Shepherdstown Shares was originally formed by the Shepherdstown Visitors Center, the Shepherdstown Community Club, and the Shepherdstown Lions Club to feed federal employees and contractors and Shepherdstown service workers during the government shutdown of 2018-19.
In February of 2020, it was clear that COVID-19 was going to be more dangerous and less predictable than the shutdown, and that it would last much longer. As individuals, we came back together and widened our circle to include more of the generous, creative, and hard-working people of our area. Shepherdstown Shares is now a West Viriginia non-profit corporation and we have applied for 501(c)(3) designation with the IRS.
President: Marianne Davis is the former Director of the Shepherdstown Visitors Center before which she was retired, bored, and unpleasant. After 31 years, she retired from BofA Securities (then, Bank of America Merrill Lynch) where she served as Managing Director of U.S. Government Securities Trading. Marianne coordinates volunteers for
Vice President: Kerry Preble Godfrey manages the Food Support Programs for Shepherdstown Shares. She is a founding member of Shares, as well as
a board member of Caring Cupboard. She and her children are active in other civic and charitable organizations.
Secretary: Annie Wisecarver is a local artist, pet sitter and tour guide. She has worked, raised her family, and been involved in community outreach in the Eastern Panhandle of WV for over 25 years. Annie coordinates the Work for Workers Programs for Shepherdstown Shares.
Treasurer: Michael Sholl handles financial management and oversight for Shepherdstown Shares. He is the Zone Chair of the Lions Club and is a founding member of Shepherdstown Shares. He is the financial analyst
for Jefferson Security Bank.
Board Member: James Gatz has broad experience in policy development in the areas of community and economic development and services for needy families and children. Authority.
Board Member: Jan Hafer manages Clothing Programs for Shepherdstown Shares and is the liaison with the Ministerial Association and other groups. She is a former Director and President of the Board of the Shepherdstown Visitors Center and is co-owner of Evolve Shepherdstown. Dr. Hafer is a former professor of education at Gallaudet University.
Board Member: Mark Kohut runs the Books Program for
Shepherdstown Shares and acts as our liaison with several other local
non-profits and the JeffersonCounty Health Department. He came to Shepherdstown after a long career in publishing in New York and
has been an activist since his arrival.
Shepherdstown Shares exists to respond to any crisis that threatens the
lives, vitality, and prosperity of the Shepherdstown community.
Within the limits of our resources, we serve anyone in the zip code.