‘Splash for Scholarships’ Raises $73,225

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Wellness, Aquatics Center marks 5th anniversary

The College of Southern Maryland Foundation’s “Splash for Scholarships” event held on April 25 raised $73,225 through cash and in-kind donations in support of student scholarships by recognizing the fifth anniversary of the Leonardtown Campus Wellness and Aquatics Center.

“We are fortunate to be surrounded by a caring community that embraces this campus and supports [the Splash for Scholarships] event to raise scholarships for our students,” said CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried to those in attendance. “For many of our students a scholarship is the difference between attending college, or not. That is the impact your sponsorship and attendance will have on future students.”

During the celebration CSM Vice President and Dean of the Leonardtown Campus Dr. Tracy Harris announced the creation of a CSM Foundation scholarship to honor “a special neighbor,” CSM alumnus and former mayor of Leonardtown, Chip Norris. “We will have the Chip Norris Scholarship Fund in the amount of $1,000 for the upcoming fall semester,” Harris said.

It is exciting to celebrate the five-year anniversary of this building, as it has become a pillar in the community,” said Harris. “I believe that we have been successful … to not only educate our students, but also to cater to the needs of the community. I enjoy coming into this building and seeing the familiar faces of our friends in the community. Many of you here tonight are the reason for the huge success of this Wellness and Aquatics Center and I look forward to the next five years and beyond with you all.”

Sponsors of the event were High Tide: Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.; Life Guard: Brad and Linda Gottfried, CBIZ Benefits and Insurance Services of MD, MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, Miles & Stockbridge P.C. and Scheibel Construction; Beach Comber: The Cherry Cove Group, Coldwell Banker Jay Lilly Real Estate, Community Bank of the Chesapeake, Cornerstone Advisors Asset Management, Inc., Donald P. and Jean Marie McDougall, Evie and Vince Hungerford, Glen and Barbara Ives, In honor of Aubrey and Grace Mattingly, Marrick Homes, Murray, Wamsley & Schrader LLC, Old Line Bank, Rita Reeves, Royalle Services, Inc., St. Mary’s County Times, Servpro of St. Mary’s and Calvert Counties, Shasho Consulting Commercial Real Estate in memory of Mary I. Shasho, State Farm Insurance Nick Rogers, Agent and Josh Mesh, Agent, Walter and Jane Grove, and; Sea Shell: Askey, Askey & Associates, CPA LLC, Blissful Anesthesia, C3 Innovations, Inc., Capt. Billy Robertson Foundation, Chris Rush and Mark Posten, Flora Corner Farm, Linda Cox in Memory of Donald R. Cox, Nancy Hempstead, Olde Town Insurance, Quality Street Kitchen and Catering, Rene Cunningham and Gerry Van De Velde, Smartronix, Taylor Gas Company, Titan Gemini Group and Vyalex Management Solutions, Inc.

The CSM Foundation, established in 1970, is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization that promotes academic excellence, growth, progress and the general welfare of CSM by raising and managing funds, and providing support to strengthen and develop the college and its objectives.

For information or to contribute to the Chip Norris Scholarship Fund, contact the development department at 301-934-7649 or cbrown1@csmd.edu.

To view video of the Chip Norris Scholarship Fund announcement, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbqtgMUFY9w&feature=youtu.be. To view a photo gallery from the evening, visit http://csmphoto.zenfolio.com/splash. For information on the event and sponsorships, visit http://www.csmd.edu/Foundation/.          

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