Welcome New Officers of The Education Foundation of BCPS, Inc.

The Education Foundation of BCPS, Inc. is pleased to announce the new leadership team to its Board of Directors. As of July 1, 2018, new officers of the Executive Committee were appointed by its board members.

The foundation staff welcomes the following members to their new positions and supports their endeavors as we move towards the future with exciting initiatives on the horizon.

President – Mr. Tim Bojanowski, Zest Social Media Solutions, LLC

1st Vice President – Mr. Mick Rayburn, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., Inc.

Secretary – Mr. Jamie Bakert, Microsoft

Treasurer – Ms. Tricia Love Thomas, Gross Mendelsohn & Associates

Co-Treasurer – Mr. Alvin Katz, CPA, KatzAbosch CPA’s and Consultants

Vice President of Advancement – Mr. Joe Harsel, VALIC

Vice President of Communications – Ms. Timmy Ruppersberger, Esq., Clapp Communications

Vice President of Scholarships & Allocations – Ms. Karen Grannas, Open Door Before & After School Care

Past President – Mr. Douglas Eder, Oak Contracting

Chair of Tee Off for TEAM BCPS Golf Classic – Mr. Gary Berger, HMS Insurance Associates, Inc.


The foundation would also like to thank the previous Executive Committee for their solid guidance and governance over the past two years.   Through their direction, the foundation was able to reach new heights while continuing to support its vision, “All BCPS students will have the resources supported by quality instruction and the opportunity to further education to enable them to graduate globally competitive.  All Baltimore County Public School educators will receive the opportunity to acquire financial support for programs that fall within the priorities of the district.”

In the words of Warren Bennis, “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” We look forward to working with our new leadership and providing the resources to support our vision.