Sports Boosters Continue To Hit Home Runs For Local Kids

For all that Ron Levine does for local youths throughout the year, he doesn’t ask for anything in return. As executive director of Sports Boosters of Maryland, Levine is a man very much involved in local sports and the betterment of area communities. According to Levine, 67, of Pikesville, the work is just his way… Read More

Looking for a Cause? Here Are Four That Matter

Sharp-Dressed Man ZZ Top and “Duck Dynasty” fans alike should recognize this eponym, thought up as the name for a Baltimore charitable organization by founder Christopher Schafer in 2011. The Fells Point menswear designer (and fan of the bearded rock band) realized he had a recurring dilemma: He was frequently given gently used men’s suits… Read More

Working to Help Baltimore’s Homeless Population

While there are dozens of homeless shelters in Baltimore City, the mission to end homelessness is far from over. According to The Journey Home, Baltimore City’s official plan to make homelessness “rare and brief,” there were nearly 2,800 people experiencing homelessness in the city, according to a 2014 study, which represents more than a third… Read More

A Different Education

The Maryland School for the Blind and Maryland School for the Deaf both provide opportunities for those interested in donating their time, energy or financial assistance to worthy causes. Located in Nottingham, touching (physically and metaphorically) both Baltimore County and Baltimore City, MSB is “one of the best schools for the blind in the country,”… Read More

Bmore Gives More

The first year that The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore took part in #GivingTuesday, the organization raised more than $1 million, gaining notoriety as the most charitable nonprofit in the United States to take part in the event. The second year that #GivingTuesday was celebrated, The Associated joined forces with other local nonprofits to… Read More

Repairing the World Through Synagogues

In the spirit of giving during the holiday season, local synagogues offer a variety of programs and initiatives so that Jewish individuals and families can give back to their communities and participate in mitzvot. From mitzvah projects to cleanup efforts to feeding needy families, congregations offer members a number of ways to give back. Chizuk… Read More

Doing the People’s Work

It’s the most wonderful time of year for nonprofits. After all, with Thanksgiving and Chanukah fast approaching, people are in the spirit of giving. Although the holiday season has its advantages for giving, many local nonprofits fight year-round to address the community’s growing needs. No matter how high the bar is set for these charities,… Read More

Out for a Run

The JCC of Greater Baltimore and Hadassah Greater Baltimore have cooked up a recipe for a truly tasty community outreach event that will get Baltimore’s heart pumping in more ways than one. The partnering organizations’ 1st Annual Chanukah Hot Chocolate 5K will offer an opportunity to participants interested in helping two important causes as well… Read More

Flashback Amy Pollokoff

Amy Pollokoff, 55, vice president at the Fedder Corporation, grew up in Pikesville and was exposed to philanthropy from a young age, thanks to her parents, Ellen and Joel Fedder. They both constantly attended meetings because of their involvement in what is today known as The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. Her father was… Read More