Chipman Foundation

The Chipman Foundation, Inc., is a registered 501(c)3 organization


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We are grateful for the following grant awards which have supported the Center:

  • Grant award for capital projects from Maryland Historical Trust - African American Heritage Preservation Program
  • Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore

The Board of Directors

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The Chipman Foundation serves the Chipman Cultural Center and is comprised of a diverse, experienced board of directors with expertise in a varitey of areas.

  • Shanie Shields, President
  • Dr. Bessie Green, Vice President
  • Herb Fletcher, Treasurer
  • Wirt Wolfe, Assistant Treasurer
  • Dr. R. Neill Carey, Secretary
  • Vance Elbert
  • William Green
  • Dr. Judylynn B. Mitchell
  • Louise Smith