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The Michelle Rose Memorial Fund

Published Wednesday April 11, 2018
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-advise... Read More.
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BCF Celebrates $3 million in grants from The Children’s Fresh Air Society Fund

Published Wednesday April 11, 2018
Since 1990, The Children’s Fresh Air Society Fund has provided summer camp experiences to disadvantaged children from Baltimore. This year, the fund celebrates distributing over $3 million to provide “camperships” for thousands of Baltimore City children over the 28 years it has been housed at BCF. Read More.
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Charitable gift annuities can provide income and a charitable legacy

Published Friday March 23, 2018
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.  Read More.
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Endow Maryland: Get a tax credit today. Help Maryland forever

Published Tuesday March 6, 2018
"As residents of Baltimore for 45 years, we have found that it was very important to invest in Baltimore because there is a lot to be done here. Through gifts to the Civic Leadership and the Invest in Baltimore funds at BCF, we’ve been able to use the Endow Maryland tax credit to give more than we otherwise could to help Baltimore." Read More.
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A message from Shanaysha Sauls, BCF President & CEO

Published Tuesday March 6, 2018
"I am utterly convinced that the prospect of what BCF can be is spectacular when we fully embrace the BCF value of being entrepreneurial and we decide on the Baltimore that a child born in 2018 would also choose." Read More.
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Baltimore Beyond Plastic rally at City Hall

Published Wednesday February 7, 2018
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.  Read More.

Upcoming Professional Advisor Events

Published Tuesday January 30, 2018
BCF hosts and sponsors events that you may find to be a valuable resource as you work with your clients as you help them create their charitable giving plans.  Read More.

Jim Jacobs: Maximize giving in a new tax climate

Published Monday January 29, 2018
For most donors, taxes are not the motivation for charitable giving, however, maximizing the deduction can allow increased gifts.  It is important to consult with your financial and tax advisors regarding how to employ tax-saving strategies to further your charitable giving goals. Read More.
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