Fundraiser for Barbara A. Green Scholarship Features Gathering in Annapolis, Sept. 22
August 15, 2018
Contact: Office of Government and Public Affairs
The third annual Barbara A. Green Memorial Fundraiser—named for Barbara A. Green, a tireless community organizer and champion for the rights of women, people of color, and the citizens of Baltimore—will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Annapolis home of University of Baltimore President Kurt L. Schmoke and his wife Patricia Schmoke. This event is to support the Threshold, Inc. Barbara A. Green Scholarship Fund which will provide college scholarships at the University of Baltimore for inner city Baltimore students and to benefit the Cecil-Kirk Athletic Council/Greenmount Recreation program.
Starting at 2 p.m., the event will include a brief program, featuring a speaker who will be announced in the coming days, as well as a silent and live auction of gift baskets and vacation opportunities, plus refreshments and networking. The minimum contribution to attend the event is $100.
Born in East Baltimore, Barbara Green became an activist for children's education—an abiding interest that led her into city politics, public affairs and consensus building. She was a founder of the 43/44 Democratic Club in the city, and was known throughout Baltimore as a person of influence and good guidance on local politics and the needs of various communities.
"My mother was known to speak truth to power. She was at her best when she was fighting for the rights of those who were marginalized within our society, including poor people, women and people of color," says her son, Julius Green, CPA, partner at the Baker Tilly Virchow Krause firm in Philadelphia. "If Mom was alive there is no doubt that she would weigh in on the divisive nature of our politics and our social discourse in a way designed to pull people together."
Barbara Green's persistence in the realm of local activism earned her the respect of politicians and ordinary citizens alike, and inspired a number of civic awards and recognitions, including the 100 Outstanding Women Award of Maryland and the 1995 Fullwood Foundation Volunteer of the Year Award. Green was a board member of Associated Black Charities from 1994-98, and she served as an appointee on both the Board of Municipal and Zoning Appeals and the Baltimore Pension Board under the administration of then-Baltimore Mayor Schmoke. She also served as a board member of Threshold, Inc. of Baltimore until her death on June 20, 2015.
Green and her husband of 60 years, Julius Green, raised four children. Barbara always had an open door and she influenced the lives of many. The Greens were among the first African-American families to reside in the 4100 block of The Alameda.
Details and sign-up information for the Sept. 22 Barbara A. Green Memorial Fundraiser are available by contacting Julius Green at 410.598.3148 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business, the UB School of Law and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.