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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2013
Hundreds of Anne Arundel County charities are hoping to get a fundraising boost from a round-the-clock, online donation event. The Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County will host the "Great Give" from 7 p.m. Wednesday through 7 p.m. on Thursday. Donors can go to a designated website -- greatgiveaac.razoo.com -- to donate to their favorite charities. Corporate sponsors are paying for the administrative costs, so 100 percent of donations will go to participating charities.
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September 9, 2014
Legacy of 1814 shines light on historic preservation While Maryland is going to great lengths to commemorate the Fort McHenry battle, little effort has gone into acknowledging several Savage residents: Commodore Joshua Barney in the Battle of Bladensburg or his son-in-law, Nathanial F. Williams, in the Battle of North Point. The Williams family developed what we know today as the Savage Mill, a cotton mill that allowed our ship industry to continue when the English ransomed our fledgling country's critical resource.
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NEWS
February 18, 2012
Once again, lawmakers have created a self-serving loophole regarding Do Not Call lists ("Government cracks down on robocalls," Feb. 16): Charities and political organizations are exempt. Charities are organizations whose mission is to serve the needs of others, whereas political organizations tend to be self-serving. I personally cannot recall ever receiving a robocall from a charitable organization. Laws to restrict junk mailings also provide exemptions to political organizations.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2014
Teams in replicas of Chinese dragon boats will take to the Inner Harbor Saturday for a Catholic Charities fundraiser, an event that's expected to raise $700,000. The all-day event, held every other year, begins at 8 a.m. and features a match-up between corporate-sponsored teams. The money raised will go toward the charity's 80 programs that benefit children, families and seniors, and includes individuals who are poor, immigrants or have developmental disabilities. "Our programs, and most importantly our clients, benefit tremendously from the generosity and energy that the teams bring," Bill McCarthy, director of Catholic Charities of Baltimore, said in a statement.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2013
The United Way of Central Maryland announced Monday that local government workers gave more than $11.24 million during recent fundraising campaigns. Federal, state and local employees donated the money through payroll deductions to designated health and human service nonprofits. The campaigns - Combined Federal Campaign, Maryland Charity Campaign and Combined Charity Campaign - ran from September to December. "Despite the continued challenges of a recovering economy in our region, government employees are continuing to give very generously to support important issues locally, nationally, and internationally," said Emily Kremski, who oversees the three local charity campaigns in the Baltimore area.
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By Colin Campbell and Amanda Yeager, Baltimore Sun Media Group | December 12, 2013
Neighbors of the woman struck and killed by a Charm City Circulator bus Tuesday say Stephanie Albright was a giving woman, caring mother and the unofficial "mayor" of her Howard County community. Baltimore police spokesman Jeremy Silbert said investigators have ruled Albright's death near Johns Hopkins Hospital a suicide based on witness accounts and evidence at the scene. He would not elaborate on their findings. Albright, 50, of the 1800 block of Woodstock Road in northern Howard County, founded the Albright Foundation with her husband after the couple sold their company, Maryland Beverage, to Sterling Capital 22 years ago, according to the foundation's website.
NEWS
December 14, 1993
From around the region come alarming stories of charities running dry at a crucial time of year. Carroll County's Neighbors in Need program had hoped to help 1,200 families this year. But as of last week the group had to tell volunteers not to bother to come in to pack holiday food boxes -- there wasn't enough food to fill them.As The Sun's Liz Atwood reported earlier this week, charities in Anne Arundel County and Harford County also are reporting similar shortfalls. Meanwhile, the United Way is struggling to recoup from a disappointing year, both nationally and here in Maryland.
NEWS
December 15, 1993
Compassion fatigue has hit some Maryland charities big time, with the shortfall in charitable giving especially severe in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll and Harford counties.Some of this decline is understandable. While a gradual economic upturn has started in many other regions of the country, Maryland's economy is still mired in a lingering recession. For example, Anne Arundel County, which was particularly hard hit through layoffs by Westinghouse Electric Co. and other defense contractors, continues to have rough going.
NEWS
By Washington Bureau of The Sun | March 28, 1995
WASHINGTON -- Maryland's 5-year-old system of charging fees for charities that seek to raise money in the state withstood a constitutional challenge in the Supreme Court yesterday.The court turned aside an appeal by the Center for Auto Safety, a Washington-based consumer advocacy group founded by Ralph Nader. The center's appeal contended that the fee system favors local charities over those that raise money nationwide.The fee schedule was adopted in 1989, after state officials concluded that the fees they were charging were too low to produce the revenue needed to cover state expenses of monitoring charities.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Chris Kaltenbach and The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2014
Actor Woody Harrelson, who recently joined with local financier John "Jack" Dwyer to purchase the Inn at the Black Olive, will be in town July 27 to co-host a charity dinner at the Fells Point hotel and restaurant. Harrelson, an Emmy winner and Oscar nominee, will host the dinner, along with Dwyer, chairman of the family of Capital Funding companies in Baltimore, and Dimitris Spiliadis, whose family opened the hotel and restaurant in 2011. They lost it to foreclosure last summer, but Spiliadis remains as manager of the Black Olive, which bills itself as "Baltimore's most organic hotel and restaurant.
NEWS
By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2014
Officials in Baltimore County reacted Friday to a proposal by Catholic Charities to shelter 50 immigrant children at a facility in Timonium, with a state delegate who is running for the County Council opposing the plan and calling the immigration crisis "a federal problem. " "I do not support this proposal at all," said Del. Wade Kach, a Republican who is a candidate for County Council in the district where the children would be housed. "I just have a real problem with the states and communities bearing the brunt of a problem that was created by the Obama administration," he said.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2014
Catholic Charities wants to care for about 50 children from Central America at a campus in Baltimore County, seeking a role in the immigration crisis even though the consideration of other sites in Maryland has met with fierce local opposition. The organization plans to apply to federal officials to house the children at St. Vincent's Villa, a residential facility on Dulaney Valley Road, Catholic Charities head William J. McCarthy Jr. confirmed Thursday night. McCarthy said housing the children would amount to his organization doing its job. "Our role and our mission is to meet the needs of these children," he said.
NEWS
June 27, 2014
The administration tells us that the influx of illegal immigrants is an urgent humanitarian crisis, but it is not; rather it is an abject admission of failure to secure our borders ( "U.S. considering new Md. sites for immigrant children," June 17). Forcibly evicting homeless veterans from the squalor they're forced to call home is a humanitarian crisis. An administration that would frantically fall all over itself accommodating people entering this country illegally while ignoring those who honorably served and put their lives on the line in service of it has lost its moral compass and should be ashamed of itself.
SPORTS
By Alejandro Zuniga and The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2014
Orioles third baseman Manny Machado will host his first-ever charity event Thursday afternoon at Mustang Alley's in Baltimore. Along with several teammates, Machado will spend the Orioles' day off participating in a bowling tournament and signing memorabilia for a silent auction. All proceeds will benefit the Baltimore City Foundation, which supports Baltimore City Recreation and Parks' Play Baseball summer program. The Play Baseball program offers children ages 12 and under the opportunity to learn the game's fundamentals.
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | June 1, 2014
Former Ravens safety Ed Reed stood in the middle of a makeshift softball diamond on a field he knows well and waved his arms as fans chanted his name. Reed, who played 11 seasons with the Ravens, has long said that Baltimore will always feel like home, even after his expected Hall of Fame playing career is over. When that will be, however, remains very much a mystery. Speaking at former teammate Lardarius Webb's charity softball game Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium, Reed said that he is preparing to play in the 2014 season.
NEWS
By Jules Witcover | May 9, 2014
The outrageously bigoted remarks attributed to the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team mock the positive role black athletes have played in professional sports, even as those sports have served as an exit ramp from poverty. Perhaps the most incredible of Clippers owner Donald Sterling's taped remarks came when his former girlfriend reminded him that he had a whole team made up of black players. His response was: "I support them and give them food and clothes and cars and houses.
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | March 29, 2014
COLLEGE PARK - When Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith arrived at Maryland's Comcast Center on Saturday afternoon, he noticed a large group of fans standing outside in the rain waiting to enter. It was further affirmation of just how much his annual celebrity basketball game had grown. An announced 4,493 attended the “Battle of the Beltway” all-star game, which pitted Smith's Ravens team against a Washington Redskins squad led by linebacker Ryan Kerrigan. The Ravens won, 63-61, on Jacoby Jones' tip-in of a miss by San Francisco 49ers star Anquan Boldin with four seconds to play in overtime.  Proceeds of the game benefitted the Torrey Smith Foundation and Kerrigan's Blitz for the Better Foundation . “It's still kind of surreal, in a lot of ways,” said Smith.
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