Greater Lewes Foundation

Horizon advises the 15 endowments and more than 25 charitable funds, each of which has been created to increase philanthropy, leadership and charitable gifts for the greater Lewes region. GLF manages and advises more than 60 charitable funds, most recently creation of the new Lewes Public Library, adjoining trailhead and park areas.

Lewes Public Library

The new Lewes Public Library is now open, following completion of a successful $11.3 million campaign, led by chair Dennis N. Forney, publisher of the Cape Gazette. This new, state-of-the-art 28,500-square-foot facility will serve the greater Lewes area for the next several decades as regional population more than doubles.

Sussex Academy

Following the successful conclusion in 2014 of its Phase 2 campaign ($13.7 million), campaign chair Joseph M. Schell has wrapped up a $20.2 million effort to complete the grounds and facility needed to serve 770 students in grades 6-12 by 2017. This remarkable facility in Georgetown, Delaware has made amazing progress over the past five years and is currently ranked #1 in the state in numerous key categories by the Delaware Department of Education.

Read the  Sussex Academy Case for Support - Phase 2

Fort Miles Historical Association

One of our oldest clients, Horizon continues to work with DNREC and the FMHA board toward the creation of a state-of-the-art WWII military museum at Cape Henlopen State Park. This will be one of just a few in the country located on an actual military site. 

FMHA recently installed their unique “Gun Park,” featuring the massive 16” middle cannon from the USS MISSOURI, under which the Japanese delegation surrendered to General MacArthur on Sept. 2, 1945, ending WWII.   A campaign, supported by a generous Longwood Foundation grant, is now underway to enable the final components of the museum, including an indoor/outdoor events area overlooking the ocean.

Lewes History Museum

The new, long-awaited Lewes History Museum opened its doors July 4, 2017. More than $3 million was raised to create this world class tribute to the “first City in the First State.” A campaign is now underway to complete the Children’s Discovery Center component of the Museum.

 Lewes History Museum Case Statement

Lewes Senior Activity Center

With thousands of retirement-age residents moving to greater Lewes region, our regional Senior Center faced the need to more than double its facility size and programs. They turned to Horizon to create and manage a $1.7 million campaign as well as renovate and construct a newly designed center to serve more than 4,000 members. Bob Backman, owner and general manager of WRDE-TV, is serving as the Center’s campaign chair.