#GivingTuesday is on November 27. Much of what the Baltimore Architecture Foundation does depends on contributions from individual donors. Here are some of the ways your contributions make a difference.
Your contribution helps us to keep Doors Open Baltimore free for thousands of visitors, fostering an appreciation for Baltimore’s built environment. Doors Open Baltimore celebrated its fifth year by expanding open houses to the full weekend. This year’s event included 64 buildings to explore across the city and nearly 40 guided tours. Doors Open Baltimore 2018 reached 10,000 visits with the help of over 130 volunteers.
The growth of Doors Open Baltimore has been exponential, along with the impact. Just take a look at some of the results from the 2018 visitor survey:
- 91% Learned something new about Baltimore’s architecture
- 74% Said they are likely/very likely to return to a location they first visited during Doors Open Baltimore
- 52% Said Doors Open Baltimore changed their opinion of Baltimore for the better
- 46% Explored a Baltimore neighborhood they were previously unfamiliar with
Consider making a donation to the BAF to help Doors Open Baltimore continue to grow and remain free for the public.
Your contribution supports the next generation of architects. Our Future Architects Resources (FAR)/Kids in Design programs engage K-12 students engage kids about design through school visits and career fairs. Adopt-A-School is building relationships between architecture firms and schools, bringing design curriculum to Baltimore students.
BAF also supports the next generation of architects by providing scholarships to college students studying architecture such as the FAR Scholarship Awards and the Fellows Leadership Award.
Your contribution keeps the Spring Lecture Series free, furthering knowledge and critical dialogue about design. The Spring Lecture Series, held in partnership with AIA Baltimore, brings renowned speakers from around the world to speak in Baltimore about critical issues in architecture and design, all totally free to the public. 2018’s theme Empowerment, Access, Co-Creation, Ethics, explored how design can be a vital and powerful catalyst for social change.
Your contribution supports research of Maryland architects and telling their stories. The Early Women of Architecture in Maryland has been touring the state, most recently in Havre de Grace, where new audiences were introduced to some of Maryland’s first women architects. The BAF continues to work on research and publications that expand knowledge and visibility of Maryland’s architects, with a focus on women and minorities.
Consider giving this year to the Baltimore Architecture Foundation. The BAF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Your support helps us to continue these wonderful programs and continue in our mission to promote the value of architecture.
The Baltimore Architecture Foundation
11 1/2 W. Chase Street
Baltimore, MD 21201