Maryland Philanthropy Network’s Community Investment Affinity Group is pleased to host Alice Kennedy, Commissioner of Baltimore City’s Department of Housing and Community Development for a conversation about the Department’s work to improve the quality of life for all Baltimore City residents by revitalizing and redeveloping communities and promoting access to quality affordable housing opportunities in safe, livable neighborhoods. We’ll hear the status of DHCD's aspirational and comprehensive Framework for Community Development, various approaches to address residential vacant properties and the availability of quality affordable housing. We’ll also discuss the role that funders could play in addressing the issue of neighborhoods impacted by high levels of vacancy and disinvestment.
Please join Maryland Philanthropy Network members for a meet and greet with the new Secretary of the Maryland Department of Labor, Portia Wu, and Deputy Secretary, Jason Perkins-Cohen. The Maryland Department of Labor provides job development and employment training to help Marylanders get the skills and expertise they need to move with our economy into Maryland's future.
Join the Arts Funders Affinity Group for a conversation with Dr.
Funders Together to End Homelessness – Baltimore is hosting a special conversation with Jeff Olivet, Executive Director of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) and Dr. Joe Savage, Regional Advisor for USICH, about the newly released federal strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness, “All In.” This new plan establishes a goal to reduce homelessness by 25% by the end of 2025. This is an opportunity to learn together about the plan and understand how it connects with local priorities and investments. Irene Agustin, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services and Janice Miller, Chair of the Continuum of Care, will provide insight about how the plan will affect work in Baltimore to make homelessness rare and brief.
Join Maryland Philanthropy Network and Maryland Nonprofits for a conversation with the City of Baltimore about the recent Abell Foundation's research report that highlighted the challenges facing nonprofit organizations stemming from the City grants and contracts process along with potential solutions. City government leaders will share information about improvements underway with their grants and contracting processes, reforms that the city aims to make in the future, along with a discussion about how the philanthropic community can support those efforts.
This September, the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) welcomes only its second director in its 30+-year history with the appointment of Jenenne Whitfield by the Board of Directors to succeed Founder, Director and Primary Curator Rebecca Alban Hoffberger. Join the Arts Funders Affinity Group for a conversation with Ms. Whitfield to learn about her vision for AVAM, the current state of the museum, and other pertinent issues. Funders of arts and culture will have the opportunity to build relationships with one another and share their interests as well.
What is the essence of the Maryland funding community? Exponent Philanthropy, which includes all types of lean funders—those who practice philanthropy with few or no staff, is bringing its annual conference to Baltimore in October 2023 and wants to hear from you! Join Exponent Philanthropy’s new CEO Paul D. Daugherty for a conversation about our funding community – our interests, impact, and successes.
Maryland Philanthropy Network is pleased to host Dr. Sonja Santelises, Chief Executive Officer of the Baltimore City Public School System, for our annual conversation with the Education Funders Affinity Group. Dr. Santelises will discuss the plan for the upcoming school year and highlight how philanthropy can best support the District. Members are encouraged to share questions prior to the session to maximize time with Dr. Santelises.
Maryland Philanthropy Network members are invited to a meet and greet with Baltimore City Mayor Brandon Scott and his team. We welcome the opportunity to foster relationships between the philanthropic community and city leadership.