Talbot County entrepreneur and philanthropist Amy Haines will deliver the Commencement Address during the Wye River Upper School Commencement Exercises on Tuesday, May 21 in the school’s great room at 316 S. Commerce Street in Centreville, MD.
Well known in the Talbot County community as the owner and manager of the restaurant Out of the Fire in Easton, Haines was invited to offer the annual address by her friend and WRUS Chair Alexa Seip, also a resident of Easton. Seip remarks, “Amy lives and demonstrates her commitment to doing well by doing good. We are pleased that her words to our grads are clearly backed by her deeds and actions.”
With a mission statement that includes an emphasis on quality, locally grown ingredients for the food that is served, and the importance of social and environmental awareness as a business, Haines is expected to encourage the graduates’ ability to carry forward similar values.
Recognized for her service to the community, Haines has received numerous awards for her commitment to the environment through sustainable food choices and to the local economy as an employer of high school students seeking experience in the world of work.
Haines and her husband, Richard Marks, are philanthropists and support a range of Talbot and Queen Anne’s county non-profits, including For All Seasons, The Avalon Foundation and C.A.S.A. of Talbot and Dorchester Counties.
Wye River Upper School is an independent high school serving bright students with learning differences including ADHD, dyslexia and autism spectrum. For more information about the school, visit www.wyeriverupperschool.org or contact Kimberleigh Garcia, Director of Admissions and Communications at 410-758-2922.