Meet some of our donors and community partners, and find out about progress in our priority areas of neighborhoods and education.


A caring spirit

“I’ve always had a social conscience and a social consciousness. I grew up in the city and cared about my surroundings from the time I was a child. The Women’s Giving Circle is a perfect place for me to utilize my interests, my knowledge, and my skills on behalf of disadvantaged women and children,” says Ann Kahan.


Shaping the future of Baltimore

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.” 


Strategic vision

"BCF is the most likely catalyst for community dialogue and change and we decided to commit ourselves to its efforts," says Josh Fidler. 


Charitable planning: A family matter

“We’d always heard about BCF, but our financial advisor connected the dots for us. We gave charitable gifts every year but in a haphazard way. He suggested setting up a family fund, partly to be more organized and thoughtful about our giving but also to use some inherited stock to benefit the community.” 


Charitable gift annuities benefit donors now, Baltimore’s children forever

“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.” 


Charitable gift annuities benefit donors now, Baltimore forever

"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.”  


Sharon and Bill Reuter: Bringing community and generosity together through giving

What makes Sharon and Bill Reuter love living in Ridgley’s Delight? Its the sense of community and generosity they have felt since they relocated to Baltimore 30 years ago from New York to work as designers in the magazine industry. 

Dr. James Albrecht: Laser focused on sharing knowledge and expertise

Dr. James Albrecht is a distinguished scientist who worked at some of the world’s most famous food companies – including Coca-Cola, Nestle, and Baltimore-based McCormick. He has retired from the industry, but his passion for science and the food industry—and sharing it with young people—remains to this day. 


Tom and Nancy Brandt: Embracing Baltimore

Tom and Nancy Brandt chose BCF for a straightforward reason: Baltimore is the place he and Nancy love. And while their zip code puts them in the Millersville area, they still consider Baltimore home.

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