CFES Accepts $10,000 from LORA for Scholarship Endowment Fund

“Tastes for Tomorrow” scholarship fund to support students seeking careers in culinary arts and hospitality field

CFES Accepts $10,000 from LORA for Scholarship Endowment Fund
Community Foundation of the Eastern
Shore (CFES) accepted $10,000 from the Local Owner Restaurant Association
(LORA), an organization that established a scholarship fund in their name through
the Foundation earlier this year.  LORA
raises money for their scholarship program through annual events like the
“Tastes for Tomorrow” Gala and generous donations from individuals and
businesses.  The fund at the Foundation
helps to ensure that LORA’s current fundraising efforts will provide
scholarships in perpetuity to deserving local students.
 
LORA provides local students with
$1,000 scholarships to pursue higher education with a focus in the culinary
arts and hospitality field.
 
David Wharton, President of LORA
and owner of Cakes by David states that “we want to see kids going to college
and by partnering with the Community Foundation, we’re assured that this fund
will help us provide support for years to come.” 
 
“Investing in youth and helping
organizations and individuals leave a lasting legacy is at the forefront of
what we do here at the Community Foundation,” said Doug Wilson, President,
Community Foundation.  “We’re excited to be
partnering with LORA.  By supporting
locally-owned businesses, we are investing in the future of the community and
the future of our youth.”
 
If you are interested in supporting
this scholarship fund, gifts can be made to the Community Foundation-LORA
Scholarship Fund.
 
About the Local Owner Restaurant Association:  The members of LORA, the Local Owner
Restaurant Association, are committed to serving friends, neighbors, and
out-of-town travelers in the various restaurants around the greater Salisbury
and Maryland area.  The organization is
made up of locally owned restaurant owners who have partnered together to
address common goals and interests.  The
primary focus is to heighten awareness of the local support the association
gives the community in regard to charitable and noteworthy donations and the
use of local dollars in supporting local businesses.  As a group, LORA has donated over $100,000 to
the local community this past year.  For
more information about LORA, visit www.LORARestaurants.org.
 
About the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore:  Since 1984, the Community Foundation of the
Eastern Shore (CFES) has been serving the needs of Wicomico, Worcester and
Somerset Counties granting more than 30 over the past ten years.  Through the generosity and vision of our
donors, CFES awarded grants totaling more than $4.4 million in fiscal year 2012.
CFES brings together donors and builds on community assets through
scholarships, 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, please visit our website at www.cfes.org
or call 410-742-9911.

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