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Catholic Charities launches $75M campaign to support Marylanders in need

Catholic Charities Wednesday launched a transformative initiative to reimagine its programs and services across Maryland, as well as pilot efforts that can meet an increasing demand for new services for those in need.

To meet this test, Catholic Charities uveiled the $75 million “Greater Promise” fundraising campaign, the largest in the organization’s nearly 100-year history. It will center on three key innovative infrastructure initiatives focused in child care, education, intellectual disabilities and community enrichment, all designed to create a positive impact on people across the state of Maryland and help them find a better way forward.

With 10% of Marylanders living in poverty and a 22% poverty rate for Baltimore residents, Catholic Charities is focused on addressing today’s modern challenges while inspiring others to deliver on a greater promise that builds a more supported community.

Attending the event were William J. (Bill) McCarthy, Jr., executive director of Catholic Charities of Maryland;  Baltimore Deputy Mayor Faith Leach, members of the Catholic Charities Board of Trustees and Maryland Senate President Bill Ferguson.

Catholic Charities of Baltimore is Maryland’s largest private provider of human services with more than 80 programs in 200 locations to serve children and families experiencing homelessness and poverty, individuals with intellectual disabilities, immigrants and seniors without regard to religion, race or other circumstances.