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Community Foundation Receives $50,000 to Support Two Area Nonprofit Funds

The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore www.cfes.org recently received $50,000 from an anonymous donor to support the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art Endowment Fund and Crisfield Heritage Foundation Fund. The gift will be split, resulting in a $25,000 addition to each agency’s endowment fund. The Community Foundation holds more than 550 agency endowment funds. These funds are permanent sources of support for the nonprofit partner and provide income annually for programs and services related to their mission.

This $50,000 gift also presents a unique opportunity for these two organizations to collaborate on an exciting new initiative. The Crisfield Heritage Foundation and the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art are committed to promoting and celebrating the legacy of Lem and Steve Ward. In the spring of 2014, a new exhibit will open at the Crisfield Heritage Foundation’s Tawes Museum featuring the story of the Ward Brothers. This exhibit along with a short film is a joint production of the Ward Museum and the Crisfield Heritage Foundation.

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