State of the Schools 2016


Hosted by The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Inc.

Spring is right around the corner, and that means it is nearly time for the Foundation’s signature event, State of the Schools 2016.   Those in attendance in April, 2015 were welcomed by a high-spirited marching band, imaginative student sculptures that brightened the luncheon tables, sounds of violins and cellos that filled our hearts with peace and tranquility, multi-aged dancers who soared gracefully throughout the ballroom, and our students, who elevated their voices in song to convey a smile to everyone.  In what way will this year’s State of the Schools showcase the talent and excellence of our school district?  Time is of the essence and those in attendance will witness the many talented performances on March 23, 2016, at Martin’s West.

As the final preparations and attention to details are being completed, we would like to announce, recognize, and extend our sincere thanks to you, our TEAM BCPS partners.  Your support is essential to the success of our schools, and on behalf of The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Inc., we deeply appreciate your generous support through your sponsorship selection.

As a TEAM BCPS partner and through your participation in State of the Schools 2016, you are providing funding for S.T.A.T (Students & Teachers Accessing Tomorrow).  S.T.A.T. is a multi-year transformation of teaching and learning.  Our effective digital learning environments are preparing globally competitive graduates with 21st century learning skills.    As a TEAM BCPS partner, your participation allows the Education Foundation to award to our schools instructional initiative grants that focus on 21st century themes as well as scholarships for post-secondary opportunities for our students.  We are so honored that you selected to participate in the Education Foundation, and we look forward to the cultivation of our long lasting partnership.

The following TEAM BCPS partners are demonstrating their support for public education in Baltimore County Public Schools. . . . A monumental THANK YOU!  We look forward to seeing each of you at State of the Schools 2016.

Team BCPS Achievement/Excellence Sponsorship

Daly Computer

Hot Spots Extended Care Program

Doctorate Sponsorship

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company


Master’s Sponsorship

HMS Insurance Associates, Inc.



Bachelor’s Sponsorship

GWWO Inc./Architects

Phillips Way, Inc.

Saint Agnes Hospital Foundation

Apex Learning, Inc.


Middlebury Interactive

CISCO – Presidio

Lifetouch National Schools Studio, Inc.


Afried and Farrokh D. Kamdin

Towson University

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston



Oak Contracting, LLC


Stevenson University

Associate’s Sponsorship

Crown Remodeling, LLC

Valic Financial


Whitney Bailey Cox & Magnani, LLC

Table Host Sponsorship

Cintas Baltimore, Location 42

The Aris Institute


Notre Dame of Maryland University

Trexler Foundation Inc.

McCormick & Co. Inc.

Advance Business Systems

L&R Floors of Washington


Clapp Communications

Brown Advisory Securities, LLC

Friends of the Foundation/TEAMBCPS

Mary L. Preis

Emilia A. Poiter

Boguslawa Soltys

The Sofa Store – Jason Brager

Mark & Bonnie Derda

Dr. Robert Y. Dubel


Kent Otakie

Josie Schaeffer, Executive Director

The Cystic Fibrous of Central Maryland

Robert Barrett, BCPS Community /Business Outreach

In Memory of Michael Bakert

Tricia Thomas

Christine Marie Crawford

Don Arnold

Michael & Katie Stewart In Honor of the birth of daughter, Charlotte Helen Stewart

Tim Bojanowski

Gannett Fleming Companies

Afried and Farrokh D. Kamdin

Cloverland Farms Dairy

Amy Cohn

Dee Taylor In Memory of Bertha W. Barnes

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Wagner In Honor of Debbie Phelps

Karl Stewart


Mary JO Neville & William D. Brown

Carolyn C. & Thomas Mowlds

Eli Eisenberg & Patty Vitale

Information about State of the Schools 2016 sponsorship opportunities are outlined in the brochure or to acquire additional assistance contact:

Ms. Deborah S. Phelps, Director


Mrs. Bonnie Derda, Administrative Assistant

The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Inc.

105 W. Chesapeake Avenue

Suite B-1

Towson, Maryland  21204

Education Foundation Headquarters: 443-809-8962

Education Foundation Mobile:  667.208.0199