Thursday, March 27, 2014

BCP Announces Venable as Lead Sponsor of 2014 Gala

(BALTIMORE, MD - March 26, 2014) - Laura Doherty, President of the Baltimore Curriculum Project, today announced The Venable Foundation as the lead sponsor of the 2014 Are You Smarter than a BCP 5th Grader? fundraising gala, which will be held on April 25, 2014 at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum.

This year, Actor Megan Anderson, City Schools Interim CEO Tisha Edwards and WBAL-TV Co-Anchor Jason Newton will compete in a fun-filled quiz show with fifth graders from City Springs Elementary/Middle School, Hampstead Hill Academy and Wolfe Street Academy. Actor and Comedian Robert Heck will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

"BCP's annual gala provides support for mission critical services such as teacher training and curriculum development," said Laura Doherty.

"We are grateful for The Venable Foundation's continuing support."

The evening will also include dinner, drinks, a silent auction, and live music by The Giggmohr Brothers. All proceeds will benefit over 1,500 students attending BCP's neighborhood charter schools.

"The Venable Foundation is proud to continue its support of the Baltimore Curriculum Project," said Sophia Marquez-Wallace, Program Director for the Venable Foundation.

"The work that BCP does is vital to the children of Baltimore City."

Reserved tables of 10 are $1,000 and individual tickets are $100. Tickets may be purchased by visiting

About The Venable Foundation
Established in 1983, The Venable Foundation works to promote the health and well-being of the communities where Venable's clients and attorneys work and live. In 2013, the Foundation gave more than $2 million in contributions to a wide variety of organizations, continuing a long tradition of unparalleled giving which complements the pro bono legal work and community service of Venable attorneys and staff.

About the Baltimore Curriculum Project
Founded in 1996, the Baltimore Curriculum Project (BCP) is a nonprofit that operates a network of neighborhood charter schools in East Baltimore: City Springs Elementary/Middle School, Hampstead Hill Academy, and Wolfe Street Academy. BCP's mission is to develop, implement, and advocate for an innovative, sustainable, and replicable education model that improves student outcomes. In so doing, the Baltimore Curriculum Project will help to raise educational standards and opportunities for disadvantaged youth and Baltimore City schools.

Larry Schugam, Executive Vice President
Baltimore Curriculum Project
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