William Donald Schaefer Civic Fund
The William Donald Schaefer Civic Fund of the Baltimore Community Foundation is a living memorial to Governor Schaefer, honoring and perpetuating his lifelong dedication to Baltimore's neighborhoods.
You can make a secure credit card gift in his memory here (minimum $100) or mail a check to the Baltimore Community Foundation, with "Schaefer Fund" in the memo line, to:
2 East Read Street, 9th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202
The Schaefer Civic Fund, a permanent endowment supporting BCF's highly regarded Neighborhood Grants Program, was seeded by Governor Schaefer in 2008 with money from left-over campaign funds and money remaining from a Civic Fund he had overseen as Mayor. Schaefer later donated his house to the Fund. When the Governor died in April 2011, his friends and associates asked that memorial gifts be directed to the Fund. In July 2012, $1.4 million from the private foundation established through Gov. Schaefer's will was donated to the Fund, which will mean $63,000 more each year in grants to neighborhoods.
Read more about the gift from Governor Schaefer's estate, and see the list of 2013 Neighborhood Grants Program award winners, funded in part by the Schaefer Civic Fund.
For more information about the Schaefer Civic Fund,
download the PDF fact sheet.