Create a Legacy

How do you want to be remembered?

Through BCF, you can support the causes you care about for generations to come. Whether it's a fund for Baltimore that will help BCF address the changing needs of Baltimore, a field of interest fund that carries on your passion for education, the arts or another field, or a specific philanthropic purpose you have in mind, BCF provides a home for your permanent legacy.

Explore options for planned gifts, including gifts that provide income for life, and see instant, personalized illustrations of benefits.




A Philanthropic Family Helps the City They Love

"We now have a plan that will continue to involve our family in the well-being of the city we love.” 


Sharing life's blessings

“Money is a means to an end,” observed George McManus Jr. shortly before he died in November 2013. “If you are blessed with more than you need, then you should share it with your fellow man.”


Expressing love through generosity

Carl Wagner and his wife Emma Belle loved Baltimore


Four generations—and sale of lemonade—benefit Baltimore

Four generations of S.H. Shriver Jr. family philantropy


George W. McManus, Jr. legacy fulfills lifelong promise to give back

Lawyer and BCF donor leaves Baltimore legacy


Clementine Peterson: a modern-day philanthropist remembered

Baltimore arts patron and philanthropist remembered through her permanent charitable funds


Planning forward by giving back

The story of the Richard and Lois Hug Family Fund


Good works from a hard life

The story of Zabelle Howard Beard's BCF funds


BCF Legacy Society Luncheon toasts members’ generosity

Members lunched then toured the famed Silber garden


My Legacy: Catherine Boyan

"Even though I’ve lived in Vermont for 11 years, Baltimore is my first love."


Mary Loker: One Fund Links Three Generations

Mary Loker created the endowed, donor-advised Tom and Kaki Guidera Family Fund in honor of her parents. She and her son Christopher and daughter Alison all serve as advisors, making the fund a multigenerational legacy.


Building to last: Creating a philanthropic legacy for Baltimore

“Our involvement with BCF has convinced us of the strength of the organization and its dedication to respond to the needs of Baltimore, which will change over time. With the expertise of BCF, resources will be invested wisely and leveraged to greatest effect.”


Sharon and Bill Reuter: Bringing community and generosity together through giving

What makes Sharon and Bill Reuter love living in Ridgley’s Delight? Its the sense of community and generosity they have felt since they relocated to Baltimore 30 years ago from New York to work as designers in the magazine industry. 


Charitable gift annuities benefit donors now, Baltimore’s children forever

“When my husband Sidney and I thought about charity, it wasn’t whether or not we should give, but how, when, to whom, and how much.” 


A caring spirit

“I’ve always had a social conscience and a social consciousness. I grew up in the city and cared about my surroundings from the time I was a child. The Women’s Giving Circle is a perfect place for me to utilize my interests, my knowledge, and my skills on behalf of disadvantaged women and children,” says Ann Kahan.

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