Meet some of our donors and community partners, and find out about progress in our priority areas of neighborhoods and education.
Has the Thanksgiving holiday inspired you to talk about charitable giving with your family and friends? How about tidying up your financial picture before the end of the tax year? These are the two big topics that, every year, bring people to BCF to find out about donor-advised funds, the go-to giving strategy for year-end.
We want every student in Baltimore to have the opportunity to attend a school that operates at the highest level, delivering the best possible education, led by a strong and effective leader. Defining what that actually means, and how to get there, is the challenge.
Many will join in celebrating the life of Suzanne F. Cohen over the days and weeks to come. Sue was an indomitable force in Baltimore philanthropy, a valued mentor to many, and a fierce advocate for the things she believed in most: art in its many forms, young people from infants to teens, and social justice as an inviolable principle.
As cars approach the O'Donnell Heights Community Center on Gusryan Street on the edge of southeast Baltimore City, they are greeted with a colorful new mural, featuring a heart-shaped globe being held up by many hands.
For more than 60 years, the Baker-King family has gathered each year for a reunion of succeeding generations of cousins and a business meeting of the family charitable foundation. They are grateful to the founders for providing a philanthropic purpose which centers their family.
BCF announces Invest for More: making focused, carefully selected investments into companies, organizations, and funds with the intention of generating a measurable, beneficial social impact in our Baltimore region, as well as a financial return.
Ensuring Baltimore’s children are ready for kindergarten is a crucial goal for BCF, and for our city. After identifying Judy Centers an intervention that delivered results, a small group of very generous donors enabled us to open eight additional Judy Centers in Baltimore City. Now, new kindergarten readiness results from across Maryland are showing that strategy has been effective – and school principals around Baltimore want to replicate Judy Centers in their own schools.
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-advised fund.
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.
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.
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