CCPS re­ceives in­au­gu­ral donation to foun­da­tion

The Calvert Recorder - - School News -

The Com­mu­nity Bank of the Ch­e­sa­peake do­nated $50,000 to the newly formed Calvert County School Foun­da­tion. The foun­da­tion seeks to se­cure re­sources needed to en­hance the ed­u­ca­tional process by sup­port­ing ac­tiv­i­ties not typ­i­cally funded by tax dol­lars, ac­cord­ing to a press re­lease.

The donation was pre­sented to the Board of Ed­u­ca­tion on be­half of the Com­mu­nity Bank of the Ch­e­sa­peake by Bill Pasenelli, CEO; Jimmy Burke, pres­i­dent; Jim DiMisa, chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer; Greg Cock­er­ham, chief lend­ing of­fi­cer; Diane Hicks, vice pres­i­dent and di­rec­tor of mar­ket­ing; and Bon­nie Bar­rett, vice pres­i­dent and branch market man­ager.

Vicky Karol, di­rec­tor of strate­gic part­ner­ships and com­mu­nity en­gage­ment, over­sees the work of the foun­da­tion. Her goal for the foun­da­tion, she said in the re­lease, is to pro­vide a per­ma­nent source of sup­ple­men­tal fund­ing for Calvert County Public Schools through do­na­tions and com­mu­nity in­volve­ment. The re­sources will be al­lo­cated for in­no­va­tive ed­u­ca­tional pro­grams that foster cre­ative ap­proaches to teach­ing and learn­ing. Among other ini­tia­tives, teach­ers will be able to ap­ply to the foun­da­tion for mini-grants for class­room projects.

Daniel Curry, su­per­in­ten­dent, said in the re­lease, “The Foun­da­tion has been a goal of mine for a while, and I knew Dr. Karol was the right per­son to get this off the ground. Thanks to her and to the fine folks at Com­mu­nity Bank of the Ch­e­sa­peake.”

Mem­bers of the foun­da­tion board of di­rec­tors in­clude Bar­rett; Karol; Bar­bara McKim­mie, pres­i­dent of the Calvert Re­tired School Per­son­nel As­so­ci­a­tion; Donna Ostenso, pres­i­dent of the Calvert Ed­u­ca­tion As­so­ci­a­tion; Guf­frie Smith, pres­i­dent of the Calvert Col­lab­o­ra­tive for Chil­dren & Youth; and Mark Wan­na­maker, gen­eral man­ager of Bay­side Toy­ota.

The foun­da­tion op­er­ates un­der the um­brella of the Calvert Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion, which is in part­ner­ship with Ch­e­sa­peake Char­i­ties. Un­der the di­rec­tion of Chair­man of the Board and Pres­i­dent Nancy High­smith, the Calvert Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion is a non­profit re­source that pro­vides com­mu­nity groups a sim­ple, accountable method to ful­fill their phil­an­thropic mis­sions, the re­lease states. Ch­e­sa­peake Char­i­ties is a 501(c)3 com­mu­nity foun­da­tion based in Queen Anne’s County that serves the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay re­gion.

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The Calvert County School Foun­da­tion ac­cepts a check pre­sen­ta­tion for $50,000 from Com­mu­nity Bank of the Ch­e­sa­peake.

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