Community Foundation Celebrates $5.2 Million in Annual Grant Making: Annual Meeting November 3rd

The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore has announced a total of $5.2 million in charitable grants for the 2017 fiscal year. The money was distributed through more than 1,400 grants across more than 500 organizations to support the Lower Eastern Shore. In addition to grants supporting various community needs and enhancement programs, the distributed money included scholarships for 320 students totaling over $510,000.

The Community Foundation will celebrate annual grant making achievements at the 2017 Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on November 3rd at the Fountains Wedding and Conference Center in Salisbury, Maryland. The Foundation will report on its philanthropic activities during the past year, and announce winners of the 2017 Community Foundation awards, as well as highlight philanthropic initiatives that serve the Lower Shore.

The public is welcome to attend the Annual Meeting, however tickets are required due to limited seating. For ticket information visit or call 410-742-9911.

The Community Foundation Board of Directors: Top Row Left to Right: Jim Morris, Tom Coates, Duke Marshall, Jim Jones, Andy Kim, Charles Goslee, Mike Truitt. Second Row: Susan Purnell, Carolyn Johnston, Melody Nelson, Lauren Taylor, George Whitehead, Jim Thomas, David Vorhis, Velda Henry. Front Row: Annette Wallace, Stephanie Willey, Morgan Hazel, Ernie Satchell, Gayle Widdowson. Not Pictured: John Allen, Todd Hershey, Kathleen McLain, Greg Tawes, Julius Zant.


About the Community Foundation: As leaders, grant makers, and stewards of philanthropy, the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore connects people who care to causes that matter for 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 $66 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 the power of philanthropy.

For information contact: Victoria Kent, Marketing Officer | 410-742-9911 |

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