2017 Scholarship Recipients Celebrated - and Newly Announced!

Posted on October 26, 2017

Visit Baltimore convened its Annual Meeting (Baltimore: The Big Picture) earlier this month on October 3, 2017.  As part of that program, the Foundation had the privelege to take to the podium to thank our supporters - and recognize some important people.

Those included three of the five members of our third annual class of Academic Scholarship recipients: Naomi Davidoff, Master candidate at Goucher College; Ben Hyman, MBA candidate at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School; and Donice Sneed, BA candidate at Morgan State University.  Along with two other Baltimore area students, and an individual high school award, we are pleased to be providing $13,000 in scholarship support this fall.

Since this event, the Foundation is pleased to announce another class of impressive awardees and grantees, our 2017 Professional & Workforce Development Scholarship & Grant Recipients!  In total, the Foundation is providing roughly $6,000 in funds to support the following individuals and institutional endeavors:

Organizational Grants

  • Helping Up Mission – $2,000 – Education & Workforce Development Services

Visit Baltimore Foundation's grant will support HUM's annual Pre-Placement, Placement and Post-Placement Case Management and Wraparound services for men served by the facility with a specific focus on education and workforce development services in the hospitality and tourism fields.  For the grant period, they are anticipating to provide: 15 residents with floor technician training; 300 residents with work therapy in the Kitchen and Cafeteria; 5 residents receiving ServSafe training and certification; and, 45 residents training in commercial laundry facilities.  The ultimate goal is to increase self-sufficiency and place hundreds of men in employment in Baltimore's hotels, restaurants and entertainment venues.

  • Humanim – $2,000 – Culinary/Hospitality Training
Humanim, in partnership with Moveable Feast, has operated a State of Maryland EARN funded 12-week culinary/hospitality training program for three years inclusive of ServSafe (kitchen management) and National Retail Federation Customer Service certifications for participating residents.  With this grant, Humanim is eager to enhance the program by providing 60 participants across this year's classes of cohorts with a full chef’s uniform upon graduation in order to enhance his/her presentation during the interview and success/safety in eventual placement in a professional kitchen environment.
  • St Vincent de Paul – $1,000 – Next Course Food Service Program
St. Vincent De Paul is recieving an operating grant to support their flagship Next Course – a 12-week, fulltime, intensive food service training program that integrates soft-skills and culinary instruction in a classroom setting with practical experience.  

Individual Awards

  • K Rudgers – $825 – Attendance at the Annual Conference of the U.S. Institute of Theatre Technology

An employee of the Chesapeake Shakespeare Theater Company in Baltimore, Kyle will be attending the 2018 conference of the U.S. Institute of Theater Technology in order to maintain CSC’s best practices and sense of innovative outreach.  

Congratulations to all of our recipients - and thank you to all of our supporters whose generous contributions determine our scholarship fund capacity.

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