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Kirwan Commission advocacy: What you need to know

Published Tuesday October 10, 2017
In the coming weeks, we will announce the appointment of an advocacy coordinator who will be responsible for mobilizing diverse stakeholders – including BCF’s donors, trustees, volunteers, and partners – in support of adequate education funding for our public schools and equitable education opportunities for our students.  Read More.
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Shaping the future of Baltimore

Published Wednesday September 13, 2017
BCF trustee and Baltimore attorney Stu Simms and his wife Candace have long supported BCF’s Civic Leadership Fund, which, he says, strives to make Baltimore a “competitive, first-class community.”  Read More.
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How to be the best advisor at your client’s worst time

Published Tuesday August 22, 2017
BCF is excited to announce that Amy Florian, a thanatologist (expert in grief and death) will be returning to Baltimore in 2018 to speak with the community of professional advisors on Oct. 18, 2018. Read More.

Back to school in 2017: BCF helps donors provide scholarships to area students

Published Wednesday August 9, 2017
It’s almost time for courses to start at colleges and universities across the nation. This year, as it has for decades, BCF helped donors provide scholarships to area students going to college. This year, 10 scholarship funds offered scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $80,000 to individual students from high schools in the Baltimore region. Read More.
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Charitable gift annuities benefit donors now, Baltimore’s children forever

Published Tuesday August 8, 2017
“When my husband Sidney and I thought about charity, it wasn’t whether or not we should give, but how, when, to whom, and how much.”  Read More.

All Eyes on Kirwan Commission Report in December

Published Tuesday August 8, 2017
Maryland’s Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education—chaired by Dr. Brit Kirwan and known to many as the Kirwan Commission—will deliver its final report to Governor Larry Hogan and the Maryland General Assembly in December. BCF is closely following the commission's work and will be advocating that the report's recommendations be implemented to help Baltimore City students.  Read More.
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Charitable gift annuities benefit donors now, Baltimore forever

Published Wednesday July 26, 2017
"We felt this was the right choice for us—giving to the charity of our choice, receiving an income for life, and receiving a charitable tax deduction at the time the annuity was established, all in full compliance with federal tax law.”   Read More.

3 things your clients should know when they create their charitable plan

Published Monday July 24, 2017
Over the years, BCF has gained insight from the thousands of donors and donor-advised fund holders we’ve had the pleasure of working with to achieve their charitable goals. We'd like to share a few tips with you that we have found very helpful to donors who are in the process of completing a charitable giving plan.  Read More.
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