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Steve Ziger and Jamie Snead: Building to Last

Steve Ziger and Jamie Snead

"To be an architect, you have to be an optimist with faith in the future," says Steve Ziger, who cofounded the architectural firm Ziger/Snead with Jamie Snead. More

Carl and Emma Belle Wagner: Expressing Love Through Generosity

Carl and Emma Belle Wagner

After long, full lives and 64 years of marriage, Carl Wagner and his wife Emma Belle are now gone. But their love for each other, for Baltimore, and for philanthropy lives on. More

Jean and Sidney Silber: Gift Annuities Benefit Donors Now, Baltimore's Children Forever

Jean and Sidney Silber

"When my husband Sidney and I thought about charity, it wasn't whether or not we should give, but how, when, to whom, and how much," observed Jean Silber, reflecting on a pattern of giving that she and her late husband Sidney established. More

Sharon and Bill Reuter: Bringing Community and Generosity Together

Sharon and Bill Reuter

What makes Sharon and Bill Reuter love living in Ridgley's Delight? It's the sense of community and generosity they have felt since they relocated to Baltimore 30 years ago from New York to work as designers in the magazine industry. More

Clementine Peterson: A Modern-Day Philanthropist Remembered

Clementine Peterson

Clementine Peterson was born in Connecticut and raised in Iowa, but she became one of Baltimore's great modern-day philanthropists and art patrons. During her lifetime, she supported most of the city's major cultural institutions and many of its smaller ones. More

George McManus: Sharing Life's Blessings

George McManus

"Money is a means to an end," observed George McManus Jr. shortly before he died in November 2013. "If you are blessed with more than you need, then you should share it with your fellow man." More

Catherine Boyan: Caring for Baltimore From Afar

Catherine Boyan

Catherine Boyan is a fifth-generation Baltimorean who attended Baltimore City schools, including Western High School just after it was first integrated. More

Zabelle Howard Beard: Good Works From a Hard Life

Zabelle Howard Beard

Zabelle Howard Beard was one of those colorful Baltimore characters, a principled and occasionally litigious woman who tangled with the telephone company, her landlord, and anyone else who failed to measure up to her standards. More