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Community Foundation President Bell Receives Public Service Award

Dr. Spicer Bell, President of the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, received the coveted William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award for Wicomico County. Maryland Comptroller Franchot presented the award at the Community Foundation office Thursday afternoon. Looking on as Bell received his award were local public officials, Community Foundation board members, staff and friends.

Comptroller Peter Franchot created the Award to recognize organizations and individuals in each county and Baltimore City who best exemplify Schaefer’s spirit of public service and giving in the community. Winners were selected based on their demonstration of improving the community, as well as directly aiding the most vulnerable in our society.

“As we approach the one year anniversary of William Doanld Schaefer’s passing, I can’t think of a better way to honor his legacy of public service than by recognizing those individuals and organizations that demonstrate that same doctrine of helping people,” said Comptroller Franchot.

In accepting the award, Bell stated he was “honored and humbled by the award and could not have achieved this recognition without the outstanding team of supporters, donors, volunteers, board members, and staff that help to carry out the Community Foundation’s mission. I could not have achieved this recognition without all of them.”

Additional information regarding the Helping People Award can be found by visiting http://www.marylandtaxes.com/comptroller/initiatives/schaefer.asp.

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