We are forever grateful to our supporters who have made significant investments in Maryland Family Network. Thanks to members or our Champions for Children and our Build the Nest Society, MFN is able to:

  • Develop long-range strategic goals for the organization, allowing us to continuously improve the field of early childhood education using the latest research;
  • Analyze statewide child care trends and their impact on providers, families, and employers;
  • Conduct polls of Maryland voters to understand their needs, which will then influence public policy advocacy goals;
  • Provide quality programming and effective supports for families with young children;
  • Maintain two of the oldest networks in the country—the Family Support Centers and the Child Care Resources Centers; and
  • Raise awareness about the importance of a child’s first five years of life.

This unrestricted support is not only crucial to our organization’s financial health, but also integral to helping us create a legacy of care, compassion, and commitment when it comes to raising and teaching young children.

Champions for Children

Champions for Children, our multi-year giving society, is dedicated to improving the lives and opportunities of Maryland’s youngest children, their families, and early care professionals across the state. Our esteemed Champions not only ensure the organization’s financial sustainability for many years to come, but also ensure that we remain the state’s preeminent voice for the youngest, most vulnerable children regardless of the latest trends or political climate.

Become a Champion for Children by making a pledge to donate $1,000 or more annually for the next five years. If you are interested in becoming a Champion for Children, please contact Development Director Jennifer Andiorio.

Champions (annual commitments of $25,000+)

Denise and Brian M. Eakes

Ambassadors (annual commitments of $10,000 – 24,999)

Margaret Allen and Phil Perkins
Janet and Dixon H. Harvey, Jr.

Advocates (annual commitments of $1,000 – 9,999)

Jennifer Andiorio and Matt Hohner
Baltimore Consulting
Drs. Robert E. and Maureen Black
Elaine and Kevin Botsford
Jerry Bryant
Kelleye and Reginald Cohen
Monique D. Cohen
Amanda and David Conn
Laura and Alex Costos
Sandy and Robert Costos
Anita and Murray Deal 
Carol and Jerry Doctrow
Susie and Eddie Dunn
Vicki B. and Bruce Finkelstein
R. Michael Gill, Jr.
Mary and R. Michael Gill, Sr.
Joanne Hampson
Harley Consulting Group
Brendan Harman
Lucy and Kevin Haus
Melodie and Dana Jackson
Kesha-Simone and James Jones
Warren A. Jones
Wynette Jones
Bess Keller and Michael Terrin
Nicole Kozowski
Betsy Krieger and David Kandell
Erin and Whit Levering
Lee Lawler
Virginia McDaniel
Nina Merkel and Bryce Turner
Merritt Companies
Joshua Michael
Faith and Ted Millspaugh
Heidi and Dan Moylan
Sharon and Joe Nathanson
Marcus Partlow
Julie Richardson
Ruth and J. Michael Riley
Kimberly and Jonathan Saxon
Mary and Luke Smith
W. Jud Sokol
Amy and Greg Stevens
Cheryl Stewart
Karen Meyerhoff Sweet and Robert Sweet, Jr.
Rebecca and Robert Teaff
Dale and Ken Thompson
Alex and Craig Vaughan
Laura Weeldreyer and Doug Fireside
Kathy and W. Daniel White
Joanne and Richard Wiklund

Build the Nest Society

Our Build the Nest Society recognizes a special group of donors who have made significant gifts to Maryland Family Network, many of them for more than five consecutive years, building a solid foundation from which all of our work grows.

Drs. Robert Wm. and Michael Blum
John and Betsy Bond
Joyce L. Edington
David Cahouet/The Ann & Frank Cahouet Foundation
Dr. Nancy Grasmick
The Honorable Ellen Heller and Shale Stiller
Judy Frye Jones
Mary G. Loker, Esq.
Dr. John Meyerhoff and Lenel Srochi-Meyerhoff
Michel Modell
Robert W. Smith, Jr.
Renee McGuirk Spence
Steven Joseph Weisel
Alice P. Williams
Margaret E. Williams and Alan H. Fisher
Jennifer Williams and Bill Jacob