Meyerhoff, Becker named 2019 'Outstanding Philanthropists' by AFP Maryland

Meyerhoff, Becker named 2019 'Outstanding Philanthropists' by AFP Maryland

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Music Director Marin Alsop wanted to bring music to the city's schools. She didn't have enough money to do it so she turned to longtime philanthropists Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker with her idea for an orchestra made up of kids. The couple helped fund OrchKids, a program that has grown from 30 kids to more than 2,000. "The giving for Bob and Rheda is merely the beginning," Alsop told an audience at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel on Friday. She said the couple makes time to attend OrchKids concerts and to check in on the young musicians' progress.

Alsop and Freeman Hrabowski, president of University of Maryland Baltimore County, presented Meyerhoff and Becker with the 2019 Outstanding Philanthropists of the Year on Friday during the Association of Fundraising Professionals Maryland Chapter's annual luncheon.

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Source: Baltimore Business Journal


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