March 21, 2021
The longtime president and CEO of Living Classrooms Foundation, which seeks to disrupt the cycle of poverty through hands-on education and training programs, has led the nonprofit since 1995, though he joined it nearly a decade earlier as its first full-time employee. Under his guidance, Living Classrooms now reaches 25,000 young people annually.
Thomas Bozzuto, co-founder and chairman of the Bozzuto Group real estate company, is a longtime supporter of the Baltimore community, serving on multiple area boards and helping to set national housing policy. He and his wife, Barbara, who previously chaired the board of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and has spent a career promoting Baltimore, have established several scholarship funds and together support worthy causes through Maryland.
A former state legislator, Mr. Fry has served as president and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee for nearly 20 years, advocating for businesses throughout the region, while seeking to address the area’s social and civic challenges. He has given his time to myriad boards, including those of United Way of Central Maryland, Hire One Youth and CollegeBound Foundation.
Now the chairman of Evergreen Advisors LLC, Mr. Gill previously served as a popular commerce secretary under Gov. Larry Hogan. He’s a serial entrepreneur, founding multiple companies, and has served on boards throughout Maryland, including the Baltimore County Economic Development Commission and the Towson University Board of Visitors.
As a retired Lockheed Martin executive and the current chair of the University System of Maryland Board of Regents, Ms. Gooden has long championed math, science and technology education. She’s served on multiple business and civic boards and was appointed by President Barack Obama to the National Secure Telecommunications Advisory Council.
The 10th pastor of Baltimore’s Union Baptist Church has reached beyond church walls to bridge the digital divide in his native city, to change its narrative through a public awareness and engagement initiative and to bring diversity to medical research and to connect underserved residents to lifesaving COVID vaccines, among many other efforts.