On Monday night, as City Council members pressed Baltimore officials on the costs of the recent rioting that damaged 350 businesses and cost the city untold amounts in expenses for police, fire fighters and clean-up crews, the region's business leaders were mingling over cocktails at the Greater Baltimore Committee's annual meeting. But it was far from business as usual. An organization best known for championing big projects like Charles Center, the Inner Harbor and Camden Yards — which attendees could peer into from the windows of the Baltimore Hilton — suddenly found itself grappling to address the inner city neighborhoods a few miles and a few worlds away. At the urging of GBC CEO Don Fry, members texted pledges from their cell phones throughout the dinner, eventually raising more than $200,000 to help restoration efforts. But more significant is the change of course for the organization signaled by the group's new chairman, investor and philanthropist David Warnock, who identified development of inner city Baltimore as a moral and economic imperative in the wake of Freddie Gray's death and the mayhem that followed.