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AT WORK FOR CITY

  • Established life membership and life membership endowment fund
  • Conducted an alumni open house grand re-opening of the Castle On The Hill
  • Published a class reunion guide
  • Consolidated and reactivated alumni funded annual scholarships
  • Incorporated and obtained tax-exempt status for the Trustees of the Baltimore City College Scholarship Fund which subsequently has distributed hundreds of thousands of dollars in endowed scholarship annual awards
  • Established Alumni Author collection for school library
  • Revived the annual Hall of Fame selection and induction and providing annual financial support for the ceremony and hospitality events
  • Inaugurated and continue the publication of the BCCAA Newsletter
  • Consorted with municipal government to install a new roof and new windows
  • Assisted negotiations to locate personal collection of Eric Goldman in the school library
  • Cultivated Baltimore City mayor and school system superintendent to increase funding for academic programs
  • Provided a 50-year reunion recognition certificate
  • Purchased uniforms for the Marching Knights Band and the Choir
  • Obtained the 100th City-Poly Football Game commemorative ticket and billboard
  • Instigated and underwrote the 150 Thought Provoking Years sesquicentennial celebration including publication of new school history
  • Negotiated the foundation grant for the John J. Leidy Memorial Chemistry Laboratory
  • Endorsed the ceding of inconsequential campus property for the established of a community health center
  • Built the alumni database
  • Raised endowment to award annual Baltimore City College Alumni Association Scholarship Price
  • Originated State of Maryland vanity automobile tag for alumni
  • Contributed to the carpeting of the auditorium
  • Established the Alumni Association Annual Fund and perpetual donor recognition with Collegians of the Castle and “1839” and Tower Alliance
  • Sponsored welcome aboard receptions for new faculty
  • Devised the Summer Scholars, an orientation program for tentative members of the freshman class
  • Created annual Golden Apple Award to recognize faculty achievement in student retention
  • Provided large felt hanging banners for display school auditorium and library, and a smaller one for use by student groups at off campus appearances
  • Assisted in the recruitment of prospective students, including booth participation at BCC open house events
  • Purchased identification signage for Alumni Field and stadium; and gym scoreboards
  • Conducted Castle celebration in recognition of the school building’s 75th Anniversary and 75 Thousand Campaign which raised over $92,000 including 82 donations of one thousand dollars each
  • Prepared and installed display of Castle Celebration 75th Anniversary memorabilia
  • Purchase scorers table, public address system and team seating for gymnasium
  • Initiated a regularly updated, main hall bulletin board devoted to news of alumni
  • Purchased a Hammond B3 organ, two Lesley speakers, rostrum and three ceremonial chairs for the auditorium
  • Purchased varsity team championship banners for the gymnasium
  • Qualified for City of Baltimore, State of Maryland, and Federal charitable contribution payroll deductions
  • Acquired a listing on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior and a designation as a Baltimore City Landmark by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore for the “Castle On The Hill”
  • Provided cast bronze recognition plaques for Hall of Fame inductees, class valedictorian, permanent endowments, Medal of Honor recipients, Vietnam war memorial, Historic Places listing, and City Landmark designation
  • Interceded to obtain removal of all antennas from the building’s center tower that caused structural and aesthetic damage
  • Continuing sponsorship of annual Athletic Department recognition event
  • Implemented the Virginia K. Fowble Memorial Fund for library enhancement
  • Co-sponsorship of the annual City Poly alumni golf outing
  • Sending condolence cards to kin of those alumni identified as deceased
  • Sponsor student participation in competitions, student abroad, and conferences including an annual tour of landmarks of the Civil Rights movement in the Deep South
  • Furnished/decorated the office for alumni organizations on Heritage Hall
  • Provided City Forever decorative wooden threshold banner for auditorium entrance, signage for Alumni Authors collection display cases and venue identification for the library’s Corbin Gwaltney Study
  • Mitigated against disruptive landscaping proposals for school grounds
  • Instigated the naming of the William Donald Schaefer Auditorium in the school building
  • Endorsed the formation of Women of City as organization affinity group in order to boost the presence visibility and leadership of female graduates
  • Initiated and funded underwriting for the 175th anniversary gala in 2014
  • Conduct advocacy activities during State of Maryland legislature sessions

 

Today Baltimore City College and the Castle On The Hill endure because the Alumni Association was founded in 1866.

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