Community Foundation’s Women’s Fund Hosts Grant Reception

The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore’s Goslee Youth Initiative awarded over $87,000 in grants to fourteen area nonprofit organizations, libraries and schools at a reception hosted at the Community Foundation.

The Goslee Youth Initiative was created in honor of Gladys Goslee, a long-time Friend of the Community Foundation, who passed away late last year. Gladys was an ardent supporter of area youth having taught for over 40 years and who continued to serve as a mentor following her retirement from education in 2001. Gladys’ husband Charles and daughter Vonda Green were in attendance to present the awards to the following organizations:

Photo caption: The 2015 Goslee Youth Initiative Grantee recipients

Child and Family Foundation – to support the Education and Literacy component of 1 Year to Empowerment

Delmarva Discovery Center – to support Delmarva Discovery Center’s After School Program Partnership with Pocomoke Middle

Dove Point, Inc. – to support a sixteen week mental health intervention program

Eleven 21 (Epoch Dreams Center) – to support the Epoch Dreams After School

Fruitland Community Center – to support a summer youth program for Fruitland area at-risk youth

Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay – to support the Girl Scout Leadership Experience Program

James M. Bennett High School – to support the Bennett Empowering Women to Improve Self Esteem Program

Maple Shade Youth and Family Services – to support a youth depression psycho-educational cognitive behavioral adolescent intervention program

Pocomoke High School – to support the Pocomoke 100 college tour

Salisbury Horizons – to support the Salisbury Horizon intensive academic summer program

Somerset County Public Schools – to support the Somerset County Public Schools SAILS After School Program

Wicomico Partnership for Families and Children – to support the educational Camp Jordan summer program hosted at Wor-Wic Community College

Wicomico Public Library – to support an out of school STEM learning program

Worcester Youth and Family Counseling – to expand enrichment and college/career preparation components of the SAGES, Berlin Youth Club, and SABERS programs

For more information about the 2015 Goslee Youth Initiative program, visit or call 410-742-9911.

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 Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester 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 for more information or call 410-742-9911

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