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.
This is the annual meeting of Maryland Philanthropy Network leaders (staff and chairs) of affinity groups, projects and roundtables. At this meeting we will discuss affinity group planning and collaboration.
Join Sadiq Ali, Executive Director, Maryland MENTOR, and team to discuss their recently released report, Upholding the Covenant: State of Mentoring in Maryland 2018, based on the 15 mentoring town hall meetings they completed between April and July 2018. This is intended to be a high-level discussion on the state of mentoring throughout Maryland and Baltimore City, as well as the introduction and eventual fleshing out of a skeletal, innovative framework for funding mentoring in Maryland.
All Maryland Philanthropy Network members are encouraged to join us to hear a status update about current issues affecting immigrants and refugees locally, the impact of the Safe City Baltimore Fund, and other examples of innovative programs impacting immigrant and refugee students in our region.
The Maryland Philanthropy Network is committed to fulfill its mission by embracing diversity and inclusion and focusing on racial equity in its governance and programs. This joint committee meeting will advise Maryland Philanthropy Network on continuing to embed issues of equity, diversity and inclusion across programming to strengthen connections between the work of these two committees.