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Recent News & Press Releases


Donor-advised funds: A solution for streamlining your charitable giving

Published Friday November 30, 2018
Has the Thanksgiving holiday inspired you to talk about charitable giving with your family and friends? How about tidying up your financial picture before the end of the tax year? These are the two big topics that, every year, bring people to BCF to find out about donor-advised funds, the go-to giving strategy for year-end.  Read More.

Sound Advice with Susan Hovanec

Published Monday November 26, 2018
We live in an era of apps. Apps keep track of what we do and want to do in our daily lives. It’s gotten to the point where you can wear a mini-Mayo Clinic on your wrist. And yet, there’s no app to assist with charitable giving – determine the best uses for your donation, or measure its impact on the community. There’s no app for finding your personal passion for philanthropy. Read More.

IN MEMORIAM: Suzanne F. Cohen

Published Tuesday November 20, 2018
Many will join in celebrating the life of Suzanne F. Cohen over the days and weeks to come. Sue was an indomitable force in Baltimore philanthropy, a valued mentor to many, and a fierce advocate for the things she believed in most: art in its many forms, young people from infants to teens, and social justice as an inviolable principle. Read More.

A tip from Amy Florian on Multigenerational Planning

Published Wednesday October 24, 2018
Weren't able to attend BCF's Multi-Generational Planning Seminar featuring Amy Florian? Here's a tip from  Amy tips on how you can connect with the next generation of clients. You can also find a list of resources she shared during the seminar below.  Read More.

Neighbors united to create this mural in diverse O'Donnell Heights

Published Tuesday October 16, 2018
As cars approach the O'Donnell Heights Community Center on Gusryan Street on the edge of southeast Baltimore City, they are greeted with a colorful new mural, featuring a heart-shaped globe being held up by many hands.  Read More.

Neighborhood Grants Program readers talk 2018-19 grants

Published Tuesday October 16, 2018
Volunteer grant readers joined BCF staff to review grants for the Neighborhood Grants Progam on October 12.  Read More.

The John Shields Culinary Arts Internship & Scholarship Fund unveiled at the 20th Anniversary of Gertrude’s

Published Thursday October 4, 2018
The John Shields Culinary Arts Internship and Scholarship Fund will celebrate Shields’ legacy and commitment to the Baltimore community by providing an avenue for promising young adults to pursue a career in culinary or hospitality management. Read More.

A conversation on donor advised funds with Shanaysha Sauls

Published Tuesday September 25, 2018
Recently, Shanaysha Sauls, BCF President & CEO, sat down with Robert Waldman, a partner at Venable LLP and a member of BCF's Professional Advisor Recognition Society, to talk in detail about the advantages of donor-advised funds. Read More.
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