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The Giving Life: Mary Klopcic

Wednesday, February 12, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Buffy Beaudoin-Schwartz
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February 12, 2014
 
In November 2013 we held an inspirational evening showcasing individual stories of generosity and service.

Seven people - philanthropists, activists, community, and public service workers – each told a 5-minute true, personal tale about the transformative power of leading a "giving life.”

Presented by The Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers’ Betsy Nelson Legacy Fund and The Stoop Storytelling Series, the evening highlighted giving and honored the goal of the Betsy Nelson Legacy Fund – to encourage and promote philanthropy in our community.

With the theatre alive from the music of Baltimore musicians Letitia VanSant and the Bonafides, The Creative Alliance at the Patterson was filled with members of the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers, nonprofit partners, friends and members of the community who came together to be inspired by a diverse group of people excited to share their story of giving.

This is the fifth in a series of blog posts designed to bring each story to life. Our hope is that this event and these help to catalyze more giving in our community

Everyone Has a Story. What’s Yours?
 
"I’m a mom and I have 13 kids … I am going to give a 15 second snapshot of my life”

Mary Klopcic is Queen of Fun at Castle Klopcic in Bel Air. She has served her fiefdom of six princesses and seven princes alongside the generous and beneficent King Tad for the past 21 years. Occasionally, she enjoys resurrecting her apprenticed acting skills from her earlier years and spinning a yarn for an audience.
Read our other blog posts from ABAG's The Giving Life series:  

The Betsy Nelson Legacy Fund aims to share philanthropy's message beyond the ABAG membership and to build connections between charitably-minded people, organizations and institutions to strengthen our community. As the Resource on Grantmaking, Network for Givers, and Voice for Philanthropy, the mission of the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers is to maximize the impact of philanthropic giving on community life through a growing network of diverse, informed and effective grantmakers. www.abagrantmakers.org

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