“I am elated to be offered the opportunity to serve my community and this wonderful organization in this capacity,” stated Wilson. “With their dynamic staff and engaged board of directors, I see great possibilities for the future and am so proud to become a part of that.”
Jim Thomas, Chairman of the Search Committee who chose Dr. Wilson as the new President, notes his depth of business experience, his management style, and his ability to build and nourish relationships as some of the key factors in his selection. “We had a field of excellent candidates apply for this position,” he said. “We are excited about the qualifications and past experiences that Dr. Wilson will bring to the Community Foundation. He is a charming and dynamic individual who we believe will do great things for our community in this position.”
Dr. Spicer Bell will officially retire on July 31 after leading the Foundation for the past eight years. Dr. Wilson will begin his new role as President of the Foundation effective August 1.
About The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore: The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES) is the community foundation serving the Lower Shore of Maryland since 1984, granting more than $27 million over the past ten years. Through the generosity and vision of our donors, CFES awarded grants totaling more than $3.5 million in fiscal year 2011. CFES brings together donors and builds on community assets through scholarships, 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. The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore serves Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties. For more information, please visit our website at www.cfes.org.