BCF Bi-Monthly Donor Updates: The Digital DivideMany Baltimore households lack the essential resources for getting online including broadband service at home and computer access. Join us to learn about the digital divide from two experts in our community, Jason Hardebeck, Director of Broadband and Digital Equity for the City of Baltimore and Jonathan Moore, Founder and CEO of RowdyOrb.it, a BCF grantee.
Invest for More Profile: ReBuild MetroLearn about Rebuild Metro's transformative work in Johnston Square
2021 BCF Professional Advisors Recognition SocietyBCF welcomes the 2020 and 2021 BCF Professional Advisor Recognition Society!
2021 BCF Investment BriefingOur annual update on BCF’s investment objectives and strategies is going
virtual this year! In addition to financial reports, we will spotlight impact
investments that offer social and financial returns, and welcome the newest
members of our Professional Advisor Recognition Society.
BCF Bi-Monthly Donor Update: Blueprint for Maryland's FutureTake a deep dive on the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future, which enacts the Kirwan Commission’s recommendations for building a better, more equitable education system. BCF was part of a broad coalition advocating for this historic legislation and the significant investments it makes in early childhood education, special education, career and college readiness, teacher recruitment and retention, and more.
Guests Shamoyia Gardiner, newly appointed Executive Director of Strong Schools Maryland and Melissa Broome, Director of Policy & Legislative Affairs for Baltimore City Public Schools will walk us through the details of the legislation and how it will help to ensure that every child in our state receives a world-class education, regardless of race, income or zip code.
BCF Bi-Monthly Update: The Mental Health Toll of COVID-19A conversation with Dr. Harsh K. Trivedi, President and CEO of Sheppard Pratt and BCF Trustee, to learn about mental health during and post-pandemic. Also joining us for this discussion is Erika Robinson, Director of Operations for KEYS Development, a BCF grantee organization.
20 Minute Update: The LGBTQ at BCFOver the course of the last three years, BCF has been listening and developing a way to fund organizations that address issues affecting young Baltimoreans who identify as LGBTQ. The result is the LGBTQ Fund at BCF. Join LGBTQ Fund advisory committee co-chair Frank McNeil and member Alice Young as they give us an overview of goals of the fund and its recent grant recipients.
20 Minute Update: The Kirwan Funding FormulaAfter months of work, the Kirwan Commission has released its cost estimates and a draft funding formula that would allow the state of Maryland and its local school districts to pay for the improvements needed to provide a world-class education to all students. On Oct. 30, Strong Schools Maryland's Joe Francaviglia will join us to break down the funding formula and the path towards implementing Kirwan.
20 Minute Update: Childhood TraumaTrauma has reached buzzword status in the media. But what is trauma, and how do schools help children deal with the trauma they have experienced? On Sept. 24, we'll sit down with Tiffany July-Lindo and Audry Motlagh-Harvey to talk about trauma, how it's defined, and what Judy Centers are doing to help children experiencing trauma.
Regional Economic Development PlanningIn a Baltimore Sun op-ed published July 29, BCF’s Patti Chandler and RBC Global Asset Management’s Catherine Banat advocated for a regional economic development plan that aligns with the unique needs of the Baltimore community. The writers join us August 16 to discuss how such a plan might provide a road map to economic success.
School Board reflections with Cheryl CascianiWe sat down with Cheryl Casciani, the outgoing president of the board of commissioners of the Baltimore City Public Schools (she's also BCF director of special projects). She'll reflect on the challenges and successes during her tenure, and look to the future.
2019 BCF Investment BriefingHONORING PROFESSIONAL ADVISORS
BCF recognizes legal and financial professionals who demonstrate a commitment to the community by working to advance philanthropy and encourage charitable giving across Baltimore. New members of the Professional Advisor Recognition Society will be welcomed at the event. Current members are listed on the back of this invitation.
UPDATE ON INVESTMENT RESULTS
Patricia Baum, chair of BCF’s Investment Committee
INVESTING FOR IMPACT PANEL
Hear firsthand from the organizations who BCF invested in. These are the people who do the work; they will discuss the impact of local investments.
Baltimore Community Lending, Inc., Healthy Neighborhoods, Inc.,
RBC Global Asset Management, The Reinvestment Fund
How Can We Help?
410-332-4171 ext. 181