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Recent News & Press Releases
Published Friday June 30, 2017
The Baltimore Women's Giving Circle will award program and operating grants totaling $440,000 on July 1 to 19 Baltimore area nonprofits that serve low-income women and their families. Grantee projects aim to help these women improve their health, education, self-sufficiency and overall well-being. Read More.
Published Friday June 23, 2017
Sound Advice is a new charitably-minded Q&A series from BCF written by and for professional advisors serving clients in the Baltimore region. This month, Lee Carpenter, Esq., of Semmes, Bowen & Semmes, explains the need for a will, with particular pointers for the LGBT community. Read More.
Published Monday June 19, 2017
Sound Advice is a new charitably-minded Q&A series from BCF written by and for professional advisors serving clients in the Baltimore region. This month, D. Crystal Alford-Cooper, CEO and Owner of Davita Financial, discusses how she talks about philanthropy with her clients. Read More.
Published Wednesday June 7, 2017
In 1890, the Children’s Fresh Air Society was formed, and arranged for 53 chronically-ill children to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine of the Maryland countryside. In the 126 summers since, the group’s generosity has made it possible for thousands of children to experience summer camp. In 1990, the Children’s Fresh Air Society was entrusted to the Baltimore Community Foundation and has since distributed more than $2.9 million to enable Baltimore-area children to attend camps. Read More.
Published Monday June 5, 2017
Dr. James Albrecht is a distinguished scientist who worked at some of the world’s most famous food companies – including Coca-Cola, Nestle, and Baltimore-based McCormick. He has retired from the industry, but his passion for science and the food industry—and sharing it with young people—remains to this day. Read More.
Published Thursday June 1, 2017
Throughout his life, Len Jackson fought for the safety, health and happiness of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered (GLBTQ) youth, particularly in Baltimore. When he died from AIDS in 1996, Len’s friends and family established the Len Jackson Fund for GLBTQ youth memorializing his life and continuing his commitment to GLBTQ youth. Read More.
Published Thursday May 11, 2017
The Baltimore Community Foundation welcomed John Faulkingham, Stan Klinefelter and Lisa Strong into its Professional Advisor Recognition Society during a ceremony May 11. Read More.