Annual Appeal

It is more evident than ever that our staff, donors, and volunteers are committed to improving the quality of life for all who call the Lower Eastern Shore home!  By making a financial contribution, you are making an investment in your community and its future.

We encourage you to seek the Community Foundation’s resources—our staff, programs, and services as you create your personal charitable goals.  We ask you to support the good work CFES does in this community including:

  • distributing a record $5.4 million to support vital programs and critical needs on the Lower Eastern Shore—an increase of 20% over 2012.
  • making nonprofits stronger by helping them increase their capacity to serve their communities.
  • continuing to broaden our understanding of regional social issues by convening local experts on a variety of topics, including healthcare, mentoring and sequestration.
  • continuing the annual ShoreLEAD Volunteer Academy created for aspiring volunteer leaders on the Lower Eastern Shore.

We invite you to continue this journey of charitable giving with us.  Please consider a contribution to the Community Foundation Fund, as part of your annual giving.   You may donate via the mail, or online at

Thank you for your generosity.


Don Taylor Signature - Black                                                                 Doug Signature

Don Taylor                                                                 Doug Wilson
Chairman of the Board                                            President & CEO


P.S. You may also want to consider a Legacy Gift to the Foundation.  By including a gift in your will or estate plan, you will be creating a lasting legacy to support the charitable causes you care about.  Please contact us to find out how easy it is!