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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2011
School reforms in Baltimore City and Baltimore County stand to gain significant financial support under a historic $8 million endowment given the Baltimore Community Foundation that will double its resources to support education projects. The organization plans to announce Friday the establishment of the Mary Ellen Ruff Brush Fund for Education, created by the donation from the female real estate pioneer whose company developed and operated the 465-unit Broadview Apartments at University Parkway and 39th Street near the Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus, as well as apartment homes in Towson and Broadview.
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By Marc B. Terrill | September 22, 2014
Jews around the globe will gather in synagogues Wednesday to mark the start of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. There is a change in the air as fall approaches; schools are back in session, temperatures begin to drop and there is a general atmosphere of renewal. Jewish tradition encourages us to gather together, reflect on the year that has passed and pray for peace and sustenance in the coming year. The collective strength and spirit felt during this time of year typically energizes all to look ahead with optimism.
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SPORTS
By Chris Branch, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2011
Former Ravens kicker Matt Stover addressed scholarship recipients at M&T Bank Stadium on Friday, emphasizing integrity and a willingness to work. The Baltimore Community Foundation, a philanthropic non-profit that give scholarships to local high school and college students, organized the event in a suite at the stadium. "BCF and the Ravens do such a good job of giving back to the kids," Stover said. "Giving $5,000 a year to each one of these kids is an amazing amount of money, and to be able to do that year in, year out is incredible.
NEWS
By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2014
The Baltimore Community Foundation awarded nearly $123,000 for 33 community projects that will pay for litter clean up, increase the number of vegetable gardens and bring kids and police officers together for flag football games. The foundation, which announced the grants Friday, will distribute the money throughout the city and Baltimore County as a way to spur neighborhood activism. The grants range from $1,500 to $5,000. "Social engagement is key to neighborhood development, and we are seeing some real changes happening from the bottom up," Tom Wilcox, foundation president, said in a statement.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sloane Brown and Sloane Brown,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 14, 2003
It was a sporting night at M&T Bank Stadium, but the sport in center court wasn't football, but tennis. As in Pam Shriver's "Mercantile Tennis Challenge." The tennis matches themselves would happen the next night. This evening, some 350 tennis fans gathered in the stadium's club-level lounge to enjoy a cocktail party and rousing live and silent auctions. There were also sports heroes to pass the time of day, with folks like Pam Shriver, pro tennis player Ashley Harkle-road, former tennis player Andrea Leand, former Oriole B.J. Surhoff, and Ravens president David Modell.
FEATURES
By Linell Smith and Linell Smith,Staff Writer | June 20, 1993
The Baltimore Community Foundation has announced it will use its $1 million Arts and Culture Initiative to fund programs in arts education run collaboratively between arts organizations and schools. It recently awarded $100,000 to programs run collaboratively between five arts institutions and local schools.* The Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Foundation of Maryland received $15,000 to bring instructors to 30 area schools for two-day workshops and to develop additional activities for teachers and students.
FEATURES
By Karin Remesch and Karin Remesch,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | August 24, 1997
The Fells Point Creative Alliance, a nonprofit arts and humanities organization, recently received a $10,000 challenge grant from the Baltimore Community Foundation's Developing Arts Fund. The grant, geared to helping young art organizations broaden their audiences, must now be matched through individual and business donations.Founded in 1994 as a membership organization, the Creative Alliance offers services for artists, publishes a quarterly cultural calendar, and promotes exhibitions, readings and lectures.
NEWS
November 23, 1996
THE BALTIMORE Community Foundation was late getting started and puny for too long. A community foundation is the bTC most effective means of putting to work resources left for good causes as the donors intended.Now the Baltimore Community Foundation has, at least, reached the charts. It shows up on The Chronicle of Philanthropy's lists of Top 50 community foundations in the nation in 1995. It stood 40th in assets, with $66,350,953 (compared to the second place Cleveland Foundation's $900,625,208)
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By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,SUN STAFF | August 22, 1998
Thomas H. Broadus Jr., a managing director of T. Rowe Price Associates and a patron of local civic and educational organizations, died Monday while on vacation in Europe. Mr. Broadus, 60, lived in Baltimore and had a summer residence in Nantucket.Mr. Broadus joined the downtown investment company in 1966 and was vice president of its Equity Income Fund, executive vice president of the Blue Chip Growth Fund and vice president and a trustee of the Associates Foundation.He was named managing director in 1989.
NEWS
June 2, 2011
Thanks for the great article by Timothy Wheeler ("Maryland Port Administration greening an old harbor dumping ground," May 28) about the restoration of Masonville Cove to an urban nature park and bird sanctuary. The Baltimore Community Foundation is proud to have been an early investor in this project through our 2006 support of an outreach coordinator to ensure that there was community input and participation in the project. The terrific result — a cleaner, greener and more vibrant Masonville Cove — highlights what is possible when the community is given the opportunity to exercise its voice in major development projects.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | October 22, 2013
Catholic schools in Baltimore propelled George W. McManus Jr. from poverty to success as a lawyer, he says, providing him a solid education. And years later, when the legal tables turned and he needed defense, priests and school officials were there as character witnesses. Now McManus, 92, plans to leave an $8.5 million bequest to benefit the schools he attended as well as other charities. Officials with the Baltimore Community Foundation expect to distribute the funds for years to come, as the fund would generate an estimated half-million dollars a year in interest.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2013
John W. Gardner, a retired accountant and World War II Navy pilot who left his estate to various charities, died Friday of pneumonia at Oak Crest Village in Parkville. He was 93. "John is an incredible example for each of us. He loved people and our community," said William J. McCarthy, executive director of Catholic Charities of Baltimore. "He deeply cared for people in need and had a passionate interest in and supported organizations that helped the poor, the marginalized and those in need of medical care," said Mr. McCarthy.
NEWS
By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2013
In walks Tisha Edwards, a parade of teenagers in her wake. The conference room in Baltimore school headquarters is full of staff and community stakeholders there to tell the new interim schools CEO what she wants to know. But she introduces the half-dozen "special guests" who will tell her what she needs to hear. "I feel like students give me the best advice, because they're not on the payroll," she tells the work group on the student dress code. "They'll tell me how it really is. " That up-front style, many say, has made Edwards a competent if sometimes divisive figure since she became former schools CEO Andrés Alonso's right-hand woman four years ago. As his chief of staff, she worked behind the scenes to orchestrate details of the largest reforms the district had seen in decades.
NEWS
Jacques Kelly | June 14, 2013
It sounded like a Baltimore-themed idea that made sense. To celebrate a century of screen painting, 100 new, colorful window screens would be installed along the commercial district of Highlandtown, in the very heart of the neighborhoods where this summertime tradition flourished. Why not? Despite our dependence on air conditioners, people still open their windows in this Baltimore neighborhood - and there are in fact hundreds of window screens along Eastern Avenue. Because this remains a commercial street full of traditional small businesses, there are not so many ground-floor screens.
NEWS
By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2013
What's next for Wes Moore? In recent months, the best-selling author, Rhodes scholar and TV show host has been attending political events, volunteering in Baltimore's schools, writing op-ed pieces on public policy and talking about government affairs on "Meet The Press. " Moore's activities - which include two recent visits to the White House - have led some to believe he's contemplating a run for political office. "He's doing things that people who are interested in running for office normally do," said Lester Spence, a Johns Hopkins University associate professor of political science.
NEWS
By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2011
School reforms in Baltimore City and Baltimore County stand to gain significant financial support under a historic $8 million endowment given the Baltimore Community Foundation that will double its resources to support education projects. The organization plans to announce Friday the establishment of the Mary Ellen Ruff Brush Fund for Education, created by the donation from the female real estate pioneer whose company developed and operated the 465-unit Broadview Apartments at University Parkway and 39th Street near the Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus, as well as apartment homes in Towson and Broadview.
NEWS
December 22, 2010
As a community foundation that pursues its goals through grant-making, initiatives and advocacy, the Baltimore Community Foundation applauds Aaron Dorman's call for philanthropies to engage in advocacy ( "Smarter grant-making," Dec. 21), but we recognize as well the even more pressing imperative of loyalty to donor intent. At the Baltimore Community Foundation advocacy is important, but donor intent is sacred. Mr. Dorman holds up the Annie E. Casey Foundation as a paragon while suggesting that the Weinberg Foundation is lagging in its civic duty by not engaging in advocacy.
SPORTS
By Chris Branch, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2011
Former Ravens kicker Matt Stover addressed scholarship recipients at M&T Bank Stadium on Friday, emphasizing integrity and a willingness to work. The Baltimore Community Foundation, a philanthropic non-profit that give scholarships to local high school and college students, organized the event in a suite at the stadium. "BCF and the Ravens do such a good job of giving back to the kids," Stover said. "Giving $5,000 a year to each one of these kids is an amazing amount of money, and to be able to do that year in, year out is incredible.
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