Corporate sponsorship, community involvement and educational excellence are all important charitable concerns at Southern Wine & Spirits of Delaware, according to Steven Dick, Executive Vice President, General Manager of Southern Wine & Spirits of Delaware, Maryland, and the District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.). These three operations are divisions of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., the country’s leading wine and spirits distributor.

I. University of Maryland – Taub Transplant Research Fund

In 2013, Southern Wine & Spirits of Maryland is a proud supporter of the Taub Transplant Research Fund, which was recently established at the University of Maryland’s School of Medicine. The Taub Transplant Research Fund was created in memory of David S. Taub, who until his passing in 2012, served as Chairman and CEO of Palm Bay International.

II. Share Our Strength-No Kid Hungry – Maryland Chapter

In 2013, Mr. Dick said that Southern Wine & Spirits of Maryland and its team member are extremely proud to have Southern as a corporate supporter of No Kid Hungry, which brings together governors, mayors, businesses, chefs, federal and state agencies, educators and community leaders to connect children at risk of hunger with food and nutrition programs where they live, learn and play. No Kid Hungry also teaches families how to cook healthy, affordable meals through Cooking Matters® and invests in community organizations that fight hunger. Get involved at Strength.org.

III. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Southern Wine & Spirits of Maryland is proud to support in 2013 the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF). According to the group’s website, the CBF conducts an integrated, inspirational, and comprehensive campaign to empower, encourage, and facilitate citizen pressure on government to meet the vision for the Bay.

IV. Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation/For The Cure – Maryland Chapter

In 2013, Southern Wine & Spirits of Maryland is a proud supporter of the Maryland Chapter of the Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation/For The Cure foundation. The Komen Maryland group is grateful for the opportunities to work with community organizations and individuals who wish to hold a special event fundraiser to help us with our promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever. For more information, please visit: http://www.komenmd.org/site/c.ewJUKaOVJnIcG/b.6749775/k.BF03/Home.htm

II. National Restaurant Association Education Annual Scholarship - Maryland

In 2013, Steven Dick, Executive Vice President, General Manager of Southern Wine & Spirits of Delaware, Maryland, and the District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.), is extremely proud to have Southern be a corporate sponsor of the National Restaurant Association’s Maryland chapter of the non-profit’s Educational Foundation. The 2-year college scholarship program and grants support students pursuing food service hospitality industry studies. For more information, please visit: http://www.nraef.org/Students/Scholarships

III. Share Our Strength-No Kid Hungry – Maryland Chapter

In 2013, Mr. Dick said that Southern Wine & Spirits of Maryland and its team member are extremely proud to have Southern as a corporate supporter of No Kid Hungry, which brings together governors, mayors, businesses, chefs, federal and state agencies, educators and community leaders to connect children at risk of hunger with food and nutrition programs where they live, learn and play. No Kid Hungry also teaches families how to cook healthy, affordable meals through Cooking Matters® and invests in community organizations that fight hunger. Get involved at Strength.org.

IV. Additional Southern Wine & Spirits of Maryland Charitable Giving – 2012-2013

According to Mr. Dick, Southern’s Maryland operation is to provide support to the following charitable and community-based organizations in 2012 and 2013: Sandy Relief Fund; Sarcoma Foundation, Fallston Animal Rescue; St. Stephen Church; Maryland Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign; YMCA of Maryland; Chesapeake, Maryland Hospice Care; and the American Heart Association, Maryland Chapter, among others. Mr. Dick added that he is proud that many Southern team members in Maryland also make individual contributions to time and money to these and other community-based charities.