Early in the morning of Sunday, May 17, thousands of athletes will descend on Centennial Park in Ellicott City. We talked to three local competitors about the inspiring stories that led them to swim, bike and run.
Owings Mills resident Craig Solomon is what many would call a "people person." A senior financial analyst for Laureate Education -- a higher education company in Harper East in Baltimore -- the 38-year-old doesn't shy away from social events, especially when those engagements give him the opportunity to help others.
In an effort to share the excitement of the stage with budding musicians and music lovers, the JoeyDCares Rock Orchestra is holding an open rehearsal showcase at the Freedom Optimist Hall, in Sykesville, April 24. The JoeyDCares Rock Orchestra consists of youth and adult musicians and singers who play concerts for charity, said Joey Dundore, founder, music director and executive director of the group. They practice weekly, with public performances given monthly on average, culminating in their
Just as was the case 25 years ago, when the Maryland General Assembly session drew to a close this week, no legal gambling options were open to fraternal organizations in Harford County. Now, as it has been for more than a quarter of a century, this is an unfortunate problem for local community organizations that have the potential to benefit from local gambling in local fraternal houses.
Despite having a master¿s degree from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and a couple of decades of work experience in human resources, Kathy Barnett still describes herself as an entrepreneur rather than a successful businesswoman. In addition to growing her own business, Barnett, 45, has devoted her time to helping girls and young women.
Each year, third grade students at Hickory Elementary School learn about economics in social studies by participating in a fundraiser where they design, produce and advertise Happy Grams, which are Valentine's notes to raise money for a charitable organization.
On a break from politics after a tough loss in November, Courtney Watson is now diving into a new form of community service: connecting charitable organizations to people eager to donate their time, money or talent.
In 2012, while playing professional basketball in Turkey, former Georgetown University stand out Chris Wright learned that he had multiple sclerosis. The next year he began the Chris Wright Foundation to provide education and awareness of multiple sclerosis, as well as to provide charitable giving to other nonprofit organizations.
The volunteering experience and the positive impact it has on the lives of others can, and should, be more than a once-a-year tradition. It should become a year-round habit that allows us to make a difference in the community while also providing personal meaning and satisfaction. The work of the nonprofits that support and shape our community is year-round, as is the chance to personally benefit from the joys of giving.
Maryland City schools, churches and Girl Scouts are collecting donations of food, hats, scarves, mittens and gloves for the needy as well as raising money for phone cards for military overseas. The Strings and Band teacher at Brock Bridge Elementary, Walter Lindberg, was awarded National Board Certification, an honor only a few teachers throughout the country achieve. All Anne Arundel County public schools close from Wednesday, Dec. 24 through Sunday, Jan. 4. Applications for the 2015-2016
Companies that make the Top Workplaces list year after year don't necessarily offer the highest salaries or the most lavish benefits. But employees stay because they feel valued and empowered. They love the work and believe it's meaningful, and also enjoy flexible work schedules, opportunities to advance and a voice in company policy. And the companies work to sustain that culture.
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones saw the culmination his second charitable project with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore in as many years on Saturday, but Jones said he¿s just getting started with his philanthropic work with the organization.
House of Delegates candidate Shukoor Ahmed, District 23A, gives time, expertise, resources from his professional life for endeavors he cares about. His company was ranked 5th and 46th in local giving by Washington Business Journal in 2009 and 2010.