As the former president of the Mercantile Bank in Easton, as well as a former officer in the United States Air Force, Mid-Shore Community Foundation President W.W. “Buck” Duncan is quite comfortable with meeting high standards of performance. And in looking back on the community foundation’s own record in fiscal year 2013, he has good reason to be pleased with the extraordinary distribution of over $2 million in grants to support nonprofit organizations in Kent, Queen Anne’s, Talbot, Caroline and Dorchester Counties. But it would be hard to characterize him as satisfied.
In his interview with the Spy, Buck talks about last year’s successes, particularly in the area of education scholarships for the Mid-Shore’s new generation, but also highlights the foundation’s need to be more impactful in land and water conversation and providing the basic services like housing and food as the region recovers from the recession.
This video is approximately eight minutes in length