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
Dr. Maureen Black
Elaine and Kevin Botsford
Marla Caplan & Dr. Kenneth Schuberth
Melissa and Joseph Carrier
Kelleye and Reginald Cohen
Laura and Alex Costos
Anita and Murray Deal
Susie and Eddie Dunn
Joyce L. Edington
Vicki B. and Bruce Finkelstein
Jennifer Frankovich
Candace and R. Michael Gill, Jr.
Mary and R. Michael Gill, Sr.
Joanne and Blake Hampson
The Honorable Ellen Heller and Shale Stiller
Elayne Hettleman
Jodi Hume
Melodie and Dana Jackson
Arthur Jasion
Judy Frye Jones
Kesha-Simone and James Jones
Warren A. Jones
Bess Keller and Michael Terrin
Erin and Whit Levering
Johanna and James Licharowicz
Mary G. Loker, Esq.
Virginia McDaniel
Merritt Companies
Michel Modell
Heidi and Dan Moylan
Sharon and Joe Nathanson
Julie Richardson
Ruth and J. Michael Riley
Kimberly and Jonathan Saxon
Blondell and Graylin Smith
W. Jud Sokol
Amy and Greg Stevens
Karen Meyerhoff Sweet and Robert Sweet, Jr.
Rebecca and Robert Teaff
Dale and Ken Thompson
Read and John Timken
Nina and Bryce Turner
Craig Vaughan
Laura Weeldreyer and Doug Fireside
William J. Weglein, Jr.
Kathy and W. Daniel White
Joanne and Richard Wiklund
Margaret E. Williams and Alan H. Fisher

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.

David Cahouet/The Ann & Frank Cahouet Foundation
Sandy and Robert Costos
Sally Digges and James Arnold/Winsome Fund
Carol and Jerry L. Doctrow
Dr. Nancy Grasmick
Dr. Lawrence Pakula/Louis H. Gross Foundation, Inc. 
Tru and James Ginsburg
Dr. Jacqueline Plumez
Lori and Tom Powley
Robert W. Smith, Jr.
Renee McGuirk Spence
Steven Joseph Weisel
Alice P. Williams
Jennifer Williams and Bill Jacob