The Women’s Fund

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The Women’s Fund of the Eastern Shore was created through the power of collective philanthropy. Members work together to help change the lives of local women and girls.

By pooling our financial resources, we increase the impact of local programs serving girls in foster care, mothers in crisis, young women seeking job-readiness or leadership skills, and others who need a hand-up to be stronger, more self-sufficient and forces for positive change in our community.

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Becoming a member of the Women’s Fund of the Eastern Shore gives you the satisfaction of making a difference in your community and provides social and networking opportunities through this dynamic group. Anyone can make a contribution to  the Women’s Fund at any time.  Individuals, couples, families, groups, and businesses have joined together. You can make a gift in memory or in honor of a special woman in your life who has inspired you, or a young lady you wish to inspire. Every dollar stays on the Lower Eastern Shore.

Individuals who donate $1,000 or more – or make a 5 year pledge – will be considered Visionaries.

To become a Visionary or friend, or to gift this designation to someone special in your life, please print this form, and mail with your payment, or donate online.

Women's Fund Grants

Each spring, The Women’s Fund focuses its grant making on programs addressing the unmet needs of women and/or girls on Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore. Requests must articulate a direct and measurable benefit of this targeted population in Wicomico, Worcester, and/or Somerset County.  The grant award maximum is $5,000.

TO APPLY: Eligible nonprofits must submit a Women’s Fund Grant Application.  The application deadline is April 1st each year.

Application

Past Grant Recipients

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 Join Us!  We’re Empowering Women, Inspiring Girls

The Women’s Fund of the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore is a permanent endowment fund created through the power of collective philanthropy.  Members work together to help change the lives of local women and girls.

Becoming a member of the Women’s Fund of the Eastern Shore gives you the satisfaction of making a difference in your community, and provides social and networking opportunities through this dynamic group.

Visionaries are permanently recognized and will guide the growth of the Fund in the future. Women’s Fund Visionaries also benefit from the social and networking opportunities of being a part of this dynamic group; building professional connections, strengthening community ties and helping them become philanthropic leaders. Individuals, couples, groups and businesses are welcome as Visionaries.

 

Visionary

$1,000 One Time Gift

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Visionary Pledge

$200 Annually for Five Years

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Friend

We Welcome Gifts of Any Size

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A copy of the current financial statement of Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, Inc is available by writing 1324 Belmont Ave Ste 401, Salisbury, MD 21804 or by calling (410) 742-9911. Financial Statements are also available at www.cfes.org. Documents and information submitted under the Maryland Solicitations Act are also available, for the cost of postage and copies, from the Maryland Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis MD 21401, (410) 974-5534. 
Our Donors

Becoming a member of the Women’s Fund of the Eastern Shore gives you the satisfaction of making a difference in your community and provides social and networking opportunities through this dynamic group. Anyone can make a contribution to  the Women’s Fund at any time.  Individuals, couples, families, groups, and businesses have joined together. You can make a gift in memory or in honor of a special woman in your life who has inspired you, or a young lady you wish to inspire. Every dollar stays on the Lower Eastern Shore.

Individuals who donate $1,000 or more – or make a 5 year pledge – will be considered Visionaries.


Current Donors

Visionaries

Debbie Abbott
Joanna Abercrombie
Mary Anne Anne
Anne Almand
Debbi Anderson
Shawna Anderson
Jean M. Andrew
Page Insley-Austin
Gilsberta Ayala
Wilma Azar
Linda Balfany
Kathy Barr
Ruth Gilmore Beattie
Karen Bell
Regina Bell
Betty Berry
Marian Bickerstaff
Nancie Booth
Ashley Bosche´
Peggy Bradford
Mellinda Brandon
Cheryl H. Brenner
Phyllis C. Brian
Pamela Brodine
Dr. Carolyn B. Brooks
Rose Brous
Dawn Brown
Amy Burbage
Dr. Michelle Canopii
Alane Capen
Mary Beth Carozza
Melodie Carter
Jacqueline Cassidy
Sharon Clark
Anne Collins
Billie Cooley
Jane Corcoran
Lindsey Correa
Darlene Cole-Culver
Carlyn Crout
Judy Cupas
Abbi Custis
Alexis Dashield
Diane Davis
Joan Davis
Sarah DelliGatti
Patricia Dempsey
Cecelia Dennis
Diana Dickey
Dr. Veronique Diriker
Barbara Dryden
Phyllis Dryden
Marjorie Duer
Ann Dyke
Denise Eberspeaker
Gamee Elliott
Carolyn Elmore
Patty Engberg
Dr. Janet Dudley-Eschbach
Robin Evans
Michelle Fager
Kim Finger
Caitlin Fisher
Sandy Fitzgerald-Angello
Dr. Mary Fleury
Jacqueline Fowler
Julia Gardner
Jacqueline Gast
Anne Duer Gee
Smaro George
Gladys Goslee
Martha Graham
Alison Grice
Sharon Grinestaff
Linda Guerrieri
Carolyn Hall
Katherine Harting
Daphne Hayman
F. Holly Hearne
Diane Heron
Beth Hershey
Fifi Hiotis-Blackburn
Janet Hodges
Cynthia Holloway
Robin Holloway
Erin S. Anderson Holt
Connie Hopper-Ward
Donna Hoy
Betsy Hughes
Michele Hughes
Linda Hutchinson
Patricia Ilczuk-Lavanceau
Anita Johnson
Dr. Carolyn Johnston
Ruth P. Jones-Ward
Erica Joseph
Kathy Kiernan
Sylvia Langeler
Charlotte Langrall
Liz Layton
Harriett Lerch
Karen Lischick
Elsie MacMullin
Ginnie Malone
Dee Marshall
Jane Massey
Diane McGraw
Hala McIver
Kathleen McLain
Angela McLaughlin
Maureen McNeill
Margery Meeks
Susan Megargee
Jane Ellen Mengason
The Metropolitan Magazine
Carroll Mitchell
Karen Moore
Hope Morgan
Paula Morris
Joan Herbert Mulvanny
Dr. Peggy Naleppa
Marilyn Neat
Gail Nelson
Mary L.M. Nelson
Melody Nelson
Sarah Nelson
Leslie Nixon
Susan North
Cheryl Nottingham
Pamela Ollinger
Ann Parker
Susan Peacock
Jan Perdue
Mitzi Perdue
Tina Perrotta
Lynne Peverley
PKS and Company CPAs
Richard Polin
Maggie Porter
Susan Purnell
Sally Rankin
Nancy Reddish
Adrienne Reilly
Lisa Rinnier
Marlene Porter Rinnier
Tracy Lynn Ritter
Sally Rivello
Marion Robinette
Emilie Robinson
Carol Rose
Rotary Club of Salisbury
Nancy Rubenson
Loretta Savoy
Laura Schmader
Janet Scott
Samantha Scott
Jane Morris Seagraves
Marilyn Seidel
Gina Shaffer
Charlotte Sharf
Jean M. Smith
Kennedy Nelson Soper
Heather Stansbury
Pat Stein
Susan Jackson Stein
Renee Stephens
Dawn Stern
Sharon Stoltzfus
Katy Stover
Constance H. Strott
BJ Summers
Lauren Taylor
Rina Thaler
Barrie Tilghman
Sydney Tilman
Priscilla Timken
Pattie A. Tingle
Judy Tremellen
Charlotte Trice
Beth Truitt
Dottie Turner
Jane Vickers
Phyllis A. Vinyard
Susan Walsh
Denean Jones-Ward
Kathryn Washburn
Stacey Weisner
Dr. Debra Welsh
Joan Wharton
Arlene White
Robin White
Barbara Whitehead
Jane Whitmore
Wicomico County Garden Club
Gayle Widdowson
Pamela Wierman
Stephanie Willey
Dr. Carol Williamson
Mary Willis
Patty Wilson
Betty Wootten
Carol Wright
Julius & Linda Zant
Susanne Zilberfarb

Friends

Dorothy Baker
Barbara Benton
Mr. Scott Bogue – In memory of Shirley W. Reeves
Carolyn Brooks
Marie Cavallaro
Veronique Diriker
Judith Dressel
Deborah Finkbenner
Peggy Genvert
Linda Hyland
Patricia C. Layton
Jeanne Maass
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis McHugh
Phyllis Mitchel
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Nelson – In honor of Kathy Kiernan’s Birthday
Michael Payne – In honor of Kathy Kiernan’s Birthday
Ryan Smethurst – In honor of Judy Cupas
Rachel Spector – In honor of Barbara Whitehead
Patricia Strausburg
Anne Twining
George Whitehead – In honor of Barbara Whitehead

Last Updated 7/18/16