United Way of Central Maryland Announces its 2018 Campaign Chair
Corporate Office Properties Trust’s Stephen E. Budorick will lead the nonprofit’s fundraising 2018-2019 campaign
BALTIMORE (September 11, 2018) – United Way of Central Maryland today announced that Stephen E. Budorick, President and CEO of Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT), will chair its 2018 fundraising campaign. In his role, Budorick will help unite businesses, organizations and individuals to support the United Way’s fight for the education, financial stability and health of every person in every community across central Maryland.
“I am chairing this year’s United Way fundraising campaign because I believe in investing in our society to create a better future for all. While we live in challenging times, the long term solution lies in supporting the families most in need, to assure access to housing, education, health, and employment. United Way provides vital assistance to those in need, at the speed of relevance. I’m excited to be at the forefront of this campaign that will assist those who are most in need, and I firmly believe that people want to help those that are less fortunate. I cannot do this alone; I will need central Maryland’s help. Together, we can do more than we can alone, and we can make a difference.”
“United Way has a history of bringing people together to strengthen families and neighborhoods,” said Franklyn Baker, President and CEO, United Way of Central Maryland. “Now more than ever, our region needs our help. I’m thrilled Stephen is joining our fight.”
Before being named President and CEO of COPT, Budorick was COPT’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from September 2011 through May 2016. Budorick was also elected Trustee of COPT in May 2016. Prior to joining COPT, Budorick served as Executive Vice President of asset management at Callahan Capital Partners, LLC. He has also served as Executive Vice President in charge of Trizec Properties, Inc.’s Central Region.
With the funds raised from the 2018 campaign, United Way of Central Maryland will be able to assist even more struggling families on their journey toward self-sufficiency.
Since 2012, United Way’s Family Stability programs have helped more than 1,100 families in financial crisis avoid eviction and begin building financial security. As a result of United Way’s intervention, 99 percent of the children in these families avoided having to change schools, which can impact academic achievement.
Budorick will work with a United Way steering committee of community-based leaders from Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties and Baltimore City who will provide insight into the needs of each county.
For more information about United Way of Central Maryland’s work, please visit www.uwcm.org.
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United Way of Central Maryland fights for the education, financial stability and health of every person in every community. United Way programs include 15 Family Stability sites, which keep families in their homes and out of shelters, and On Track 4 Success, a program that helps young students stay on track to graduate high school.
The organization’s work is supported by the ALICE® (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) Report, which revealed that more than a third of Maryland’s working households cannot afford the state’s cost of living, and the 24/7 2-1-1 Maryland United Way Helpline that provides information and referrals on human service needs.