The College of Southern Maryland Foundation has announced the addition of Eileen Bildman to its board of directors. She has been appointed to serve a five-year term.
Bildman, of Hollywood, is the director of development and marketing for Airtec Inc., working on expansion projects at the St. Mary's County Regional Airport. At Airtec, she also has served as the director of finance and employee relations. She owns her own design company, Studio 2 Designs, working mostly with commercial and larger residential custom homes.
“Our community is fortunate for the diverse career opportunities available, and the chance to increase one's knowledge and advance in most positions,” she said. “Having the College of Southern Maryland so close is a true advantage to many single parents and families that do not have the means to send their child away to further their education.”
Bildman said one of her goals would be to help advance the opportunities for students to go beyond an associate's degree, especially in the medical field. “I feel there are so many areas we can expand, and that would be my goal, to assist in accessing avenues to further one's education,” she said.
She is on the Calvert Marine Museum Board of Governors as well as the museum society?s board. Members of the board of governors are appointed by the Calvert County commissioners, and they serve in an advisory role to the museum's senior staff and to the county commissioners. The members of the board of governors also serve as the board of directors for the Calvert Marine Museum Society. Bildman heads the museum's main fundraising event, the Bugeye Ball.
She served on the St. Mary's Hospital Foundation Board for seven years, helping raise money for the hospital's educational fund and co-chairing the board's fundraising gala for six years. She was involved in instituting a Daisy Award program at the hospital to honor outstanding nurses and assisted in choosing student scholarship recipients.
At the request of the St. Mary's County sheriff, Bildman became a member of the St. Mary's Sheriff's Advisory Board, assisting in helping raise awareness in the community of activities for children at risk. She worked with detectives on the Shop with a Cop and summer camp programs. During that time, she began a memorial for victims of homicide in St. Mary's County. The annual memorial is held in the fall to bring together families who have suffered the loss of a loved one by the hand of another person. The Silent Angel Memorial Foundation has been able to donate annually to the sheriff's office programs for children and the criminal justice program at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center in Leonardtown.
Also serving on the CSM Foundation are Rané Franklin as chair, 1987 alum Christine Rush as immediate past chair; Nancy Hempstead as first vice chair, Kimberly Rosenfield as second vice chair, Theodore “Ted” L. Harwood II as trustee representative, 1969 alum Linda Cox, 1979 alum James Di Misa, 2005 alum Leah Estevez, 2000 alum Ruth Ann Ferrell, David Hruda, Alland “Al” Leandre, 1975 alum Reuben F. “Jay” Lilly, Micheline Lopez-Estrada, Brenda Lowe, Vickie Kite Milburn, Dixie Miller, 1997 alum Lisa Oliver, Dr. Stephen Peters, Robert V. Price Jr., Gregory S. “Trey” Proctor III, Thomas Quattlebaum, Dr. Ila Shah, Bernadette “Birdie” Shannon, Harry Shasho, Gary Simpson, Stacy Trimble and Jennifer Wamsley. CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried serves as foundation secretary-treasurer and CSM Vice President of Advancement Michelle Goodwin serves as executive director.
The CSM Foundation is the fundraising arm of CSM since 1970. The foundation serves the community and students by providing educational opportunities and services. During the past five years, the foundation has raised $2.8 million in scholarship and program funds. The CSM Foundation has launched a transformative three-year outreach and fundraising effort that will culminate in 2018 with the college's 60th anniversary. “Make Your Impact: Invest Today to Transform Tomorrow” addresses access, affordability and achievement by ensuring that degree programs and career training are available to everyone through scholarships, that high caliber programs, facilities and technology are accessible, and that strategic partnerships and innovation are created and sustained in the community.
For information on the foundation, visit http://foundation.csmd.edu.