During this interactive virtual session, corporate grantmakers are invited to hear from members of the Corporate Racial Equity Alliance design team and Sarah Keh at Prudential Financial, who will share examples and lessons learned from the company’s efforts to advance racial equity within Newark, where it is headquartered. In facilitated small group discussions, you will have a chance to reflect and brainstorm with regional peers.
As members of our region’s corporate giving community, many of you rushed to the front lines providing your expertise, resources, and human capital to help neighbors heal. This corporate roundtable is an opportunity to learn and share with peers across the country who understand the challenges and successes of designing a giving strategy and implementing practices that have the greatest impact during a time of crisis. During this session, you will have the opportunity to connect with Regine Webster, Vice President of CDP, Alexander J. Diaz, head of Crisis Response and Humanitarian Aid at Google.org, and peers who are navigating what it takes to be trusted leaders among emerging generations of employees and stakeholders.
Businesses large and small will be critical partners as the world continues to heal from the global pandemic and its economic impacts. The field of corporate philanthropy will shift and adapt to make the most of limited resources of human and financial capital to help communities in their back yard and beyond. Maureen Flynn from Changing Our World - a consulting company dedicated to helping the private sector act as a force for public good - will moderate a discussion with Mateus Baptista, Deputy Director at Panasonic, and Michele Mehaffy, Consumer Affairs Manager at Wegmans, about how this work continues to evolve to meet community need.
Visit Baltimore is working on a comprehensive rebrand of its organization as well as a national marketing campaign to reintroduce Baltimore to travelers. The agency is also beginning to conceptualize a civic pride campaign that will encourage city residents and those who live in the surrounding five counties to act as ambassadors for Baltimore.
We all benefit when local economies offer equitable, stable jobs. Two new tools are being piloted in Baltimore to enhance the ability of companies and their employees to prosper.
Join Christopher Rockey, Senior Vice President and Market Manager of Greater Maryland Community Development at PNC Bank, and James Wahls, Senior Investment Analyst at Annie E. Casey Foundation, to learn more about how the Baltimore Small Business Technical Assistance Fund has built a supportive ecosystem for small businesses owned by people of color.
Participatory grantmaking is helping to restore residential power in the C.A.R.E., McElderry Park and Middle East communities of East Baltimore. Please join us for an introduction to the inFusion Community Grants Program, an Annie E.
Please join Baltimore Beat Editor-in-Chief Lisa Snowden-McCray and Co-founder Brandon Soderberg to discuss Baltimore’s media landscape and the March 6th return of the Baltimore Beat.
Maryland Philanthropy Network business and corporate members are invited to learn about its new School-Centered Neighborhood Investment Initiative with Director Lisa Hodges.