BCMS Foundation was established with donations from BCMS members, colleagues, families and friends. Some of the earliest donations were given to establish scholarships in members’ names: Dr. Elliot R. Fishel Scholarship, Dr. Nathan E. Needle Scholarship, and Dr. Kennard L. Yaffe Scholarship. Later, Baltimore City hospitals, as well as specialty medical societies, donated funds for scholarships. In more recent years, while individual donations have continued, grant funds, golf tournaments, and milestone gala events have added to the Foundation’s treasury.
In 2018, at the suggestion of Foundation Board member, Dr. Donald Dembo, “Campaign 365” was initiated, using as its slogan” “a dollar a day and we’re here to stay!” Members and supporters are encouraged to make a year-long commitment to BCMS Foundation.
In 2021, Dr. Allan and Mrs. Claire Jensen established the Jensen Fund, an endowment for physician and patient education.
On December 6, 2021, “Setting the Stage,” a virtual “countdown” to the 50th Anniversary was held. Planning began for a 50th Anniversary Celebration in the latter part of 2022. Funds from these and other events will continue to support existing and new initiatives, the latter to include patient literacy projects.
Your support of BCMS Foundation, a 501c 3 (non-profit), with your tax-deductible donation in any amount, is most appreciated. Also consider legacy giving — establish an endowment, donate stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Consult with your accountant or personal investment team as you consider an on-going gift. Use the form below to make a donation or contact BCMS Foundation staff for additional information on ways you may support the on-going work of BCMS Foundation.