Make a Gift to the Southwest Baltimore Charter School
SBCS is a public charter school, which means our operating costs are covered by a combination of funding from the Baltimore City Public Schools and gifts and grants from private donors. During good economic times and difficult ones, gifts to the SBCS Annual Fund help us fill the gap between City Schools funding and the cost of providing high quality Expeditionary Learning opportunities for our students.
Gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations reflect our shared vision of a strong and healthy Southwest Baltimore neighborhood and our mission to create extraordinary learning experiences that inspire the thoughtful, courageous, compassionate citizen in every child. Contributions to SBCS Annual Fund make up 5% of our annual operating budget:
Unrestricted gifts and grants can be used for operational needs throughout the school.
Restricted gifts support designated programs, projects, and capital needs.
Gifts of stock and securities receive tax credit based on the mean price per share on the date of transfer. To obtain our DTC and transfer information please contact Marilyn Powel, Director of Development at 410-812-1015.
When you make a gift to the SBCS Annual Fund, you support our Expeditionary Learning curriculum, as well as special programs in art, music, and science. You also help underwrite field work, artist residencies, and classroom technology. Capital commitments, made for a single year or over multiple years, help make our building a safe, secure, comfortable, and welcoming environment for our students, families, staff, and community.
Ways to Give
Send your check made payable to Southwest Baltimore Charter School (1300 Herkimer Street, Baltimore, MD 21223). Please write "Annual Fund" in the subject line on your check.
Make a secure, online gift to SBCS through the Network for Good. All gifts made to SBCS through Network for Good go directly to our Annual Fund.
Attend an Event
SBCS participates in fundraising activities throughout the year, including the Baltimore Next Generation Investing Event. Contributors receive information about our fundraisers by mail, on our website and through email blasts.
Contact Marilyn Powel for specific information on program grants and capital projects.