Drew McMullen, a co-founder and president of the Sultana Projects, has been one of the strongest advocates within the organization to fight off “mission creep” for the sixteen year educational institution. Tempted, as so many nonprofits are these days, to stray from their traditional roots in the ongoing chase for philanthropic support, Sultana has religiously stayed the course in sticking with what they know best – teaching kids about the treasures and environmental challenges of the Chesapeake Bay.
So it was interesting that McMullen and the Board of the Sultana, conservative stewards of the organization’s mission, have made a major decision to double their educational programs and expand their physical footprint in downtown Chestertown to the tune of $3 million dollars.
In his interview with the Spy, Drew talks of the rationale for building an educational center with the first platinum LEED classification for the Eastern Shore, as well as Sultana’s role in keeping Chestertown vibrant in the years to come.
The video is approximately ten minutes in length