BSO Receives $1.2M for Education

BSO board chair Barbara Bozzuto announced that Patricia and Mark K. Joseph have donated $1.2 million from their foundation, The Shelter Foundation, to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to support access to the orchestra’s education programs for students in Title 1 Baltimore City Public Schools; $1 million of this transformative gift will endow the Patricia and… Read More

Hartog-Levin Joins Weinberg

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the United States, has welcomed retired ambassador Fay Hartog-Levin as the 12th trustee in the Weinberg Foundation’s history. Levin, who began her term in May, was unanimously selected by the foundation’s board in November 2015 following a nationwide search. The foundation’s trustees,… Read More

BHC Honored

Bonnie Heneson Communications, a full-service marketing communications firm, won a Gold 2016 Aster Award for a physicians’ directory that the agency created for Howard County General Hospital. The Directory of Physicians is a publication distributed to Howard County residents that BHC writes, coordinates and designs listing nearly 800 physicians who practice at Howard County General… Read More

Gorelick Joins JCPA

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) announced that Melanie Roth Gorelick joined the JCPA team as a vice president of the organization. Gorelick brings 10 years of experience as a leader in the Jewish community relations field to her new position. Most recently, she has served as the director of the community relations committee… Read More

JCC Names Rabbi to Direct Teen Engagement

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore and the JCC of Greater Baltimore announced the appointment of Rabbi Dena Shaffer as executive director of the Jewish Community’s new Center for Teen Engagement (CTE). As the executive director of CTE, Rabbi Shaffer will provide visionary and strategic leadership for the implementation of the center’s goals and objectives. Her primary responsibilities will… Read More

JCS Names New Executive Director

The board of directors of Jewish Community Services announced that it has selected Joan Grayson Cohen to become the agency’s next executive director. Cohen, who is currently the director of economic services, has been a staff member of JCS and Jewish Family Services, one of its founding agencies, for 22 years. During this tenure, Cohen… Read More

Knott Appointed to BCEDC

James Knott (Photo provided)

The Baltimore County Economic Development Commission has appointed James F. Knott Jr. as its new director. Knott serves as president of Knott Realty Group. He is responsible for all facets of the company, including financing, development, construction, leasing and property management. He has developed and constructed approximately 2 million square feet of office and industrial… Read More

Hecht Earns Zelda Award

Hecht Earns Zelda Award In recognition of his dedication and commitment to The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore’s annual campaign, Brad Hecht was presented with the Zelda Miller Award, which honors young adult leaders for their dedication to the annual campaign. Hecht has long-standing involvement in the Jewish community through The Associated. After graduating… Read More

Alex Cooper Unveils Renovated Showroom

Alex Cooper Auctioneers has unveiled its renovated showroom at its facility on York Road in Towson. The $3 million update to the space marks another milestone in the company’s 90-year history. Since its founding in 1924, Alex Cooper Auctioneers has concentrated its talents on the auction, real estate, appraisal and Oriental rug business. As its… Read More

MICA Awarded $600K Grant

The Maryland Institute College of Art has been awarded a three-year, $600,000 grant from the Philip E. and Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation to launch the development of Up/Start MICA, a collegewide entrepreneurship initiative that will capitalize on the unique talents of the college’s students and recent graduates. “We are greatly impressed with president Samuel Hoi’s… Read More