Please join us for a conversation with Chris Ryer, Director of Baltimore City Department of Planning.
All funders interested in community development, workforce development, affordable housing and the creative arts are welcome to attend this briefing. Part presentation, part workshop, this briefing will lift up a new model for community growth; one that increases the impact for low- and moderate-income families while bringing vital services back into historically marginalized neighborhoods.
Please join us for a conversation with Reginald Moore, Director of Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks. Director Moore will discuss his vision and strategies for the Department of Recreation and Parks, as well as its priorities, assets, and challenges. Time will be allotted to engage in questions and discussion of ways Maryland Philanthropy Network members can collaborate or align with the Department’s initiatives.
Maryland Philanthropy Network’s Community Investment Affinity Group invites all Maryland Philanthropy Network members to hear from Brad Rogers, Executive Director of SBGP for an overview of this new philanthropic presence for south Baltimore. He will highlight one of their high priority “Transformative Initiatives” around the Middle Branch, which would environmentally restore a potential 10 miles of publicly-accessible waterfront with integrated recreational opportunities for nearby communities and the whole city.
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.
Please join Franklyn Baker, President and Chief Executive Officer and Martina A. Martin, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the United Way of Central Maryland (UWCM) for a special 90-minute listening session here at the Maryland Philanthropy Network. UWCM is launching its next strategic planning process for 2020-2022 to help direct its transformation, and they would deeply value your input.
Please join the Green Funder and Workforce Development Funders Affinity Groups for a program highlighting the current transportation landscape in Central Maryland. This crosscutting session will cover the various policies, innovations, and activism related to transportation across the state and in the Baltimore Metro region. Additionally, the impacts of transportation on health, the environment, and access to jobs will be discussed to promote solutions that advance equity for communities in Maryland.
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.
All Maryland Philanthropy Network members, especially Corporate Giving members, are invited to a conversation with the Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC) and its new Opportunity Zone Coordinator.