The How-tos of Giving

Decorative tiles at the Stadium Place Playground BCF can accept a wide variety of assets as gifts; instructions for the most commons ways of giving are below.

Interested in exploring creative options for giving? Read about gifts of life insurance, retirement assets, and more in the Create a Legacy section.

Stock Transfer

  1. Direct your stock transfers to:
    Wilmington Trust
    DTC #990
    Account Number 1014867
    Baltimore Community Foundation Gift Account
    Attn: Elisabeth Hudgens (410) 545-2776
    Please include the name of the donor
  2. Please notify BCF that the stock transfer has been requested and provide the name of the security and the number of shares transferred.
  3. If you have any further questions, please contact Donor Services at (410) 332-4171 or email us.


Please make your check payable to Baltimore Community Foundation, and note the name of the fund you are donating to in the memo line. Mail your check to:

Baltimore Community Foundation
2 East Read St., 9th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202

Wire Transfer

For wire transfer instructions, please contact John Muchai by phone: (410) 332-4172 ext. 113, or by e-mail.


It's easy to include BCF in your will -- click here for sample bequest language.

Gifts with Life Income

There are many ways to make a planned gift, some offering life income. Visit the interactive Create a Legacy pages of our website to explore charitable gift annuities, remainder trusts, lead trusts and more.

Youngsters in Patterson Park get a workout in the neighborhood’s youth soccer league.
One Step Up scholars Sherrone Ricks and Jeane’ Baker celebrate with donors Jonnie-Kay McLean and Norman Morrison.
A Baltimore City student soaks up the sun at North Bay Adventure Camp.
Enjoying the lake at Druid Hill Park. Photo by Middleton Evans.
Dreams do come true: Our Playground at Stadium Place, rebuilt by determined volunteers and generous donors after the original was destroyed by arson. The work was supported by a fund at BCF. 

BCF’s efforts through the Diversity Path will work to rebuild Baltimore’s black middle class.

Baltimore’s vibrant arts and cultural scene boasts innovative projects like the Contemporary Museum’s Mobtown Modern Music Series, which combines classical instruments, jarring visual components and DJ-style electronics into informal performances of works by modern composers. Photo by Robert McIver Photography.
Cyclists atop Federal Hill take in views of the city skyline and bustling Inner Harbor. Photo by Middleton Evans.
Collecting butterflies in the field for a nature study.
In the spring of 2009, an army of dedicated volunteers worked to rebuild Our Playground at Stadium Place, which had been destroyed by arson in September 2008. Photo by Kristine Buls.
Enjoying one of the simple pleasures of summer at a neighborhood camp.
BCF’s Human Services Path emphasizes health, aging, and family economic security.
Neighbors team up to beautify and reclaim a vacant lot.
Most Middle Grades Partnership scholars qualify for the city’s competitive high schools.
Rapid and reliable public transportation for our region is a central goal of the Central Maryland Transportation Alliance, a fund of BCF. Photo by P.A. Greene.
Children beat the heat in the waters of the Walter Sondheim Fountain at the Inner Harbor. Contributions to construct the memorial were collected through a special project fund at BCF. Photo by Will Kirk, courtesy of Homewood Photography.
Students at Great Kids Farm learn about local food production, from “seed to fork.”
Baltimore’s successful One Plus One recycling program has engaged residents in making the city cleaner and greener.
Baltimore City students and farm manager Greg Strella (far right) with the summer harvest at Great Kids Farm.
Students at Baltimore’s Friendship Academy of Engineering and Technology, one of many public charter schools helping to transform public education in our city. Photo by Stephen Jones, courtesy of Baltimore City Public Schools.
BCF’s Promoting Baltimore Path works to ensure that Baltimore continues to retain and attract citizens and businesses.
Experience-Corps Baltimore places older adult volunteers in struggling city elementary schools to serve as classroom aides, mentors, and tutors. Photograph by Michael Ciesielski, courtesy of Greater Homewood Community Corporation, Inc.


Tedd is portfolio manager, managing member and founder of Credo Capital Management. 

Prior to founding Credo, he was vice president and portfolio manager/analyst at Brown Capital Management where he co-managed over $2.5 billion in institutional assets as a member of the large/mid cap investment team. 

As a sell-side analyst at Alex, Brown & Sons, and Legg Mason, Tedd conducted research on large, mid and small cap companies. Prior to that, he was an investment banking associate at E.F. Hutton.

He holds a BA in computer science from Morehouse College and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.


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