June 18, 2019

Bildman Joins CSM Foundation Board

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Eileen Bildman of Hollywood is the newest member of the College of Southern Maryland Foundation Board of Directors. She will serve a five-year term.

Ms. Bildman is the director of development and marketing for Airtec Inc., where she works on expansion projects at the St. Mary’s County Regional Airport. For Airtec, she has served as the director of finance and employee relations. She also owns her own design company, Studio 2 Designs, in which she works with commercial and larger residential custom homes.

“Our community is fortunate for the diverse career opportunities available, and the chance to increase one’s knowledge and advance in most positions,” she said. “Having the College of Southern Maryland so close is a true advantage to many single parents and families that do not have the means to send their child away to further their education.”

Ms. Bildman said one of her goals on the foundation board is to help advance the opportunities for students to go beyond an associate’s degree, especially in the medical field. “I feel there are so many areas we can expand, and that would be my goal, to assist in accessing avenues to further one’s education,” she said.

Ms. Bildman is not new to community service. She is on the Calvert Marine Museum Board of Governors as well as the museum society’s board. Members of the board of governors are appointed by the Calvert County commissioners, and they serve in an advisory role to the museum’s senior staff and to the county commissioners. The members of the board of governors also serve as the board of directors for the Calvert Marine Museum Society. Ms. Bildman heads the museum’s main fundraising event, the Bugeye Ball.

For seven years, she served on the St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation Board, helping raise money for the hospital’s educational fund and co-chairing the board’s fundraising gala for six years. She was involved in instituting a Daisy Award program at the hospital to honor outstanding nurses and helped choose student scholarship recipients.

At the request of the St. Mary’s County sheriff, Bildman became a member of the St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Advisory Board, helping to raise awareness in the community of activities for children at risk. She worked with detectives on the Shop with a Cop and summer camp programs. During that time, she created a memorial for victims of homicide in St. Mary’s County. The annual memorial is held in the fall, bringing together families who have suffered the loss of a loved one by the hand of another person. The Silent Angel Memorial Foundation has been able to donate annually to the sheriff’s office programs for children and the criminal justice program at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center in Leonardtown.

Also serving on the CSM Foundation are Rané Franklin as chair, 1987 alum Christine Rush as immediate past chair; Nancy Hempstead as first vice chair, Kimberly Rosenfield as second vice chair, Theodore “Ted” L. Harwood II as trustee representative, 1969 alum Linda Cox, 1979 alum James Di Misa, 2005 alum Leah Estevez, 2000 alum Ruth Ann Ferrell, David Hruda, Alland “Al” Leandre, 1975 alum Reuben F. “Jay” Lilly, Micheline Lopez-Estrada, Brenda Lowe, Vickie Kite Milburn, Dixie Miller, 1997 alum Lisa Oliver, Dr. Stephen Peters, Robert V. Price Jr., Gregory S. “Trey” Proctor III, Thomas Quattlebaum, Dr. Ila Shah, Bernadette “Birdie” Shannon, Harry Shasho, Gary Simpson, Stacy Trimble, and Jennifer Wamsley. CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried serves as foundation secretary-treasurer and CSM Vice President of Advancement Michelle Goodwin serves as executive director.

Since 1970, the CSM Foundation has served as the fundraising arm of CSM. The foundation serves the community and students by providing educational opportunities and services. During the past five years, the foundation has raised $2.8 million in scholarship and program funds. The CSM Foundation has launched a transformative three-year outreach and fundraising effort that will culminate in 2018 with the college’s 60th anniversary. “Make Your Impact: Invest Today to Transform Tomorrow” addresses access, affordability and achievement by ensuring that degree programs and career training are available to everyone through scholarships, that high-caliber programs, facilities, and technology are accessible, and that strategic partnerships and innovation are created and sustained in the community.

For information on the foundation, visit its website.

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