rate of growth in invested assets. As a result, the ratio of grants and charitable expenses to total assets is at an all-time high at MSCF. Lastly, operating expenses were 1.2% of total assets, remarkably low for community foundations of our size. While there was some growth in operating expenses (+10.6%), this resulted from additional repairs to the Bullitt House as well as some increased parttime staff expenses in support of the continued growth in grant making at the Foundation. These results are indeed exceptional and are only possible because of the remarkable staff, board, and volunteers at MSCF, and the extraordinary level of philanthropic commitment in this community. W. W. “Buck” Duncan, President

MSCF Assets Sandy McAllister

Barbara Viniar

Arraminta Ware





$50,000,000 $40,000,000

MSCF Committees Executive Committee John Dillon, Chair Joe Anthony Bill Boyd Ann Jacobs John Lewis Brett Summers Moorhead Vermilye

Finance Committee Joe Anthony, Chair Dick Barker David DeLuca John Dillon Charlie Fitzgerald Bill Lane John McGinnis David Nagel Jim Vermilye

Grants Committee John Lewis, Co-Chair Alice Ryan, Co-Chair Elizabeth Brice Bill Brooks Charles Capute Susan Devlin Stuart Elsberg Heather Guerieri Wayne Howard Sandy McAllister

Janelle Buck John Dillon Kirk Helfenbein Arraminta Ware

Institutional Advancement

Scholarship Committee

Bill Boyd Sara Jane Davidson John Dillon Mark Freestate Duane Hilghman Wayne Howard Lynn Knight Greg Meekins Brett Summers Sharon VanEmburgh Moorhead Vermilye Hubert Wright

John Lewis, Co-Chair Alice Ryan, Co-Chair Clairdean Black Elizabeth Brice Dale Brown Art Cecil Ernie Chadderton Susan Chaffinch Helen Chappel LaMonte Cooke Jane Coppage Sara Jane Davidson Melissa DeLuca Susan Dillon Bill Greenly Charlyn Fisher Charlie Fitzgerald Monica Heinsohn Judith Hull John Masone Donna Matthews Greg Meekins Fil Morrison Matt Peters Linda Prager Clay Railey Penny Reynolds

Investment Committee Joe Anthony, Chair Scott Beatty Art Cecil David DeLuca John Dillon Ken Kozel Horace Lowman Terry Mead David Nagel Moorhead Vermilye

Nominating Committee



Richard Scobey Moorhead Vermilye Barbara Viniar Berl Lovelace

Ann Jacobs, Chair Stuart Bounds

The Bullitt House · 102 E. Dover Street Easton, Maryland 21601 Phone 410.820.8175 · Fax 410.820.8729

Operating Expenses as % of Total Assets




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Statement of Financial Position





2015 Audited



2016 Unaudited

Assets Cash 1,181,552 1,123,658 Receivables from Estates in Settlement 2,583,573 399,691 Grants Receivable - Investments 50,580,625 55,510,092 Property and Equipment, net of Depreciation 1,773,729 1,744,448 Other Assets 646,790 589,961 Total Assets 56,766,269 59,367,850 Liabilities and Net Assets Accounts Payable 106,721 109,532 Grants Payable 1,294,711 1,963,815 Charitable Gift Annuity Obligations 834,329 773,205 Agency Payables 2,495,886 2,784,853 Net Assets 52,034,622 53,736,445 Total Liabilities and Net Assets 56,766,269 59,367,850

Statement of Activities

Support and Revenue Donor Contributions 6,319,959 6,396,145 Investment Results 1,097,072 498,028 Change in Value - split interest agreements (7,901) (127,972) Rental Income 28,050 26,350 Total Support and Revenue 7,437,180 6,792,551 Grants and Expenses Grants and Charitable Expenses 3,001,364 4,379,074 Operating Expenses 643,539 711,654 Total Grants and Expenses 3,644,903 5,090,728

Treasure the Shore

Report to the Community, 2016  
Report to the Community, 2016