Bell to speak at Wor-Wic graduation
April 14, 2008
Dr. Spicer Bell, president of the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES), will address Wor-Wic Community College graduates at commencement on Tuesday, May 6, at 7 p.m., at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center in Salisbury.

The CFES, a nonprofit charitable organization, is the largest nongovernmental source of support for nonprofits on the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. Gifts to the foundation create permanent endowments that produce income for grants that are awarded to local nonprofits.

Since Bell joined the CFES in 2004, the foundation has grown by more than $26 million in assets and increased annual grants more than $3.2 million. In addition, Bell helped to establish the Nonprofit Resource Center, which provides electronic and print materials on nonprofit management and philanthropic topics for area nonprofits.

Bell received his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Maryland College Park, his master’s degree in educational administration from McDaniel College in Westminster, Md., and his doctorate in educational leadership and organizational development from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg.

Prior to joining the foundation, Bell spent 33 years in education, including superintendent positions in Maryland, Ohio and Pennsylvania. He also served for two years as executive director of Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore, a school and business partnership program.

In his role as community leader, Bell has provided organizational leadership to the boards of numerous non-profit organizations, businesses and professional associations.