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Baltimore Sun's 2017 Business and Civic Hall of Fame honoree: Betsy and George Sherman

Baltimore Sun's 2017 Business and Civic Hall of Fame honoree: Betsy and George Sherman

Baltimore has its share of philanthropists, but what makes Betsy and George Sherman stand out is the focus and the intensity of their commitment. She was a preschool teacher, he was a corporate executive for some of America's best-known companies. Together, they have not just opened their checkbook but have lent their passion and expertise to ensuring that all of the city's children have a chance to succeed.

Betsy Sherman is a native of Massachusetts and George of New York City. After graduating from Tufts, she worked as a teacher, eventually in Louisville, where she was the first Head Start teacher in the state of Kentucky and where he got his MBA. He went on to a series of top...