Cape Community Fund repeats tradition

November 1, 2016

Community members gathered at Irish Eyes in Lewes Oct. 23 to raise funds. Businesses and community members donated items for a silent auction and local bands provided live music including Savannah Schockley, 33 1/3, The Funsters and The Five 8. 

The Cape Community Fund was created to provide emergency help for residents of all ages in the Cape Henlopen School District. In 2014, members of the Lewes High School Class of 1969 became aware of a classmate suffering from a prolonged illness which led to a catastrophic financial situation. Members came together to raise funds to assist their former classmate. As a result of that one case, the alumni became aware of even greater need for assistance in times of crisis in the local community. This led to the formation of the Cape Community Fund. 

The amount distributed annually will depend on the level of annual sponsorships and donations to the fund. Donors can be assured that each request for support will be verified and validated through the intermediary services of the Cape Community Fund's board of advisors. All gifts are fully tax-deductible, and a report of fund distributions is regularly updated and available for review. The Cape Community Fund receives fiduciary services and oversight from the Greater Lewes Foundation. As the fund is an all-volunteer organization, 100 percent of donations go to people in need.

To make a tax-deductible donation, send a check payable to the Cape Community Fund, P.O. Box 110, Lewes, DE 19958 or call 302-644-0107. To donate online, go to

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