Members of the Calvert County Chamber of Commerce donated $1,500 for scholarships to the College of Southern Maryland Foundation during the college’s record-breaking Giving Tuesday efforts on Nov. 28. Joining the college in celebrating the occasion at the Calvert Chamber Business After Hours event at the Prince Frederick Campus on Dec. 14 were Calvert County Board members and CSM representatives, including Mark Frisco with the Mark Frisco Team, Century 21 New Millennium; CSM Trustee Jay Webster; CSM Foundation Director and Chamber Board Past Chair Christy Lombardi; CSM Director of Strategic Partnerships Barbara Ives; Chamber President Bob Carpenter; CSM Vice President, Prince Frederick Campus, Dr. Rich Fleming; CSM President Dr. Maureen Murphy; Belinda Denton with the Tri-County Council of Southern Maryland; CSM Board Chair Ted Harwood; Ryan Bennsky Powell with PNC Bank; CSM Foundation Director Dr. Stephen Peters, CSM Lead Executive Assistant Toni Kruszka, CSM Trustee Margaret Dunkle, CSM Development Coordinator Erika Abell; and Janna Jackson of Exelon Generation Calvert Cliffs.
The Calvert County Chamber of Commerce is an alliance of over 400 individuals and businesses, working together to create a strong business climate in Calvert County. Its mission is to be the influential voice of business, creating economic vitality by promoting the business community and its members. For information visit www.calvertchamber.org.
The generosity that is a hallmark of this community helped the CSM Foundation raise nearly $120,000 for student scholarships and programs on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28. The chamber’s donation supports the CSM Foundation’s “Make An Impact” campaign of $12 million to benefit the college’s transformative three-year outreach and fundraising effort that will culminate in 2018 with the college’s 60th anniversary. Scholarships are a key component of CSM’s efforts to help students succeed. The CSM Foundation manages annual and endowed scholarships, which allow the college to plan for the future and ensure that scholarship funds are available for an award every year. Over the past five years, the foundation has awarded more than $1.5 million in scholarships. For information on scholarships at CSM, visit http://foundation.csmd.edu.