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Cast a Starfish, Ignite a Beacon,

 Your Small Act Sparks Lifelong Change for GEM Girls.

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In year 19, the Girls' Empowerment Mission (GEM) continues its vital work, transforming the lives of young girls in Baltimore County. As we embrace the starfish story's spirit, we remember that every small effort counts towards making a significant impact. This year, without a major fundraising event, our goal of raising $300,000 relies more than ever on your generous support. Each donation, no matter the size, is a step towards empowering these young women, fostering their education, self-esteem, and leadership skills. Join us in making a difference, one girl at a time, and help each GEM girl shine her brightest in her community.

Opal Sponsor $500 -Sponsors one mentor-mentee activity.


Amethyst Sponsor $1,000 -Provides transportation for two weekend retreats.

Ruby Sponsor $1,750 -Supports a year of GEM for one girl.

Emerald Sponsor $2,500 -Provides a college scholarship for one girl.

Sapphire Sponsor $5,000 -Provides laptops for all seniors.

Diamond Sponsor $10,000 -Funds endless possibilities.

Thank you to our 2024 sparkling sponsors!



To donate by mail, please make check payable to Living Classroom Foundation and send to:

ATTN: Christine Truett

GEM - Living Classrooms Foundation

1417 Thames Street

Baltimore, MD 21231


When you're ready to donate online, simply click the 'BE A SPONSOR' button below and you'll be directed to a secure donation form.


Rachel & Henry Brem

Chantay Carter

Nikki & John Coffman

Barbara & Larry Conn

Margaret Cyzeski

Wendy & Ron Eisenberg

Kris & Jim Elsea

Laura Erdman

Joyce & Tim Hearn

Elissa & Matt Kohel

Robin & Mark Neumann

SOS Technology

Joan & David Uhlfelder

Leslie & Irv Walker

Joanie Young



Aintree Communications


Allison & Adam Baumwald

Jill Becker

Harriet & Jimmy Berg

Dewson Construction Company

Kris & Jim Elsea

Genine Fidler

Bailey & Stanley Fine

Randee Greenwald

Ceceile Klein

Beth Kaplan & Bruce Sholk

Lindsay Levine

NWP Class of 2000

Tokes Ojo-Ade

Andrey Ostrovsky

Diana & Marc Terrill

Residential Title & Escrow Company

Nina & Stuart Rosenzwog

Leslie & Joe Schaller

Tracy & Patrick Sutton

Debbie Vodenos & Sam Boxerman

Jenene Williams


Lisa & Mickey Abrams

Solomon Brotman

Elizabeth & Charles Jacobs

Michele Lax & Barry Garber

Joan & Rajeev Ranadive

Ruthie & Alan Shor



Dominique Allen


Ronnie Footlick

Ben Greenwald


Jane Oshinsky

Annita Stokes & Bill Thomas

T. Rowe Price



ALTRES Foundation

Ebert Charitable Foundation


Rosalie Rosenzwog



Arbor Dog Foundation

The Cordish Family Foundation

Debbi & Glenn Weinberg

Debs & Joe Weinberg

Whiting Turner Construction Co.

Lindley & Len Weinberg

Kathy & Alfred Windesheim



Shari Cain

Adefikayo Dipe

Alicia Edwards

Phelomena Jalim

April Jones

Denasia Pinkard

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