November 19th, 2021


REALTORS® award $4,750 to local charities


(Top Left) Steve Parsons of Coldwell Banker, JoAnn Blackmon of the Epoch Dream Center, Rhonda Evans of ERA Martin, Leslie Zimmerman of the Alzheimer’s Association, Michael Dyer of United Needs and Abilities, Chuck Shorley of Shore-Lea Realty, Rusty Mumford of the Community Players of Salisbury, Gary Finley of Finley Appraisals, Aurelio Giannitti of Wicomico Libraries, (Bottom Left) Bernie Flax of Coastal Life Realty, Kim Nock of the Humane Society, Darla the Dog, Sara Bianco of ERA Martin, Cam Bunting of Bunting Realty.


Lower Eastern Shore, Md. – The Coastal Association of REALTORS® (Coastal) is pleased to announce that it has awarded $4,750 in grants to local charities through the Coastal REALTORS® Foundation during its latest round of funding. This year to date the Foundation has awarded $13,750.

The following organizations received grants in the Coastal REALTORS® Foundation’s latest round of funding:

  • Alzheimer’s Association of the Eastern Shore
  • Community Players of Salisbury
  • Epoch Dream Center
  • Humane Society of Wicomico County
  • United Needs and Abilities
  • Wicomico Libraries Reader Van

The Coastal REALTORS® Foundation is a charitable fund held by the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore. The association raises money for the fund through an annual charity golf tournament as well as other efforts throughout the year. The fund is accessible to members of Coastal through an application process administered by the association and reviewed by a committee of members. Grant recipients must be 501(c)3 organizations and must be located in Somerset, Wicomico, or Worcester counties.

“This is our Foundations 3rd year and we are very honored and excited to continue to give back to the  Lower Shore especially during covid when so many people and organizations are struggling,” said Coastal President Grace Masten. “Our annual golf tournament raised $12,000 this year and we look forward to continuing to support the causes important to our members and the community.”

Grants are awarded 3 times a year, and the next deadline is February 15, 2022.

Lower For more information about the Coastal REALTORS® Foundation, visit

More about Coastal Association of REALTORS®

The Coastal Association of REALTORS® is fortunate enough to represent over 1,000 real estate professionals in Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties. These members are engaged, informed, and active in their communities. They support the American dream of homeownership, as well as the purchase and use of all types of real property. They are local. They are accurate. They are trusted. They are REALTORS® and affiliate members.

For more information on Coastal REALTORS®, visit The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark unique to real estate professionals who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and subscribe to its strict Code of Ethics.

MEDIA CONTACT: Colin Zimmerman / 410-641-4409 /