Magi Fund

The Magi Fund is a financial and artistic vehicle uniting the community in a common effort for the benefit of the Joseph House Center and the Christian Shelter, two nonprofit agencies meeting critical needs of the Lower Shore's least fortunate.

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Executive Director: Bonnie N. Luna
Counties Served: Somerset
Phone Number: 443-736-4742
Mission Category: Homelessness
The Magi Fund, Inc. was founded in September 1994 by Bonnie Luna for the sole purpose of raising funds for the Joseph House Center and Christian Shelter. A small group of individuals from the community formed a steering committee to oversee the Magi Fund.  The committee is all-volunteer and conducts its affairs and activities for God's glory.
To involve the community-at-large in its fundraising efforts, the Magi Fund has held the Magi Choral Festival since 1994. That first year it involved approximately 350 persons from throughout the region:  elementary, secondary and college students; the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra; individuals from various choral groups, choirs and churches; and persons who just wanted to sing.  The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore provided a $1,500 grant to launch what has now turned into an annual event that raises approximately  $50,000 a year for the two charities.

During the twenty-four years that the Magi Fund has been in existence, it has raised well over $1,000,000 in cash for its two beneficiaries.  The Magi Fund continues to operate today to raise funds for the two charities it contends are "doing the most for those with the least."
The fundraising goal of The Magi Fund is to support and serve two charitable organizations: the Christian Shelter and the Joseph House Center which are available to all without regard for age, sex, race or religion. These organizations exist to meet the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of the homeless through a Christ-centered, home-like atmosphere, and offering temporary housing, food and clothing to individuals and families.