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Recent News & Press Releases
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.
Published Wednesday April 26, 2017
Leverette joined BCF in 2013 as a donor services officer and in 2015 became the director of Campaign for BCF and Baltimore, the most successful fundraising campaign in the organization's 44-year history. Read More.
Published Monday April 24, 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, Stanley Klinefelter talks about whether and how charitable giving can impact residency status. Read More.
Published Tuesday April 11, 2017
“Natural” leaders do not spring fully formed into their roles. Even the most naturally gifted leaders must hone their skills and apply them effectively. Read More.
Published Monday March 27, 2017
Under Wilcox’s leadership the Community Foundation’s grantmaking has grown from an average of $5 million per year in the 90s to more than $25 million annually. BCF has recently completed a successful campaign that will increase its endowment from $30 million in 2000 to more than $160 million. Read More.