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June 2, 1997
President Robert H. Chambers announced recently that Western Maryland College received official notification of a $600,000 challenge grant from the Kresge Foundation of Troy, Mich., toward the $13.4 million projected cost of the college's new science center.To meet the challenge, the college must raise $1,889,661 in new gifts and pledges for the project before Dec. 1, 1998.Groundbreaking for the new biology and chemistry laboratory building was held in April, with construction expected to begin in August and be completed by spring 1999.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2014
The Arc Baltimore said Monday that it expects to launch an employment-assistance program for people with developmental disabilities, an effort helped by a $160,000 grant from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. Weinberg's two-year funding to the group is a "challenge grant" that requires matching dollars. The Arc Baltimore has raised the first $80,000. The group's planned program, Career Catalyst, will be in Hunt Valley. Adults with development disabilities would receive job-readiness education and internships.
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NEWS
June 26, 2005
Last week, The Sun asked Anne Arundel County readers for their views on whether state officials should reinstate a $558,000 challenge grant to help improve performance at nine schools that serve Annapolis. Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. removed the program from his original budget proposal. The General Assembly returned it in its spending plan, but the governor controls whether the grant is paid out. Here are the responses we received: Before acting, explain where money will go House Speaker Michael Busch's challenge grant to "troubled" Annapolis area schools does not warrant the $558,000 earmarked to the program unless Mr. Busch can explain exactly what the money will be spent on, and how it will benefit the children.
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The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2014
Stevenson University unveiled "Victory" on Wednesday afternoon, a 12-foot-tall bronze statue of the school's mascot that will greet visitors to Mustang Stadium. The sculpture was a yearlong project by nationally renowned wildlife sculptor and Westminster native Bart Walter. According to the school, it "will represent the strength and unity of the entire Stevenson community and the spirit that drives everything from its growth to its championship athletic teams. " A smaller replica of the sculpture will also be placed within the stadium "as a spur to Stevenson's student-athletes as they take the field.
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By Glenn McNatt | May 10, 2002
The Walters Art Museum plans to nearly double the number of curators on its staff, from seven to 12, as a result of grants received from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the museum said yesterday. The grants, worth about $2.6 million, include a $1.75 million challenge grant to endow two new mid-level curatorial positions and a $372,000 spendable grant to support three post-doctoral curatorial fellowships. In addition, the museum received a $465,000 spendable grant to support the mid-level curators while it raises the $750,000 needed to match the Mellon challenge grant.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2014
The Arc Baltimore said Monday that it expects to launch an employment-assistance program for people with developmental disabilities, an effort helped by a $160,000 grant from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. Weinberg's two-year funding to the group is a "challenge grant" that requires matching dollars. The Arc Baltimore has raised the first $80,000. The group's planned program, Career Catalyst, will be in Hunt Valley. Adults with development disabilities would receive job-readiness education and internships.
BUSINESS
April 1, 1993
The Maryland Department of Economic and Employment Development announced yesterday that 11 high-technology companies would each receive grants of $50,000 as part of the department's Challenge Investment program.The grants will go to AniCom, Bio-Pax Inc. and Particle Technologies Inc. in Anne Arundel County; Adheron Corp. and AquaPharm Technologies Corp. in Baltimore; In Vitro Technologies Inc. in Baltimore County; ConQuest Software Inc. in Howard County; and Integrated Technologies for Medicine Inc. and Medical Waste Tech Inc. in Montgomery County.
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By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,sun music critic | November 29, 2006
A $1 million challenge grant offers the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra an opportunity to add twice that amount to its operating budget. The dollar-for-dollar grant, announced yesterday, comes from the Joseph and Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds, a group of family foundations known for cultural and educational philanthropy in the Baltimore region, as well as in Israel. BSO officials believe this is the first unrestricted challenge grant in the orchestra's 91-year history. The Meyerhoff grant will match any new gift of $5,000 or more.
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The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2014
Stevenson University unveiled "Victory" on Wednesday afternoon, a 12-foot-tall bronze statue of the school's mascot that will greet visitors to Mustang Stadium. The sculpture was a yearlong project by nationally renowned wildlife sculptor and Westminster native Bart Walter. According to the school, it "will represent the strength and unity of the entire Stevenson community and the spirit that drives everything from its growth to its championship athletic teams. " A smaller replica of the sculpture will also be placed within the stadium "as a spur to Stevenson's student-athletes as they take the field.
NEWS
By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,Sun Staff Writer | March 31, 1994
In the lonely confines of his home, Dan Thomas tinkered and toiled away on his passion: developing computer software for highly sophisticated geographic mapping systems."
NEWS
December 15, 2006
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation has announced a $3.5 million challenge grant aimed at boosting enrollment at 20 Catholic schools in Baltimore. The goal is to provide tuition assistance to attract 500 students to Partners in Excellence schools, increasing enrollment to 2,250 from kindergarten through eighth grade. Matching funds raised through the program could support financial aid for current students in need. Since its start a decade ago, Partners in Excellence has provided $13 million in aid to families - many of whom are not Catholic - who sacrifice to send their children to Catholic schools, Cardinal William H. Keeler said at a news conference yesterday.
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By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,sun music critic | November 29, 2006
A $1 million challenge grant offers the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra an opportunity to add twice that amount to its operating budget. The dollar-for-dollar grant, announced yesterday, comes from the Joseph and Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds, a group of family foundations known for cultural and educational philanthropy in the Baltimore region, as well as in Israel. BSO officials believe this is the first unrestricted challenge grant in the orchestra's 91-year history. The Meyerhoff grant will match any new gift of $5,000 or more.
NEWS
June 26, 2005
Last week, The Sun asked Anne Arundel County readers for their views on whether state officials should reinstate a $558,000 challenge grant to help improve performance at nine schools that serve Annapolis. Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. removed the program from his original budget proposal. The General Assembly returned it in its spending plan, but the governor controls whether the grant is paid out. Here are the responses we received: Before acting, explain where money will go House Speaker Michael Busch's challenge grant to "troubled" Annapolis area schools does not warrant the $558,000 earmarked to the program unless Mr. Busch can explain exactly what the money will be spent on, and how it will benefit the children.
FEATURES
By Glenn McNatt | May 10, 2002
The Walters Art Museum plans to nearly double the number of curators on its staff, from seven to 12, as a result of grants received from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the museum said yesterday. The grants, worth about $2.6 million, include a $1.75 million challenge grant to endow two new mid-level curatorial positions and a $372,000 spendable grant to support three post-doctoral curatorial fellowships. In addition, the museum received a $465,000 spendable grant to support the mid-level curators while it raises the $750,000 needed to match the Mellon challenge grant.
NEWS
By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,SUN STAFF | April 3, 2001
Weary of watching schools in Annapolis struggle to match up academically with those in the surrounding, more affluent suburbs, local politicians and educators hatched an idea to help the have-nots to keep up. For several months, they have talked about putting extra resources into the 12 schools in the Annapolis feeder system - nine elementaries, two middles and Annapolis High School - to pay for smaller classes, more intensive reading programs, whatever...
BUSINESS
By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,SUN STAFF | October 8, 1997
A state program to help fledgling Maryland high-technology companies get their products fully developed yesterday named five firms that will each receive $50,000 state investments.The $250,000 total, awarded under the state's Challenge Investment Program managed by the Department of Business and Economic Development, will go to four software firms and a maker of analytical instrumentation for the biotechnology industry.The state has set aside $750,000 for the program during this fiscal year, which ends June 30, up from $600,000 last year.
NEWS
December 15, 2006
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation has announced a $3.5 million challenge grant aimed at boosting enrollment at 20 Catholic schools in Baltimore. The goal is to provide tuition assistance to attract 500 students to Partners in Excellence schools, increasing enrollment to 2,250 from kindergarten through eighth grade. Matching funds raised through the program could support financial aid for current students in need. Since its start a decade ago, Partners in Excellence has provided $13 million in aid to families - many of whom are not Catholic - who sacrifice to send their children to Catholic schools, Cardinal William H. Keeler said at a news conference yesterday.
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,Staff Writer | April 28, 1992
Some Maryland high school students are trying to learn science in classrooms that have no test tubes and Bunsen burners, much less the kinds of computers needed for many of tomorrow's scientific advances, a gubernatorial committee has found.To address the problem, Gov. William Donald Schaefer planned today to unveil a $2 million state challenge grant program to improve the quality of high school science laboratories across the state.Dr. Michael J. Hooker, president of the University of Maryland at Baltimore County, said good laboratories were essential because "science is not an abstract subject."
NEWS
June 2, 1997
President Robert H. Chambers announced recently that Western Maryland College received official notification of a $600,000 challenge grant from the Kresge Foundation of Troy, Mich., toward the $13.4 million projected cost of the college's new science center.To meet the challenge, the college must raise $1,889,661 in new gifts and pledges for the project before Dec. 1, 1998.Groundbreaking for the new biology and chemistry laboratory building was held in April, with construction expected to begin in August and be completed by spring 1999.
NEWS
By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,SUN STAFF | September 28, 1995
Efforts to promote Baltimore County received a setback yesterday, as the county executive refused to earmark part of hotel tax revenue for the Baltimore County Conference and Visitors Bureau.Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger III, however, did offer a challenge grant of up to $40,000, committing the county to allocate $2 for every $1 the bureau raises by March."I know it's not good news to you," Mr. Ruppersberger, citing county budget restraints, told bureau members at a monthly meeting.
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