Tag: voluntarism

CASA Presents Harvest of Hope on Friday, November 4



Court Appointed Special Advocates of Baltimore County will celebrate 16 years of service to Baltimore County’s abused and neglected children at its 13th annual Harvest of Hope event on Friday, November 4, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., at Martin’s Valley Mansion.   

Nancy Grasmick Joins Board of SEED Foundation


Former Maryland Schools Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick was elected to serve on the board of directors for The SEED Foundation.

Dr. Grasmick was Maryland’s first female state superintendent and the U.S.’s longest serving appointed schools chief. The former teacher served in the role of Maryland State Superintendent of Schools until June of last year.  Currently, Dr. Grasmick is a Towson University Presidential Scholar for Innovation in Teacher and Leader Education.

The SEED Foundation partners with cities to prepare underserved students for success in college and beyond. SEED’s model integrates an academic program with a boarding program that teaches life skills and provides a safe and secure environment. The Foundation opens and supports public boarding schools and has two schools: The SEED School of Washington, D.C. (opened in 1998) and The SEED School of Maryland (opened in 2008).

Roland Park Robbery Victim Bounces Back with Petit Louis Dinner


Remember a few weeks ago when community leader Sally Michel’s purse was stolen outside of Petit Louis Bistro?  She felt awful about the bad publicity it brought to her Roland Park neighborhood and to the restaurant, so she and her fans (and she has many!) have decided to make something positive out of the crime.

To celebrate her pluck and her birthday, Petit Louis will hold “Fill Sally’s Purse!” on Tuesday, February 28 (Sally’s actual birthday), from 5 p.m. until close. The restaurant will donate 20 percent of all checks for the night to Sally’s pet project, the Parks & People Foundation, where she is chairman of the board.

It’s right that the foundation should stand to benefit from the crime: Sally joked after the robbery that the only thing that the thief found in her purse was a stack of solicitation letters addressed to potential donors of the Parks & People Foundation!

For reservations, please call (410) 366-9393 and mention that you are dining to Fill Sally’s Purse!