The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore awarded a $1,000 grant to I.P.P.S. Mentoring Program, Inc. to provide stipends for mentors who are working with mentees at the Wicomico County Detention Center. The grant was awarded from the Foundation’s Albert J. Bailey Wicomico County Field of Interest Fund.
Pictured (l to r) are: George Whitehead, Mentor with I.P.P.S. Mentoring Program, Inc.; Christina Tyler-Cauffman, Deputy Director-Programs & Services, Wicomico County Department of Corrections; Robert Williams, President, I.P.P.S. Mentoring Program, Inc.; Richard M. Pollitt, Jr., County Executive, Office of Wicomico County; Ron Pagano, Vice President, I.P.P.S. Mentoring Program, Inc. and Erica Joseph, Vice President, Community Investment, Community Foundation.
About the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore: Since 1984, the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES) has been serving the needs of Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset Counties granting more than $30 million. Through the generosity and vision of our donors, CFES awarded grants totaling more than $5.4 million in fiscal year 2013. CFES brings together donors and builds on community assets through scholarship grants, advocacy and leadership development. By focusing on people, organizations, neighborhoods and nonprofit capacity building, the Foundation addresses community needs in the areas of health, education, arts and culture, community development and the environment. For more information about the Community Foundation, please visit www.cfes.org or call 410-742-9911.