Community Foundation Announces Two Staff Promotions


The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore is pleased to announce two staff members were recently advanced to new positions within the organization, according to Erica Joseph, President.

Sharon Dickson has been named the Foundation’s Finance Director. In this role, Sharon will be responsible for providing accounting, tax and financial reporting guidance for the Foundation and ongoing internal control evaluation. Sharon is a CPA with more than 20 years of accounting and management experience including public and private corporations, non-profit organizations, and public accounting. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Sharon joined CFES in 2012 as Finance Officer.

Heather Mahler has been named the Foundation’s Program Director. Heather will oversee the Foundation's discretionary grant making and nonprofit support programs. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies in 2012 from Salisbury University’s Fulton School of Liberal Arts and was named the CFES Assistant Program Officer in 2011.

According to Erica, “We are very excited to announce these staff promotions. Sharon and Heather bring a high level of commitment, professionalism and experience that will only continue to enhance the mission and success of the Community Foundation.”

About The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore: Celebrating over 30 years of philanthropy, the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES) has been serving the needs of Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester Counties granting more than $50 million over the past ten years. Through the generosity and vision of our donors, CFES awarded grants totaling more than $4.8 million in fiscal year 2014. CFES brings together donors and builds on community assets through scholarships, grants, advocacy, and leadership development. By focusing on people, organizations, neighborhoods, and nonprofit capacity building, the Foundation addresses community needs in the area of health, education, arts and culture, community development, and the environment. For more information, visit www.cfes.org or call 410-742-9911.


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