The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation hosted its 13th Employee Giving Program at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park at Living Classrooms. The program gives every employee of the Foundation—including all administrative and professional staff other than the president/chief executive officer—the opportunity to direct a $20,000 grant to a Baltimore-area nonprofit that aligns with the mission of the Weinberg Foundation. In 2022, the Foundation distributed approximately $140 million to nonprofits dedicated to meeting the basic needs of vulnerable individuals and families experiencing poverty. Grants focus on supporting organizations in the areas of Housing, Health, Jobs, Education, and Community Services. This year’s event marks the largest single distribution in grants at an Employee Giving Program in the 13 years the program has taken place—$780,000. It was a special day, and we are thrilled to have shared it with this year’s inspiring grantees.
Program Associate Cassie Malane selected The Arc Baltimore’s Career Catalyst program as her grantee and presented the grant to our CEO Kathleen Durkin at the event. Our program helps people with disabilities find competitive, integrated employment opportunities through classroom instruction and internship experience, allowing them to transition from school into the workforce. We are so thankful to Cassie and the Weinberg Foundation for their generosity!