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Community Foundation Presents 30th Anniversary Pearls of Service Award to Diakonia, Inc.

Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore presented their 30th Anniversary Pearls of Service Award during Diakonia, Inc.’s July board of directors meeting.

Surrounding the Community Foundation’s 30th Anniversary, the Foundation created the Pearls of Service Award to celebrate, reward and encourage outstanding achievement in the charitable sector.

From (l to r) are: Claudia Nagle, Bill Jones, Harry B. Howrd, George Hollendersky, Jack Burbage, Tom Wilson, Ann Augustine, Debbi Anderson, Dale Smack, Reese Cropper III, Sandra Sribnick, Allyson Church.

In May, the Community Foundation presented the Pearls of Service Awards to Debbi Anderson, Board Member, Diakonia, Inc. during the Community Foundation’s 30th Anniversary Gala. In addition, the Foundation honored MAC, Inc. and the Seton Center with Pearls of Service Awards during that event.

These three charitable organizations were honored for their service to Somerset, Wicomico and/or Worcester Counties. Each organization had received one or more grants from the Community Foundation and has been notably effective in using that support. In addition, the organizations have demonstrated continued efficacy in meeting critical community human service needs. Each nonprofit received an award and a $10,000 grant designated to benefit their agency endowment fund at the Community Foundation.

The 30th Anniversary is sponsored by the following individuals and businesses: Hazel Charitable Family Fund, Richard A. Henson Foundation, First Shore Federal, Mason Investment Advisory Services, Inc., Seacrets, Avery Hall Insurance Agency, Inc., Tom and Beth Hershey, Kuhn’s Jewelers, Ayres, Jenkins, Gordy, and Almand P.A., The Bank of Delmarva, Choptank Electric Cooperative, Comcast Spotlight, Art and Billie Cooley, Delmarva Power, G2 Properties, Hebron Savings Bank, Nelson Insurance Agency, Inc. and PNC Bank.

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