(Aug. 2, 2019) The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore annually celebrates local philanthropic service through its annual awards.

Announced each November, these awards are considered among the most prestigious philanthropic service honors in the lower shore region.

Recipients must first be nominated for an award and then selected by a committee of community volunteers.

Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore is now accepting nominations until Sept. 1, for the Richard A. Henson Award for Nonprofit Excellence, the Frank H. Morris Humanitarian Award, and the Mary Gladys Jones Volunteer of the Year Award.

To nominate an individual or organization for one of the awards, visit CFES.org/awards and complete the application.

The award recipients will be announced at the Community Foundation’s Annual Meeting and Luncheon on Friday Nov. 1, at The Foundations Conference Center in Salisbury.

Mary Gladys Jones Volunteer of the Year Award: Recognizes an individual who has made outstanding, sustained and unselfish contributions to community service. The Foundation will grant $1,000 to the Volunteer of the Year Award winner’s charity of choice.

Richard A. Henson Award for Nonprofit Excellence: Presented annually to a qualified 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in Somerset, Wicomico, or Worcester counties which has implemented a program or project that has made an outstanding contribution to the well-being of residents of the Lower Eastern Shore. The Foundation will grant $5,000 donation to the recipient.

Frank H. Morris Humanitarian Award: Recognizes an individual who has made outstanding, sustained and unselfish contributions to community enrichment and whose vital ideas and personal sacrifices exemplify the philanthropic spirit of our community. The Foundation grants $1,500 to the Morris Award winner’s charity of choice.

As leaders, grant makers and stewards of philanthropy, the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore connects people who care to causes that matter for the common good of the lower Eastern Shore.

Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore is a 501c3 nonprofit with a history of fostering charitable endeavors, and has provided more than $80 million in grants and scholarships to the local community since 1984.

Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore collaborates with individuals, families and businesses to match their charitable interests with community needs and strengthens local nonprofits through grants and resources. It is devoted to improving the regional community and believes in the power of philanthropy.

For information, contact Victoria Kent, marketing officer, at 410-742-9911 or vkent@CFES.org.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.