Cambridge Lighthouse Foundation adds two new board members
CAMBRIDGE — Maris Wicker and Sharon (Sam) Borg Wall have joined the Board of Directors of the Cambridge Lighthouse Foundation, a volunteer-driven nonprofit group that promotes and manages the visitor experience at the Choptank River Lighthouse at Long Wharf Park.
“Both of these women come to our organization with such rich and interesting backgrounds when it comes to their professional experiences and personal interests,” said Cassie Burton, president of the Cambridge Lighthouse Foundation. “We are beyond excited to have their ideas and advice on our leadership team.”
A Hurlock resident, Borg Wall has two decades of professional experience in federal legislative affairs. She has served previously on the boards of an array of other nonprofit organizations here on the Eastern Shore and in the Washington, DC area. In addition to her nonprofit service, Borg Wall’s passions in life include swimming, bicycling, running, and line dancing.
She views working with the Choptank River Lighthouse as a chance to “promote the beauty, culture, and history” of an area she has called home for 20 years now.
An attorney by trade, Wicker is a native of Richmond, Virginia. She says that she and her husband, Larry Skinner, felt drawn to Dorchester County after discovering its “natural beauty, rich history, and the warmth of its people” on a visit to the area back in 2010. The couple now lives in Cambridge, where Wicker has volunteered to support programs at Sandy Hill Elementary School and the Dorchester County YMCA.
She is also a singer and pianist who has performed at the Dorchester Center for the Arts and a number of other venues. She says that working to manage and promote the Choptank River Lighthouse is a way to promote “the history” and advance “the future of this special place.”
The mission of the Cambridge Lighthouse Foundation is to promote visitation to the Lighthouse and enhance the experiences visitors have when they arrive. The Foundation also works to connect visitors with other attractions and businesses in Cambridge and Dorchester County. The Foundation’s small army of volunteers—or “keepers,” as they are called—staff the Lighthouse on weekends between May and October, serving as ambassadors for the community.
For more information about the Cambridge Lighthouse Foundation and its activities, contact ChoptankLighthouse@gmail.com or 410-463-2653.