Sailboat Race Raises Thousands For Homeless Shelter In Annapolis


The Annapolis Light House announced this month that EWE Spirit Foundation donated $10,000 to the homeless shelter after a sailboat race fundraiser. The Light House shelter is pictured above. (Jacob Baumgart/Patch)

Press release from Light House A Homeless Prevention Support Center:

July 2023

Thank you to the EWE Spirit Foundation for supporting The Light House through their EWE Spirit Cup! This Annual Sailing Club of the Chesapeake Spring Race is held each year to honor the legacy of Geoff Ewenson.

For months leading up to this event, EWE encouraged all their sailors and friends to raise funds in order to make a positive impact on our community. Their amazing efforts raised over $35,000 dollars for local nonprofits and we are honored that they chose The Light House as one of their beneficiaries.

After the race, EWE hosted a “Vans and Stepping Out shirts” party at Horn Point Marina as a tribute to Geoff’s favorite attire. At this after party, EWE presented a $10,000 donation to The Light House which was accepted by our very own Light House Major Gifts Officer, Mary Howser. This generous and thoughtful funding will go directly to our programs and services that provide homelessness prevention and support to our most vulnerable neighbors. We are deeply grateful to the EWE Spirit Foundation for their continued support as we work together to build a stronger community!
The EWE Spirit Foundation’s mission is to honor the legacy of Geoff Ewenson by helping those facing immediate hardship bridge financial and social support gaps through mentorship, outreach and financial assistance, thus creating a kind world where everyone has the resources and opportunity to live with dignity, hope and joy.

To learn more about the EWE Spirit Foundation and the EWE Spirit Cup visit

This press release was produced by Light House A Homeless Prevention Support Center. The views expressed here are the author’s own.

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