Community Foundation Awards Grant to the City of Salisbury

The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore presented a $1,500 grant to the City of Salisbury to introduce a County Wide High School Spelling Bee Contest.

As a former spelling bee participant, Kate Nichols, attributes her strong literacy skills to participating in spelling bee contests. “I can testify that this activity greatly enhanced my spelling and vocabulary, which in turn, strengthened my ability to write.”

Left to right are: Theo Williams, Program Coordinator, Salisbury/Wicomico Youth Civics Council; Erica Joseph, President, Community Foundation, Kate Nichols, Spelling Bee Participant and Mayor Jim Ireton, City of Salisbury.

For more information, visit the city of Salisbury’s website at

About the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore: Celebrating over 30 years of philanthropy, the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES) has been serving the needs of Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset Counties granting more than $50 million. Through the generosity and vision of our donors, CFES awarded grants totaling more than $4.8 million in fiscal year 2014. CFES brings together donors and builds on community assets through scholarship grants, advocacy and leadership development. By focusing on people, organizations, neighborhoods and nonprofit capacity building, the Foundation addresses community needs in the areas of health, education, arts and culture, community development and the environment. For more information about the Community Foundation, please visit or call 410-742-9911.

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