DOVER, DE — The Delaware Community Foundation opened a new Kent County office last week on West Loockerman Street in Dover, formalizing work to increase the Foundation’s presence and outreach in central Delaware.
With the addition of the Dover office, the DCF now has locations in each Delaware county. The DCF headquarters is in downtown Wilmington, and the Sussex County office is on The Circle in Georgetown.
The DCF is opening the new Kent County office in partnership with the CenDel Foundation, a DCF fund that focuses on developing lasting charitable funds to benefit Central Delaware. The office will be staffed by a new DCF senior vice president for central Delaware, and a part-time administrative assistant funded by CenDel.
Even before establishing the new office, the DCF has had an active role in Kent County, receiving guidance from the Kent County Advisory Committee, engaging high school students in philanthropy through the Kent County Youth Philanthropy Board, and working closely with dozens of generous fundholders and important nonprofit organizations throughout the county.
“The new office will enable us to develop a more thorough understanding of the needs that exist in Kent County,” DCF President and CEO Fred Sears said. “The better we understand those needs, the better we will be at identifying resources to meet those needs.”