Baltimore Community Foundation adds two new trustees and welcomes new chair to its board

May 12, 2016

(Baltimore, MD, 5/9/2016)—The Baltimore Community Foundation Board of Trustees has elected Guy E. Flynn and Matthew D. Gallagher to its board of trustees and named Laura L. Gamble board chair.

Laura L. Gamble, Regional President Greater Maryland at PNC Bank, succeeds Raymond L. Bank, who has been named trustee emeritus. Gamble, a BCF trustee since 2007, has over two decades of experience in banking. She spent seven years as president at Bank of America, Maryland, where she led the bank’s leadership team in Maryland. She also has been a partner in several startups in the Baltimore area. She has a long history of civic and philanthropic involvement in the region, serves on boards for Sheppard Pratt Health System, Ready at Five, University of Maryland Medical System, Central Maryland Transportation Alliance, Mercy Health System and the Greater Baltimore Committee.

“Serving as board chair of BCF has been a great honor,” said Ray Bank. “All of us who care about the future of Baltimore are grateful for the talented BCF team, dedicated trustees, and generous donors for their commitment. The work of BCF in our community is more important than ever, and the ongoing focus on education, neighborhoods, and advocacy is crucial to our mission. BCF is fortunate, indeed, to have Laura Gamble lead BCF as our new board chair. Laura brings exceptional experience, insight, and energy as a community and business leader in her new role.”

Laura Gamble said, “It is my honor to be the chair of BCF’s engaged board of trustees. This organization is fortunate to have such a strong group of business people and non-profit leaders working together to make the region they love a better place, today and for future generations. I want to thank Ray Bank for four years of visionary leadership which has helped move BCF forward. It’s because of this work that we’re ready for the next chapter in the organization’s history.”


Guy E. Flynn, is partner-in-charge for the Baltimore offices of DLA Piper LLC. He is considered an expert in many areas of law, including commercial real estate investment, development, leasing and finance. He is past chairman of the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) Real Property Section Discussion Group and has been named a Maryland “Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics and Baltimore magazines repeatedly since 2007. He is a trustee or member of numerous boards, including The Walters Art Museum, Maryland Legal Aid, Baltimore Efficiency & Economy Foundation Inc., Family & Children's Services of Central Maryland Inc., The Center Club, the Center for Urban Families and Baltimore City Board of Ethics.

Matthew D. Gallagher serves as the president and CEO of the Goldseker Foundation. Before joining the foundation in 2013, he served as chief of staff to Maryland Governor Martin J. O’Malley and was responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the executive branch of Maryland State government. Prior to his position at the state, he was director of CitiStat, Baltimore’s nationally recognized public sector accountability program. He has also served as project director for the Greater Baltimore Committee, as an assistant deputy mayor in Philadelphia Mayor Edward G. Rendell’s administration, and in educational programs for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

In addition to Raymond L. Bank, the board named George L. Bunting Jr., Suzanne F. Cohen and Sheldon Goldseker trustees emeriti. It named Mike Hankin an honorary trustee.

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