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A few months after her sister Michelle Rose's death, Yvette Monachino-Wolfe decided that she wanted to honor her sister’s memory and raise awareness for those who shared Michelle's struggle. Her research led her to community foundations, which help donors build charitable funds that can support causes they care about forever. And because Yvette and her husband Will recently moved to the Baltimore area, she contacted BCF to help her create the Michelle Rose Memorial Fund, an endowed donor-advised fund.
Margot Shriver has a history of giving to BCF. When she wanted to give appreciated stock, she worked with BCF to set up a charitable gift annuity that would provide her income and leave a charitable legacy that her daughters could carry out.
Nearly 200 students from a dozen Baltimore City schools converged at City Hall on February 6 for a rally to support legislation that would ban polystyrene food containers within Baltimore.
“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.
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.”
"BCF is the most likely catalyst for community dialogue and change and we decided to commit ourselves to its efforts," says Josh Fidler.
“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.”
“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.”
"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.”
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