Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum Society, Inc. Establishes Fund with Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore

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Funds will support and enhance museum's mission

The Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum Society has established an endowment fund in their organization’s name through the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES).  In partnership with CFES, the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum Society, Inc. is assured of enhancing and strengthening their organization’s mission in perpetuity.

Pictured (l to r standing) are: OC Life-Saving Station Museum Society members: Melanie Ayres Merryweather, Secretary, and Hunter “Bunk” Mann, Vice President (l to r sitting) are: Doug Wilson, President and CEO, Community Foundation; Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum Society members Nancy Howard, President, and Gordon Katz, Treasurer.

According to Nancy Howard, President, OC Life-Saving Station Museum Society, “By establishing this Fund through the Community Foundation, the Museum will continue to serve as a resource for new initiatives including but not limited to exhibits, community programs and acquisition of historical artifacts.”  She continued, “The Fund also will allow the Museum to explore opportunities to increase exhibit space and partner with other local agencies and businesses to preserve the historical legacy of Ocean City.”

To make a contribution to the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum Society Fund, please contact BJ Summers, Director, Development and Philanthropic Services, Community Foundation at 410-742-9911.

About the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum Society:  The mission of the Museum Society is to inspire and support the interpretation and appreciation of the cultural and natural history of Ocean City, Maryland, the Worcester County coastal region, and equally, the historical role performed by the United States Life-Saving Service, and to preserve with subsequent mandate the 1891 structure that once served as the Ocean City Station.  It strives to be the premier organization dedicated to the preservation, education and research of the history of coastal Worcester County, Maryland.

About the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore:  Celebrating 30 years of philanthropy, 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 $4.8 million in fiscal year 2014.  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 for more information or call 410-742-9911. 

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