Establishing a charitable fund at BCF is an easy and effective way to carry out your philanthropy. All that’s necessary is a simple fund agreement and your gift to open the fund. Most funds may be opened with a minimum gift of $10,000; to endow a new scholarship the minimum is $100,000. Your fund may be created with a current gift, or by bequest or through a planned gift.
I chose to work with BCF because they were doing great things for Baltimore.
Arthur W. Elder II Scholarship Fund, established 2011
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BCF’s action agenda organizes grants, initiatives and advocacy around a vision of a Baltimore with a growing economy, where all have the opportunity to thrive. You can support our entire action agenda with a gift to the Invest in Baltimore Fund or by endowing a fund for Baltimore at BCF. Your fund for Baltimore will be used now and for generations to come to address Baltimore's most pressing needs.
We trust that BCF will use the funds in future years to serve citizens or causes that are most in need…
Tom and Jeanne Gildee
The Jeanne and Tom Gildee Endowment for Baltimore, established 2011
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Gifts to BCF's Civic Leadership Fund support the annual operating costs of BCF's leadership activities: convening partners from the public, private and nonprofit sectors to move important efforts forward, advocating on critical issues, and--when the time is right--incubating and hosting great new ideas for Baltimore.
Our gifts to the civic leadership fund are our endorsement of BCF’s work as a whole.
Ed and Ellen Bernard
Gifts to the Civic Leadership Fund
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How do you want to be remembered? Through BCF, you can support the causes you care about for generations to come. Whether it's a fund for Baltimore that will help BCF address the changing needs of Baltimore, a field of interest fund that carries on your passion for education, the arts or another field, or a specific philanthropic purpose you have in mind, BCF provides a home for your permanent legacy.
You’ve got to trust somebody, somewhere, sometime, and we decided to trust the judgment of BCF.
Emma Belle & Carl Wagner
Emma Belle and Carl Wagner Fund, established 2008
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