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Lindsey Baker, Executive Director
Kelly King, Grants Specialist
(410) 685-1653

Our Donors

Thanks to our generous donors, we are able to keep hundreds of annual program activities–more than 1,100 during FY22–free and accessible to all. 

This list reflects gifts and pledges received between November 1, 2021 and October 31, 2022. Individual contributors to the annual fund of $1,000 or more are members of our Leadership Circle. Please call (410) 685-4183 to notify us of any errors.

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Bruce Adams & Peggy Engel
Donald Elwood Adams
AES Corporation
Carl & Sandra Ahlers
Alexander C. Baer Charitable Fund
Carol Michelle & William Allen
Thomas Altvater
AmazonSmile Foundation
Wanda McGee Anastasi
Lee Lawrence Anderson, Jr. & Deborah D. Anderson
Jennifer Andiorio & Matt Hohner, in honor of Aaron Heinsman
Anne Truax Darlington Andrews
Laura Apelbaum
Rhonda Oliver-Applebaum & Barry Applebaum
Judith A. Armold
Patricia Ash%
Fay Ashby
Anne M. Asher%
Amy & John Atanat
Lia Atanat
Preston & Nancy Athey
Diana Bailey & Kit Harvel
Lindsey Baker
Baltimore Civic Fund
Baltimore Community Foundation
Baltimore County Commission on the Arts & Sciences/The Citizens of Baltimore County<
Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts/Creative Baltimore Fund
Bikram & Anita Bandy
Banneker-Douglass Museum Foundation%
Bill Barry
Howell Baum & Madelyn Siegel
David & Lynn Baxa
Carl O. Belt, Jr. & Jane A. Belt
Randi Wallenstein Benesch & Adam Benesch
Mary Berens & Paul Feeny, in honor of Jennifer Shea & Peter Bruns
Amy L. Bernstein & Clifford S. Mitchell
Mindy Lynne Berry*~
Barbara L. Bershon
BGE
Catharine F. Black^
Charles Alfred Blackburn
Mary Blair & Burt Kummerow
Marc & Leonor Blum
Doreen B. Bolger
Bruce & Loyce Bowen
Margaret Bowler
H. E. Bowlus*#
Howard & Elizabeth Bradley, Jr.
Mrs. James T. Brady, in Memory of James T. (Jim) Brady*
Grace Mary Brady
Brown Advisory
Anne Elliott Brown
D. Bruce Brown
Bob & Annie Brown
Ron & Marti Brown
Brunswick Potomac Foundation
Hillary Burchuk%
John & Cynthia Burkert
Judy Burke Bynum
Eva Orlebeke Caldera
Susan Fifer Canby
Constance R. Caplan
Caplan Family Foundation
Eleanor & Anthony Carey
Scott E. Casper
Adrienne Cassara
James & Monica Castle
Grace Cavalieri
Myron & Nina Chace
Wilsonia Cherry
Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company
Patricia Ciricillo & David Bogen#
Paula Cleggett
Jamieson & Cindy Clem
Cynthia A. Cobleigh
Bonny M. Cochran
Fronda J. Cohen
Norma & Joel Cohen
Sean L. Coleman
Columbia Gas%
Marge & John Combs
Judy Cooper
Emily Correll
Mary Cox & Johns Hopkins
Thomas & Barbara Crain
Mary Ellen & Stephen Creasy
Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Cripps
Tony & Rev. Karen Crosby
Mary Mateer Cummings
Jennifer E. Cupp
Curious Iguana/Marlene & Tom England
Kathleen Curtin
Elisabeth Dahl
Dr. Cornelius P. Darcy*
Shannon Davis & Jim DiGloria
Shaun & Betsy Davis@
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Dettner
Judy Dobbs & Bob Condlin*~#
Lillian Doherty
Drew & Marybeth Dowdell
Larry & Jane Droppa
Joan A. Dunn & Peter Bouxsein%
Jessica Dupont & Andrew Fickley
Allyson Dwyer & Steven Matarazzo
Dina Epshteyn
Farm Heritage Conservancy
Amy & Joseph Federman#
Angela & Al Feldstein#
Janet Felsten#
Jill Ferris
Merle & David Fishman
Donna & John Folkemer
Kim & Jim Fortney
Abram & Sara Fox
Frederick County Public Library, C. Burr Artz Public Library
Frostburg State University (FSU)
Heide S. Fuchs
Marilyn & Stanley Gabor
Garrett Lakes Arts Festival
Auni Gelles
George Washington’s Mount Vernon%
Malca S. Giblin
Ann Goldman Giroux
Eliot Girsang
Michael & Kathleen Glaser
Pamela & Michael Green
Michael & Phyllis Greene
Janet Gross
Beatrice Gurwitz
Anita Aidt Guy
Nancy Hall
Harford County Public Library
Joseph E. Harris
Marilyn M. Hatza^
Aaron Heinsman*%
Tom & Flo Hendershot
Maria M. Heyssel
John & Marcella Hickey
Barbara A. Hill*
Nila & Douglas Hill
Jacob Hodes & Annie Grossberg Hodes*
Michael & Debbie Holt#
Julia (Kudravetz) Hoppe
James & Rosemary Hormuth
Howard County Library System, Administrative Branch
Darren Hultman
Reed & Kathleen Hutner
Josephine Imbriani & Lisa Vura-Weis
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Mark Irwin & Laurel Chiat*~
Lisa & Michael Jablonover
Lindsay Jacks & Sean Downs
Jacqueline & Freeman Hrabowski Charitable Giving Fund
Sally & Mike Johnston
Alicia Jones McLeod
Joseph & Mary Kempf
Dr. Christine Kalke & Mr. Rolf Thoresen
Kanter Kallman Foundation
Pam & Ed Kasemeyer
Gayle Travis-Keene & John T. Keene
Janice Keene
Marjorie Winslow Kehoe@
Pat & Susan Keller
Julie & Peter Kelly-Detwiler
Hindy Kempler
Tom Kettler
Phyllis Kilby%
Julia A. King
James S. & Devra Kitterman
Jayne Z. Klein
Cathy D. Knepper, Ph.D.
Mary Jane B. Knode
Elena & Joseph Kostakis
Hans & Linda Krimm
Dean Krimmel
Ronald & Joan LaCoss
Jody & Cecilia Landers
Barry Lanman%
Linda & Julian Lapides
Laura LaPonte
Judi Moore Latta & Joseph Latta
Dr. Hugh Ming Lee
Mrs. Walter J. Leonard
Mariana & Pete Lesher
Ronald & Annabel Lesher*
Dr. Philip & Mrs. Winnie Levinson
Andrea D. Lewis
Mavis P. Lewis
LG-TEK
Library of Congress%
Life Journey Writers Guild
Lawrence Lubetsky
Jacquelyn Lucy*#
M. Sigmund & Barbara K. Shapiro Philanthropic Fund
M&T Charitable Foundation
Amy Macht & George Grose~
Carol Macht & Sheldon Lerman
Esther Mackintosh
Edythe & Louis Manza
Babette Margolies
Martin & Julia Madden Family Charitable Gift Fund
Maryland Center for History & Culture%
Maryland Charity Campaign
Maryland Council for Social Studies%
Maryland Historical Trust%
Maryland Public Television%
Maryland State Department of Education%
Maryland Women’s Heritage Center%
Tali Stopak-Mathis & Robert Mathis
Albert J. Matricciani, Jr.
Michelle Matto
Lisa May
Chelsea Mays-Williams
Laura & Tim McCann
McDaniels Law, LLC %
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas P. McElrath
Alicia Jones McLeod
Eva Mengelkoch
Kevin Mercer & M. Lindsay Thompson
Robert E. Meyerhoff & Rheda Becker*
Mr. and Mrs. James Dabney Miller
Julia Misplon & Anna Durbin%
Heather Mitchell
Kathleen Mitchell & Dennis Bigley*
Kimberly R. Moffitt
Tom & Cindi Monahan
Carol & Thomas Moran
Moser Family Philanthropic Fund
Tara Mueller
George A. Murnaghan
Jennifer Myers
Sharon & Josef Nathanson
National Cryptologic Museum Foundation%
National Endowment for the Humanities
National History Day%
Sarah R. Navid
Network for Good
Chelsea Newhouse
Mary Newport
Janice & Robert Nisbet
Nora Roberts Foundation
Ron Nowaczyk & Maureen Lavan*~
Randy & Jennifer Ontiveros*~
Judith Roberta O’Sullivan
Gail Webb Owings
Gia N. Paige
Stuart Parnes & Sue Ellen Thompson
Frank Patten Family%
Maarten & Ruth Pereboom*
Anne S. Perkins
David & Charla Phillips
Jeanne Pirtle*~
PNC Bank
Mr. & Mrs. Garrett Power
Cynthia A. Raposo & Joseph M. Furey*%
Gale Rasin%
Catherine & James Reed
Joseph & Patricia Reidy
Victor Rezendes
Tom & Angie Riford*
George A. Roche*
Nancy Ellen Rogers*
Carmel M. Roques*~
Heather Rosenbloom#
Lawrence Rovin & Carolyn Rugg
Hannelore Russell-Wood
Dr. & Mrs. William Ryan
Jane Ann Said
Everett & Barbara Santos
Michael A. Sarbanes
Warren L. Schaaf
Wayne R. Schaumburg^
Ralph Schmidt
Donna Schneider#
Will Schwarz
Eve Shalley & Yoav Palatnik
Jennifer Shea & Peter Burns*~
Rob Sheehan
Davis Sherman & Anita Gilman Sherman
Leonard & Maxine Shindel@
Glennor Shirley@
Paul & Donna Lee Shogren
Arunima Shukla
Theresa A. Silanskis
Marjorie Simon
Marti & Robert Simpson
Rosanne Singer & Steve Mencher
Saima & Bilal Sitwat
The Skillman Family
Andrea Smith
Guffrie and Catherine Smith*~
Maria L. Solis
John Sondheim & Emily Greenberg
Southern Maryland Regional Library Association
David & Rachel Sowards
Susan L. Spencer
Nessa Spitzer
Kate Stein
Phoebe Stein*
Sarah Stein
Dr. & Mrs. Mark J. Stout
Margaret Strahan
Marlin E. Strand
Anne Sturm
Michael B. Styer
The Su Family Charitable Fund
Laura & Steve Sutton
Nancy K. Swenson & Reginald J. Haley
Michael Terrin & Bess Keller#
Thalheimer-Eurich Charitable Fund, Inc%
Will & Heather Thomas+
Joseph Thompson
W. Robert & Carolyn B. Thurber
Carol A. Trawick
David & Barbara Treasure#
Rachel Trentacoste
University of Maryland, Baltimore County%
Curtis & Ruth Utz#
Joan Valentine
Rebecca & Richard VanGilder
Jane Wallace Vanneman
Carolyn vanRoden%
Yolanda Vazquez
Venable Foundation%
Corinne Viglietta
Gary Visscher
Dr. Charles Emerson Walker#
Stephen & Mary Walter
The Wawa Foundation<
Wegmans%
Rob & Marilyn Weissman
Sarah Weissman
Pat Welch
Lynn Westrope
White House Historical Association%
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Josephine & Gary J. Williams*
Sydney & Ron Wilner
Anne Tria Wise & Leo Wise
Paul Wissman & Aalam Singh
Wolman Family Foundation
Joseph S. Wood@
Sara Woodall
Lydia Woods
Allyson Black Woodson*
Mr. & Mrs. William Yakaitis
Steven G. Ziger & James Arrington Snead*

 *  Leadership Circle
+  in-kind gift
^  deceased
~  New Horizons Fund donor
#  Judy Dobbs Fund for History donor
@ Racial Equity donor
 –  Maryland History Day donor
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