Former Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski will join the Baltimore Community Foundation as a board member.
Mikulski, who decided a year ago not to seek a sixth Senate term, joins 26 other trustees who advise the foundation. In 2016, the foundation distributed $20 million to hundreds of nonprofits in Baltimore and across the country. It accepted $23 million in gifts last year.
Since retiring from four decades in Congress, Mikulski has also joined the Johns Hopkins University as a professor of public policy and an adviser to the president. She said she wanted to join the foundation as a way to advocate for Baltimore while using “strategic grantmaking to grow inclusive opportunity.”
Other members of the board include former Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, now president of the University of Baltimore; Diane Bell-McKoy, president of Associated Black Charities; and Calvin G. Butler Jr., chief executive officer of Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.