out a solution to it,” he says. “We’ve got a
long way to go, but I think we’ve turned
A corner we’ve turned, in part, thanks to
Tom Stoner and his family.
U CBF deeply appreciates Tom and Kitty
Stoner’s generosity and long-term commitment to the Bay.
When Henry Daschle turned thirteen, his grandparents offered to make a donation to the charity of his choice. Without
hesitating, he selected the Chesapeake
“I wanted to do something to help,” he says.
Henry had recently visited CBF’s oyster restoration center in Shady Side,
Maryland, on a school field trip. He and
his classmates learned about the pollution
harming the Chesapeake Bay and the role
that oysters play in filtering the water.
They examined wildlife living amongst
oysters in a submerged oyster cage. They
looked inside the center’s massive setting
tanks, which are used as a nursery for
juvenile oysters for restoration projects.
The experience stuck with him.
“I’d heard from my parents that CBF helps
‘Save the Bay’” he says, “But [that experi-ence] helped me to understand the problems in the Bay and that everyone should
do their part.”
The Bay’s health is especially important to
Henry since he and his family spend summers at a home near Annapolis, Maryland.
“I love going out on a boat and swimming
in the Bay. Just being out here is great,”
Henry’s mother, Jill, was elated by his desire
to make a difference. “We are so proud that
he realized on his own that after all the Bay
gives us, he wanted to give back,” she says,
adding, “It’s been a privilege to be able to
expose Henry and his brother to the wonders of the Chesapeake Bay.”
Henry notes that he’s noticed that the
water appears cleaner this year than it
has previously. It makes him feel good, as
though he’s helping to make things better.
“I hope that everyone can do a small part
to help,” Henry says. “Saving the Bay is not
something that someone can do alone. It’s
a team effort.”
U CBF is grateful to the Daschle and Gimmel
families for their generous support.
DAVID TUCKER/CBF STAFF
A Student Makes a Difference
By Melanie McCarty
Melanie McCarty is CBF’s
Manager. This fall she
celebrates her two-year
anniversary at CBF.
A visit to CBF’s Maryland Oyster Restoration Center inspired this
rising ninth grade student Henry Daschle to support CBF.
Add Up to a Cleaner Bay
Each year, CBF members contribute
$350,000 through workplace giving programs. That’s enough to plant 70,000
trees; or to allow 5,000 students to participate in CBF’s award-winning outdoor field
experiences; or to deploy 7,000 reef balls,
providing habitat for millions of oysters and
Workplace giving is an easy way to help
save the Bay, as your donation is deducted
straight from your paycheck. And if your
employer offers a match, your support will
go even further!
To participate, simply select the Chesapeake
Bay Foundation as your charity of choice
during your employer’s campaign. If CBF is
not included, ask if “write-ins” are permitted.
For more information about supporting
CBF through workplace giving, please contact Marie Morisi at 443/482-2108 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
CBF’s Designation Numbers for
Campaign (CFC) 11325
Maryland Charity Campaign 2431
Campaign: Baltimore City 3866
Commonwealth of Virginia
Employee Combined Appeal 8000-0209
United Way Write-In EIN 52-6065757