The Richard A. Henson Foundation, Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, and Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore have committed $15,000 toward the Red White & Boom Funds held at the Community Foundation. This $15,000 check represents two years of assistance from each of the three foundations to support this Fourth of July celebration, Red White & Boom. Also, the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation has committed to an additional three years of support for an additional $12,500 for the Red, White, and Boom Endowment.
According to Donna Altvater, Executive Director, Richard A. Henson Foundation, “What is more exciting or patriotic than a fireworks display on the Fourth of July? The Henson Foundation is delighted to play a role in keeping that tradition alive in the Salisbury community for many years to come.”
From (l to r) are: Doug Wilson, President & CEO, Community Foundation; Donna Altvater, Executive Director, Richard A. Henson Foundation; Kim Nechay, Executive Director, Arthur W. Perdue Foundation and Mike Dunn, Chair, Red White & Boom Committee.
“Perdue Farms and the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation are so very happy to ensure the continuance of this wonderful community celebration,” said Kim Nechay, Executive Director of the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation. “Kids, and kids at heart, love this event, so it means a great deal to us to be able to support it.”
Red White & Boom will be held at Salisbury University on Friday July 4, 2014. This free community event will feature an outdoor festival and fireworks display. Additional contributions can be made at any time at www.cfes.org.
About the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore: Celebrating 30 years ofphilanthropy, the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES) has been serving the needs of Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset counties granting more than $50 million. Through the generosity and vision of our donors, CFES awarded grants totaling more than $5.4 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.
About the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation: The Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms, was established in 1957 by company founder Arthur W. Perdue and is funded through the estates of Arthur W. Perdue and Frank Perdue. As part of our belief in supporting the communities where and with whom we do business, the Foundation provides grants on behalf of Perdue Farms in communities where large numbers of our associates live and work. At Perdue Farms, we believe in responsible food and agriculture.™
About the Richard A. Henson Foundation: The Richard A. Henson Foundation, Inc., was established to provide for and to assure the continuation of the philanthropic spirit, objectives, and ideals of Richard A. Henson, to enrich the quality of life primarily, but not exclusively, in the Greater Salisbury area, and to provide challenging opportunities and act as a catalyst for the betterment of the community. In order to reach and assure these goals, Richard A. Henson provided direction and leadership of the Foundation during his lifetime. Today, it is managed and governed by people who share his attitudes, beliefs, and ideals as to the purposes and goals of community philanthropy. For more information, visit www.richardhensonfoundation.org.