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  • June 23, 2016

    There was a packed house at the last Full Circle meeting of the 2015/16 year, for speakers Thomasina L. Hiers, the Executive Director of Baltimore’s Promise (BP) and Tom Wilcox, President/CEO of the Baltimore Community Foundation (BCF), of which the BWGC is one of 800 funds.

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  • June 23, 2016

    The second BWGC CircleWorks volunteer day took place on April 16.  On a beautiful sunny spring day, we held a party for the children who participate in the CHIP program of our grantee Alternative Directions. These children, ages 6 to 14, have parents who are incarcerated and CHIP provides them with mentors and a variety of activities. Our party, with the theme of "Power in the Heart," was their April activity.

     
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  • June 23, 2016

    What better reflection of a successful program is there than a request for more?  

    Following the enthusiastic response to his presentation at December’s Full Circle Meeting, Fagan Harris, Co-founder and CEO of Baltimore Corps, and three of his team met with nearly 50 BWGC members at Church of the Redeemer on April 27, for Circle Forum. After being introduced by Christine Sellers, Head of Development and Fagan’s self-described “right arm,” Fagan explained the history and mission of Baltimore Corps and the selection process and placement of the 34 talented Fellows. 

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  • June 23, 2016

    On May 3 Grantee Connect brought 54 grantee alums together with panelist Kelly Hodge-Williams, Executive Director of Business Volunteers Maryland, and Rob English, Executive Director of BUILD, to consider the importance of listening - to clients, volunteers, donors, friends and importantly those who may not understand what you do.

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  • June 23, 2016

    BWGC members and guests gathered at the Church of the Redeemer on May 18 to hear a “legislative update” from Delegate Maggie McIntosh, Chairman of the Appropriations Committee of the House of Delegates.  She represents the 43rd district in Baltimore City.  Sue Talbott, Co-Chair of the Education Committee and Susan Anderson, the newly appointed Co-Chair of Circle Advocacy, introduced Delegate McIntosh.

    Maggie began by saying “we live in interesting times.”  She referred to the positive response by the Legislature and the Baltimore delegation to the uprising last April.  She explained that a lack of opportunity, safety, good schools and good housing were central to the uprising.  She then described the 19 bills that came from the legislature in response to these needs.

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  • June 23, 2016

    Fifty-three members gathered on the evening of May 5 to discuss Ta-Nehisi Coates’s recent memoir, Between the World and Me.  Described by Toni Morrison as“required reading” for all Americans, the book has garnered considerable critical attention, winning the 2015 National Book Award for Non-Fiction and a place on the NY Times best seller list for over forty weeks.  It led to a MacArthur Fellowship for the author, a Baltimore native.   We chose this book because of our need for a greater understanding of the lives of young black men in Baltimore in the wake of the unrest in spring 2015.

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  • April 1, 2016

    The Full Circle meeting of March 2nd 2016 at Loyola was a historic event. For the first time, all circle members, regardless of whether they were currently grant readers or not were invited to listen to presentations of grant requests and vote on them. 126 members took advantage of the opportunity, half of them not currently on a grant team and a fourth who had never been involved with grants before. 

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  • April 1, 2016

    On March 21, longtime Maryland political reporter Jeff Salkin gave BWGC members a crash course on state legislative politics. 

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  • April 1, 2016

    OrchKids and orchids are both beautiful and prized.  What the former does is provide year round music education programs to over 1,000  students (3 -15 years old) living in low-income Baltimore communities.

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  • April 1, 2016

    Futuro Latino Learning Center’s application for BWGC funding calls the program “a vital educational lifeline” to immigrant women and their families. It is that and much more, as it prepares Latin American immigrants for productive, self-sufficient lives.

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  • February 11, 2016

    We are fortunate to have so many women care about our community and demonstrate that by choosing to be members of the Baltimore Women's Giving Circle each year. Our Circle has grown from 53 members to 427 which is a remarkable testament to this caring.

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  • February 11, 2016

    For the first time, all Circle members will be able to vote for the recipients of our 2016 Two-Year Impact grants! This is the second year of our pilot program to fund two $50,000 ($25,000 per year) grants.

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  • December 22, 2015

    The newly formed Circle Advocacy Sub-committee learned valuable information from two experienced women last month. Neilson Andrews, VP of Baltimore County League of Women Voters and Maryland Delegate Geraldine Valentino, House Chair of the Joint Committee on Children, Youth and Families, and Chair of the House Judiciary Committee on Family Law Issues, shared tips for individuals interested in advocating at the state level.  

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Helping Seniors Live at Home

Helping Seniors Live at Home

A trusted presence in the greater Hampden community, St. Mary's Outreach Center spreads dignity, confidence and hands-on assistance to neighborhood seniors.

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