Join us for a conversation with Laura Weeldreyer, Executive Director of Maryland Family Network, and some of our region’s child care providers to shed light on how national predictions are playing out in Maryland. Participants will learn how to support the safe, responsible re-opening of child care across the state, as well as how we rebuild a stronger and more sustainable industry made for all children and their caregivers.
Please join Maryland Philanthropy Network and Mission Investors Exchange for a discussion about place-based impact investing practices in Maryland. Several case studies will be shared and discussed to understand what it looks like for foundations to elevate community priorities by investing in place.
Join us for a conversation about food access and innovative transit practices in South Baltimore. We will discuss the opportunities for addressing access issues in the South Baltimore region, understand the vision and goals for the South Baltimore Lyft Grocery Access Program, and gather suggestions on what the pilot program evaluation should capture.
Please join the Maryland Philanthropy Network’s Health Funders for a conversation about alternative policing strategies for behavioral health. We will receive an overview of the behavioral health components of the Consent Decree, and discuss the potential alternatives needed in the system of care to promote diversion. We will hear from Crista Taylor, President and CEO of Behavioral Health System Baltimore, Terry Hickey, from the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, and Lieutenant Colonel Monique Brown of the Baltimore City Police Department’s Neighborhood Patrol Division – the CPIC leaders.
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.
Please join us for this program to learn the facts about these important scholarship programs, gaining knowledge of who can benefit and how “free” college programs are structured. We will be joined by Cristina Lopez , Donna Thomas, Director, Office of Student Financial Assistance at Maryland Higher Education Commission and Don Elliott, CCBC's Director of Continuing Education Operations and Online Learning. Maryland Philanthropy Network members will leave with a better understanding of opportunities and gaps in making a post-secondary degree or certification more accessible to all.
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.