Annapolis, MD—6/1/22—Today the EWE Spirit Foundation’s board of directors named Claire Ward its first director of operations. Ward has been an invaluable member of the foundation’s team since she joined it in August 2021. Serendipitously, she was referred to EWE Spirit by a college friend of professional sailor Geoff Ewenson, the foundation’s namesake. She’d worked her way up from the shipping department to the marketing department at Annapolis Performance Sailing and was looking for a new position where she could make a meaningful difference in people’s lives. A lifelong sailor, sailing instructor and devoted mother of an infant, she was the perfect fit for the rapidly growing foundation.
In the months that followed, Claire took responsibility for coordinating the foundation’s communications, revamping its website, distributing EWE Spirit gear to supporters in a timely manner, organizing multiple successful fundraising initiatives, managing the donor database, and overseeing inventory.
“Claire has such a positive, can-do attitude,” says the foundation’s president, Mary Ewenson.
“The ideas and initiatives she’s brought to EWE Spirit have helped us serve our community with skill and compassion, just the way Geoff did. Her easy laughs and smiles make her a ton of fun to work with too. We look forward to seeing the foundation continue to thrive under her attentive, enthusiastic management.”
“It has been a privilege to work for the EWE Spirit Foundation over the last year,” says Ward. “I am delighted to take on this role and continue to spread Geoff's spirit as we grow the foundation, making meaningful differences in lives across the country.”