Culture, Featured, Giving

Plans Fall Through for Baltimore Decorators’ Show House

1 Written by: | Friday, Apr 29, 2016 8:16am

'Oakhurst,' the 2015 BSO Decorator's Show House.

The 2015 BSO Decorators’ Show House. The BSO will not hold one in 2016.

For the first time in 40 years, there will be no Baltimore Symphony Decorators’ Show House.

The decision was spelled out in a letter from Sandy Feldman, president of the Baltimore Symphony Associates, a volunteer organization that selects and organizes the Show House as a fundraiser.

Dear Friends of the Baltimore Symphony Associates,

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in the Baltimore Symphony Associates Decorators’ Show House. We appreciate your continued support of this annual fundraiser for the educational programs of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Read More →

Giving, Lifeline, Schools, Sponsored Post

Gilman Middle School Holds Relay for Remembrance

0 Written by: | Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 12:00pm

Chris and Jodi Tully light the torch at the start of the Relay as Matt Tully stands nearby.

Chris and Jodi Tully light the torch at the start of the Relay as Matt Tully stands nearby.

In memory of Spencer Grace Tully, daughter of Jodi and Chris Tully and niece of Gilman Middle School Language Arts teacher Matt Tully, the MS Student Council sponsored a relay race to benefit patients at the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Cancer Center. Spencer Tully succumbed to brain cancer in 2015, one week after her third birthday. Both Chris and Matt Tully are graduates of Gilman. Read More →

Giving, Parties

‘Be a Hero’ and Support the Baltimore Child Abuse Center’s Annual Event

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016 3:22pm


Join Baltimore Child Abuse Center on Friday, May 13 at Harbor East restaurant Pazo as it celebrates members of the Baltimore community for their commitment to keeping children safe from sexual abuse, trauma, and other adverse childhood experiences.

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Giving, Lifeline, Parties

Girl Scouts Celebrate Local Women Leaders at Annual Event, April 21

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 11:30am

Girls Scouts distinguished women 2016

Maryland State Delegate Adrienne Jones among those honored at Distinguished Women’s Award Celebration 

The Girl Scouts’ 2016 Distinguished Women’s Award Celebration takes place Thursday, April 21 at the Baltimore Country Club from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. The event is open to the public and includes light fare and both a silent and live auction. Money raised at the event benefit local Girl Scout programs. This year, the event focuses on Girl Scouts of Central Maryland’s community programs, which include In-School programming for girls in grades K-8. Currently, the council provides in 66 local schools programs on anti-bullying, financial literacy, and STEM. For tickets, sponsorships or general information about the event, contact Berit Killingstad, Major Gifts Officer, at

The 2016 Distinguished Women Honorees:    

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Food & Drink, Giving, Parties

Don’t Miss ‘Hats & Horses’ to Benefit Kennedy Krieger

0 Written by: | Friday, Apr 08, 2016 3:45pm


Elegant woman with her beautiful hat at the Prix de Diane, France

Break out the mint juleps, bow ties, and big hats! Don’t Miss Hats and Horses, a night of dinner, dancing, and gaming, at the Baltimore Country Club on May 6 from 6:30 – 11:00 p.m. to benefit the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Read More →

Featured, Giving

A JHU Prof on Why Online Fundraising Fails

0 Written by: | Friday, Apr 08, 2016 10:52am


Donate keyboard

Thanks to the various, proliferating apps and social media platforms out there, giving money to a worthy cause is as easy as clicking a button. But do you know what’s even easier than that? Pledging a donation and then never even following through. Read More →

Giving, Lifeline, Schools

One Laker/One Love: Boys’ Latin Devotes Day to Breaking Down Stereotypes

0 Written by: | Friday, Apr 01, 2016 4:15pm

BL One Love event

Boys’ Latin students gather at last year’s event.

Building on the success of its first One Laker/One Love Day last spring, all 600 Boys’ Latin students will convene on April 15 to learn lessons on values beyond the classroom and to inspire the boys to seek true excellence in all that they do at school, and in their lives beyond Lake Avenue.

At the all-day event, students and speakers will address relationship violence and oversimplified views of masculinity. The event grew out of a student-led initiative in partnership with the One Love Foundation, which was created by Sharon Love, mother of Yeardley Love, the Baltimore native and UVA college lacrosse player who tragically lost her life at the hands of her former boyfriend in 2010. Students in the upper school created the One Love Club to raise awareness about healthy relationships and identify the warning signs of relationship violence. Because BL believes that these conversations should begin early, the school engages the entire K-12 community in One Laker/One Love Day.

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Food & Drink, Giving, Parties

Creative Alliance Turns 21! Celebrate at Leeloo’s Lounge Party

0 Written by: | Friday, Apr 01, 2016 11:00am

Marquee Ball

It’s time for the Creative Alliance’s Marquee Ball, and Leeloo’s Lounge Party is the best part of the night! With exclusive performances throughout The Patterson, heavy hors d’oeuvres, specialty drinks, beer & wine, and more it is sure to be the best party of the year.  Entry to the Deep Space Dance Party included in the $90 ticket price! Support our creative community and buy your tickets today.

Purchase tickets, here.
Advanced purchase of tickets suggested. 


Weinberg Foundation Funds 29 Summer Programs for Baltimore Youth

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016 4:35pm

via Access Art

via Access Art

A group of foundations are providing $3 million for summer programs in Baltimore. They’re calling it the Baltimore Summer Funding Collaborative. On Tuesday, the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation announced their piece. Read More →


Register Now for Maryland SPCA’s Walk for the Animals, April 24

0 Written by: | Friday, Mar 25, 2016 4:00pm

march for the animals

Registration is now open for the Maryland SPCA’s 21st annual March for the Animals walk-a-thon and festival that will take place on Sunday, April 24, 2016, from 10  a.m. to 1 p.m. at Druid Hill Park in Baltimore. Animal lovers and their four-legged friends are invited to participate in the 1.5-mile walk-a-thon and family fun festival to help raise funds to provide care, shelter, food, spay/neuter procedures and medication for the homeless pets who come to the MD SPCA this year.

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