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Recent News & Press Releases


How Judy Centers make multigenerational impact in Baltimore

Published Friday October 11, 2019
It’s a Tuesday morning in the gymnasium of Dorothy I. Height Elementary School—a sleek, brick and siding building now in its second year of use—and My Gym is in full swing. Read More.

Checklist: Assets to give to charity

Published Friday September 27, 2019
As an advisor, you’re probably well aware of the types of assets that make great gifts to charity. That may not always be true for clients, who might underestimate the range of assets they can use to support favorite public charities, including, in many cases, funds at BCF.  Read More.

Two tax tools to keep handy

Published Friday September 27, 2019
Charitable gift annuities can be very effective philanthropic planning tools for the right donor. For advisors whose practices aren’t exclusively focused on charitable planning, though, it can be hard to get up to speed quickly on what you need to know. Here is a checklist that can help. Read More.

Gearing up for giving season with a family philanthropy refresher

Published Friday September 27, 2019
Not all members of a single family will see philanthropy in the same way. Here are tips for working with three common points of view within a single donor family. Read More.

Maryland Opera: Keeping an art form relevant in the 21st Century

Published Friday September 13, 2019
When the Baltimore Opera Company shut down, it affected two BCF funds designated to support it.  While the original BOC no longer existed, opera wasn’t gone from Baltimore forever, largely due to James Harp’s efforts. And the two funds at BCF could be used to support opera in Baltimore in accordance with the intentions of the original donors. Read More.

Baltimore Community Foundation selects Laurie Latuda Kinkel to lead grantmaking, communications and strategy work in Baltimore City and County

Published Thursday September 5, 2019
Today, the Baltimore Community Foundation (BCF) announced the hiring of Laurie Latuda Kinkel as vice president of strategy. She will play a vital role in leading and shaping the foundation’s community investment, communications and public policy advocacy.   Read More.

Tools in your back pocket

Published Wednesday August 21, 2019
BCF understands that it sometimes can be hard to know where to start a conversation with a client about charitable planning. As you ask questions about the causes your clients love and how your clients intend to support the community in their estate plans, you’ll need quick access to a few go-to planning tools to inspire the dialogue. To help you do just that, we’ve assembled this list of a few of our favorite planning tools.  Read More.

Checking in with Invest for More

Published Wednesday August 21, 2019
Since its launch in May 2018, BCF’s Invest for More program has focused on investing in local businesses, organizations, and projects that will bring measurable social impact to Baltimore neighborhoods, and provide a financial return within BCF’s investment pool. One year later, the program has committed or invested over $3.5 million toward that goal.  Read More.
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