Mission Moment: A Caring Community Gives

It was a site to behold on Saturday, August 26, 2017, when over 750 teachers from Baltimore County Public Schools stood in line to receive FREE overstuffed bags and stacks of donated items from community partners at a pop-up shop near Boscov’s at the White Marsh Mall.   They received paper, pens, pencils, crayons, rulers, scissors, binders, markers and many other supplies to help ensure BCPS students could begin the year with classroom readiness.  The day reflected the overwhelming generosity seen across the county supporting our teachers and students for the 2017-2018 school year.

More than 65 businesses and organization from over 100 locations across the area participated in this year’s Back to School Involves You Too! Campaign, resulting in a 67% increase over last year’s participation.  In addition, volunteers from the school community contributed to the success of the event in many different capacities.  Featured outside the mall at the Back to School Festival, was the BCPS Parentmobile (a parent resource center on a retrofitted school bus), the Baltimore County Public Library’s bookmobile, activities for children, information tables about community resources, food, fun, and prize drawings, the BCPS Mobile Innovative Lab, fire trucks, food trucks and vendor tables.  The voice of support for our teachers and students was truly reflected in the activity of the day.

We extend a huge, “THANK YOU” to all involved, recognizing the cohesive efforts of every individual who made supporting Baltimore County Public Schools a priority.

Listed below are the business partners who contributed with generous donations which made this day possible.

Thank you to our $10,000 Cornerstone Sponsor: Open Door Before and After School Care; Jeanne Muprhy, CEO, & Karen Grannas, COO

Thank you to our Premier Ambassadors: Boscov’s and White Marsh Mall

Thank you to our Community Partners:

  • Alvi Associates, Inc.
  • Anonymous Donor
  • Anytime Fitness, Perry Hall & Timonium
  • Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce
  • Baltimore County Democratic Central Committee
  • Baltimore County Public Library, all branches
  • Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Pikesville
  • basys                                                                                                                         
  • Bohler Engineering
  • Boscov’s White Marsh
  • Mr. Peter Brinch
  • Carney Chiropractic Center
  • Chesapeake Bank of Maryland
  • Chesapeake Gateway Chamber of Commerce
  • Chick-fil-A Restaurant, Eastpoint
  • Chick-fil-A Restaurant, Hunt Valley Towne Center
  • Chick-fil-A Restaurant, Middle River Plaza Shopping Center
  • Chick-fil-A Restaurant, Parkville
  • Chick-fil-A Restaurant, Perry Hall
  • Chick-fil-A Restaurant, Towson Town Center
  • Chizuk Amuno Congregation and Schools
  • CitiFinancial Servicing
  • The Columbia Bank, Corporate Offices and Fairgrounds Plaza Branch
  • Daly Computers, Inc.
  • Destinations Credit Union
  • EPI
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton, Baltimore Hunt Valley
  • Financial Fitness
  • First Financial Federal Credit Union, all Baltimore County Branches
  • First National Bank, all Baltimore County Branches
  • The Forbush School at Glyndon
  • Gross Mendelsohn & Associates
  • HMS Insurance Associates
  • Hiss United Methodist Church
  • Jim Boyd’s Flooring America
  • KCI Technologies, Inc.
  • Elizabeth Koozman
  • Lakeshore Learning -Towson
  • Lewis Contractors
  • Med Star Franklin Square Medical Center
  • Merritt Management Corporation, LLC
  • Mitre Corporation
  • Oak Contracting, LLC
  • Office Depot/Office Max, Corporate Office and all stores in Baltimore County
  • Padonia Park Club                                                                                                  
  • Parkville Carney Business Association                                                              
  • Patient First
  • Phillips Way, Inc.
  • Pikesville Chamber of Commerce
  • The Pinder Plotkin Legal Team
  • Play Keepers
  • Rosedale Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
  • SASS Salon
  • SECU Maryland
  • Santoni’s Marketplace and Catering
  • Scholnick Law
  • Southern Management Corporation
  • Southern Trust Mortgage                                                                                      
  • Staples Business Advantage
  • Thompson Financial Group
  • Towson University
  • Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
  • White Marsh Health & Wellness
  • White Marsh Mall
  • White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company


Thank you to our Vendor Partners:

From the Community

  • Baltimore County Public Library, Bookmobile and White Marsh Branch
  • Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
  • Community College of Baltimore County
  • The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools
  • Fire Museum of Maryland
  • Hot Spots Extended Day Care
  • Maryland 529 (college savings plans)
  • New York Life Insurance Company
  • Patient First
  • RSVP (senior volunteers, Baltimore County Dept. of Aging)
  • Baltimore County Public Library Bookmobile
  • White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company

Food trucks

  • Flat Chance
  • Jimmy’s Famous Seafood
  • Maui Wowi Hawaiian Smoothies and Coffee
  • Pablo’s Toc O’s


  • Attendance
  • Career and Technology Education
  • College and Career Readiness
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages
  • English Language Arts
  • Food and Nutrition Services
  • Human Resources
  • Magnet Programs
  • Mathematics
  • Mentoring
  • Mobile Innovation Lab
  • Parentmobile
  • Physical Education
  • School Counseling
  • Science
  • Pupil Personnel Services
  • Visual Arts

If you are interested in becoming a partner with The Education Foundation of BCPS, Inc. please contact us at (443) 809-8962 or visit our website at www.educationfoundationbcps.org .

The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Inc., is listed under Section 501 (c) (3), to attract and direct public financial contributions to programs and activities of the school system in support of quality education for all children.

The Foundation provides financial resources for programs and initiatives that align and supplement students’ education experience. Our Mission and Goals: To invest in teaching and learning, by mobilizing the community to fund activities and programs that align with Baltimore County Public Schools’ vision of a successful and bright future for every student.