Fund the Future

Children’s Scholarship Fund Baltimore (CSFB) is pleased to announce that we have raised over $1 million beyond our annual fundraising goal through a three-year campaign to Fund the Future.

Throughout our 20-year tenure of providing kindergarten-8th grade scholarships to low-income Baltimore City students, CSFB has been forced to make commitments to our families before we secured funding. Some years, we delayed scholarship decisions to ensure that enough funding was available. This placed an immense burden on our families.

CSFB can now better serve our families by:

  • Establishing a scholarship budget each July for the subsequent school year;
  • Informing current families of scholarship renewals one year before the school year starts; and
  • Selecting new families from the waiting list in early October for the next school year.

Now that we have reached our goal, a seamless financial transition will occur annually. Fund the Future resources will support scholarships for the current school year. CSFB’s annual fundraising efforts are now focused on raising funds for the following school year.

Fund the Future will enable CSFB to forecast earlier and more accurately the number of available scholarships and allow us to take new students off our wait list sooner. Earlier notification will allow our families more time to select their school of choice, secure the remaining funding needed for tuition, and purchase uniforms and school supplies.

We are grateful to our co-chairs, Tom Kelso and Dori Bishop and to our generous funders whose vision and commitment brought us in over goal.


Foundation and Corporate Donors
Baltimore Next Generation Investing Event
Clayton Baker Trust
Davis Family Foundation
DLA Piper
Fancy Hill Foundation
France-Merrick Foundation
Friends of CSFB
Huether McClelland Foundation
Klein Family Trust
Lockhart Vaughan Foundation
Sun Trust Foundation
WPW Foundation

Individual Donors
Chaim Amster
Howard Baetjer, Jr.
F. Barry Bilson
Ed and Barbara Brody
Carl Buhlman
Renee Guckert Carter
Rick Corcoran, Jr.
Laura and Parker Davis
Charles Gamper
Kyle and Paula Gore
Gary and Missy Gill
Beth Hehir
William and Maureen Jones
Frank Kelly
Colleen Pleasant Kline
Eaton Lattman
Gary and Sonia Mangum
Sophia Marquez
John and Joanne Phelps
John and Susan Powell
Kate and David Powell
Tom Kelso and Dori Bishop
Wendy Osefo
John and Nancy Sandbower
William and Pamela Schlott
Mark Terranova
Matt Wyskiel