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Aug 31, 2012

Homes cracking due to drought-parched soil

ST. LOUIS — Carol DeVaughan assumed her suburban St. Louis home was simply settling when cracks appeared in the walls. When she noticed huge gaps between her fireplace and ceiling, and that her family room was starting to tilt, she knew she had bigger problems. Like thousands of other Americans getting stuck with huge repair […]

May 10, 2012

ABAG’s Nelson to retire in December

Betsy Nelson, who has served as president of the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers since 1990, said she will step down from the post in December. The organization, founded in 1983, has grown under Nelson’s tenure to more than 135 private and community foundations, donor-advised funds and corporations with strategic grantmaking programs, representing the majority […]

Aug 14, 2011

Betsy Nelson: Foundations provide help for city schools

Baltimore City Public Schools are back in session Aug. 29. Across the city, students are getting ready for a new year at their neighborhood school, a charter school, a specialized high school or a transformation school. Their school might be brand new or have 172 years of tradition. Their learning experience might include lots of […]

Feb 3, 2011

Betsy Nelson: Nonprofits should share tales of generosity

In my previous column, I outlined the public policy challenges ahead for nonprofits and philanthropy in 2011. One of my colleagues, Adam Donaldson, member services director at the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers, makes the point that now, as Congress and the Maryland General Assembly wrestle with record deficits and the national debt, there is […]

Nov 4, 2010

Living Cities aims to create jobs and hope for Baltimore

We’ve got good news, Baltimore. Living Cities, a collaborative of 22 of the world’s largest foundations and financial institutions, announced last week that Baltimore is one of five cities selected to participate as part of its national Integration Initiative. The Living Cities’ Integration Initiative is designed to address some of the most pressing challenges facing […]

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