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In compiling this report on BCF’s impact and accomplishments in 2019, it felt as if we were writing about a time long ago. This was the year before the phrases “COVID-19,” “shelter in place,” and “flatten the curve” became part of daily conversation. Before retailers, restaurants, schools and daycares closed their doors – many forever – and before more than 170,000 American lives were lost. Likewise, it was the year before long-standing racial disparities in income, educational opportunities and outcomes, access to early childhood education, digital access, transit access and access to healthcare were starkly spotlighted and could no longer be ignored. Finally, it was the year before Black lives matter protests swept the globe, bringing people of all ages, races, ethnicities and backgrounds together to shout the names George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery and demand change.
While it feels like a lifetime ago, 2019 was crucial for BCF because it prepared us for the unprecedented challenges of today. We spent the year striving to integrate our strategic plan priorities into our everyday work. We had thought-provoking conversations with donors; built purposeful partnerships in communities; and nurtured investments in organizations, schools and neighborhoods across the Baltimore region. We investigated racial inequality and advocated for a world-class educational system where every child has the opportunity to thrive. In short, we leaned into our role at the intersection of resources and relationships – where donors and communities alike converge for lasting impact.
In 2019, we saw the path forward clearly – and still do. Although much has changed, we are steadfast in our belief that with your generous support, deep engagement with communities and thoughtful programmatic investments, we will fulfill our shared goal of a better Baltimore today and for future generations. Join us in looking back at this snapshot in time and the strong foundation it created for 2020 and beyond.
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