Networking event for area nonprofit leaders


Shipwrecked Deck-at-ShipwreckedNetworking event for area nonprofit leaders

Chesapeake Charities will host a peer-to-peer networking event for local nonprofits at Shipwrecked, the new mini mall on Route 50 in Grasonville.   The free event will take place on Friday, July 17, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

“The reason for the gathering is to provide an opportunity for nonprofit leaders in the area to share ideas, experience and challenges with each other,” explained Linda Kohler, Chesapeake Charities Executive Director. “Peer networking is so valuable but most nonprofit leaders have limited time and a full plate. We wanted to make it easy for nonprofits to get together and learn something new.”   Kohler will kick off the event with tips on incorporating character into charitable programs, followed by an open session for attendees to bring up their most pressing concerns.

Terry Ober, one of the co-owners of Shipwrecked, is also director of the Reset Program, one of 75 funds managed by Chesapeake Charities. “We created a charity deck at Shipwrecked where local nonprofits can promote their programs and hold fundraising events. We want everyone to know about this unique opportunity to involve the community in the work they are doing,” said Ober.

Chesapeake Charities is a community foundation that supports a wide range of charitable causes including education, health and human services, animal welfare, and the environment. All of its 75 funds have a common cause – a passion for making a difference in their communities. Together they have invested more than $7 million in the Chesapeake Bay region since 2005. . Chesapeake Charities is accredited by the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations.

Seating is limited, so those who would like to attend are asked to register at Chesapeake Charities’ website, Guests can bring or purchase their lunch.

For more information, contact Chesapeake Charities at (410) 643-4020 or


#1 Linda Kohler, Chesapeake Charities Executive Director visits Shipwrecked owners Terry Ober and Vicki Souder.

#2 The view from Shipwrecked’s Charity Deck.