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Cape Gazette Delaware Fred C. Sears II has dent and CEO of the D Community Foundatio CAPE LIFE FRIDAY, MAY 29 - MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2015 61 :ommunjty Foundation president nd plans to retire n p esi- Gov. Jack Markell. Way of Delaware. elaware Searshasbeenamemberof e He is a member of the Dela- n sinceboard of directors of more than ware Anti-Hunger Coalition, Community Award; State Farm Insurance Good Neighbor Ujima Non-Profit Leadership Award; Junior Chamber of Commerce Young Man of the Year Award in 1977, and the Marvin Gilman Su- December 2002. He r cently announced his plans to i etire ef- fective Dec. 31. Through his work With the foundation, he encourages individuals, businesses orga- nizations to engage in lo ag-term charitable giving to improve the 'statewide community, in the future. Sears has served a, munity leader in the Wilmington area and ganizations serving r throughout Delaware 45 years. Prior to taking on th ship of the Delaware Co Foundation, Sears had career in banking, mosl as president of Commel Delaware. Early in his Wilmington and direct Port of Wilmington. He was elected to C] cil from 1976 through has continued to be p active by serving on tl tion team for Mayor Ja ow and a com- greater dth or- sidents or over leader- llTlunity 38-year :ecently e Bank/ 9anking career, Sears took tirr out to serve as finance direct( and di- rector of commerce ofd City of r of the Coun- -)84 and litically transi- les Sills, co-chairing transition qams for Gov. Ruth Ann Minner nd New Castle County ExecutiVe Chris Coons, and chairing budget and finance subcommittee for II 40 community nonprofit orga- Delaware Business Roundtable, Goldey-Beacom College Ethics nizations. He currently serves as State of Delaware Council for in Business Award; Goldey-Bea- chairman of the Wilmington Eco- Development and the Wilming- corn College Honorary Doctor of nomic and Financial Advisory ton Rotary Club. Sears has also Business Administration; NCC] Council and advisor to TD Bank. served as chairman for numerous Annual Award; Association of He is a director of Christiana golf tournaments and other fund- Fundraising Professionals Life- Care Medical Center, Delaware raising activities for more than 25 time Achievement in Philanthropy' Association of Nonprofit Agen- different nonprofit organizations Award; Opportunity Center Inc. cies, Delaware State Chamber throughout Delaware. Founders Award; Wilmington of Commerce, Diamond State Sears has been honored byRotary Club Distinguished Port Corporation, Leadership several organizations for his Service Award; United Negro Delaware, Delaware Grantmak- business and community leader- College Fund Distinguished Ser- ers' Association, Fraunhofer USA ship, including the Destiny CDC vice Award; the Wilmington Delaware, Rodel Foundation of Delaware, the Wilmington Hous- ing Partnership and the United Fred Sears II Briefly )) Lewes Amateur g dio to meet J ne 3 Society The Lewes Amateg Radio Society will hold its monthly meeting and luncheon I at noon Wednesday, The Greene Turtle S and Grills, Villages ofF 17388 North Village/ 21, Lewes. Handheld be tuned to the LARS 147.330 MHz.χ PL Tone . ginning ne 3, at )rts Bar e Points, fin Unit tios will repeater 56.7 Hz. and 146.52 MHz. simplex for anyone who may neefl direc- tions. Visitors are wel attend. For more inf'( call Richard Drevo, 302-645-5664 Amateur radio lic class set June 6 a The Sussex County Radio Emergency Se] offer a technician ama license class from 8 p.m., Saturday, June 6, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Sund at Sussex Technical Hi on Route 9 west of Ge • The class is open to the terested in obtaining a .'ome to mation, GNQ at .,nse 7 kmateur ,ice will ,,ur radio .m. to 4 nd from y, June 7, School :getown. mblic in- amateur radio ("ham") license. Attendees must purchase a study guide prior to the class. Sund a ,'s class ends with administration of the FCC amateur radio licel se exam. No fee is charged, but here is a suggested donation of $20 to cov- er expenses. This is a great way to get into the hbbby of amateur radio by reading a study guide in advance spending a weekend with expert instruction including the FCC exam. Past classes have had a 94 percent passing rate. For more information or to register contact Dell Palmer, K3AXR at k3axr@arrl.net or 410-208-3328. perstars in Business Award. The Delmarva Council, Boy Scouts of America, named Sears its first Citizen of the Year in June 2005. Sears is a Delaware native who has always lived in the Wilming- ton area. He has undergraduate and graduate degrees in business ad- ministration from the University of Delaware. Sears and his wife, ]oAnn, are the parents of two adult sons, Graham and Jason. 91sT,ANNIVERSARY 1924- 2015 I FINE FURNITURE 6 East Church St., Selbyville, DE 19975 302 • 436 • 8205 27 Baltimore Avenue Rehoboth Beach DE 19971 302 • 227 • 3780 Baker • Hickory Chair ° Century • Lee • Lexington Vanguard ° The Ralph Lauren Home Collection I)es&n Services A vailable INTERIORS 2015 • May 28 31 • June 2528 • July 2326 • August 27230 • September 24 27 • October 2225 • November I%22 • December 1720 Also available by appointment