Join Baltimore's Promise Executive Director, Julia Baez, for an update on the efforts of Baltimore’s Promise and its partners and next steps for the organization. Baltimore's Promise is a collaborative dedicated to improving outcomes for the City's youth. At this program, the Baltimore’s Promise team will update Maryland Philanthropy Network members on several key efforts.
The Maryland Philanthropy Network is pleased to welcome Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, Jr. for a conversation with members. We will discuss the County Executive’s vision, priorities and opportunities for collaboration.
Advancing racial equity and supporting marginalized communities require intentional power shifting and the redistribution of wealth. Join the Rising Leaders for a brown bag discussion about strategies Maryland funders can use to promote systems of liberation in our communities.
Please join us for the Maryland Community Foundations Maryland Philanthropy Network Quarterly Meeting. Together, as the Maryland Community Foundations Maryland Philanthropy Network (MCFA), we speak with one voice in promoting philanthropy to benefit towns, cities and rural areas across the state. Community Foundations specialize in helping individuals, families and businesses plan and carry out their charitable giving; and in building endowments to serve their regions' changing needs.
Join us for a conversation with City Schools and the ACLU to discuss the education policy agenda for this legislative session. We will be joined by Melissa Broome, Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs, Baltimore City Schools and Bebe Verdery, Education Director, ACLU of Maryland.
Join us for a live webcast viewing of the keynote address on the federal budget and tax outlook from Bob Greenstein, President of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. We will be joined by Benjamin Orr, Executive Director Maryland Center on Economic Policy who will provide a state and local perspective on the briefing. The purpose of the watch party is to help state and local funders: Gain a better understanding of this year’s pressing federal budget and tax issues and their impact on state budgets and economies; Discuss with peers the implications for programs serving children and families; and Consider grant making strategies and opportunities for collaboration with like-minded stakeholders.
As Maryland Philanthropy Network increases its role in raising important community issues and looks to promote its 2019 public policy priorities, this event represents an opportunity for Maryland Philanthropy Network members to participate in the 2019 Maryland General Assembly. It will be both an opportunity to learn about the legislative process first hand and engage key legislators.
Join the Affinity Group on Aging as we present another program in our Innovative Aging series. Tiffany Callender, Senior Program Officer, the Horizon Foundation will speak on the Foundation’s groundbreaking initiative Speak(easy) Howard. Following the program, members of the Affinity Group on Aging and our community partners will hold a brief planning meeting for our programs during 2019. Following the program, members of the Affinity Group on Aging and our community partners will hold a brief planning meeting for our programs during 2019.
All members are invited to a screening of Baltimore's Strange Fruit, a documentary film produced by Black Yield Institute, directed by Eric Jackson and Maddie Hardy, exploring the intersections of food, land, and race and class politics through personal narrative and social commentary. Following the screening, join a discussion with people whose work and perspectives are featured in the film.