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Lori Villegas

“I was born and raised in the Baltimore area, and I recognize that everyone deserves the opportunity of a better life or a ‘hand up.’ United Way provides me the ability to strategically give back to the community and make an impact in changing people’s lives. It has been priceless to me and my family.”

Lori Villegas
Senior Vice President
Wealth Advisor
Morgan Stanley

Ted Blankenhip

“My husband and I have seen how United Way changes the odds for our neighbors in central Maryland who are struggling. We’re grateful that we can support their work that helps so many people.”

Ted Blankenship
Director of Development
Gilchrist Center Baltimore—Joseph Richey House

Managing Director, Wholesale Trading
Constellation, an Exelon Company

Kate Norman

“We all want to make the world a better place. I know I do. What I love about United Way is that it allows me to do that in the smartest, most effective ways possible. That’s because the work they do is supported by exhaustive research, historical evidence, and real-world analytics. They aren’t just giving to causes. They’re not looking for temporary fixes. I support the United Way because they’re striving for sustainable results that will bring long-lasting, meaningful change for children and families in central Maryland.”

Kate Norman

Catherine McDonnell and Tammy Wiggs

“We are very fortunate to have grown up in an environment where giving back, through both service and financial gifts, was fostered and encouraged at a very early age. It is our privilege, and our responsibility, to support the communities and organizations that have educated and sustained us throughout the years, and we continue to instill our philosophy of philanthropic involvement in our children. As our father often says, ‘For success to be realized, it really needs to be shared.’ ”

Catherine McDonnell
Partner, Portfolio Manager
Brown Advisory

Tammy Wiggs
Vice President, Equity Trading
T. Rowe Price

Jerrel Duffy

“The issues are so far reaching, it almost seems helpless. But with United Way I found an organization that is well staffed, well organized, and has the actual means to address many of the problems that our community faces. I know it’s naive to think I can do anything alone, but joined with United Way, I believe a difference can be made. That’s why I give to United Way.“

Jerrel Duffy
Commercial Real Estate Associate
Relationship Manager
M&T Bank

Zach Fine

“I have been blessed, and I use that to give back to Baltimore through United Way and my business. I plan to do my part in making Baltimore the comeback story in the country, and it will happen.”

Zach Fine
CEO
Holly Poultry

“We believe in giving back to the community in which we live. This has been the United Way of Central Maryland’s raison d’être since inception, and it is why we are honored to partner with them on our philanthropy.”

Nupur Parekh Flynn
Managing Director, Marketing and Public Relations
Brown Capital Management

Guy E. Flynn
Chair, Maryland Real Estate Practice
DLA Piper LLP (US)