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Donor-advised funds: A solution for streamlining your charitable giving

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. 

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Parsing School Effectiveness and Leadership

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.

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Sound Advice with Susan Hovanec

We live in an era of apps. Apps keep track of what we do and want to do in our daily lives. It’s gotten to the point where you can wear a mini-Mayo Clinic on your wrist. And yet, there’s no app to assist with charitable giving – determine the best uses for your donation, or measure its impact on the community. There’s no app for finding your personal passion for philanthropy.

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IN MEMORIAM: Suzanne F. Cohen

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.

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2018 Fall BCF Edge

Read our Fall 2018 edition of the BCF Edge Newsletter 

A tip from Amy Florian on Multigenerational Planning

Weren't able to attend BCF's Multi-Generational Planning Seminar featuring Amy Florian? Here's a tip from  Amy tips on how you can connect with the next generation of clients. You can also find a list of resources she shared during the seminar below. 

School Leadership

How do strong school leaders affect academic achievement? We discuss that with Roxanne Forr, Baltimore City Schools Director of Principal Leadership Development and Marc Martin, principal of the Commodore John Rodgers School.  

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Neighbors united to create this mural in diverse O'Donnell Heights

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. 

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