A message from Shanaysha Sauls, BCF President & CEO

March 06, 2018

Hello and thank you from your Community Foundation,

The honor of assuming the helm after a strong and long-serving leader is altogether exciting and sobering, and completely dwarfed by our future. I am utterly convinced that the prospect of what BCF can be is spectacular when we fully embrace the BCF value of being entrepreneurial and we decide on the Baltimore that a child born in 2018 would also choose. That is what our vision, that “Baltimore boasts a growing economy where all have the opportunity to thrive,” asks of us. 

Since day one, I have been placed on a course to learn—to learn the nature of a community foundation, to learn BCF and to learn Baltimore as it exists in this time and in my new role. My BCF curriculum starts from the inside and grows outward, and I look forward to engaging with our constituencies from the grassroots to the treetops to understand BCF’s potential role in a future that he and she would choose. 

Thank you for your support, guidance and passion for Baltimore and for BCF. In the weeks and months to come, BCF’s strategic direction will be sharpened and refined into a plan that embraces and decides. All the while, I’m listening and learning and seeing a future rooted in our mission. 


Shanaysha M. Sauls 

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